Website development is a detailed process. Even the most experienced web developer is bound to make some mistakes. Website “bugs” are classified by their severity (critical, major, minor, and trivial), and priority (high, medium, low). Some of the most common issues involve functionality and design, as well as aspects that have more to do with digital marketing. For example, issues such as SEO, over-optimization, or poor content. Let’s look at the most common website development bugs, so you know what to watch out for.

Cross-Browser Incompatibility

Web developers are often under a lot of pressure to release apps as quickly as possible. As a result, many app developers only use one browser during the development process. This is an issue because there are many web browsers. Unfortunately, not checking that everything works correctly on all major browsers can lead to several issues. Fixing them can be more time-consuming than working on preventing them from the start.

Slow Site Speeds

Slow site speeds can lead to other problems for your company, such as high bounce rates or analytics notifications that the site load time is too high. According to one statistic, many users expect a web page to load within two seconds. So, you’ll want to make sure that all web pages load quickly. This will help keep users on your website.

Unresponsive Links or Site Forms

This functionality bug is considered a small issue. It often gets overlooked. However, checking all links, buttons, and forms is a must. Linking tends to be forgotten because the page looks presentable, but you still need to verify that everything works and that hyperlinks are pointing to the right place.

Forgotten Noindex Codes

A noindex code is a snippet of code that web developers put on a live page to prevent the site from being crawled by search engines. It is useful for testing live pages but very harmful if left on the website. Right after launch, you’ll want to remove this noindex code so that search engines begin to crawl your website and rank your pages in the search results.

Responsive Website Mistakes

Responsive web design is the approach that suggests that design and development should render well on a variety of devices and screen sizes. Although a big chunk of your traffic could come from standard screen sizes, it’s also important for websites to be mobile-friendly. Make sure that your website doesn’t look broken on tablets or phones.

Broken RESTful Patterns

RESTful APIs are here to stay. Almost every web application has implemented some kind of REST service, yet we still frequently see broken RESTful patterns and services. Some of the most common mistakes include using the wrong HTTP verbs, and not sending correct HTTP status codes.

Do You Need Website Development?

Building a website or web app is a challenging task, sometimes even for professional web developers, and issues are bound to arise. If you need professional website development, contact D-Kode Technology by calling (925) 477-5012. Our web development team can also help fix issues on your current site.