“Red pen? Check.” “Ego? In check.”

While in my traffic manager infancy, I was asked to proof a web site the agency had been programming. I diligently clicked each link, printed the pages, marked them up with a red pen and be-bopped over to the IT team, proud of what I’d accomplished. They laughed.

Unbeknownst to me, at the time, line wrapping cannot always be controlled. Web browsers sometimes take, shall we say, “creative liberties” with content. Many of the proofreading marks I’d made were pointless.

Thus began my quest. The quest for a comprehensive web site proofing checklist –- something I could print and mark on as I reviewed the site (on screen). Somewhere between extensive on line research, and the valuable input of my friends over in IT, the following checklist was arrived upon. I hope you’ll find it helpful.

Hey, at least I still get to use my red pen.


Web Site Proofing Checklist

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