Frontend-developer's checklist
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Frontend-developer's checklist


Open source code of this file and copy next chapter into issue of your project. Enjoy!


Common stuff: pages, styles, etc

  • Check responsive design for typical resolutions (320, 480, 1024, 1600, 2k)
  • Viewport meta tag
  • X-UA-Compatible meta tag 1
  • Format detection meta tags 2
  • Page 404
  • Page 5xx
  • Print version
  • Noscript version
  • Proper cache for all static files
  • Apple-specific meta tags
  • All absolute pathes without protocol


  • Favicon 16x16, 32x32 3
  • Apple icons 4
  • Android icons 5
  • Support retina displays
  • Sprites and icon fonts
  • Minify all images with Imagemin
  • Image inlining (for instance in Stylus)

SEO and Social

Validation and performance

Build systems

  • Deploy task for build system
  • Code style (jshint, jscs) for JavaScript code
  • Autoprefixer for all styles
  • Don't save builds in project's VCS
  • Check project's deployment (all stuff must be in config files: package.json, bower.json)
  • npm test required

[1] X-UA-Compatible

<meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">

[2] Format detection

<meta name="format-detection" content="telephone=no"/>
<meta name="format-detection" content="address=no"/>

[3] Favicon

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="path/to/icon.ico"/>

[4] Apple icons

<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="57x57.png">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="72x72.png" sizes="72x72">
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="114x114.png" sizes="114x114">
<link rel="apple-touch-startup-image" href="57x57.png">

[5] Android icons

<link rel="icon" sizes="192x192" href="nice-highres.png">
<link rel="icon" sizes="128x128" href="niceicon.png">

[6] Common meta tags

<meta name="description" content="" />
<meta name="keywords" content="" />
<meta name="author" content="" />
<meta name="copyright" content="" />