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The 25 Website Checklist Factors are not Just Guidelines.

25 POINT WEBSITE USABILITY CHECKLIST ACCESSIBILITY #3 SITE LOAD-TIME IS 01 ADEQUATE TEXT-TO- BACKGROUND CONTRAST 02 REASONABLE Sites should come in under 100KB; 60KB is even Eyes and monitors vary wildly; Do not ruin user's eyesight. Good, old-fashioned black-on-white is still better. Do not make people leave. best. FONT SIZE/SPACING IS FLASH & ADD-ONS ARE 03 04 EASY TO READ USED SPARINGLY Ideal size for text is uncertain but err on the side is 5 minutes for a plug-in to load! Use new technology sparingly; Search engines support standard HTML/CSS. Font JS slightly too big. White-space is a designer's best friend. IMAGES HAVE APPROPRIATE SITE HAS CUSTOM 05 06 ALT TAGS NOT-FOUND/404 PAGE 404 Search engines understand images by ALT Tags. Critical for images in key content, like menu items. ALT A white page with "404 Not Found" is a way to lose customers. A custom 404 page is a way to guide visitors ERROR to content. IDENTITY COMPANY LOGO IS TAGLINE MAKES COMPANY'S 07 08 PROMINENTLY PLACED PURPOSE CLEAR A logo should be easy to find; People expect it and they might like it. What do you do? Describe with a Tagline. Make it in few words and avoid marketing jargon. HOME-PAGE IS DIGESTIBLE CLEAR PATH TO COMPANY 09 IN 5 SECONDS INFORMATION 10 Visitors want to get the basic gist of home-page in few seconds. They are a fickle bunch. "About Us" page seems outdated. People need an easy way to learn more about you. 23 CLEAR PATH TO CONTACT 11 INFORMATION List your contact information as text, not in an image, easy for search engines too. NAVIGATION MAIN NAVIGATION IS EASILY IDENTIFIABLE NAVIGATION LABELS 12 13 ARE CLEAR & CONCISE www. Main navigation must be easy to find, read, and use. Make it clear when navigation is many. "Contact Us" label or "Communicate Online With Our Team" label! Navigation should be short, to the point, and easy for mere visitors. NUMBER OF BUTTONS/LINKS COMPANY LOGO IS LINKED 14 IS REASONABLE 15 TO HOME-PAGE If you have 7-or-so menu items, think hard about their neccesity. If you've got 3 layers of flyaway Javascript menus, just start over. People expect that. Video of users clicking on a logo over and over is available. LINKS ARE CONSISTENT & SITE SEARCH IS EASY 16 17 EASY TO IDENTIFY TO ACCESS Links should stand out; Make them either blue or underlined; But use links sparingly. "Search" still works best for most sites. Make sure it's prominent and keep the button simple and clear. CONTENT MAJOR HEADINGS ARE %23 #3 CRITICAL CONTENT IS 18 19 CLEAR & DESCRIPTIVE ABOVE THE FOLD To set content apart and keep it organized with Major & Minor Headings. Use them atleast for SEO benefit. The imaginary line where the bottom of your screen cuts off a page, is called Fold. "What you do?" should fit on that first screen. 23 STYLES & COLORS 20 EMPHASIS (BOLD, ETC.) USED SPARINGLY 21 ARE CONSISTENT Layout, headings, and styles should be consistent site-wide; Colors should give the same meaning. Do B It's a fact of human cognition: try to draw attention to everything and you'll effectively draw attention to nothing. not confuse customers and lose them. 23 MAIN COPY IS CONCISE & EXPLANATORY ADS & POP-UPS ARE 22 23 UNOBTRUSIVE Integrate them nicely into your site, else your content may suffer. Don't try to force ads and pop-ups down peoples' throats. Look at your home-page - can you say the same thing in half as many words? Nobody cares if you can "leverage your synergies". URLS ARE MEANINGFUL & 24 HTML PAGE TITLES ARE EXPLANATORY 25 USER-FRIENDLY http:// Descriptive URLS are good for visitors and search engines. But don't need to re-engineer an entire site. Search-engine visitors identify sites by Page titles. Make them descriptive, unique, and not spam them with full of keywords. Mango TM +91 - 44 - 24466454 / 55 MAIL: [email protected] TEAM MANGO MEDIA PVT LTD I!!!

The 25 Website Checklist Factors are not Just Guidelines.

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A Website is rated based on four factors - Accessibility: Big efforts can prevent people from using, even opening your website; Identity: Introduce yourself and then Involve them with all your stuff; ...



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