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Hey guys

Get your latest badge here: http://www.silktide.com/

Test your own site for, oh... all manner of things.`(Firefox users will be interested in the novel placement of the Test button.)
Get legal advice on whether your site opens you to prosecution under the DDA of (ahem) October 2004. You can forget the DDA of 1 October 1999 about websites. Just make sure you have a ramp up to your site, wide doors and large cubicles with handrails for the you know what.
Marvel at their code.
Learn how to write in hmtl4.01 transitional.
See how easy it is to embed styles for colour-coding different sections and keep them away from your css file.
View it as a valuable lesson in semantics.
Learn the forgotten art of layout tables.
Find out how to code keyboard navigation.
Listen to all the links before reaching any content.
and other techniques too numerous to mention

Judge what they say about other sites: http://www.silktide.com/tools/sitescore and just see how well theirs does.

In desperation :twisted:
Lorraine.

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Learn how to write html 4.01 trans with xml 1.0 prolog!

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A new badge for your website ?

I don't know what to think about that.

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A new badge for your website ?

Self promotion works wonders, especially if you create a tool that:
(a) makes fellow professionals feel good about their work (even if they don't understand why).
(b) you can use to impress new clients that their current websites are crap and offer to do the fixing yourself.

How long until others start advertising that their sites have the silktide rating of approval.

/edit for appalling grammar.

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A new badge for your website ?

It could be a decent tool though. Are there any sites out there that do something similar but with less to gain from low marks on a competitors site and high marks on their own?

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Chris..S wrote:
How long until others start advertising that their sites have the silktide rating of approval

Not long at all, really Crying .
http://www.sercotec.net/
http://modxcms.com/
http://mywebresource.com/

But would any of the creators take legal advice from an automated checker (of anything)?

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Hi folks,

Lorraine are you chasing me Laughing out loud, Silktide is somewhat a good evaluation tool for proper design, content, font usage, accesibility, speed and so on, there are two criterias which you can control in minimum are, marketing and user voting.

The system gives enough clues how to make a good site and how to climb up, but not that detailed.

About Silktide website, they have some visual misfits in different browsers and I can't say I am impressed with their design capability.

Anyway, the idea is good and system is worked good till now, I don't know what will happen when the new version is launched.

Cheers,

Serkan Erturk
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Serkan
You know I have the highest personal regard for your coding, design and accessibility abilities. However, you could be expected to say that. Your site is the highest rated on Sitescore as of a few moments ago. But I wonder what the owners of this huge/multi-page site would make of their report:

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Accessibility rating Very Poor:
4 pages (80%) were found in violation of the the current W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.
This website is probably unlawful in Britain from the 1st October 2004. The British Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service provided to members of the public - including websites.
Recommendations: Pages should be redesigned to meet the W3C standards.

How we can help.

Another report suggests that all the pages in a second site suffer the same ill health. I hope both site owners are heartened to know that Silktide can help them to comply with the British Disability Discrimination Act 2004 which is about physical access, when it was the 1999 Act that applied to services such websites :roll:

Oh yes, the first site belongs to the Royal National Institute for the Blind in the UK. The second belongs to the Australian Royal Blind Society - its URI carries a heavy clue as to its geographic location Wink

Still the good folks over at accessify are taking it all on the chin, if not entirely seriously http://www.accessifyforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=4244 Tongue

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Hehe,

websemantics.co.uk* gets a perfect 10 for accessibility, but manages to get a "probably unlawful in the uk" rating.

*my #1 resource for how to do accessibility right (after Lorraine, of course).

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Lorraine you are the one whom I like to hear compliments from. Smile
Thanks. You know I don't like mentioning about these things.

Silktide is not an authority, but tools are quite helpful for building, correcting and enhancing your website. You may think it is a tool for gaining new customers for them, but it is also their generousity that they help you to make the same test to your potential customers web site at no cost. You pay nothing and you may be having new customers.

Chris,

I guess you missed a paragraph at websemantics.co.uk accesibility results:

"A page was found in violation of the current W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. However it appears this website offers a text only alternative, which is an acceptable (if less than ideal) workaround."

Take care all

Serkan Erturk
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it appears this website offers a text only alternative

Well it's that time of year again... Oh no it doesn't :!:

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Hey, look what my site got:

Marketing	 How well marketed, and popular the website is.	7.0
Design	 How well designed and built the website is.	10.0
Accessibility	 How accessible the website is, particularly to those with disabilities.	10.0
Experience	 How satisfying the website is likely to be.	9.6
Visitor rating	Average user rating for this site's design (website needs more votes)	No votes
(Vote for this site)
Overall	Summary score for this website.	8.1

If I could get that marketing stuff down, I'd be simply marvelous. Laughing out loud

Hmmm.

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This website is not very popular
Crying