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I am trying to put together a general checklist for any developer who has created a web site using the basics (HTML 4.01, CSS, some plugins)

here's what I've started with, I'd be grateful for any suggestions! Thanks

Is all CSS W3C Compliant? Yes □ No □
Is all HTML W3C Compliant? Yes □ No □
Are all ALT Tags listed and relevant? Yes □ No □
Are all META tags included (Author, description etc) Yes □ No □
Are all pages titled properly? Yes □ No □
Are all photographs original or registered? Yes □ No □
Are all images properly formatted and compressed? Yes □ No □
Is the favicon.ico included and clear? Yes □ No □
There are no typographical errors. Yes □ No □
Links function correctly. Yes □ No □
Submitted to main search engines
(Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, MSN, Google etc) Yes □ No □
Is the site dated? Yes □ No □
Is all spelling, syntax and grammar checked? Yes □ No □
Have other sites included links to the site? Yes □ No □
Is there <no script> information included? Yes □ No □
Are font colors and main colors web compliant? Yes □ No □
Are all pages / CSS similar, with all transitions seamless? Yes □ No □
Can the user return to every page within one click? Yes □ No □
Does the user know their location within the site? Yes □ No □
Have all pages been tested on different browsers? Yes □ No □
Have all the pages the correct DOCTYPE? Yes □ No □

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Good idea, although not too sure about some of them:

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Is the favicon.ico included and clear? Yes □ No □

Is a favicon really necessary?

And this one:

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Have all the pages the correct DOCTYPE? Yes □ No □

should DEFINITELY be at the top of the list. Hehe :twisted:

I've rejigged it a bit, I'm not sure whether it should be grouped like this?

Validation

Is all CSS W3C Compliant? Yes □ No □
Is all HTML W3C Compliant? Yes □ No □
Are all ALT Tags listed and relevant? Yes □ No □
Have all the pages the correct DOCTYPE? Yes □ No □

Images

Are all photographs original or registered? Yes □ No □
Are all images properly formatted and compressed? Yes □ No □
Is the favicon.ico included and clear? Yes □ No □

SPAG

There are no typographical errors. Yes □ No □
Is all spelling, syntax and grammar checked? Yes □ No □

Accessibility

Is there <no script> information included? Yes □ No □
Are font colors and main colors web compliant? Yes □ No □
Have all pages been tested on different browsers? Yes □ No □

Usability

Are all META tags included (Author, description etc) Yes □ No □
Are all pages titled properly? Yes □ No □
Links function correctly. Yes □ No □
Are all pages / CSS similar, with all transitions seamless? Yes □ No □
Can the user return to every page within one click? Yes □ No □
Does the user know their location within the site? Yes □ No □

Other

Submitted to main search engines
(Yahoo, Ask Jeeves, MSN, Google etc) Yes □ No □
Is the site dated? Yes □ No □
Have other sites included links to the site? Yes □ No □

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ballinasloe , you might want to check out this link:

http://www.maxdesign.com.au/presentation/checklist.cfm

hth

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Ah Thanks larmyia, that's fantastic

I know the favico isn't necessary but I was thinking that it should be on the list anyway, as a reminder in case it has been included.

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Are all ALT Tags listed and relevant? Yes □ No □

'alt' isn't a tag, it's an attribute.

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Are font colors and main colors web compliant? Yes □ No □

I assume you're talking about the web safe colours? Does anyone actually stick to those nowadays? Most people have screens that can handle 32bit colour, so what's the point?

Just my $0.02 Smile

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Good point - I never use web-safe colours for text (or images for that matter).

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What about some of these low resolution flat panel displays, I know they're 32 bit but at times non-web colours can look poor...just a thought!

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I stopped using 'web-safe' colours years ago, and if a 32 bit display shows a colour badly then it's going to show it badly whether it's a web-safe colour or not!

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ballinasloe wrote:
What about some of these low resolution flat panel displays, I know they're 32 bit but at times non-web colours can look poor...just a thought!

I wouldn't say TFT/Flat panels show colours badly, they're just not as 'clear' as CRTs. This rarely affects the "performance" of a website layout though (if that sentence makes sense?)

Anyway, as long as there is sufficient contrast between the colours I shouldn't think it matters what colours you actually use. If there is enough contrast, when the colours are "changed" to the closest equivalent for that colour depth they should still be useable. Theoretically. Correct me if I'm wrong here.

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Does your site/page adhere/conform to Google/et al SEOptimization advice?

http//www.googlerankings.com/basic.php

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Sorry ballinasloe,
I sort of highjacked your topic, so I have split it to http://www.csscreator.com/css-forum/viewtopic.php?t=10068