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Scoring

 

I evaluate with the intention of awarding the websites that apply by application. The scoring is done as follows and any given website must gain at least 90% (90 points) of the scoring to achieve winning my award.

The points at the end of each question represents the total possible that can be deducted for each not accomplished. Although I do suppose it is possible to have all 100 points deducted, I have never had this happen to an applicant so far. The most likely way to make mistakes, is by not following the criteria's. So please sure to read and pay close attention.

 

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Websites will be reviewed and evaluated as follows:

 

Total Receivable Points Possible before Deductions:  100
Total Points required to receive my award:  90 - 100

Self Impression and Presentation: 10 points possible

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Does your site have a clear purpose? -1.5 points

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Is your website well presented and laid out? -1.5 points

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Do you have an awards won page or pages? -1.5 points

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Does your site give an intro, inviting visitors to explore? -2.0 points

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Does your website load quickly/easily?   -2.5 points

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Do you capture your visitors attention? -2.5 points

 

Content: 20 points possible

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Is your content user friendly? -3 points

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No Copyright or Privacy Statements on your website. -3 points

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Is your content original, informative and varied? -3.25 points

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Do you give your visitors a reason to want to return? -3.5 points

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Do you have a good grasp of your subject matter? -4.5 points

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Do you have minimal spelling and grammar errors? -6.75 points

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Design and Imaging: 20 points

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Can I turn the music on and off? -1.75 points

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Do you display a good use of color, theme and layout? -1.75 points

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Is there consistency and theme to your site? -3.25 points

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Do your images have alt tags? -3.25 points

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Is your site in good working order? -5 points

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Do you show creativity in your website and image design? -5 points

 

Navigation: 25 points possible

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Is your navigation consistent and easy to use?   -1.5 points

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Do you have Site Map provided for your visitors? -1.5 points

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Can I surf without using my browser back button?   -3 points

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Internal links Do not load in same browser window? -3.5 points

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External links Do not load in a new browser window? -3.5 points

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Is there a link so that I may return to your home page? -3.5 points

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If you use Flash do you offer a skip option? -3.5 points

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Is there an alternate navigation system with Java menus? -5 points

 

Programming: 25 points possible

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If you use applets, are they used sparingly? -3.5 points

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Does your site view well with IE 7, FF 2 or NS 9? -3.5 points

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Does your site use Tables, Java, HTML, effectively? -5.5 points

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Is there an Alternate Email link for visitors to contact you? -6 points

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Do all links and images load? -6.5 points

Total Points to Start Out:  100

I will never go into discussion on the final decision to award any given website. I will also never go into discussion on the scoring system that I use.

 

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