Web Page Finishing Touches - Is It Done Yet?

  • Double-check your Title tag and <title>.
    If users bookmark your page, the title you specify will display in their bookmark lists. Make sure you have one (otherwise it will default to your file name or untitled) and that it is brief, descriptive, and grammatically correct. All Seminole State pages should start with Seminole State - Department: Page title.
  • Check for special characters,
    especially double quotes and ampersands. Use proper formatting or, in HTML, name or number codes to identify them correctly.
  • Check all links for functionality.
    Broken links frustrate users, so test all links to make certain that a typo or omission doesn't prevent yours from working. Also, don't forget to include the links disclaimer for outside links.
  • Check the organization of your page and the navigation of your documents.
    Is it easy to follow? Is there a logical organization of the information and the connections between pages? Is the hierarchy clear to your users? Do similar elements repeat with similar formatting? Can the user navigate throughout your pages easily with as little confusion as possible?
  • Does your page have contrast?
    Big chunks of text are generally unappealing to the web user. Consider breaking them up with headings or horizontal rules, and bring text off of the margins of the screen by using a table or blockquote tags.
  • How will your page look without graphics or frames?
    Some users are unable or unwilling to view memory-intensive graphics. Consider constructing a simplified page and including a link to it near the top of your page.
  • Did you include your name and e-mail address?
    Some form of contact link is required for all Seminole State pages, and if you want feedback from users, this is the only way to get it.
  • If your page includes timely information, be sure to include a date.
    example: This page last updated on 05/14/04
  • How does your page look on other browsers and equipment?
    In order to reach a broad audience, it will benefit you to check your page on as many different types of browsers (and even computers) as possible. Even tags that are not browser-specific may be interpreted differently depending on the browser and version you view them in. Keep in mind that some users may be viewing your pages at 600x800 resolution on a 15 inch monitor.
  • Does your page meet all of the recommendations for Seminole State online publications?

    Refer to the Web Page Review Standards to be sure that you have followed all of the necessary college specifications.


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