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Specific CriteriaWebsAwards Member Level 5 as of Jan 09, 2011AWARD SITES

The specific criteria shall be evaluated under four sub-headings. They are content, design and layout, navigation, and lasting impression. In each of these areas there is a maximum point value assigned. The scores from each of these four sections are then added together for your final score.

Content 30 points possible to earn

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  • Site has a central theme or subject which is evident from your entry page.
  • The entry page should entice the viewer into your site.
  • The site educates its visitors creatively.
  • Content is structured and organized into sections.
  • Attention is given to correct spelling and grammar structure.
  • We expect to see evidence of regular site maintenance. We allow no more than 5 broken external links.
  • Method of showing the viewer what they can expect to find within your site. For example, site map, index, overview, menu or a table of contents.
Design & Layout 30 points possible to earn

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  • All pages must have a consistent appearance.
  • Layout of graphics and text should be well spaced.
  • The site is functional with both Netscape 4.7 or higher and Internet Explorer 6.0.
  • Images are free of pixilated edges.
  • All pages must be pleasing to the eye. Use backgrounds that lend a concept or theme to enhance your subject matter.
  • All image graphics must have height, width and Alt tags in the coding.
  • Keep pages to 4 "page down" scrolls on 1024 X 768 screen resolution.
  • Limit animations to two per page.
  • All Images load properly.
  • Text uses web appropriate fonts in readable sizes and contrasting colors.
  • Good page planning with no unintentional horizontal scrolling on 1024 X 768 screen resolution.
  • All scripts must be functional without error messages.
  • All pages load within 60 seconds at 56 kbps modem or have a load indicator.
  • If your navigational tool is located at the top of your page, you must have a "to the top" command at the bottom of your page.
Navigation 25 points possible to earn

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  • Navigational tool must be user-friendly, organized and consistent throughout the entire site without the use of browser navigation.
  • Opening an internal link in a new window should have an obvious reason.
  • External links should open a new window.
  • There should be multiple methods or alternate options for navigation.
Lasting Impression 15 points possible to earn

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These points are purely subjective. The evaluators will be asking themselves the following questions:

  • Was I taught something by the site's content?
  • Was I shown creativity by its creator?
  • Was I mesmerized by the content and beauty of the site?
  • Was I left wondering how I could aspire to become as talented a Webmaster?

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