Well…. nearly! Sitescore (jeez! What happened to that?) is being upgraded – who knows the latest test results? We’re not paying to find out. (we’re mothballing this website shortly)
Accessibility101 (now incorporated into this site) – our own website knowledge-base on accessible web design, has been voted 11th best website in the world, according to independent website testers Silktide Site Score.
That’s 11th best out of (currently) 245,494 websites tested!
Accessibility101 is our own site, designed to showcase what HoboWeb can do – that is, build a website to high standards. We take pride in designing bespoke websites at a cost to suit most budgets, and Accessibility101 reflects our passion and enthusiasm for website design.
We were judged highly for web marketing, website design, user experience and web accessibility!
Sitescore is a free tool which rates how well designed, popular and accessible your website is.
The entire testing process is handled by advanced computer software, which means a test is free and only takes a few seconds. Sitescore also gathers user feedback on all the websites we rate to help judge how appealing a design is.
How are websites rated?
Sitescore rates all websites on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest).
Scores are broken down into 5 categories:
How well marketed, and popular the website is. Is the website well linked to? Does it feature highly in key search engines, for relevant terms?
How well designed and built the website is. We test for various industry standard practices, and whether they were used correctly on the website (for example: use of frames, style sheets, redirections etc)
How accessible the website is, particularly to those with disabilities. Recent UK and US government legislation makes this a legal requirement in many countries, which we test against.
How satisfying the website is likely to be. We test various things, such as the speed of your website, the amount of variation between webpages, the number of clicks required to navigate between one page and another.
Average user feedback, gathered from people rating the websites in our list. Users are asked to rate how a website looks, on a scale of 1-10. This is the only non-automatic test, and as a result it can take some time for a website to gather enough votes to score here.
Each one of the above test results are combined for a final score with the following relative weight:
- Marketing: 2
- Design: 1
- Accessibility: 1
- Experience: 1
- User: 1 (if enough results are present, otherwise 0)
See the report for Accessibility 101 at Sitescore – why not test your website while you are there – it only takes moments and it’s totally free! Jeez! Whatever happened to this tool? It was pretty fun when it was free.