EVALUATING YOUR PAGES: A CHECKLIST
Here's a checklist of some often-overlooked elements that should probably be on every Web page.
- Be sure to name and save each document in a way that is easy for you and others to remember.
- Don't forget to title each page (using the "title" html tag: <title>This is my Title</title>) so that some identification appears on the title bar of the document. Otherwise, for example, it will appear as "untitled" when your page comes up in a search engine result. Note: Creating a title is different than saving the document with a file name.
- The Web site's name should be on each page so that folks who come to your page from somewhere other than your own home page will know where they are.
- You'll probably also want to indicate a title or topic for that particular page or section--again, so people will understand where they are on your site.
- Every page should have a link back to the home page (people hate to get "lost" on a site). Some people like to use icons (such as a little house!).
- Good rule of thumb on graphics: graphics load more quickly the smaller they are, so it's best to keep them under 30K.
- Include information as to who created the page, and contact information, so that visitors to the site can contact you if need be.
- Every page should note when it was created and/or last revised.
Last Updated October 23, 2003