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RMIT Web Review - Assessment

Faculty of Biomedical & Health Sciences & Nursing http://www.bh.rmit.edu.au/

This screen has been assessed according to a working set of criteria available [on-line} at:

http://www.cinemedia.net/FOD/DuckDigital/criteria.html

Heuristic overview

The assessment of the Faculty of Biomedical & Health Sciences & Nursing site should be compared to that of The Faculty of Art, Design and Communication. Both sites share many of the same encoding errors and accessibility problems.

This is a screen anchored in paper based conventions in layout, in content and therefore has little screen integrity. The problem is made worse by the use of a set of six graphic buttons on the left without ALT tags and which appear to have been cut and pasted from another (perhaps earlier) site. These buttons serve no useful purpose other than leading back to the RMIT home screen. One doesn't work, another has an annoying looping animation and links to an out of date list of defunct sites. They also create an unacceptable file size burden by adding up to 43.50K giving the screen a 20.58 second download time.

There is no contact information (phone or address) other than an email address.

Download Time

The down load time for this screen was not within the recommended range.

URL
Size
Time (seconds)
http://www.bh.rmit.edu.au/ 7.37 K 2.05
RMITlogoFac_10.jpg 10.34 K 2.87
Filler.jpg 1.10 K 0.31
Index_10.jpg 0.36 K 0.10
IndexText_10.jpg 0.55 K 0.15
AboutRMITDim_20.jpg 1.25 K 0.35
AboutTextDim_10.jpg 1.62 K 0.45
People_30.jpg 0.32 K 0.09
PeopleText_10.jpg 0.34 K 0.10
GalleryAni_20.gif 6.83 K 1.90
GalleryText_10.jpg 0.49 K 0.14
Back_10.jpg 2.33 K 0.65
BackFacultyText_10.jpg 3.13 K 0.87
BackBack_10.jpg 2.45 K 0.68
BackHomepageText_10.jpg 3.53 K 0.98
rmitsmll.gif 1.49 K 0.41
makelog.pl --- ---
Total
43.50 K
12.08
HTTP Request Delays

8.50
Total + Delays

20.58

Accessibility Suggestions:

  1. Provide alternative text for all images
    Line 16: <TD VALIGN=TOP WIDTH="144" HEIGHT="232"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Index/Index.10.html"><IMG SRC="Index_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Index/Index.10.html"><IMG SRC="IndexText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=95></A> 
    Line 17: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><IMG SRC="AboutRMITDim_20.jpg" HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32><IMG SRC="AboutTextDim_10.jpg" HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=85> 
    Line 18: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/People/People.10.html"><IMG SRC="People_30.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/People/People.10.html"><IMG SRC="PeopleText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=57></A> 
    Line 19: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="GalleryAni_20.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="GalleryText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=86></A> 
    Line 20: <BR><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="Back_10.jpg" BORDER=0 /A HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="BackFacultyText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=100></A> 
    Line 21: <BR><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au"><IMG SRC="BackBack_10.jpg" BORDER=0 /A HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au"><IMG SRC="BackHomepageText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=100></A></TD>
    Line 92: <IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6> 
    Line 93: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></TD>
    Line 123: <BR><IMG SRC="makelog.pl" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=1>

Browser Compatibility Suggestions:

  1. Unknown attribute VALIGN in element IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 13: <IMG SRC="RMITlogoFac_10.jpg" ALT="Faculties" VALIGN="TOP" HEIGHT=70 WIDTH=466>

  2. Required attribute ALT is missing from tag IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 16: <TD VALIGN=TOP WIDTH="144" HEIGHT="232"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Index/Index.10.html"><IMG SRC="Index_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Index/Index.10.html"><IMG SRC="IndexText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=95></A> 
    Line 17: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><IMG SRC="AboutRMITDim_20.jpg" HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32><IMG SRC="AboutTextDim_10.jpg" HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=85> 
    Line 18: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/People/People.10.html"><IMG SRC="People_30.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/People/People.10.html"><IMG SRC="PeopleText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=57></A> 
    Line 19: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="GalleryAni_20.gif" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="GalleryText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=86></A> 
    Line 20: <BR><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="Back_10.jpg" BORDER=0 /A HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="BackFacultyText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=100></A> 
    Line 21: <BR><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au"><IMG SRC="BackBack_10.jpg" BORDER=0 /A HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au"><IMG SRC="BackHomepageText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=100></A></TD>
    Line 92: <IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6> 
    Line 93: <BR><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></TD>
    Line 123: <BR><IMG SRC="makelog.pl" HEIGHT=1 WIDTH=1>

  3. Unknown attribute BORDER in element TD for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 23: <TD VALIGN=TOP WIDTH="500" HEIGHT="232" BORDER="0"><B><FONT COLOR="#666666"><FONT SIZE=+1><FONT FACE="Monotype Corsiva">Faculty
    Line 95: <TD VALIGN=TOP WIDTH="50%" HEIGHT="130" BORDER="0">

  4. Unknown attribute /A in element IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 20: <BR><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Gallery/Gallery.10.html"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="Back_10.jpg" BORDER=0 /A HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="BackFacultyText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=100></A> 
    Line 21: <BR><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au/Faculties.10.html"><IMG SRC="Filler.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=36 WIDTH=6></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au"><IMG SRC="BackBack_10.jpg" BORDER=0 /A HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=32></A><A HREF="http://www.rmit.edu.au"><IMG SRC="BackHomepageText_10.jpg" BORDER=0 HEIGHT=32 WIDTH=100></A></TD>

Metadata:

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