Duck Digital

RMIT Web Review - Assessment (1998-09-21)

Deakin: http://www.deakin.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

A simple inerface with good screen integrity make this an easy site to use. The text based index is almost a site map allowing for instant access to its content.

Download Time

The down load time for this screen was within the recommended range.

URL
Size
Time (seconds)
http://www.deakin.edu.au/ 4.13 K 1.15
/images/combo.gif 2.69 K 0.75
/images/news.GIF 1.42 K 0.39
/images/hot.GIF 1.76 K 0.49
/images/arcade.GIF 0.65 K 0.18
/images/enqu.GIF 1.46 K 0.40
/images/gov.GIF 1.80 K 0.50
/images/open.GIF 1.06 K 0.29
/images/uniroo.gif 0.77 K 0.21
/images/pixel.gif 0.04 K 0.00
/images/aboutm.GIF 0.54 K 0.15
/images/coursem.GIF 0.39 K 0.11
/images/flexm.GIF 1.30 K 0.36
/images/prom.GIF 0.78 K 0.22
/images/researchM.GIF 1.14 K 0.32
/images/studym.GIF 1.57 K 0.44
/images/logo.GIF 0.60 K 0.17
Total
22.09 K
6.14
HTTP Request Delays

8.50
Total + Delays

14.64

Accessibility Suggestions:

  1. Provide alternative text for all image map hot-spots
    Line 10: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="1,5,89,27" HREF="http://www2.deakin.edu.au/communications/index/">
    Line 11: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="4,31,89,51" HREF="/home/search.html">
    Line 12: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="1,54,89,80" HREF="http://www.deakin.edu.au/phs/index.html">
    Line 48: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="24,4,148,17" HREF="/home/flex.html">
    Line 49: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="20,23,203,33" HREF="/home/flex.html">

  2. Provide alternative text for all images
    Lines 32-33: <TD VALIGN=top COLSPAN=2 WIDTH=409><IMG SRC="/images/uniroo.gif" WIDTH=299 HEIGHT=50 ALIGN=bottom><BR>
    Line 37: <TD VALIGN=top WIDTH=40><IMG SRC="/images/pixel.gif" WIDTH=40 HEIGHT=2 ALIGN=bottom></TD>

Browser Compatibility Suggestions:

  1. Required attribute ALT is missing from tag AREA for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Line 10: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="1,5,89,27" HREF="http://www2.deakin.edu.au/communications/index/">
    Line 11: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="4,31,89,51" HREF="/home/search.html">
    Line 12: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="1,54,89,80" HREF="http://www.deakin.edu.au/phs/index.html">
    Line 48: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="24,4,148,17" HREF="/home/flex.html">
    Line 49: <AREA SHAPE=RECT COORDS="20,23,203,33" HREF="/home/flex.html">

  2. Required attribute ALT is missing from tag IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
    Lines 32-33: <TD VALIGN=top COLSPAN=2 WIDTH=409><IMG SRC="/images/uniroo.gif" WIDTH=299 HEIGHT=50 ALIGN=bottom><BR>
    Line 37: <TD VALIGN=top WIDTH=40><IMG SRC="/images/pixel.gif" WIDTH=40 HEIGHT=2 ALIGN=bottom></TD>

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