RMIT Web Review - Assessment (1998-09-22)
Curtin University: http://www.curtin.edu/
This screen has been assessed according to a working set of criteria available [on-line} at:
A comparison of a range of university sites shows Curtin to be one of the best performing homepages when it come to accessibility browser compliance and general user friendliness.
The screen clearly identifies its users and provides them with effective tools. Curtin is the only university we could find that provides a LOTE option and compliant metadata.
Screen integrity could be improved, but this is a minor problem. Unfortunately, many of the other deeper levels of the site are not as well authored or as accessible.
The down load time for this screen was within the recommended range.
URL Size Time (seconds) http://www.curtin.edu.au/ 8.57 K 2.38 Total 8.57 K 2.38 HTTP Request Delays 0.50 Total + Delays 2.88
Accessibility Suggestions:Good work
Browser Compatibility Suggestions:Good work
Although this metadata is minimal, some of it complies with the Dublin Core emerging standard. Author has now been replaced by Creator and Classification is an in-house extension.