Duck Digital

RMIT Web Review - Assessment (1998-09-22)

Queensland University of Technology: http://www.qut.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

Cluttered interface carries an image burden that is too high. Font size is too small and text links too long.

Download Time

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

URL
Size
Time (seconds)
http://www.qut.edu.au/ 8.28 K 2.30
graphics/main_head_580.gif 5.62 K 1.56
graphics/main_news.gif 0.58 K 0.16
graphics/one_pix.gif 0.04 K 0.00
graphics/main_search.gif 0.31 K 0.09
graphics/main_compaccnts.gif 0.54 K 0.15
graphics/main_datawarehouse.gif 0.52 K 0.14
graphics/main_enquiries.gif 0.36 K 0.10
graphics/conf_event.gif 0.62 K 0.17
news_graphics/briefcase.gif 1.04 K 0.29
news_graphics/funrun98_1.gif 1.64 K 0.45
news_graphics/lecturesm.gif 2.31 K 0.64
graphics/complete_64.gif 19.94 K 5.54
Total
41.77 K
11.60
HTTP Request Delays

6.50
Total + Delays

18.10

Accessibility Suggestions:

  1. Provide alternative text for all image map hot-spots
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  2. Provide alternative text for all images
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Browser Compatibility Suggestions:

  1. Required attribute ALT is missing from tag IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
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  2. Required attribute ALT is missing from tag AREA for browser(s): HTML 4.0
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  3. Unknown attribute NATURALSIZEFLAG in element IMG for browser(s): HTML 4.0
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