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How Good Is Your Current Website?

Add the Amount Shown if Your Site Has these Features
[ +10 ]   Appealing, Compelling Appearance, Good First Impression
[ +10 ]   Clean, Uncluttered Layout, Focused Design
[ +  5 ]   Masthead to Identify the Website
[ +  5 ]   Large, Exciting, Unique Professional Photos & Graphics
[ +  5 ]   Flash Presentations to Show Essential Information or Product Line
[ +  5 ]   Prominent Headline to Identify the Subject of the Page
[ +10 ]   Clear, Concise, Well Written, Easy to Read, Useful Information
[ +  5 ]   Periodically New or Refreshed Content
[ +10 ]   Search Engine Keywords in the text so people can find your site
[ +10 ]   Consistent and User-Friendly Navigation
[ +  5 ]   Thumbnail Graphic Links for Important Pages
[ +  5 ]   Contact Information on Every Page
[ +  5 ]   Page Footer
[ +  5 ]   980-pixel Page Width
[ +  5 ]   Reasons for visitors to return to your site often

Subtract the Amount for Each of These
[ -  5 ]   Splash Page or Splash Flash
[ -  5 ]   All Flash or All “Frames” Site
[ -10 ]   Unattractive or Inconsistent Page Design and Layout
[ -10 ]   Visual Clutter
[ -  5 ]   Putting all Graphics and Text in Little Boxes
[ -  5 ]   Multiple or Incompatible Colors
[ -  5 ]   Too Many or Inconsistent Fonts/Text Styles
[ -  5 ]   Low Resolution Photos or Clip Art
[ -10 ]   Background Images, especially if it makes text hard to read
[ -10 ]   Annoying Animations or Flashing Things
[ -10 ]   Cursor Danglies
[ -  5 ]   Unsized Images
[ -10 ]   Compulsory Background Music or Sound Effects
[ -  5 ]   Flash Navigation
[ -  5 ]   Navigation “Buttons”
[ -  5 ]   Drop-Down or Pop-Up Menus
[ -  5 ]   Pages “Under Construction”
[ -  5 ]   Broken or Missing Links
[ -10 ]   Old or Disorganized Content
[ -10 ]   Poorly Written Information
[ -  5 ]   Poor Spelling, Punctuation or Grammar
[ -  5 ]   Images for Text
[ -  5 ]   Tiny or Scrolling Text
[ -  5 ]   Complex Forms
[ -  5 ]   Ads and Pop-ups
[ -10 ]   Code that Crashes Browsers
[ -10 ]   Site NOT listed on top 10 pages of Google and Yahoo

Total numbers to determine your website's effectiveness (Excel Spreadsheet)

+75 or higher
+35 to +74
+30 to -30
-35 to -74
-75 or lower
Congratulations on an excellent site!
Good, but can be improved significantly
A redesign would be a big improvement
A total redesign is highly recommended
A total redesign is absolutely necessary

 
A website that presents a poor image is worse than no website at all.

If your website got a low score, I can help. Give me a call or send an email.
You can see samples of my website designs in the Website Design Gallery.


 
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