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I'm starting a website reviewing business and I'm looking for some experience and feedback regarding the website reports I provide. These reports include all of the following points:

  • Fonts
  • Colors
  • Cross-browser compatibility
  • (X)HTML valid
  • CSS valid
  • JavaScript valid
  • Metadata
  • Broken links
  • Page weight
  • Web accessibility (WAI)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

If you would like your website reviewed, go ahead and post your url. I would like you to review my report once I have completed the review of your website. Also, remember I am alone in this so don't expect the reports to be completed within an hour.

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I don't have a personal web site just yet, but here's a site of a client of mine.http://krom-bg.net/The kind of information you provide in those reports, I already know, but let's try it anyways (as long as it's still free for us :) ).

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Eh, I think people are getting a bit confused when you talk about "reviews" - which we understand as more of a critique on the overall effectiveness (e.g. like a "film review"). What you seem to be providing is a technical analysis or report for a number of checkpoints that you believe a website should adhere to.Well, try my website - http://aspektas.com/.P.S. couldn't you write a piece of software that checked all these points? :)

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P.S. couldn't you write a piece of software that checked all these points? :)
For most of the stuff, there are tools indeed, which is where I know the information for the site I gave... I'm sure you know it with the same or similar tools as well. :)

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well, as long as its only a technical review....haha :) (I'm not as good as a designer as I wish I was...)http://www.seasonsnh.com

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Website Reviewed: http://krom-bg.net/FontsObservations

  1. Fonts are compatible with all operating systems and browsers.

ColorsObservations

  1. Your color contrast is excellent, the text is easily readable.

Cross-browser compatibilityObservations

  1. Table on http://krom-bg.net/trucks/ is wider than the layout.

Recommendations

  1. Have the text in the 3rd column wrap.

(X)HTML ValidObservations

  1. http://krom-bg.net/ Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict
  2. http://krom-bg.net/trucks/Invalid 2 errors
  3. http://krom-bg.net/engineering/Invalid 10 errors
  4. http://krom-bg.net/about/Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict
  5. http://krom-bg.net/contacts/Invalid 3 errors

Recommendations

  1. none
  2. Line 3, Column 1089: document type does not allow element "th" here; assuming missing "tr" start-tag…иони.</p><table id="trucks"><thead><th>Снимка</th><th>Рег. номер</th><th>Вмест…Line 3, Column 1146: end tag for "tr" omitted, but OMITTAG NO was specified…. номер</th><th>Вместимост</th></thead><tbody><tr><th><img src="/_images/DSC04…You may have neglected to close an element, or perhaps you meant to "self-close" an element, that is, ending it with "/>" instead of ">".
  3. Missing alternate text from image010.jpg to image019.jpg.
  4. none
  5. Line 3, Column 1065: document type does not allow element "address" here; missing one of "object", "ins", "del", "map", "button" start-tag…ътят до нас" /></div><p>Адрес:<address>гр. Пловдив 4000 , ул.”Заря” 17</addres…The mentioned element is not allowed to appear in the context in which you've placed it; the other mentioned elements are the only ones that are both allowed there and can contain the element mentioned. This might mean that you need a containing element, or possibly that you've forgotten to close a previous element. One possible cause for this message is that you have attempted to put a block-level element (such as "<p>" or "<table>") inside an inline element (such as "<a>", "<span>", or "<font>"). Line 3, Column 1133: document type does not allow element "dl" here; missing one of "object", "ins", "del", "map", "button" start-tag…17</address></p><p>Телефони и факс:<dl><dt>Управител</dt><dd>0878 603 572</dd>…The mentioned element is not allowed to appear in the context in which you've placed it; the other mentioned elements are the only ones that are both allowed there and can contain the element mentioned. This might mean that you need a containing element, or possibly that you've forgotten to close a previous element. One possible cause for this message is that you have attempted to put a block-level element (such as "<p>" or "<table>") inside an inline element (such as "<a>", "<span>", or "<font>"). Line 3, Column 1394: document type does not allow element "address" here; missing one of "object", "ins", "del", "map", "button" start-tag…3 82 64</dd></dl></p><p>Email:<address><a href="mailto:ilia_tantchev@yahoo.com…The mentioned element is not allowed to appear in the context in which you've placed it; the other mentioned elements are the only ones that are both allowed there and can contain the element mentioned. This might mean that you need a containing element, or possibly that you've forgotten to close a previous element. One possible cause for this message is that you have attempted to put a block-level element (such as "<p>" or "<table>") inside an inline element (such as "<a>", "<span>", or "<font>").

CSS ValidObservations

  1. Valid CSS 2

JavaScript ValidObservations

  1. No errors

MetadataObservations

  1. Only content type found.

Recommendations

  1. Provide a description and keyword meta data<meta name="keywords" content="These, are, keywords, comma, separated, describing, my, website"><meta name="description" content="This is a description of my website">

Page weightObservations

  1. Images are too large (file size).

Recommendations

  1. If using Photoshop try saving them as jpg. Save for web and reduce the quality.

AccessibilityObservations

  1. 10 accessibility errorshttp://krom-bg.net/engineering/

Recommendations

  1. Missing image alternate text.

Search Engine Optimization (SEO)Observations

  1. Missing meta data description
  2. Missing meta data keywords

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Damn... I knew that engineering page would have lots of problems... I made it in a hurry, as the client requested it in the last moment, and look at where this leads me :)I thought I had keywords and description... huh... maybe I temporarily removed them in some design iteration and forgot to return them... I'll check those, and the validator errors. [edit]Fixed those[/edit]As for the images, which ones do you consider heavy? I once made tests on some of them, and I got the best ones that didn't compromise quality too much. What kind of size would you deem "OK"?And I don't really understand the note about the table being wide than the layout... it fills the layout... on what browser does it go beyond it?[edit]Oh... If I reduce my browser window size, it does go beyond the layout. Is that what you had in mind? Does it look bad in 1024x768? The bottom of the page says the page should work at resolutions from 1024x768 above, but then again, I made those tests long ago (the third column in the table is one more change the client demanded at the last moment), so that may indeed be false now.[/edit]

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What do you think about my report?

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What do you think about my report?
Once you make the automated tool, count me in as someone who'll promote it at every opportunity :) . Doing such "all in one" reviews is always good, even if only for verification of known stuff.I suppose there will be some things you won't be able to automate, such as the contrast report, and the layout issues... I suppose this makes your service a freemium? Provide automated reports for free, provide detailed non-automatable reports for some (I hope small) fee?BTW, as far as the business model goes, why not let users optionally include their server side code for a review, for an additional fee of course. You'd do a review for any security, stability, best practices, etc... it almost sounds like something even I would pay for (I say "almost", because I think I'm experienced enough to find most of those myself... if I bother to look that is). Also, I'd suggest you say on your page "Colors, contrast and readability", as this is what you're doing. Saying just "colors" kind of deminishes the value of this part of the report.

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