General: more details
- 8. Do not allow a sideways scroll bar when the window is maximized.
- 9. Make pages an appropriate length. When they are long, attach suitable navigation (internal links and 'Top of Page' links.)
- 10. Provide a site map, displaying the organization of your entire site.
- 11. Ensure the current location within the site structure is easy to grasp from the page you are visiting.
Graphics: more details
- 18 . Make image maps client side rather than server side. When they are server side, add a text link on the same screen.
- 19. Make text images easy to read by considering contrast, size and font.
Linking: more details
- 22. Linked words should give an understanding of the content of the link target (do not merely use "here", "click here" or demonstrative pronouns to refer to link targets).
- 23. Make the basic tools for operating your site (such as "back") as well as the expressions for basic elements (wording, color scheme, positioning and button shapes) consistent throughout the site.
- 24. Provide internal links to the main body of content so that the common navigation bar or menu can be skipped.
- 25. Ensure there is adequate space between adjoining screen elements (words, images, etc.) which have differing functions (links, etc.).
- 26. Provide an adequate link area for key elements (words, images) to be certain they can be manipulated.
- 27. Make it obvious that a key element (words, images) is linked just by looking at it.
- 28. Do not link directly to graphics files, instead make an HTML file to display the image and link to the HTML file.
- 29. Display the target link in the same window, and reserve use of opening a new window for when it is absolutely necessary.
- 30. Not automatically displaying another page (redirecting to another page) or automatically updating the page you have on display.
Audio or Imaging: more details
- 31. When reporting important information, provide it using both aural - with a warning sound, and visual - displaying a message methods.
Text: more details
- 37. When specifying placement, space between lines, font size, etc., make it easy to read.
- 38. Do not use words which are not commonly known; foreign language, technical, acronyms, company-internal, etc.
Tables: more details
- 40. Present the title of the table at the top of the table
Frames: more details
- 42. Attach titles to and clearly display the content of all frames so that they can be easily distinguished from one another.
- 43. Consider browsers that do not yet support frames, making sure the content can be read if frames are not used.
- 44. Allow a scroll bar in a frame.
Specific technology/plugs-in: more details
Style sheets: more details
- 48. Display information in accordance with structural logic, using attributes and essential elements for structure and display purposes correctly. Use style sheets for essential display elements.
- 49. When using style sheets, enable viewing by browsers which do not support them.
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