Judge’s Form explained

Judge’s Form explained

Subject Explanation Possible Marks
1.1 First Impression
Overall Impression
Browser Compatibility
The overall feel and impression of the website. How it views and how it loads. These marks will also include how compatible the website is with the browser: Google Chrome. Up to 10 marks
1.2 Log of work / diary The physical or digital records of progress made from planning stages, implementation, adaptations to final result. Up to 5 marks
1.3 Accessibility An accessible website is one which has been written with the specific intention to ensure that it works well on varying types of specialised software specifically for visually impaired or physically disabled people. Proof that this has been taken into account will increase the accessibility rating of the site. Up to 5 marks
2.1 Logical & Consistent Navigation
Use of menus
The navigation bar needs to make logical and reasonable sense and be consistent throughout the website. Exceptions to this may be the home or news-feed pages, but a logical progression between different pages must be evident. In short, how easy is it to navigate around the site – quickly and easily? Up to 10 marks
2.2 Appropriate for Client’s Needs A website that fits the client’s needs as specified in some form of brief (this could be included within the work log, see point 1.2). Up to 5 marks
2.3 Content: Spelling, Grammar,
Layout/Paragraphs, Headings
This is to include referencing sourced materials, if used (which is highly likely and acceptable). Up to 10 marks
2.4 Working Links and Sitemap All URL hyperlinks work throughout the website, including image links (where used) as well as the inclusion of an up-to-date and fully operational sitemap. A sitemap is a page that has an outline of all the pages with links to each of them. Research on other website sitemaps will help here. Up to 5 marks
3.1 Up-to-date Design A website that looks and feels as though it is new and made on the date it was created, rather than an older-looking site. Research on other modern and up-to-date websites will help here. Up to 5 marks
3.2 Complementary Theme
and Design
Has the client’s logo and branding been taken into consideration? e.g. if the logo for the client is bright red, the website wouldn’t have a completely green theme. The colours don’t need to be the same, but will need to complement each other sufficiently. Have the client’s other elements of branding been considered? To include fonts, borders and images. Up to 5 marks
3.3 Choice, quality &
positioning of images
The images used match the content that they are surrounded by and are appropriate for the website as whole. Also the relationship between images, do they look like they all belong on the same website? Resolution and loading times are important and relevant here. Making the images good enough resolution that they look good, but not so low that the website looks old. Are the images the same size as the environment they were created for? Are all images owned by the client or the web designer? If not, is accreditation required? Up to 5 marks
4.1 Keywords Identified
and Implemented
The analysis of the content of the website and the terms that people would search to find the website.
The use of text throughout the website for titles – rather than images to increase SEO value.
Regular usage of the keyword phrase throughout the website.
Up to 5 marks
4.2 Formatted Titles,
Page Names and H1-H6’s
Use of page names and titles (title tags) with consideration for keywords as well as the use of H1, H2, H3, H4, H5 and H6 title tags (along with the consideration of how to decide which title gains which Htag). Up to 5 marks
5.1 Extra Features – Audio, Video,
Maps, use of code, Javascript,
Plugins
The addition of extra media to the website, to include (but not limited to):
Embedded and downloadable audio and video (as well as loading times and codecs considered);
The use of non-static maps (static maps will just be considered as images) such as Google Maps;
The use of additional or advanced code to further a task or purpose within the website;
The additional of Javascript functions;
Additional plugins found within the WordPress platform (where used, these plugins must be properly installed and implemented as part of the client specification and look a part of the website, rather than a quick-install to gain extra points).
Up to 15 marks
5.2 Creation of Graphics The creation and editing of the web designer’s images along with the editing and manipulating of images purchased or given by the client. Up to 5 marks
5.3 Variation from original template Additional points for varying the overall appearance of the theme dramatically from the original. This will often (but not always) be achieved by demonstrating a clear understanding of the CSS file within the theme. This may also be achieved through various other methods, including Javascript and further coding. Up to 5 marks