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Pearl Graphic-Unlinked  Design  Pearl Graphic-Unlinked
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POINTS AVAILABLE: UP TO 30
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Right click must be useable.
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Note: This is useful to see the properties of images, to check the coding of your site and to check page titles and meta tags.
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( 0 - 4 points )
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Your pages should be pleasing to the eye. The color of your text should be appropriate for the color of your background.
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Note: We would like to be able to see the text to read it. Too light of text on a light background is not easy to read.
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( 0 - 4 points )
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Good spelling and no irregular text.
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Note: Use a spell checker to verify that you have no misspelled words. We don't want to see anything like Mather instead of Mother. The site should not contain irregular text. ( EXamPle )
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( 0 - 4 points )
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There should not be any horizontal scroll evident at 800 x 600 or higher stated resolutions. Horizontal scroll bars indicate poor html coding.
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Note: If you made your site for an area 800 x 600 then a scroll bar across the bottom should not be there.
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( 0 - 4 points )
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The site design should show your creativeness, not that of others.
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Note: Use your own imagination. Make the design bring your site to life!
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( 0 - 4 points )
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Evaluator's points for over all appearance.
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Note: If you have bad coding or your design is lacking you will not get high points on this item.
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( 0 - 10 points )
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Pearl Graphic-Unlinked  Content  Pearl Graphic-Unlinked
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POINTS AVAILABLE: UP TO 30
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Your content should be of interest to your viewers.
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Note: If you are featuring something about a family member, remember your viewers do not know your dear Aunt Millie. If it is of interest to only you, people will not come back.
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( 0 - 10 points )
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Know the subject well that you are featuring.
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Note: Have facts straight about your subject, take the time to research it.
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( 0 - 10 points )
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All internal and external links should be operational.
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Note: Links should be checked regularly to make sure thay are up to date and are still working.
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( 0 - 5 points )
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Pictures should have information about them.
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Note: Viewers like to see good pictures but remember, they do not know anything about that picture of Aunt Millie. If you use a picture on your site some information about it is nice to have with it.
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( 0 - 5 points )
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Pearl Graphic-Unlinked  Graphics  Pearl Graphic-Unlinked
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POINTS AVAILABLE: UP TO 20
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Graphics and animations should be of good quality and load properly. Please, no more than 3 animations per page.
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Note: Make sure your graphics and animations are clear with no white areas around the edges. Remember that graphics and animations take longer to load so use them wisely.
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( 0 - 10 points )
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Images should be and asset to your site not a liability.
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Note: Make sure your images go with your content. Do not just throw an image on a page if it is not of use to the content just because you like it.
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( 0 - 10 points )
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Pearl Graphic-Unlinked  Navigation  Pearl Graphic-Unlinked
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POINTS AVAILABLE: UP TO 20
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Easy navigation is a must.
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Note: Access to your pages without having to always use your back button is highly recommended.
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( 0 - 4 points )
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A contact or email link should be clearly viewable from all pages.
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( 0 - 4 points )
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Navigation is simple and there is a link to return to the "Home" page from all pages on the site.
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Consistency with your navigation is required.
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Note: Having the same navigation design/layout on each page makes it far easier to navigate a site.
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A site map on your site is a good idea.
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Note: The use of a site map helps your viewers find what is available on your site that might not be listed in your regular navigation.
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( 0 - 4 points )
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Total maximum points you can achieve = 100 points
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Pearl Graphic-Unlinked  Miscellaneous Information  Pearl Graphic-Unlinked
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Please allow up to 4 weeks for a response after applying for one of our awards. This time may vary if there are a lot of applications and/or during a holiday season.
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If you do not win a White Swan award please do not get discouraged. If after a two ( 2 ) month waiting period you make any significant changes to your site, please feel free to reapply.
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Take the Self Test to see if your site might qualify for our award.
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If you win a White Swan Award you will have the satisfaction of knowing you earned it for all your hard work and dedication.
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Copyright © 2006
Sandra Gerbers
Owner/WebMistress
( All Rights Reserved )
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