Local Government League Table for March

From: SiteMorse Technologies
Published: Fri Mar 11 2005

OVERVIEW OF FINDINGS: Top of the league and best site overall was Aylesbury Vale (www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk). At the bottom of the table representing the poorest site overall was Dungannon (www.dungannon.gov.uk).

Website Function
5 sites were error free this month and 73 sites had 10 errors or less. The site with the highest number of error occurrences was Sunderland (www.sunderland.gov.uk) with over 11,000.
Website Compliance
Accessibility Compliance – results of automated testing against the mandatory requirements of Priority 1 (A) Accessibility: 103 sites scored 100%, 267 sites scored 90%+ and 29 sites achieved a score of less than 1%.
HTML – The site with the lowest number of warnings [HTML standards compliance within the requirements laid down by W3C and IETF] was Aylesbury Vale (www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk) with 0. Manchester (www.manchester.gov.uk) had the poorest HTML with over 2,700,000 failures.

The range of tests [Web Accessibility Initiative WAI] that can be completed automatically are limited, 100% compliance with the automated tests does not mean 100% compliance with the requirements.
Website Performance
133 sites passed all basic speed tests, looking at first page download and simulated as being viewed by users with home [56k] and ADSL [512k] access.
The site with the fastest response time was Caerphilly (www.caerphilly.gov.uk); Carrick (www.carrick.gov.uk) had the slowest response time, and was 1118 times slower than Caerphilly.
The site with the fastest download speed was Boston (www.Boston.gov.uk); Manchester (www.Manchester.gov.uk) had the slowest download speed and was 643 times slower than Boston.

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