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Old 07-12-2006, 05:58 PM   #1
dthomsen8
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Default Political Site Improvements

Here is the political site.

My own comments are below. I had nothing whatever to do with the development or design of this site, nor do I expect to do any work on improving the site, so I won't take any offense at any comments made here. Please comment on the design, the HTML, the images, whatever, but not on the candidate's politics.

1. Home page has candidate name and office sought in images, not text. This is very bad for search engine optimization.
2. Issues page does not mention candidate name or office sought in text.
3. Issues page does not mention office sought in text, and candidate name only once.
4. Volunteer/Contribute page does not mention office sought in text, and candidate name only in the address for contact.
5. District 182 page has no text at all, just images, and does not mention candidate name or office sought.
6. Register to vote is a page off the web site, but no warning.
7. Contact page does not mention office sought in text, and candidate name only in the address for contact.
8. HTML does not have a DOCTYPE statement, meaning validation will fail.
9. There is no ALT text on images, which should be there for both search engine optimization and for accessibility for the visually handicapped.
10. Formal validation will probably reveal other problems with the HTML. For example, there is no HEIGHT parameter for the <table> tag.
11. Contact page has peculiar mouseover effect when attempting to send email, which could be improved.
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