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Chameleon's Eye Award Self Test

Sorry, I couldn't pass that one up. O.K. We made it to the "Self Test".Chammy and fly If you are following me, then you have already read the specific criteria, but you may want to re-visit it as needed. When you are done here, I'll see you at the bottom of the page.

We have several convenient self tests to choose from:

  1. Excel SpreadsheetClick here to download an Excel spreadsheet (recommended) with criteria and automatic formulation of scoring 81 KB zip file

  2. printer iconClick here for a printable Self Test below new window - 4 pages on letter size

  3. Excel SpreadsheetClick here to score your site online with interactive spreadsheet - opens in a new window and requires MS Excel

  4. grammar check iconOr just look it over using the self test below

 

 

 

 

 Psst - Here's a tip:  Chammy selftestDownload the Excel spreadsheet and grade your own site. It has instructions, built in criteria, and automatic formulation of scoring. It is simple to use and Chamowner uses it to grade your site. When you are done on this page, click on me at the bottom and I will lead you to the next page.

At the present time I am "lingually" challenged therefore sites not in English can not be judged.

Content - 35 Points

  Pts Avail. Pts. Awrd
Purpose Stated 2
Purpose Achieved 3
Subject Matter  - Page Name
Page 1 2
Page 2 2
Page 3 2
Page 4 2
Page 5 2
Notes:

 

WOW! Points 3
Notes:

 

Awards Display
Chronologically Arranged 1
Arranged by Rating System 1
Spelling and Grammar - Page Name
Page 1 2
Page 2 2
Page 3 2
Page 4 2
Page 5 2
Notes:

 

Bonus for Second Language 5
Original Content - Page Name
Page 1 1
Page 2 1
Page 3 1
Page 4 1
Page 5 1
Notes:

 

Continuity and Navigation (20 Points)

  Pts Avail. Pts. Awrd
Connected Information - Page Name
Page 1 1
Page 2 1
Page 3 1
Page 4 1
Page 5 1
Notes:

 

Common Elements - Page Name
Page 1 1
Page 2 1
Page 3 1
Page 4 1
Page 5 1
Notes:

 

Ease of Navigation - Page Name
Page 1 1
Page 2 1
Page 3 1
Notes:

 

Site Map 1
Text Link Navigation 1
Link Functionality - Page Name
Page 1 1
Page 2 1
Page 3 1
Page 4 1
Page 5 1
Notes:

 

Interactivity (10 Points)

Surveys 1
News Feeds, Daily Quotes 1
E-Greeting Cards 1
Upload - Contribution Area 5
Games and Puzzles 2
Notes:

 

Eye Appeal (25 Points)

Colors, Graphics, Fonts, and Background work together for an appealing presentation 25
Notes:

 

Nuts and Bolts (10 Points)

Link Functionality

(10 points)

# internal # external int fail ext fail
Page 1
Page 2
Page 3
Page 4
Page 5
Totals
External Fails allowed

To determine external fails allowed, multiply TOTAL number of external links on selected 5 pages times .05. Subtract the sum from the number of failed external links. The remainder is your points lost for external filed links.

Total Points

Subtract external fails allowed from external fails and add to internal fails. Subtract the sum from 10. This is how many points you receive for "Link Functionality" If more than points are lost enter 0.

 
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Additional Penalties (5 points each)

THIS IS A NEGATIVE NUMBER

Music and/or Sound Effects
No Link on Flash Page
Trailing Cursors
Flashing Text/Improper Capitals
Pop-up Windows
Total Penalties Subtracted from Total

 

 

Add the green cells then subtract the red cell to get your total points.

 

Award Points Needed
Platinum 98 +
Gold 97-90
Silver 89-80
Bronze 79-70
Merit 65-69
  Try again    below 65

Remember that some of the criteria is subjective and only I know how I will grade it, but this gives you a good idea of where you stand and what changes if any, you may want to make.

 

I hope you scored well and enjoyed reviewing your site for my award.

 

 

 

Chammy looks down

 

Now let's complete a checklist to make sure we've completed everything before applying.

 

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