At IWMW last week I ran a BarCamp session titled “Slate My Website… and Your Website?”.
- 10 second test: show then hide the homepage then try to remember as much as possible.
- ~5 minute review: surf around the site looking for things of interest – as Roy Walker would say, “say what you see”.
- Ratings: scores out of 100 for design, content and code.
In the 30 minute slot we had time to slate review three websites:
- design: 68
- content: 63
- code: 79
- design: 71
- content: 65
- code: 62
Part of the “deal” for this session was that someone else would review our website so with me sat in the corner with my eyes closed and fingers in ears, Dan Wiggle from the University of York did the business. Lynda Bewley summarised the atmosphere well:
- design: 74
- content: 74
- code: 70
Many thanks to Jeremy Speller for acting as scorekeeper and Reading and Nottingham for being such good sports and not lynching me!
If you want me to Slate Your Website in person, I’m looking for someone to act as our “external expert” so get in touch!