This page provides access to the NetMechanic service which reports on broken links, HTML compliance and page size.
This data was collected to support a paper on Automated Benchmarking Of Local Government Web Sites.
|L B Brent||Dumfries & Galloway Council||Cardiff CC||Antrim BC|
|L B Camden||Dundee City Council||Ceredigion CC||Armagh DC|
|L B Richmond||East Renfrewshire Council||Isle of Anglesey CC||Belfast City Council|
|Tameside MBC||Moray Council||Wrexham CBC||Newtownabbey BC|
|Wokingham Council||West Lothian Council|
The following information was recorded on 30 July 2001.
|Site||Analyse||Broken Links (of first 25 checked)||HTML||Browser Compatibility||File Size (b)||Size of Graphics (b)||Nos. of Graphics|
|L B Brent||Go||0 bad links *||59 errors||2 problems||41,850||26,012||22|
|L B Camden||Go||0 bad links *||18 errors||12 problems||60,763||26,732||44|
|LB Richmond||Go||0 bad links *||1 errors||1 problems||18,018 $||0 $||1 $|
|Tameside MBC||Go||0 bad links *||39 errors||7 problems||110,970||74,682||14|
|Wokingham Council||Go||0 bad links||4 errors||1 problems||32,242||24,537||4|
|Dumfries & Galloway Council||Go||0 bad links||12 errors||0 problems||59,144||54,290||13|
|Dundee City Council (framed site with splash screen) +||Go||0 (0,0,0) bad links||4 (1,3,0) errors||2 (1,1,0) problems||32,361+ (32,361, 28,522, 1,646) X||7,833+ (7,833, 7,833, 0) X||19+ (19, 19, 1) X|
|East Renfrewshire Council (splash screen) +||Go||1 bad links||4 errors||5 problems||22,919||0||1|
|Moray Council||Go||0 bad links||24 errors||1 problems||44633||40,051||3|
|West Lothian Council (framed site) +||Go||0 (0,0,0,0,0) bad links||19 (2,9,3,1,4) errors||11 (2,2,3,0,4) problems||32.77 (5.18, 4.72, 10.48, 9.72, 2.68) secs $|
|Cardiff CC £||Go||45,419||39,973||5|
|Ceredigion CC||Go||0 bad links||33 errors||3 problems||45,433||34,735||5|
|Isle of Anglesey CC||Go||0 bad links||2 errors||2 problems||45,419||39,973||5|
|Wrexham CBC||Go||0 bad links||5 errors||4 problems||18,570||5,560||4|
|Antrim BC||Go||0 bad links||2 errors||0 problems||88,241||84,385||24|
|Armagh DC||Go||0 bad links *||4 errors||4 problems||86,045||72,592||35|
|Belfast City Council||Go||0 bad links *||10 errors||3 problems||153,908||127,578||24|
|Newtownabbey BC||Go||0 bad links||2 errors||2 problems||107,378||100,700||16|
|*||Only first 25 links checked|
|+||Overall total given plus details for individual frames listed.|
|$||Some images and other resources not analysed due to Robot Exclusion Protocol.|
|£||Contains frames and redirect. Information invalid due to analysis of redirects.|
|£||Resources may be counted twice.|
This survey can give indications of the quality of the organisation's home page.
Initially the Load Time was recorded. However this was replaced by the file size as the load time is liable to vary due to network loading.
NetMechanic does not analyse the size of resources which is is barred from accessing by the Robot Exclusion Protocol. Although this information is displayed it is not available from the summary totals, and so can easily be missed.
Of the 18 Web sites surveyed, 1 (5.6%) had broken links on the home page
All the site surveyed appeared to have HTML errors on the home page.
The largest Web site appeared to be Belfast City Council (153,908 b).