Benchmarking Web Sites Workshop For Museum New Media Spring School - CSS Analysis of Selected Web Sites

The following table gives a summary of a survey of the CSS compliance of home pages of Web sites for participants on the "Leicester Spring School In New Media" which was held at University of Leicester on 20th April 2005.

The survey makes use of the W3C CSS compliance checking tool.

You can use the service yourself either by going to CSS Validator or by entering a URL in the following box:

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A summary of the findings is given in the following table.

Table 1: Findings
  Organisation Compliant? Style Sheet Used? Errors Comments Try It
1 Natural History Museum Y Y 0 errors   Check
2 National Museum of Science and Industry Y Y 0 errors   Check
3 The National Museum of Photography, Film & Television - N     Check
4 National Museums and Galleries of Wales ? ? Unknown errors Could not be checked due to XHTML errors Check
5 Cotswold Motoring Museum' Y Y     Check
6 Bolton Museum, Art Gallery & Aquarium Y Y     Check
7 Museum of Science And Industry In Manchester N Y 1 error   Check
8 24 Hour Museum N Y 3 errors   Check
9 MWR Y Y 0 errors   Check
10 Arts and Technology Partnership - N     Check
11 Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester N Y 1 error   Check
12 Department of Information and Communication Technologies, Open University Y Y 0 errors   Check
13 elearning group for museums and galleries, libraries and archives Y Y 0 errors   Check

The information in the table was collected on 14th April 2005.


Please note the following:


A summary of the findings is given below.

Table 2A: Stylesheet Used
Yes 10 77%
No 2 15%
Not known 1 7%
Table 2B: Compliance
Compliant 10 77%
Not Compliant 2 15%
Not known 1 7%