final step is re-evaluating the content you have designed. You
should check the following 4 areas:
1. Are there any "dead" or orphan
links before you upload?
Before you upload your web pages to your server, you should preview
your pages through a web browser. You can do this by following these
- Open your browser (e.g. Internet Explorer or Netscape).
- Click on "File"
- Click on "Open"
- Browse through your computer until you can locate the folder for
your web site.
- Select the file you want to preview.
- Select "OK"
Now see if you can navigate throughout your resources. Check every
graphic and text link to see if it takes you where you intended that
link to go. Once you have checked every link, the next step is to upload
your resources to the web server.
2. Are there any orphan links
or missing images after you upload?
Now that your resources are on the Internet, check to make sure that
there are no missing images or web pages and that there are no broken
3. Check the HTML coding of your web resources.
The final step for assessing how well your web pages have been coded,
is submitting your resources to online HTML code checkers. Most of
these resources are free services. They will tell you which webpages
need some modification in the code, whether or not your web page has
too many graphics, and if there are any broken links to images or files.
- This free service will check up to 7 web pages within your site.
- W3C HTML Validation Service
- This free service will check any page on your site.
- WebSite Garage
- This service will not only check your web pages, but offers Gif
Lube which will help you optimize your graphics on your site.
4. Use the assessment rubrics to see how your
site measures in content and design.
The final step is downloading and filling out the "Assessment
Rubric" to help you analyze and evaluate the content of
your web site.