All applying sites go
through this same process for evaluation. Once the application
is received, the site is visited in 800x600 to check for any
immediate disqualifications. If there are none, your site's
name and address are entered further into a process for scoring/evaluation
I then revisit the site
in 1024x768 resolution, working down the criteria list point
by point. The points are totalled at the end of each section
(design, navigation, content).
Points are then added together
to get the score. If the site didn't score high enough to qualify
for one of the top three level awards, I then ask these questions:
With some slight changes,
could this site qualify for the Bronze Award?
Does this site have useful
content or information?
Once the scoring and/or
questions are answered, I then notify the applicant of the results.
Award images are sent as attachments in the notification email.
All email is scanned for viruses before being sent. All applicants
are notified, and feedback is given either by award, or by explanation
of disqualification (which has been, as of 3/13/16, confined
to comet cursors/mouse trailers, or non-English sites).