For two years SiteMorse surveys have consistently ranked the Daily Mail and General Trust's website (www.dmgt.co.uk) as the best-programmed site in the FTSE 100.

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Front of Mind Ltd, the company that built and maintains DMGT’s website, to offer independent solutions for coding and accessibility issues.

Front of Mind is a web consultancy whose clients range from small businesses to large organisations including MSN, Teletext, Cable & Wireless, Morley Fund Management, the Go-Ahead Group and Cranfield University.

Delivering cost-effective website design and coding, accessibility, and copy-writing, the company’s work covers complete website builds and maintenance, to website rationalisation and problem-solving.

Front of Mind managing director Stephen Lynas says: “Cost-effective communication and web-solutions pay for themselves with increased performance and better delivery. We always focus on the message companies want to deliver - and particularly on the audience the message is aimed at.”

While specialising in Accessibility and website performance, Front of Mind has a track record of cutting costs and delivering effective communications:

• MSN UK helpdesk reduced man-hours resolving customer queries by 41 per cent.
• Outsourced coding and accessibility for Teletext holidays
• Reduced university prospectus print costs by 30 per cent
• Drove www.dmgt.co.uk from 96th to 1st in SiteMorse rankings
• Cut build and maintenance costs by more than 50 per cent for two web clients
• Created conceptual designs for major new online presence for a large US publisher

Our SiteMorse December FTSE 100 survey showed that www.dmgt.co.uk was the only site with "perfect code" and every page passed the tests for both A and AA accessibility. The site also ranks 4th/100 in the Porter Research study on the home pages of the UK’s top 100 companies, judged on effective design, navigation and performance.

As our tests prove, Front of Mind can create fully accessible websites - with the added benefit that they work well with the growing range of hand-held devices. While we all know that delivering an accessible website is a legal and a moral issue; but it also makes sound business sense. Clean, user-friendly code produces better-performing websites that deliver your message to as wide an audience as possible.

The good news is that effective communication can be achieved at a realistic cost. Building a new site from scratch or improvements to an existing website need not be complex, time-consuming or expensive. Using SiteMorse keeps you in control of potential problems.

For more on website Accessibility, Front of Mind have an excellent overview presentation, linked from the front of their website, or from www.frontofmind.co.uk/uploads/frontofmind_accessibility_presentation.pdf

Contacts
Nicholas Le Seelleur
press@sitemorse.com
+44 (0)207 193-0422

Steve Lynas
Steve.Lynas@frontofmind.co.uk
020 7291 3870

Published on: 12:00AM on 6th February 2006