New number one this month based on our range of performance measurements, function and compliance checks (HTML / eGMS/ Accessibility/ Metadata, well done Wm Morrison Supermarkets who take the top spot from DMGT.

5 websites were without any errors;
www.aviva.com
www.hammerson.co.uk
www.jsainsbury.com
www.morrisons.co.uk
www.ngtgroup.com

None of the tested sites were free of HTML/code build errors (in this months Local Gov report there were 6); Daily Mail and General Trust had the best website code. When checking basic metadata on the front page, some 63 (UK Local Gov Scores 78%) of sites pass.

23 sites passed all Accessibility A tests, 52 sites had less than 10% of pages with failures, 3 sites failed mandatory level A on every page (they also failed AA on every page)
www.angloamerican.co.uk
www.astrazeneca.com
www.hammerson.co.uk

34 sites passed all basic speed tests, looking at first page download and simulated as being viewed by users with modem [56k] and ADSL [512k] access. The site with the fastest response time was Daily Mail and General Trust; Shire had the slowest response time and was 42 times slower than Daily Mail and General Trust.

For a copy of the full report, (no charge) please email FTSE0206.ec@sitemorse.com

For further information, or to speak to the company for comment please contact Wendy Trollope 07970 760 562 / press@sitemorse.com

About SiteMorse (www.sitemorse.com)

SiteMorse offers a range of website testing services that require no setup, downloads or technical support to operate.

SiteMorse measures performance, tests functions and checks compliance (HTML/eGMS/Accessibility).

- Website monitoring - individual pages every few minutes, includes R25 reporting
- Thorough website checking - testing from a few pages to a complete site
- Website user experience - load and stress and user journey testing

We provide an Executive Summary and a detailed Technical Report identifying problems by exact type, page, line, etc to facilitate immediate cost effective corrective action

Over 340 local and many central government, numerous FTSE and Bank clients use SiteMorse to help them maintain error-free, fully functioning and compliant (HTML/eGMS/Accessibility/brand) websites. We are in our 4th year working with SOCITM, SiteMorse is also used by Gov. Sector Publishing, Blays Netratings and ISPA for website rankings and awards services.

Published on: 12:00AM on 1st March 2006