New number one this month, Portsmouth take the top spot from Thurrock. Again for another month the worse site based on our range of performance measurements, function and compliance checks (HTML/eGMS/Accessibility/Metadata) was Dungannon and South Tyrone.

21 websites were without any errors; West Sussex County Council had the most with some 5,300. 6 sites had no HTML/code build errors; Antrim had the most with 46,000. When checking basic metadata on the front page, some 78% of sites pass.

45% of sites passed all automated A Accessibility checks, 4 sites failed accessibility, mandatory level A on every page (they also failed AA on every page)

www.dungannon.gov.uk
www.hart.gov.uk
www.waveney.gov.uk
www.westsomersetonline.gov.uk

158 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.

For a copy of the full report, (no charge) please email gov0206.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 28th February 2006