For the second year running ISPA asked SiteMorse to assist with independent performance testing of the websites of nominees in the prestigious ‘Portal’ category. This year ISPA again chose SiteMorse to test the websites of those companies which were shortlisted in order to help judges assess which ones were most deserving of these nationwide awards.

Since 1999 The Internet Services Providers' Association (ISPA UK) has been organising the UK Internet Industry Awards to recognise the best if the Internet industry and celebrate best practice and innovation.

SiteMorse tested for :
• Performance, response time and download speed
• Presence of errors and portal function
• HTML Compliance and build quality
• Link management and availability of promoted content
• Accessibility Compliance [WAI Priorities 1 and 2]

The nominees were:

The Best Portal category was sponsored by mnet and won by Tiscali

Ends March 2006

Editors’ Note
For more information contact Wendy Trollope at The PR Co. at on 01273 737396.

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About SiteMorse
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/Metadata).
• 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 central government entities, many 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.

About The ISPAs
The ISPAs - the UK Internet industry awards - are unique as they are awarded to people and organisations in the industry by their peers and reflect the broad nature of the service provider sector. Attended by senior decision makers, Government representatives and the media, The ISPAs are the premiere event for the industry.
Organisations and individuals requesting tickets or further information should in the first instance visit

Published on: 12:00AM on 28th March 2006