Top of the league and best site overall is DMGT, with the number two slot in March going to Wm Morrison Supermarkets. At the bottom of the table, representing the poorest site overall was Reuters. 3 sites were error free this month, the website with the most errors was Tesco’s

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21 sites passed all Accessibility A tests, 54 sites had less than 10% of pages with failures. 80 sites failed AA tests on every page.

Following sites failed the mandatory A along with basic AA tests on every page;





HTML – The site with the lowest number of warnings [HTML standards compliance within the requirements laid down by W3C and IETF] was Daily Mail and General Trust with 12, worse site for HTML was Shire with nearly 32,000 problems.

35 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 download speed was British Land; United Utilities had the slowest download speed and was 265 times slower than British Land.

Editors’ Note
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Published on: 12:00AM on 11th April 2006