LEEDS – 22 September 2005 – Diagonal Solutions is delighted to announce the strategic partnership with SiteMorse™, market leader in automated website testing. Diagonal’s customers will benefit from this new partnership by further advancing their website performance, availability, compliance and accuracy.

SiteMorse™ is the first tool to offer fully comprehensive, in-depth, website testing on a completely automated basis - requiring no download, setup or software installation. Their tests (250+) look in-depth at websites and identify errors (broken links, email faults etc), Metadata/page tagging, accessibility (W3C “A” and “AA”), performance issues and accessibility failures.

The joint partnership will aid organisations in moving towards implementation of a successful content management strategy for their Internet, Intranet and Extranet sites.

To deliver successful web site design requires many components from an innovative consultancy led approach to a focus on functionality and usability, through to accessibility and stable performance. At Diagonal Solutions we have been delivering content managed web sites for many years and can now lay claim to a customer base of over 40 customers for whom we have designed and delivered enterprise wide web sites. Key to our success is the time we take to understand our client’s needs and ensure that they have input from the very start to the design and development process.

Through our approach we are able to deliver web sites that offer the required accessibility, functionality and stability and that also deliver ease of use for content creation combined with the necessary disciplines to ensure that the content is processed appropriately before publication. In turn this ensures a common look and feel from a branding and presentation perspective.

Nicholas Le Seelleur, Chairman of SiteMorse commented: "There is great synergy between the two companies - both are leading British companies in their fields and importantly, both products go a long way to de-mystifying technology for business users.”

Simon Forster, Sales and Marketing Director of Diagonal Solutions commented: “With the best design methodology in the world no website is 100% perfect. By using SiteMorse, customers can save a lot of wasted time and money – it enables the tracking of site development and ensures ongoing compliance to accessibility standards.”


At Diagonal Solutions we have been delivering end-to-end information solutions for over two decades, meaning we have the experience to offer much more than just the technology. Using a Wisdom based solution for active Information Management enables compliance with the legislative requirements specific to your organisation and more importantly, the delivery of efficiency savings through the compound, hybrid management of documents and records, physical evidence and external information. Through this approach, Wisdom facilitates the rapid response to external opportunities and threats and enables an organisation to face new challenges on top of their traditional regulatory burdens. Wisdom is approved by The National Archives.


SiteMorse™ is the first tool to offer fully comprehensive, in-depth, website testing and monitoring on a completely automated basis - requiring no download, setup or software installation. Each SiteMorse™ test covers Functionality, Performance and Compliance issues, and automatically generates easy-to-use reports including an Executive Summary identifying priority problems and a Technical Report detailing problems by exact type, page, line, etc to facilitate immediate corrective action.
By acting in the same way as a user’s browser, SiteMorse™ requests every combination of every item from every page.

SiteMorse™ provides organisations with comprehensive website management solutions to improve their websites. SiteMorse™ tests against already established guidelines and standards e.g. IETF, W3C, along with the growing requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act [WAI], and the regulations for Government websites.


For additional information, please contact:
Jo Moore, Marketing Manager

Published on: 12:00AM on 22nd September 2005