Math Is Fun Forum
  Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫ • π ƒ -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

#1 2006-03-14 11:31:53

mathsyperson
Moderator
Registered: 2005-06-22
Posts: 4,900

This site's rating

The offical rating of MathsIsFun is 8.6/10.

Compared with some of the sites I've been on, this is pretty good, so we should all be proud of ourselves.

It's one drawback is that it apparently violates the British Disability Discrimination Act, but then again, so does Google, so it's probably not that serious.

Aaanyway, feel free to either discuss this ranking seriously or just celebrate about it as you see fit. ^_^


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

Offline

#2 2006-03-14 16:06:28

ganesh
Moderator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 13,877

Re: This site's rating

congrats801.jpg
Thats excellent rating!
Kudos to the Captain, MathsIsFun, and the team!


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Online

#3 2006-03-14 20:20:56

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,847

Re: This site's rating

is that bad or good ?


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

#4 2006-03-14 21:13:26

insomnia
Real Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 944

Re: This site's rating

Well, I would like to know how we're discriminating against disabled people


Friends are angels who lift our feet when our own wings have trouble remembering how to fly

Offline

#5 2006-03-14 23:46:43

ganesh
Moderator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 13,877

Re: This site's rating

Insomnia,
I think its somewhere here.....
If you have the patience to read the entire page, maybe you'd know.....


Character is who you are when no one is looking.

Online

#6 2006-03-15 00:14:15

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

Re: This site's rating

I certainly hope we are not discriminating.

I think the comments are intended as promotion for that website. It says:

"Pages should be redesigned to meet the W3C standards.

How we can help."

They want to help? That is nice! I wonder how much?

By the way the errors are things like:

Line 20, column 17: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN"
Line 20, column 31: there is no attribute "TOPMARGIN"
Line 20, column 47: there is no attribute "MARGINWIDTH"
Line 20, column 64: there is no attribute "MARGINHEIGHT"

These are NOTHING TO DO WITH HUMAN DISABILTY, they are technical matters to do with how browsers like Internet Explorer and Firefox work. None of the errors mentioned would affect a human as far as I can see.

But the 8.6 rating is nice!

(I couldn't help it, I just voted 10/10)


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#7 2006-03-15 05:58:32

ryos
Member
Registered: 2005-08-04
Posts: 394

Re: This site's rating

Congrats! Good Job!

Here's a good article about the British Disability Discrimination Act as it applies to web sites.

And here's a bunch of articles on Web Accessibility. Those validator errors make it look like the site uses deprecated HTML, which is bad, both from a design/maintainance standpoint and an accessibility standpoint...

The site's still great, though. smile


El que pega primero pega dos veces.

Offline

#8 2006-03-15 06:58:02

Zach
Member
Registered: 2005-03-23
Posts: 2,075

Re: This site's rating

This website appears to use table-based layout for 20% of its pages. Ideally webpages should be designed without the use of tables for layout. Effective use of stylesheets technology (CSS) allows for true seperation of content and presentation.

No.
No. No. No.
Though CSS is highly powerful tool and can be used effectively if made right, a table based website is much more common. It's harder to make effective CSS than Tables.

All pages were found in violation of the current W3C Web Content Accessibility Guidelines.

This website is probably unlawful in Britain from the 1st October 2004. The British Disability Discrimination Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person by refusing to provide any service provided to members of the public - including websites.

Show error details (110 errors found over 5 pages)Hide error details

Webpage http://www.mathsisfun.com
35 errors found - only displaying first 10 (see all results)
Line 20, column 17: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN"
Line 20, column 31: there is no attribute "TOPMARGIN"
Line 20, column 47: there is no attribute "MARGINWIDTH"
Line 20, column 64: there is no attribute "MARGINHEIGHT"
Line 20, column 79: there is no attribute "BACKGROUND"
Line 20, column 104: there is no attribute "HEIGHT"
Line 20, column 114: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 21, column 35: document type does not allow element "A" here; missing one of "P", "H1", "H2", "H3", "H4", "H5", "H6", "PRE", "DIV", "ADDRESS" start-tag
Line 21, column 119: there is no attribute "BORDER"
Line 24, column 40: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 61, column 81: there is no attribute "TARGET"

Webpage http://www.mathsisfun.com/math.html
17 errors found - only displaying first 10 (see all results)
Line 16, column 17: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN"
Line 16, column 31: there is no attribute "TOPMARGIN"
Line 16, column 47: there is no attribute "MARGINWIDTH"
Line 16, column 64: there is no attribute "MARGINHEIGHT"
Line 16, column 79: there is no attribute "BACKGROUND"
Line 16, column 104: there is no attribute "HEIGHT"
Line 16, column 114: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 17, column 35: document type does not allow element "A" here; missing one of "P", "H1", "H2", "H3", "H4", "H5", "H6", "PRE", "DIV", "ADDRESS" start-tag
Line 17, column 119: there is no attribute "BORDER"
Line 20, column 40: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 20, column 45: start tag for "TR" omitted, but its declaration does not permit this

Webpage http://www.mathsisfun.com/number_algebra.html
24 errors found - only displaying first 10 (see all results)
Line 19, column 17: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN"
Line 19, column 31: there is no attribute "TOPMARGIN"
Line 19, column 47: there is no attribute "MARGINWIDTH"
Line 19, column 64: there is no attribute "MARGINHEIGHT"
Line 19, column 79: there is no attribute "BACKGROUND"
Line 19, column 104: there is no attribute "HEIGHT"
Line 19, column 114: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 20, column 35: document type does not allow element "A" here; missing one of "P", "H1", "H2", "H3", "H4", "H5", "H6", "PRE", "DIV", "ADDRESS" start-tag
Line 20, column 119: there is no attribute "BORDER"
Line 23, column 44: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 60, column 81: there is no attribute "TARGET"

Webpage http://www.mathsisfun.com/shape_space_measure.html
17 errors found - only displaying first 10 (see all results)
Line 16, column 17: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN"
Line 16, column 31: there is no attribute "TOPMARGIN"
Line 16, column 47: there is no attribute "MARGINWIDTH"
Line 16, column 64: there is no attribute "MARGINHEIGHT"
Line 16, column 79: there is no attribute "BACKGROUND"
Line 16, column 104: there is no attribute "HEIGHT"
Line 16, column 114: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 17, column 35: document type does not allow element "A" here; missing one of "P", "H1", "H2", "H3", "H4", "H5", "H6", "PRE", "DIV", "ADDRESS" start-tag
Line 17, column 119: there is no attribute "BORDER"
Line 20, column 40: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 20, column 45: start tag for "TR" omitted, but its declaration does not permit this

Webpage http://www.mathsisfun.com/data.html
17 errors found - only displaying first 10 (see all results)
Line 16, column 17: there is no attribute "LEFTMARGIN"
Line 16, column 31: there is no attribute "TOPMARGIN"
Line 16, column 47: there is no attribute "MARGINWIDTH"
Line 16, column 64: there is no attribute "MARGINHEIGHT"
Line 16, column 79: there is no attribute "BACKGROUND"
Line 16, column 104: there is no attribute "HEIGHT"
Line 16, column 114: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 17, column 35: document type does not allow element "A" here; missing one of "P", "H1", "H2", "H3", "H4", "H5", "H6", "PRE", "DIV", "ADDRESS" start-tag
Line 17, column 119: there is no attribute "BORDER"
Line 20, column 40: there is no attribute "WIDTH"
Line 20, column 45: start tag for "TR" omitted, but its declaration does not permit this

Validation services courtesy of W3C Validator.

Recommendations: Pages should be redesigned to meet the W3C standards.

The W3C is not law. Technically, no site has to meet with the Disablity act too.
This site doesn't meet as it doesn't include functions such as Text Only, I expect. Which are quite lame. That is not what makes a good website, that's just a waste of time.

W3C standards drag anyway.


Boy let me tell you what:
I bet you didn't know it, but I'm a fiddle player too.
And if you'd care to take a dare, I'll make a bet with you.

Offline

#9 2006-03-15 08:21:36

jU
Real Member
Registered: 2005-08-17
Posts: 1,923

Re: This site's rating

actually 8.7 me voted too big_smile

Offline

#10 2006-03-15 08:52:18

MathsIsFun
Administrator
Registered: 2005-01-21
Posts: 7,535

Re: This site's rating

Thanks jU smile

And I agree with you Zach - I use tables all the time because they do just what you want, where you want. Every page I make is an individual!

I use CSS for overall colour/font size/etc, and I do use some CSS for layout (like I have a "50 pixel indent" thingy), but for me, if I want 3 columns of different sizes then I just make a table to suit. And IE and Firefox understand


"The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  - Leon M. Lederman

Offline

#11 2006-03-15 10:31:21

ryos
Member
Registered: 2005-08-04
Posts: 394

Re: This site's rating

I will agree that CSS is broken as a layout tool. But so are tables, as the markup now stands.

I've found from my own experience that CSS layouts are harder to get right, but much, much easier to modify and maintain.

And, from an accessibility standpoint, tables can force you to code elements in a different order than they will appear on the rendered page. So, if somebody's using a screen reader to access your site, they'll be thoroughly bamboozled when things are read out of order.


El que pega primero pega dos veces.

Offline

#12 2006-03-15 13:31:27

Tigeree
Member
Registered: 2005-11-19
Posts: 13,847

Re: This site's rating

what dunno


People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
~ Anton Chekhov
Cheer up, emo kid.

Offline

Board footer

Powered by FluxBB