International considerations

Web access quite often spans multi-cultural domains and/or international boundaries. Well-engineered Web sites shall take into account international and cultural requirements of the target-user community as part of the design process. If a specific culture is a...

Site index and search

Well-engineered Web sites shall include an index of all pages relevant to the target audience. A site may have more than one such index if there are distinct target audiences. The site index shall be accessible, following the requirements of 4.2.7, and should be...

Scripting languages and Java

Scripting languages Scripting languages are widely used, and supported by most recent browsers. Scripts can operate on the server side using, for example, the common gateway interface (CGI) or on the client side through scripts embedded in the page or applets....

Environment selection

The version of HTML, and the features within that version of HTML, should be selected based on the client environment of the target-user community. For example, “frames” and Java scripts are representative of the elements that reflect significant design...

Key information to convey of a website

The delivery of the information to the user is the primary purpose of a Web site. Comprehension and navigation are key engineering design considerations. Non-textual information (e.g. video, graphics, audio) can consume significant bandwidth, but can also provide...

Website Engineering

1. Overview This recommended practice provides guidance for designing and implementing well-engineered Web pages for use in managed Web sites. The goal of this recommended practice is to improve the productivity of managed Web operations in terms of: a) locating...