Web: Coding Issues
Use a style sheet to control layout and maintain settings from a single location.
Include META tags in the head of your HTML document to improve search engine listings. Limit your keywords tag content to 200 characters. Automatically create META tags for your pages using UKOLN's Dublin Core Generator.
Audio / Video / QTVR / Flash
For multimedia content, offer different versions optimized for various bandwidths. Inform users of the size of the file they are downloading (in MB or GB) and the duration of the content in minutes and seconds (mm:ss).
Test pages using various browsers (including LYNX) and computer platforms. Validate HTML using the W3C's HTML validation tool. Refrain from making links to empty, "under construction" or otherwise incomplete pages. Regularly update and check accuracy of page content. Use current HTML code and features to guarantee proper display by all standard browsers. You can use Browsershots.org to see how your site looks in other browsers. For checking validity of links, Dreamweaver has a built-in tool to check sites for broken links. If using Firefox browser, consider using the link checker plugin.