Thursday, November 16, 2006

Winners!

This year's winners were selected based on rigid requirements. Their websites had to pass XHTML/CSS validation and W3C WCAG Priority 1 checks. In addition, they must follow good usability best practices, such as not using tables or frames for layout. This year's winners are:
I extend my congratulates to these students!

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Shortlisted Entries

Google:
  1. http://www.locktao.edu.hk/butterfly/index.html
    • XHMTL - Okay
    • CSS - Okay
    • XACT Quality - Okay, Accessibility P1
    • Sitescore - 6.9

  2. http://nardoleung.googlepages.com/butterfly.htm
    • XHMTL - Okay
    • CSS - Okay
    • XACT Quality - Warning, Accessibility P1
    • Sitescore - 7.1
    • used table for layout

  3. http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~50547382/
    • XHMTL - FAILED
    • CSS - FAILED
    • XACT Quality - Okay, Accessibility P1
    • Sitescore - 5.1
    • used table for layout

  4. http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~50549260/cityu_web_hacker/index.html
    • XHMTL - Okay
    • CSS - Okay
    • XACT Quality - Warning, Accessibility P1 P2 P3
    • Sitescore - 5.8
    • used table for form



Yahoo:
  1. http://courses.cs.cityu.edu.hk/cs3382/50472472/CityUWebHackerButterfly/
    • XHMTL - Okay
    • CSS - Okay
    • XACT Quality - Failed, Accessibility P1
    • Sitescore - 7.1
    • used table for form

  2. http://nardoleung.googlepages.com/butterfly.htm
    • see above

  3. http://personal.cityu.edu.hk/~50547382/
    • see above

  4. http://cityu.web.fc2.com/butterfly.html
    • XHMTL - Okay
    • CSS - Okay
    • XACT Quality - Warning, Accessibility P1
    • Sitescore - 7.7

  5. http://cityuwebhackerbutterfly.howan.org/cityu-web-hacker-butterfly-butterfly.html
    • XHMTL - Okay
    • CSS - Okay
    • XACT Quality - Warning, Accessibility P1
    • Sitescore - 7.1
    • used table for form

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Contest Rules

This is the second year I am holding this contest. This year, all winners will get a nice certificate from the Department of Computer Science as well as a small prize. Being a winner will also be good on your resume of course!

Objective

The objective of this contest is to encourage students to use a balance of well-proven Web engineering principles coupled with good Web design guidelines to produce high quality Websites that follows usability and accessibility best practices.

Eligibility

  • All full-time/part-time students at CityU

  • Any major/department

Teams

  • 3 or fewer eligible team members

  • Entrants can only be on one team

  • Each team may submit only one entry

  • Team members names and academic department must be listed in website entry

Details

  • Contest End Time: 12 Nov 2006 - 8pm

  • Search Keywords: "CityU Web Hacker" Butterfly

  • Design Theme: butterfly

Rules

The following are the general rules for the contest:
  1. Good Content
    To participate in this contest, you will need to design at least one page with content and design related to this year's theme. (To join, you might only need to spend a few hours of work.)

  2. Good Web Standards
    All websites must be W3C validated for XHTML and CSS to qualify for this contest.

  3. Good Search Engine Optimization
    At the specified contest end time, the combined top 15 search results from both Google and Yahoo will be considered as the finalist of this contest. The search will be performed using the specified set of keywords.

  4. Good Web Metrics
    From the list of finalists, the SiteScore (excluding Visitor Rating score) will be computed. This score will be combined with a "design and content" score from one or more judges. The "design and content" score is to judge the quality of the overall design and content. The top resulting scores will be used to determine the winning entries.


Disqualification

  • Entry will be disqualified if it used spamming to improve its page ranking.

Judging Panel

The contest judging panel will consist of one or more CityU academic staff members. The decision of the judging panel is final. The judging panel may at their own discretion award less than or more than 10 award winners.

How To Participate

Just create your website and make sure it is accessible from search engines. All contest participants must add the following statement in their website:

Agreement
This website was created as an entry to CityU's "eXtreme Web Designer Award" contest. The authors of this website agree to abide by all the rules and regulations of this contest as specified in: http://www.cs.cityu.edu.hk/~hwchun/extreme/

Use of Entries

By participating in this contest, the participant agrees that CityU may use screen images and/or source code of the participant's entry website as well as use and publish the participant's name and entry in any type of media. Entrants further agree that their submitted statements are expressions of their personal belief and opinion.