Review: FindYourSpot.com (Grade B+)

While browsing the Internet one long ago day, considering the prospect of moving out of state, I decided to do a search to see what I could find to help me learn more about different places. I was born, raised, and have never moved from my city. I’ve traveled rarely, and limitedly. When I found this site, I realized I had landed a winner.

FindYourSpot.com really has a great method of helping people discover which places in the US might suit them, on a permanent basis. It’s really simple to use. You ‘Find Your Spot’ by answering a series of questions about your likes / dislikes, needs / wants. It will also give you IMPORTANT information about average home prices, climate, crime rates, schools, and even recreation activities. What’s really nice is that I bookmarked my quiz at the end, oh… about a year ago, and I just opened it up again to find all my quiz results still there. Quite nice.

As I said, amazing content, and VERY Useful. Here’s the grade and the reasons why.

WEBSITE GRADE FOR:
http://www.findyourspot.com


A = USEFUL CONTENT (4cr)
B = APPEALING DESIGN (3cr) (The main page is Nice and Simple looking. There are a few page breakovers, but nothing major.)
A = EASE OF NAVIGATION (3cr) (Very easy to navigate. The Quiz goes area by area, with a good category breakdown. Simple to follow.)
C = VALID CODE SYNTAX (2cr) (Upon running a validation check on the HTML behind this website, View Validator The lack of a doctype declaration is quite unacceptable. This needs to be fixed. I suggest going to: Importance of DocType to learn more.)
D = DISABILITY AND BROWSER ACCESS (2cr) (Upon running a validation check on the HTML behind this website, View this Validator, it came up with some problems that should be fixed. There were 10 images on the main page lacking alt text, and 24 browser support conflicts.)
A = FINDABILITY (3cr) (Excellent Job! There were no errors in the meta tags, and that leads to us being able to find the site easier through search engines.)
A = FRUSTRATION LEVEL (3cr) (Excellent Job! There were no broken links. However, the website (total size including all images that must be loaded: 57.3k) was estimated to take approximately 15.9 seconds to load over a 28.8 kbps network connection. That’s not bad, especially considering that using the squished version (white space removed) of the webpage that this validation site offers, would save 16.3% on load time.)


Total Possible Credits = 20 Total Possible GPA = 4.0
Total Quality Points Given = 67

Total Website GPA = 3.35 (B+)

~Review conducted by WebsiteStyle.com~

4 thoughts

  1. hi nicole,
    i am rahul , i am a research scholar, 25 years old in roorkee.
    your profile says you are a web developer,would you help me or if probably can suggest me how to build my own website.presently i do html ,i do wanna learn it,is there any site which helps you in learning html and that too free .
    The problem is,i dont have separate time to go for classes to learn html,i do have free access to internet around the clock,so i wanna build my own website being online.
    can you help me
    i will certainly appreciate any usefull suggestions.
    thank you
    rahul chhibber

  2. hi nicole,
    i am rahul , i am a research scholar, 25 years old in roorkee.
    your profile says you are a web developer,would you help me or if probably can suggest me how to build my own website.presently i do not know html ,i do wanna learn it,is there any site which helps you in learning html and that too free .
    The problem is,i dont have separate time to go for classes to learn html,i do have free access to internet around the clock,so i wanna build my own website being online.
    can you help me
    i will certainly appreciate any usefull suggestions.
    thank you
    rahul chhibber

  3. Hi Nicole,

    Im Pubudu. Im into It. I start my career as a programmer and now Im working as a Business Analyst. Would like to share ideas with u adn I feel that u would able to help me in some cases since Im really new to this.

    Thanks

    Pubudu

  4. Thank you both for your comments. Let me respond separately. First, in regard to learning HTML, I will do a review of the absolute best place to learn HTML on the Internet. Then, in regard to web design, feel free to take a peek at my profile for my website, or visit my site (WebsiteStyle.com)if you decide not to go it on your own, or you simply would like a nice layout.
    Feel free to email/contact using the information at the top of the page. I accept requests to review a particular site.
    Truly,
    Nicole

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