SortSite

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SortSite
Developer(s) Electrum
Stable release 3.03 / Jun 1, 2009
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Type Web crawler
License EULA
Website http://www.powermapper.com/

SortSite is a web crawler that scans entire websites for quality issues including: accessibility; browser compatibility; broken links; legal compliance; search optimization; usability and web standards compliance.

Tests, Standards and Checkpoints[edit]

Quality tests run on each page include:

  • Accessibility - W3 WCAG 1.0, 2.0 and Section 508 standards
  • Brower Compatibility - check cross-browser compatibility of HTML, CSS and JavaScript (i.e. find code that doesn't work in all browsers)
  • Broken Links - checks for broken links, missing images and HTTP protocol violations
  • Search Engine Guidelines - Yahoo, Microsoft and Google guidelines - websites violating the guidelines may be removed from the Google index
  • Usability - Usability.gov peer-reviewed web usability guidelines [1]
  • Web Standards - validation of HTML, XHTML and CSS

Reviews[edit]

The product has received reviews in Website Magazine [2] and Softpedia.[3] The vendor maintains a list of current reviews on their website.

A list of problems commonly encountered by users is provided by the vendor in the SortSite FAQ.

Licensing[edit]

SortSite is commercial licensed software which uses serial numbers to prevent unlicensed usage. Standard licensing is per-user, but pooled floating licences are also available at extra cost.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Usability.gov Research-Based Web Design and Usability Guidelines
  2. ^ SortSite Checks Browser Compatibility - Website Magazine
  3. ^ See the issues of your website - Softpedia