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RE: NIST's web Static Analyzer

From: Robert Neff <rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
Date: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 15:03:01 -0400
Message-ID: <01BDB0CA.D43B9980.rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>
To: "'Robert Neff'" <rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Here's  more on this...

WebMetrics 1.0 Tool Suite

NIST is pleased to announce that Release 1.0 of the WebMetrics Tool Suite 
is now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology as 
free software at, http://www.nist.gov/webmetrics.

The WebMetrics project is focused on providing tools to help with rapid, 
remote, and automated usability testing and evaluation of web sites.
Please feel free to send out our url to others as appropriate and link to 
our web site. If you are using our tools, please contact us about 
participating in the collection of case study data to help validate our 
tools. We need your feedback! Please send your comments, bug reports, and 
questions to webmetrics@nist.gov.

Here is an informal description of these tools. All run on Unix, Windows 
NT, and Windows 95.
* The Web Static Analyizer Tool (WebSAT) checks the html of a Web page 
against numerous guidelines. The output from WebSAT identifies potential 
usability problems which should be investigated through further user 
testing. WebSAT can be executed from any web browser or downloaded to 
accommodate those behind firewalls.
* The Web Category Analysis Tool (WebCAT) helps the usability engineer 
quickly construct and conduct a simple category analysis across the web. 
WebCAT should be downloaded and installed on your web server for local 
storage of your result files. Examples of WebCAT are available on the web 
site.
* The Web Visual Instrumenter Program (WebVIP) helps the usability engineer 
rapidly instrument a web site for local or remote testing by employing 
visual instrumenting as well as automated techniques. WebVIP must be 
downloaded and installed on your web server before it can be run.


For more information contact Sharon Laskowski, at 301-975-4535, 
sharon@coastline.ncsl.nist.gov, Information Technology Laboratory, National 
Institute of Standards and Technology.


-----Original Message-----
From:	Robert Neff [SMTP:rcn@fenix2.dol-esa.gov]
Sent:	Thursday, July 16, 1998 3:02 PM
To:	'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'
Subject:	NIST's web Static Analyzer

Has anyone used this?  Comments?

http://zing.ncsl.nist.gov/~webmet/    ( if this doesn't work use 
http://www.itl.nist.gov/lab/seminars/webmet.htm )

The Web Static Analyzer Tool (WebSAT) checks the html of a web page against 
numerous usability guidelines. The output from WebSAT consists of 
identification of potential usability problems which should be investigated 
further through user testing.
Received on Thursday, 16 July 1998 15:02:44 GMT

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