Report: LZIG Batch F R-Z Web site review

Web site rating 1-5	1	professional job.

1 = top quality/top accessibility to
5 = poorly thought out (too many links - no co-ordination)/basic graphics

			Method of Judging

1 Excellent
2 Very Good
3 Good
4 Average
5 A Web site
6 A Home page

Quick Results

Rating  Qty  	Council

1 2	SYD TWE

2 6	ROC TAL TEM TUT WIL WIN

3 11	RYL SHE SNO SSY TAM WAG WAH WEN WYO YAS YOU

4 2	TEM WAR

5	0

6	0

404	3	RYD WAV WOO

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A	ROC	www.rockdale.nsw.gov.au

	2 - A beautifully laid out site, unfortunately will little of relevance to us. 
	A little long-winded for the average general inquiry as well. Everything seems to hinge 
	on the (1 meg of data) 'community directory' indexed A-Z.

B	RYD	www.sinsw.gov.au/ryde

	404

C	RYL	www.rylstone.com

	3 - A sound (tight) little website, beautifully laid out for our purposes, but other
	    than that not much here

D	SHE	www.shellharbour.nsw.gov.au

	3 - Front page a disaster (incomplete). But body of site has everything (ex search engine). 
	Laid out in a rather confusing way. I had to go into 'about us' to find anything about
	the council. The rest is tourism focused.

E	SNO	www.snowyriver.nsw.gov.au

	3 - A true 'no frills' website. No fancy pictures/graphics, dropdown menus, search 
	engines, etc. Just a series of simple links that get you where you want to go.

F	SSY	www.sscc.nsw.gov.au

	3 - This site is partially under construction. Not badly laid out, but, as always a 
	little long-winded. Going to be a devil of a job to find any contacts. Although I would 
	imagine they are there 'somewhere'.

G	SYD	www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

	1 - Not surprisingly a 'top drawer' w/site. Some real dollars have been ploughed into 
	this one. Contact is by secure form. Could find no evidence of senior management. Focus
	is on sydney's culture, public services and heritage.

H	TAL	www.tallaganda.nsw.gov.au

	2 - Thing that makes this site is the 'what's new' pop up. Front page took a long time 
	to load and then did not load properly. Certainly by no means professional, but a nice
	amateur effort at w/site development.


I	TAM	www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au

	3 - Sound w/site that gets you to where you want to go, albeit the 'council departments' link that I wanted turned out to be a 404

J	TEM	www.tenterfield.nsw.gov.au

	2 - Nothing fancy, just a good, pretty, 'get you where you want' w/site.

k	TUT	www.tumut.nsw.gov.au

	2 - This is probably as basic as a '2 rating' gets, but the site works on a very simple 
	(7 tier) primary index, with more substantial (though digestible) secondary indexes.
 
L	TWE	www.tweed.nsw.gov.au

	1 - Just about our perfect site (even though it shut me down mid stream). Detailed 
	primary index, but easy to read as this is broken into sub-indexes. 'News' focused.

M	WAG	www.wagga.nsw.gov.au

	3 - basic but 'slick' site

N	WAR	www.sinsw.gov.au/plb/libs/

404

O	WAH	www.warringah.nsw.gov.au

	3 - A solid 3 rating and almost a 2. Front page (empty) could be improved, others are 
	a bit 'cluttered'.

P	WAV	www.waverly.nsw.gov.au

404

Q	WEN	www.wentworth.nsw.gov.au

	3 - tidy, though not flash w/site.

R	WIL	www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au

	2 - I've given this one 2 on the grounds of the applet style dropdowns on the front page.
	Layout is not the best (for our purposes). Pages take a rather long time to load 
	(comparatively).

S	WIN	www.wsc.nsw.gov.au

	2 - Well thought out and laid out. Cant fault this one.

T	WLG	www.wollongong.nsw.gov.au

	2 - Visually attractive 'tight' website without being over fancy.


U	WOO	www.woolahra.nsw.gov.au

404

V	WYO	www.wyongsc.nsw.gov.au

	3 - tidy website

W	TEM	www.yarrowlumla.nsw.gov.au

	4 - cheap and cheerful, but does the job.

X	YAS	www.yass.nsw.gov.au

	3 - visually boring. Functional.

Y	YOU 	www.young.nsw.gov.au

	3 - Well laid out and easy to follow links to correct destination. However each page 
	takes a terrific amount of time to load, as it usually includes a sizable .jpg, .gif 
	file.
























Revised: S: 07:35 Sat 20/01/2001 Syd 2089
F: 09:21 Sat 20/01/2001 Syd 2089
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