Innovative ideas that lead to final design solution
Original solutions for interactivity
2- Technical / Ease of use / Navigation ( 25% )
Outstanding use of special software applications
Data base: ex. Oracle, S Q L Server, IBM DB2 … etc
Language used: ex . net frame work ( ASP, ADO,C# VB ) PERL ( CGI … etc ) JAVA Script + more…etc. (.Net, JSP, EJB, Perl, PHP, ASP, ColdFusion, SQL, C, C++, Visual Basic, HTML/HTTP, XML, DHTML, WAP, CSS, SSL)
Compatibility and adaptation of the design.
3- Content/Structure: (25%)
Easy navigation & user friendly
Accessibility of the website (KB size)
HTML (asp, php, cgi, xml, sql …etc) formats preferably should not exceed 60KB/webpage in each website.
Flash animation (swf) preferably should not exceed: 300KB (the smaller the better).
In design of all the inner and outer web pages of the website.
4- Visual design solution/Aesthetics (20%)
Proper application of design principles: Harmony, balance, color scheme, contrast.
Interactivity of type and image.
Sequential design: visual links between main page and inside pages with the respect of the site brand and identity.
5- Interactivity (10%)
Building interesting valuable experience: Control, Creativity, Productivity, Communication, Adaptation.
Technical Criteria for the Best Arabic Knowledge Content Award
1- Informative and community driven (20%):
The website shall include scientific, educational, and informative content in one or different fields, and shall bridge the “digital divide” by sharing information among the Arab communities.
2- Searchable (20%)
• Search within (5%): User can easily search for information within the website. • Search External (15%): The website content should be searchable from external websites and search engines relying on indexing methods, automation of information diffusion (RSS)…
3- Reachable and accessible (20%)
• Enriching Open Source Content: the website shall be to a certain extent free to public use and accessible using formats reachable to the public (Text format is valued over images and abstracts)
4- Quality of Information (20%)
• Content Quality: the website shall be rich in local and Arabic content, and help preserve the culture and identity of the region.
• Reliable Information Sources by mentioning the references where knowledge and known authors are valued over opinions.