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1- Concept / Creativity: ( 20% )
  • 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%)
  • Hierarchy
  • Organization:
    • of links
    • of contents
    • of Data
  • Functionality:
    • 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).
  • Consistency:
    • 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.

5- Creativity 10%

6-Interactivity 10%