Jason Eiseman of the Yale Law School Library and Roger Skalbeck of Georgetown University Law Library have published Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2010, in Ross E. Davies, Ed., Green Bag Almanac and Reader 2011. Washington, DC, Green Bag Press, pp. 339-366. Here is the abstract:
This ranking report attempts to identify the best law school home pages based exclusively on objective criteria. The goal is to assess elements that make websites easier to use for sighted as well as visually-impaired users. Most elements require no special design skills, sophisticated technology or significant expenses.
Ranking results in this report represent reasonably relevant elements. In this report, 200 ABA-accredited law school home pages are analyzed and ranked for twenty elements in three broad categories: Design Patters & Metadata; Accessibility and Validation; and Marketing and Communications. As was the case in 2009, there is still no objective way to account for good taste. For interpreting these results, we don’t try to decide if any whole is greater or less than the sum of its parts.
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