Production criteria

Domain and information architecture

Findability and usability
Meaningful URLs Meaningful URLs, easilly changed by editors. 10
Meaningful post titles Meaningful page titles, including site name that can be read aloud, lowercase, hyphens (SEO) 9
Syndication feeds

RSS and ics feeds Standard feeds for categories, tags, posts, and comments 8

iCal feeds Standard feeds for 7
Multiple devices
Print version Print version with main content only 6
Mobile version Focused on top pages, categories, updates 5
Search engine optimization

Validatable code Pages meet XHTML strict W3C standards 10
Sitemap generation Sitemaps generated and updated automatically 7
Multiple-site management
Multiple subsites Single platform can support up to 100 subsites 10
Standard site start-up configurations Configurations can be predetermine when a new subsite is created 5
Site structure import and export Site structure and content can be imported or exported as XML, or other data exchange format 8
Site structure
Nested pages and categories Unlimited nesting
Reorganize parent and child posts Sections and pages can be moved easily by drag and drop 8
Navigation functions

Global alerts Integration of external content, live, within all pages 10
Custom menus Drag and drop menu items, including, posts, categories, external URLs 9
Site and section indices (A-Z) Automatically generated 8
Current section path from home Breadcrumbs 7
Automatic URL redirection Automatic redirection when permalink changes 9
Manual URL redirection Manual redirection can be created by author 8
Paged navigation – chronological Navigation for categories and archives with large numbers of posts 7

Current section children List of children on parent page 7

Recent posts 9
Term glossary 6
Related content pop-up See NYTimes.com 7
Supplemental blocks Content “blocks” or “widgets” 9
Success metrics
Analytics integration Google, mail service, campaigns 9

Interface design

Support for computer platforms and Web browsers
Windows XP+: IE 7+, Firefox 3+, Opera 9+ 10
Mac OS X 10.5+: Safari 3+, Firefox 3+, Opera 9+ 10
Linux: Firefox 3+ 10
JAWS 11+, Fangs 1.06, Universal Access 10
Support for universal design standards
W3C HTML valid code XHTML Strict, with preparation for HTML5 10
ADA/Section 508 WAVE 4 accessibility checker 10
Microformats hCard, hResume 5
Semantic structure HTML Tidy throws no errors 9
Customized print, mobile, aural styling Separate CSS for each platform 8
Support for mobile devices
Custom theme for Android 8
Custom theme for Blackberry 6
Custom theme for iOS 9
Site-wide styling
Theme frameworks Theme engine supports nested parent and child interface theming 8
Automatic class selectors for page types CSS selectors are automatically generated for site, section, page, post 7
Automatic class selectors for page elements CSS selectors are automatically generated for title, excerpt, thumbnail, category, date, author? 7
Multiple, nested templates Custom themes be selected by authors (no nav, side page, etc.)? 7
HTML changes not required for styling Layout and styling built upon Meyers CSS reset, CSS 3, elegant degradation 9

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