Opquast is an on-line quality assessment tool for Internet and Web sites. Opquast is currently extremely popular within the French webmastering community and has decided to provide its services to an international market. The launch of the international version of the site corresponds to a whole new range of features which make Opquast both more effective and easier to use.
Opquast is an on-line quality assessment tool for Internet and Web sites. Opquast provides a list of 150 best practices which has been elaborated by a team of over one hundred professionals since 2004. The list can be used by website managers to evaluate their websites.
Opquast.com also provides a unique on-line evaluation tool: My-Opquast. Launched in 2005 it is currently used by 7000 web professionals. Opquast currently has a Google PageRank, the popularity indicator, of 8/10. After signing on web managers can assess the quality of their sites, edit reports, manage assessment teams and can communicate publicly about the quality processes on their sites.
Based on the success that we have encountered in French speaking web circles and the fact that there doesn’t appear to be an equivalent tool on-line. We decided that it was absolutely necessary to provide Opquast for an international audience. says Elie Sloim, founding member and program manager. He adds: After six months of effort we have an English version and the technical foundations have been laid for providing the site in other languages in the near future.
The internationalization (i18n) goes with the launch of a new version of the tool, which is faster and easier to use thanks to an AJAX.
The 153 best practices were elaborated with the community. They are published under an open licence and therefore can be used and modified by everybody, including for commercial purposes. The evaluation service is free for up to three sites. For professionals who may be interested a range of subscriptions from 29€ to 799€ make it possible to manage more processes on a larger number of sites.
Temesis was created by Elie Sloim in December 2000. Temesis is based in Bordeaux, France and is specialized in the areas of quality, accessibility and conformity of web sites and services. Temesis also runs training programs for web agencies and site designers.
Elie Sloim is the CEO of Temesis. He works as a consultant (Société Générale, MAIF…) training manager (Paris Dauphine, HEC/Telecom Paris, PagesJaunes…) and gives talks at conferences (Webdesign International Festival, ParisWeb 2006,…) He has published approximately a hundred articles on Web quality and prefaced Raphael Goëtter’s book CSS 2 (Eyrolles)
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