The objective of the NIST Web Metrics Testbed is to explore the feasibility of a range of tools and techniques that support rapid, remote, and automated testing and evaluation of website usability. There are currently six components: 1. Web Static Analyzer Tool (WebSAT): checks web page HTML against typical usability guidelines. 2. Web Category Analysis Tool (WebCAT): lets the usability engineer construct and conduct a web category analysis (card-sorting). 3. Web Variable Instrumenter Program (WebVIP): instruments a website to capture a log of user interaction. 4. Framework for Logging Usability Data (FLUD): a file format and parser for representation of user interaction logs (such as those captured by WebVIP). 5. VisVIP Tool: produces a 3D visualization of user navigation paths through a website, based on FLUD data. 6. TreeDec: adds navigation aids to the pages of a website.
Web Calendar is a powerful group calendaring and scheduling system. It is a Web based application that makes it easy to publish and manage calendar events on the internet. It includes an impressive set of features, including an easy to use interface, rich functionality, and sophisticated scheduling. It is a CGI application. It runs under your Web server, so to use it, all you need is a browser. There is no proprietary software that needs to be installed on the client side. Web Calendar runs under Unix and Windows.
WebEdit Professional is a simple and powerful browser-based application that enables any non-technical user to create, edit, and manage their entire website. It features access control, file management capabilities, and the ability to edit and create new files within a WYSIWYG editor, and templates.
DocPerl provides a Web-based interface to Perl's Plain Old Documentation (POD). It is a graphical, easy-to-use interface to POD, automatically listing all installed modules on the local host, and any other nominated directories containing Perl files. DocPerl can also display a summary of the APIs defined by files and the code of those files. It can search the POD documentation for module names and for functions defined in modules.