Analysis of content legibility for smartphones of websites of the Korean urological association and other urological societies in Korea

Joo Yong Lee, Dong Hyuk Kang, Hong Sang Moon, Yong Tae Kim, Tag Keun Yoo, Hong Yong Choi, Tchun Yong Lee, Seung Wook Lee

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Purpose: We performed an analysis of the smartphone legibility of the websites of the Korean Urological Association (KUA) and other urological societies. Materials and Methods: This study was conducted on the websites of the KUA and nine other urological societies. Each website was accessed via iPhone Safari and Android Chrome, respectively, to evaluate the establishment and readability of the mobile web pages. The provision of Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds by the websites and whether the websites had Twitter and Facebook accounts were evaluated. In addition, a validation test on the web standards was performed by using the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C®) Markup Validation Service, and subsequently the numbers of errors and warnings that occurred were analyzed. Results: When accessed via Safari, two websites were legible, four were somewhat legible, and four were somewhat illegible. When accessed via Chrome, two websites were legible, six were somewhat legible, and two were somewhat illegible. One website provided an RSS feed and two websites managed members via separate Twitter accounts. No website supported mobile web pages. The result of the W3C® Markup Validation test on 10 websites showed a mean error rate of 221.6 (range, 13-1,477) and a mean warning rate of 127.13 (range, 0-655). Conclusions: The smartphone legibility level of the websites of urological societies was relatively low. Improved smartphone legibility and web standard compliance of the websites of urological societies are required to keep up with the popularity of smartphones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-146
Number of pages5
JournalKorean Journal of Urology
Volume52
Issue number2
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StatePublished - 2011 Feb 1

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Analysis of content legibility for smartphones of websites of the Korean urological association and other urological societies in Korea. / Lee, Joo Yong; Kang, Dong Hyuk; Moon, Hong Sang; Kim, Yong Tae; Yoo, Tag Keun; Choi, Hong Yong; Lee, Tchun Yong; Lee, Seung Wook.

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