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Game Design Schools Site Evaluation

There are a total of 30 game design schools in the US. While all of these schools have websites, 24 game design schools have some social media presence, having accounts on at least one of the three major social media outlets, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube. Of the schools that have a social media presence, the greatest number, almost 100% are on Facebook.

Visual Preferences

Color

Approximately 73.3% of the 30 game design schools use white as the primary color on their websites. Another 13.3% use black as the primary color on their websites. Blue (3.3%), grey (3.3%) and yellow (3.3%) are other colors commonly used as the primary color on game design school websites.

The colors used on the websites of the largest game design schools in the nation, are as follows:

  1. Pima Community College: white 21% and purple 1.2%
  2. Johnson County Community College: white 21% and purple 6.3%
  3. Milwaukee Area Technical College: white 53% and grey 1.8%

Font

The largest number, nearly 60%, of game design school websites use Arial as the primary font on their websites. Other fonts commonly used on game design school websites include Helvetica (13.3%) and Verdana (10%).

The largest game design school's websites use the following fonts:

  1. Pima Community College: Verdana
  2. Johnson County Community College: Arial
  3. Milwaukee Area Technical College: Arial

Social Presence

Exactly 16 game design schools have YouTube channels. These schools each have an average of 1,239 YouTube channel subscribers. The game design schools with the greatest number of YouTube channel subscribers are:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University: 16,128 subscribers
  2. Savannah College of Art and Design: 1,503 subscribers
  3. Johnson County Community College: 734 subscribers

Exactly 16 game design schools have Twitter accounts. These schools each have an average of 1,602 Twitter account followers. The game design schools with the greatest number of Twitter followers are:

  1. Carnegie Mellon University: 9,147 followers
  2. Savannah College of Art and Design: 7,191 followers
  3. The University of Texas at Dallas: 1,875 followers

Web Metrics

Although all game design schools have websites, only about 24% of these schools actually appear to regularly maintain their sites. This can be deduced from the fact that 76.7% of game design school websites have 3 or more broken links one click away from their homepage. The game design schools with the most number of broken links are:

  1. Savannah College of Art and Design: 468 broken links
  2. Rochester Institute of Technology: 240 broken links
  3. Broadview University - Salt Lake City: 216 broken links

It is also interesting to evaluate the number of HTML and CSS validation errors on game design school websites to get a sense of the quality of these sites. The game design school websites with the cleanest websites, i.e., least number of HTML and CSS validation errors are:

  1. Pima Community College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. Southwestern College: 0 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  3. Carnegie Mellon University: 0 HTML validation errors; 3 CSS validation errors

The game design school websites with the greatest number of HTML and CSS validation errors include:

  1. Milwaukee Area Technical College: 519 HTML validation errors; 0 CSS validation errors
  2. Luna Community College: 29 HTML validation errors; 198 CSS validation errors
  3. Broadview University - Salt Lake City: 56 HTML validation errors; 116 CSS validation errors

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