A blog (a contracted word made from "web log") is a website that allows the author to write regular, diary-like comments, thoughts or descriptions of actions and events as a medium for self-expression with the option of allowing readers to add comments to the blog entry.
Blogs typically are more than just text, with the author often presenting images considered of interest to the blog readership. Linking is also a major component of blogs, with links to other blogs (often listed in a sidebar and called a "blogroll") and to web pages.
While blogs are typically used by individuals, corporations can also run blogs internally, to promote communication to a target user group and support a corporate culture, and externally, for marketing and other business enhancement reasons.
Two types of users access blogs: authors and readers.
Authors must be able to create their own user account, edit their profile, write and style their own blog entries. link content within a blog entry other blogs and web pages, and review comments left by their audience.
Actions required of a reader usually involve performing searches, reading the content returned, and submitting comments to a particular blog entry.
|1.1||Ensure the title of your blog entry is informative and meaningful||Priority 1|
|1.3||Ensure links on the pages are properly labelled||Priority 2|
|1.4||Create a basic form for readers to post comments to the blog entry, where required||Priority 2|
|1.5||Use labels on all form inputs||Priority 2|
|1.6||Use clear and simple language||Priority 1|
|1.7||Use relative font sizes||Priority 2|
|1.8||View the blog in text-only view by using a text browser rendering tool||Priority 1|
|1.9||Text should be chunked to facilitate reading by the user||Priority 2|
|1.10||Break up large blocks of text with visual components||Priority 2|
|1.11||Place the orange RSS subscribe button in a highly visible location||Priority 2|