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Re: Redesign beta getting closer

From: Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 20:26:03 +0100
Cc: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>, "Bakken, Brent" <brent.bakken@pearson.com>, EO Planning <public-eo-plan@w3.org>
Message-Id: <2398B29A-32C0-4064-A747-E673B7A9075B@w3.org>
To: Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org>
Hi.

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> On 12. Mar 2018, at 19:02, Sharron Rush <srush@knowbility.org> wrote:
> 
> Eric,
> 
> I have just spent the last hour or so knocking around in the beta site. It looks fantastic! I can only imagine how much work you have done and I am in awe of your dedication and skill - thank you!! 
> 
> I have not found links that don't work but I did want to ask about the operation of the main menu. It seems a bit clunky to me to use the tab key for everything. Also, once you open a submenu you are kind of trapped in the submenu until you tab all the way out again- or did I miss a navigation trick?  

Yes, that’s deliberate how people expect the menu to work, keyboard navigation by arrow keys is very uncommon apart from application menus. 

I might add the possibility to use esc to close the menu and get back to the main navigation item. 

> 
> I much prefer the ease of navigating as it is implemented in the old Knowbility site: https://web.archive.org/web/20150207012937/http://knowbility.org:80/  The tab key keeps you in the upper nav and the arrow keys take you into the submenu, a browsing experince with less friction it seems to me. 
> 
> Also the visual response to keyboard focus in Firefox is not equivalent to the mouse hover state. Will that be addressed? 

I’ll certainly have a look!

Eric

> 
> Thanks again Eric, excellent work!
> Sharron
> 
> 
>> On Mon, Mar 12, 2018 at 6:29 AM, Eric Eggert <ee@w3.org> wrote:
>> Hi Shawn, Sharron, & Brent,
>> 
>> I have uploaded the new site to /WAI/beta/. I have locked out search engines for now (because we don’t want duplicated content to show up there).
>> 
>> Some content might have links that don’t work or go to old content. I try to address as many of those links as I can before the beta, but I don’t have too much time left to put into the project.
>> 
>> If you find anything weird or missing (images, for example), feel free to drop me an email and I will put it into a prioritization :-)
>> 
>> I’m looking forward to announcing the beta at the end of the week!
>> 
>> Eric
>> 
>> --
>> 
>> Eric Eggert
>> Web Accessibility Specialist
>> Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) at World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
>> 
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Sharron Rush | Executive Director | Knowbility.org | @knowbility
> Equal access to technology for people with disabilities
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