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fresh layer of paint for link checker

From: olivier Thereaux <ot@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 14 Sep 2007 10:28:38 +0900
Message-Id: <B94183C5-FA39-40F0-AE80-D5585A399A4A@w3.org>
To: QA-dev Dev <public-qa-dev@w3.org>

Hello,

As mentioned a good while ago, and finally started this week, I'm  
looking at the link checker's UI, applying some of the usability  
findings we made for the markup validator, and transfering some of  
the styling too.

For now, I started with:

* phase 1 - update the main page's style to match that of the validator
... but making sure it will still "work" with the old markup

* phase 2 - small markup changes
  - moved the bar of links under the main interface block
  - added an intro blurb
  - added a tagline

The current tagline is terrible. Any candidate for something short  
and sweet? I'm currently thinking along the lines of
"find and fix broken links on your Web site". Thoughts?

* phase 3 - do something about the results
I'm working on this now. Experimenting with:
  - adding a form to start another checking from results page
    (pre-fill with current address and settings)
  - limiting the size of the "progress" box (with height and overflow  
CSS)
    ... unsure about this, though.
  - bringing the "results" list in sync with style of validator
  - moving results summary table above, not below, results list

* phase 4 - dust off the doc

Nothing dramatic, but it should look and feel a little more pleasant  
when done.
More (or contrary) ideas welcome.


-- 
olivier
Received on Friday, 14 September 2007 01:28:41 GMT

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