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[for discussion] "sample" and "meta" pages

From: Shadi Abou-Zahra <shadi@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 05 Oct 2009 16:02:13 +0200
Message-ID: <4AC9FC65.4010903@w3.org>
To: BAD TF <public-wai-eo-badtf@w3.org>
Dear Group,

In the old Demo [1] we had the "sample" pages and the "meta" pages. The 
sample pages only had fictional content (the actual examples) while the 
meta pages only had real content (descriptions, reports, etc).

We've now shifted slightly and seem to have continuum of fictional and 
real pages. Here are the types of pages we currently have:

#1. sample pages (only fictional content)
#2. annotated pages (has some real content but is clearly separated)
#3. survey output (provides real interaction and feedback --mixed)
#4. "beyond the Demo" page (real message but part of the user-path)
#5. report pages (only real content)

One of the things that EOWG pointed out is that the new Demo design [2] 
clearly separates between the "real" navigation at the top and what is 
below the tabs-bar. Given that the <h1> will provide real information 
about the location/context, it is easier for the user to identify what 
they expect to see below the tabs-bar (in the main content area). this 
is what had led EOWG to the suggestion to put all the pages in the same 
"Demo-design" with the prominent header/navigation area.

Pros and cons to this suggestion are welcome for discussion.

Best,
   Shadi

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Shadi Abou-Zahra - http://www.w3.org/People/shadi/ |
   WAI International Program Office Activity Lead   |
  W3C Evaluation & Repair Tools Working Group Chair |
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