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for your comment [from Henk: Some thoughts about the new design]

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:12:23 -0500
Message-ID: <42C176E7.3070303@w3.org>
To: Henk Snetselaar <H.Snetselaar@bartimeus.nl>, WSTF <public-wai-eo-site@w3.org>, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org>

Henk & WSTF,

I drafted up an alternative in reply to Henk's issues (below)

	http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut3/Overview-print.html

has different:
1. tagline justify: right > left
2. tagline added (WAI): "Web Accessibility Initiative: Strategies..." > "Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI): Strategies..."
3. in navigation: W3C Home > W3C Home Page
4. in navigation: Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI Home) > WAI Home Page

Note: please look at the wrapping and alignment in "common" and different configurations with large and small resolution, font size, magnification.

Please reply as soon as possible with any specific reasons for or against these changes, or simply a preference without support (indicate strong or weak). :) 

Best,
~ Shawn


>> The link 'W3C Home' is not clear, without hovering the mouse over the 
>> word 'W3C Home' there is no format clue to know that this is a link to 
>> the W3C homepage. It is even a bit strange as solitude word on top of 
>> the navigation.
> 
> Yes, we know this is not ideal visual design. In the previous major 
> design prototype that we did formal usability testing on 
> (http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut2/gettingstarted.html), we had W3C Home within 
> a darker box. That did poorly in testing as people clicked on it when 
> they wanted to go back to the WAI home page.
> 
> Do you have suggestions for easy fixes? Would adding "Page" to it be a 
> big improvement (i.e., "W3C Home Page")?
> 
> Or, do you think we can list this as an open issue and address it after 
> the first release of the new site, rather than holding up the rollout of 
> the new site to address it now?
> 
> (WSTF, since we didn't get to this on the telecon, please comment on list.)
> 
>> To me it is not clear to be on the Web Accessibility Initiative web 
>> site. This is because of the fact that the word Web Accessibility 
>> Initiative is rather small and is a part of a long sentence. See my 
>> sample what I thought would be more clear. (wai.png)
> 
> 
> Yes, again we know this is not ideal visual design. We had different 
> alignment in http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut2/ but that didn't do well with 
> larger fonts. We had hoped to refine this visual design to have a 
> different "treatment" of the "tagline"; however, we had chosen to move 
> forward as is for the first release.
> 
> Note that in usability testing of http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut2/ everyone 
> easily identified the site.
> 
> Do you think it enough for now that:
> - "Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) Home" is at the top of the 
> navigation bar
> - there is an "About WAI" link on all pages
> - the "WAI" acronym is well known within Web accessibility community and 
> most people coming to the site
> ?
> 
> I think making the orange bar larger to accommodate larger test would 
> make it too strong ascetically. Perhaps left aligning the text would help?
> 
> If we don't come up with an easy solution, do you think we can list this 
> as an open issue and address it after the first release of the new site, 
> rather than holding up the rollout of the new site to address it now?
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