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Re: site redesign beta status

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 11:12:43 -0400
Message-ID: <429C7EEB.6040904@w3.org>
To: Alistair Knock <info@accessall.co.uk>
Cc: public-wai-eo-site@w3.org

Hi, Alistair,

Here's a note to let you know that we received your email. The prototype you reference is in progress and not ready for review. Indeed most of the things that you mention are in the design specs and just have not yet been implemented.

I appreciate that you took the time to send feedback. We will announce on the WAI IG email list (described at http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/#mailinglist ) when we have completed the final prototype for review.

Best,
~ Shawn


Alistair Knock wrote:
> Hi Shawn et al,
> 
> Some minor comments on http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut3/ - good to see progress there.
> 
>  - link to Tim Berners-Lee in sidebar: it isn't clear from styling or context
> that this is a link until you hover.
> 
>  - orange banner breaks at resolutions lower than 1110px width, as the lines
> break and the dashed border doesn't give sufficient indication that it's two
> sections.  Suggest different shading for each section or a more apparent
> border.
> 
>  - insufficient colour difference between links and non-link text in main
> (particularly if a user has - for some reason - chosen never to show underlines
> in links)
> 
>  - using "bridge" as an alt attribute is redundant, potentially confusing, and
> doesn't describe the function.  Give it an empty alt or better still make the
> bridge a CSS background image.
> 
>  - any reason why you aren't using a strict doctype?  Validator only throws up 2
> easy to fix errors, though I haven't looked at how the CSS would hold up.
> 
>  - acronym/abbr not used in content; W3C is never expanded in the current pages
> until you get to the footer.
> 
>  - any reason why the sidebar should come before the content?  (fine on index
> page, preferable to be the other way round on content pages)
> 
>  - very picky, but colour difference in blue sidebar is 459, needs to be >=500
> (according to snook.ca)
> 
> Best wishes,
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