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Re: Mockups for the new main page and top level topic pages

From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Mon, 10 Dec 2012 10:44:26 +0000
Cc: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <999C881F-FAF0-4E84-AFD1-AA994528B8F4@opera.com>
To: Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net>
Hey Seb!

We could potentially have many more icons, but for now I think it would be best to just stick to the icons for the top level landing pages, do a really good job of them first. For now, we could just repeat those icons for the subcategory pages too.



On 7 Dec 2012, at 20:08, Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net> wrote:

> Wow Chris, neat work! 
> 
> I'm working on the icons right now, but I may have a list of all the icons I need to draw?
> 
> Best, 
> 
> Seb
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> Le 7 déc. 2012 à 17:24, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> a écrit :
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>> Hey all,
>> 
>> I have refined the design of the new landing pages a bit, and created a couple more. See
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>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:main_page
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>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:html
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:css
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:general_concepts
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>> People seemed to quite like where this was going, so let's go forward with it, shall we?
>> 
>> As far as I see it, I need:
>> 
>> * Some icons from Seb (I know he's working on it, so cool)
>> * Some actual proper design work plus adding the styles to the WP CSS (I'm guessing Lea needs to do this)
>> * A template/form guru to create a new template for the topics layout?
>> 
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>> On 6 Dec 2012, at 11:36, Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com> wrote:
>> 
>>> 
>>> On 6 Dec 2012, at 01:42, Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Great! (Thought we weren't supposed to use HTML, but definitely a great
>>>> improvement.)
>>> 
>>> Yeah, that's just for the mockup. For the final thing, this would be handled by a form/template, I suspect.
>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> Wish we could make the Summary section go away. Or move it - below?
>>> 
>>> We should certainly get rid of the "Summary" heading, imo. It is fairly obvious that it's a summary of the page. Maybe we could just give the summary text in each case another implicit visual aid, such as a slightly darker background or something?
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>>>> 
>>>> Having the real map of what's available above the fold might help people
>>>> move faster to their desired destinations.
>>> 
>>> I still think the summary and other short intro gubbins should go before the topic list - this just makes more sense in terms of the structure. Or do you think it would still work with the topics first? what do you think of these now?
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>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:main_page
>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/TEST:html
>>> 
>>> ?
>>> 
>>> And also, the concept of "above the fold" is becoming increasingly less relevant now people are using such a wide variety of screen sizes to view the web (I never liked it being applied to the web in the first place, but I know what you mean). People on mobile and smaller tablet screen sizes would not benefit from the topic map being "above the fold" anyway.
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