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Re: Proposal for updating links on webplatform.org

From: Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:31:09 -0800
To: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CCECDD99.3CE35%jburdeki@adobe.com>
=A few observations=

* +1 on More not being useful in this schema.
* Several folks have commented to me that distinction between Q&A and Chat
categories is not intuitive.
* Unless we provide example-only or code-only pages, I'm not sure how that
would manifest.

=An alternate global nav=

Can we help users out with our current architecture of the site by handing
them those actual categories? We could do content types:

| Reference | Concepts & Tuts | Community | About | Blog | Join |

Where these pages point to the following subcategories:

==Reference==
Platform APIs (ptr to /apis/)
"DOM" APIs
CSS APIs
SVG APIs
JavaScript Language & Libraries

==Concepts & Tuts==
(aka, Docs: landing page that points to: beginners, general_concepts,
html, css, accessibility, javascript, dom, svg)

==Community==
Forums
IRC
Mail list

==Abou==
Latest news (ptr to Blog)
What it is
How it was formed
General Philosophy
Stewards
How you can join (ptr to Join)

==Join==
Register for this site
Register for email list
Logon to IRC
Check out the forum
Contribute (ptr to Getting_Started)

J
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julee@adobe.com
@adobejulee



-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Mills <cmills@opera.com>
Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 3:43 AM
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Subject: Proposal for updating links on webplatform.org
Resent-From: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Resent-Date: Friday, December 7, 2012 3:43 AM

>Hi all,
>
>One action I got from the public meeting earlier in the week was to think
>about better things to link the main navigation items on webplatform.org
>to. We currently have
>
>Docs		Chat
>Q&A		Tutorials
>Blog		More
>
>Tutorials and More are rather redundant, given that tutorials are part of
>Docs, and More just points to Docs anyhow.
>
>Doug is probably right that it'd make the area look a bit crappy if we
>just removed them, leaving only four menu choices. I wonder if maybe we
>could do that just temporarily, and then add stuff in afterwards, when
>new things appear?
>
>Things we could immediately add:
>
>1. A link to the stewards page, http://www.webplatform.org/stewards/
>2. A link to our policies, and/or philosophy? Do we have a page that
>explains the WP philosophy?
>
>Things we are intending to have in the near future that w could add, but
>not immediately:
>
>1. A link to education resources
>2. A link to code examples. When Dabblet support gets added, perhaps we
>can add a page that just links to a directory of code examples.
>3. A link to tutorial videos
>
>Any thoughts on this? Should we just leave it be for now? It just seems a
>shame to have redundant links on the homepage.
>
>
>Chris Mills
>Open standards evangelist and dev.opera.com editor, Opera Software
>Co-chair, web education community group, W3C
>Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design"
>(http://my.opera.com/chrismills/blog/2012/07/12/practical-css3-my-book-is-
>finally-published)
>
>* Try Opera: http://www.opera.com
>* Learn about the latest open standards technologies and techniques:
>http://dev.opera.com
>* Contribute to web education: http://www.w3.org/community/webed/
>
>
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