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Re: Standardization status

From: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:38:31 +0100
Cc: Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>, Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Message-Id: <75F0FB52-8308-4109-AE25-748509B0216C@w3.org>
To: Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com>
Love the icons Lea.

To combat the issue about people not knowing what the icons mean, how about including a little question mark icon near to where the icon is going to go, which when followed goes to a  page showing all the icons in sequence, along with a paragraph next to each one explaining what each means? 

Chris Mills
Opera Software, dev.opera.com
W3C Fellow, web education and webplatform.org
Author of "Practical CSS3: Develop and Design" (http://goo.gl/AKf9M)

On 11 Jul 2013, at 07:56, Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com> wrote:

> The only reason i brought this up as i viewed these on my phone this morning and wasn't sure what they each stood for. And i agree, a legend isn't the solution as having to navigate to another page just to view it won;t work.
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> Just a thought, what about something like wrapping the text around the indicator stating what it stands for, something like this [1]? Having it split up around the top and the bottom? I will try do a quick mock-up later today with the examples you sent to see how it looks.
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> [1] http://codepen.io/chriscoyier/pen/circle-type/
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> // Nic da Costa
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> On 11 July 2013 08:31, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
> Hi Nic,
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> Glad you like it!
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> You are raising a very good point. Honestly, I don’t know. :( Suggestions welcome.
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> Eventually these statuses will link to pages explaining what they mean, so at least that will be some help. Although, you certainly shouldn't need to load another page just to find out the status.
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> Perhaps we could have a legend somewhere for now? I don’t like this solution because most people won’t look at it, but it’s better than nothing.
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> Doug, since it was your idea, perhaps you’ve thought about this?
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> Cheers,
> Lea
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> Lea Verou
> W3C developer relations
> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
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> On Jul 11, 2013, at 09:18, Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com> wrote:
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>> Hey Lea
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>> They look awesome! I really like them.
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>> Is there a key on one of our pages indicating what each indicator means? As currently to determine what the indicator is ( if you aren't already familiar with them ) you have to hover over them, but what if this is mobile or other touch devices? How are new user's going to know what the indicator stands for?
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>> Otherwise i think they look great!
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>> // Nic da Costa
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>> On 11 July 2013 06:54, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote:
>> A few days ago Doug asked me to redesign the standardization status ribbon, because it was misleading and too obtrusive.
>> A very good point he made was that we should indicate what each status means, not just the name. For example, many people don’t know that Proposed Recommendations are more mature that Candidate Recommendations or that an Editor’s Draft comes before a Working Draft.
>> So, we worked together on a standardization status that looks more like a progress indicator for W3C statuses. Today I worked a bit on the other, non-W3C statuses as well, so I wanted some feedback.
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>> Here’s a dabblet with all statuses: http://dabblet.com/gist/5922066
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>> And here are various statuses in context:
>> ED: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/OLD:css/cssom/CSSRegionStyleRule
>> WD: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/shape-outside
>> LC: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/functions/var
>> CR: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/border-radius
>> REC: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/font-size
>> Deprecated: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/html/attributes/lowsrc
>> Experimental: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/css/properties/shape-inside
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>> Also, I realized W3C Proposed Recommendation is not in the allowed statuses [1]. Someone should add it. I’d do it myself, but I’m not sure how.
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>> [1]: http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Property:Standardization_Status
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>> Thanks!
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>> Cheers,
>> Lea
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>> Lea Verou
>> W3C developer relations
>> http://w3.org/people/all#leahttp://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
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