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Re: Standardization status

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2013 06:31:14 -0400
Message-ID: <51DE8972.9020509@w3.org>
To: Chris Mills <cmills@w3.org>
CC: Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com>, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org>, WebPlatform Community <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, folks-

Here's the page explaining the standards statuses for W3C:
  http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Standards/W3C

It would be nice if we could transclude each section as appropriate into 
the articles.

Regards-
-Doug

On 7/11/13 4:38 AM, Chris Mills wrote:
> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> [1] http://codepen.io/chriscoyier/pen/circle-type/
>>
>> // Nic da Costa
>>
>>
>> On 11 July 2013 08:31, Lea Verou <lea@w3.org> wrote: Hi Nic,
>>
>> Glad you like it!
>>
>> You are raising a very good point. Honestly, I don’t know. :(
>> Suggestions welcome.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> 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.
>>
>> Doug, since it was your idea, perhaps you’ve thought about this?
>>
>> Cheers, Lea
>>
>> Lea Verou W3C developer relations http://w3.org/people/all#lea ✿
>> http://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>> On Jul 11, 2013, at 09:18, Nic da Costa <njr.dacosta@gmail.com>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hey Lea
>>>
>>> They look awesome! I really like them.
>>>
>>> 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?
>>>
>>> Otherwise i think they look great!
>>>
>>> // Nic da Costa
>>>
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> Here’s a dabblet with all statuses:
>>> http://dabblet.com/gist/5922066
>>>
>>> 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
>>>
>>> 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.
>>>
>>> [1]:
>>> http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Property:Standardization_Status
>>>
>>> Thanks!
>>>
>>> Cheers, Lea
>>>
>>>
>>> Lea Verou W3C developer relations http://w3.org/people/all#lea ✿
>>> http://lea.verou.me ✿ @leaverou
>>>
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