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Re: Getting Started page updated

From: Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net>
Date: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 07:48:02 +0100
Cc: Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-Id: <71E06D7D-73C8-4611-83B8-35D4A6CCBA43@desbenoit.net>
To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>
Hi Scott, 

Indeed, this page should stay very simple, it just needs a color on title and perhaps a horizontal bar to guide the looks of our user. 

Seb

Le 27 mars 2013 à 16:45, Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com> a écrit :

> Thanks all! I appreciate the kudos.
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> With this page, I followed the Teddy Roosevelt postulate: "Start where you are, use what you've got, do what you can." So, yeah, there's no new styling. If anyone wants to doll it up a bit, please do.
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> The one provision I would like to maintain is that we keep this page simple. I struggle daily with the notion that our pages are too cluttered and hard to read versus the realization that, dammit, it's a documentation site and visitors have to RTFM(!). With the Getting Started page, the objective is to provide a list of pages to work on, broken down by task type. I've tried to keep verbiage to a minimum, leaving most of the instructions to the Editor's Guide.
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> Any styling that moves this page forward (ahem) would be great. By the way, though, I'm not a huge fan of the movethewebforward design - a bit too blocky and monochromatic for my taste. But I do appreciate the way the layout follows a "simple to complex" degradation of the information, and that's what I've tried to achieve with the Getting Started page.
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> ~Scott
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> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 10:58 PM, Sébastien Desbenoit <seb@desbenoit.net> wrote:
> It's awesome! 
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> Maybe the three tittle and the boxes need a bit more style to be identified at the first look, I may be a bit dump, but I had a "very" quick look and I didn't see any change. I say the layout after my second visit: after looking at move the web forward. Maybe some space or a horizontal bar. I don't know. In my opinion, it's a bit too linear but it's just a style thing, the architecture is awesome. 
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> Seb 
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> Le 27 mars 2013 à 02:18, Julee Burdekin <jburdeki@adobe.com> a écrit :
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>> +flippin'1 ! Thanks, Scott, fr0zenice and Paul Rosenbusch!! J
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>> julee@adobe.com
>> @adobejulee
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>> From: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
>> Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:03 PM
>> To: Scott Rowe <scottrowe@google.com>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
>> Subject: RE: Getting Started page updated
>> Resent-From: <public-webplatform@w3.org>
>> Resent-Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 3:04 PM
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>> That is flippin’ BEAUTIFUL!
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>> Thanks, Scott (and those who created the query template).
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>> Eliot
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>> From: Scott Rowe [mailto:scottrowe@google.com] 
>> Sent: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 11:02 AM
>> To: public-webplatform@w3.org
>> Subject: Getting Started page updated
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>> Using fr0zenice and Paul Rosenbusch's nifty Configurable_Query template, I've updated the Getting Started page [1], replacing the previous links to old-school query results pages with the Page/Summary tables produced by the Configurable_Query.
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>> The new design breaks tasks out according to three levels, basic, involved, and advanced. Of the involved tasks, some are also broken out by domain (CSS, API, etc.)
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>> This design gets its inspiration from the Move the Web Forward [2] layout, which presents visitors with increasing levels of involvement as they scroll down the page.
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>> We anticipate a need to introduce the WPD Projects with more information under the Advanced task section, and as the Project project evolves, we can fill in this information.
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>> The next item on my list is writing up how to use the Configurable_Query template for contributors. If you want to start using these right away, you can steal mine from my User:Scottrowe page [3]. Just copy the entire page into your own like-named page.
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>> Cheers!
>> ~Scott
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>> [1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/WPD:Getting_Started
>> [2] http://movethewebforward.org/
>> [3] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/User:Scottrowe/pages/custom_list
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> Sébastien Desbenoit  -  http://notes.desbenoit.net -  http://internetetmoi.fr
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