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Re: readiness markers

From: Amelia Bellamy-Royds <amelia.bellamy.royds@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:45:19 -0600
Message-ID: <CAFDDJ7wS=gv1mK9zY_xaN=tKmdoChO4QtretK=i1=Y9-w5_X9A@mail.gmail.com>
To: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>
Cc: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Looks great, Jen.

I second eliot's recommendation for the home page, to go with black text on
the lighter but still saturated versions of the colours.

On the naming.  I like your suggestions (and just wish someone had thought
of them sooner).

   - "Almost Ready" leads naturally into "Ready to Use" (and doesn't imply
   that a page is ever going to be "done" in the sense of couldn't still be
   better).
   - "Needs work" is much clearer than "Coming Later", especially for
   imported MSDN/MDN pages that have a lot of content on them.

*Unless someone replies within minutes I'm going to change the names
immediately*, so that those are the values being used for the QASprint
starting today.  It'll be easier than trying to change things with a custom
script after the values have been set.

Getting rid of the period at the end of "This article is {{State}}." is
just a simple edit of Template:Flags.  However, please warn renoirb before
you change the template, as it will trigger infinite looping updates on the
current version of Mediawiki if he's not there to make it behave.

Finally:  When you roll out the CSS changes, can you also implement the CSS
changes for the listings tables, as described in this email:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-webplatform/2014Jun/0005.html

I still hope to get a better solution for that, but for now using CSS to
convert the tables to lists will make a big improvement in readability.

Amelia






On 12 June 2014 10:19, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com> wrote:

> Please note I changed the names of the readiness markers.
>
> They were:
> Ready to Use
> Almost Done
> In Progress
> Coming Later
>
> I'm proposing:
> Ready to Use
> Almost Ready
> In Progress
> Needs Work
>
> I think these changes are needed to make sure this makes sense to people
> when they see only one marker, all by itself.
> "This article is Almost Ready"
> "This article Needs Work"
> etc.
>
> Coming later especially didn't really make sense when put on a single
> page. (Coming later? But it's right here, I'm looking at it...)
>
> Jen
>
> Jen Simmons
> designer, consultant and speaker
> host of The Web Ahead
> jensimmons.com
> 5by5.tv/webahead
> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>
>
>
> On Thu, Jun 12, 2014 at 12:09 PM, Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com> wrote:
>
>> Here's the latest for the presentation of readiness markers:
>> http://webplatform.jensimmons.com/readiness-markers/
>>
>> Please check out the 5 page-stripes, and the revised home page.
>> And email any comments or desired changes.
>>
>> I'll wait a bit for feedback, and then let's deploy this baby first thing
>> next week!
>>
>> Jen
>>
>> Jen Simmons
>> designer, consultant and speaker
>> host of The Web Ahead
>> jensimmons.com
>> 5by5.tv/webahead
>> twitter: jensimmons <http://twitter.com/jensimmons>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
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