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Re: My thoughts on the w3.org site redesign

From: Jeff Bailey <jbailey@nisa.net>
Date: Sat, 1 Jul 2000 11:22:49 -0700
Message-ID: <20000701112249.G3738@sparky.nisa.net>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>, Jeff Bailey <jbailey@nisa.net>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
On Sat, Jul 01, 2000 at 02:16:57PM -0400, Ian Jacobs wrote:
> Jeff Bailey wrote:
> > 
> > Hello!  I like the new colour scheme that you guys have picked, and the
> > way you've broken the page up into 2 pieces with a colour difference.
> > However, I think you guys have overlooked the reason why people come to
> > your site.
> > 
> > When I come to your site, it's typically to look at current standards to
> > get information or to find some details.  The old site had all of the
> > current standards broken down intelligently in the upper right hand
> > corner.  Now, I have to scroll down 
> Actually, if you click on "keywords", you should go right to the
> blob...
> > and read a "blob" of information to
> > try and find the spec that I'm looking for.  
> People have requested that links be organized in a number of ways,
> including
> sorted by domain, sorted alphabetically. We've had them sorted by
> domain for quite some time, but for people unfamiliar with the domain
> organization, they have had to go through the list to find what they
> want.

I guess it's not so much the order that bothers me (I'll get used to 
anything eventually! <grin>), but the fact that it's now a jumble of text 
that takes *alot* of work to read.  I feel like there's a barrier now 
betweem me and the information because I need to look at a bunch of 
acronyms in order until I find the one I'm looking for.

The domain organization page is nice, but large so it doesn't serve the 
same purpose as the original.

> Thank you for taking the time to send comments. Since the page is
> fresh, we'll let comments accumulate a bit before we make any changes.

That's fine.  I just wanted you guys to know what I liked and didn't like.

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