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Re: Negative feedback about the new homepage

From: William G. Thompson, Jr. <wgthom@softcom.com>
Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2000 15:29:53 -0400
Message-ID: <395E46B1.9A167D08@softcom.com>
To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
CC: ij@w3c.org, w3t-comm@w3.org, site-comments@w3.org
The analysis [1] one is nice, but it doesn't really tell the story. 
Using the old page I could eye up every Activity and the relevant
standards right from the homepage.  It was one nice click to the
standard I was looking for.  The new index box makes it much harder to
grasp what is going on at the w3c.  Even if bookmark the Activities
page, http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Activities, I still have to navigate
around and sort through paragraphs of text.

The new index box now has the various Activities, standards, software,
listed in alphabetical order without _any_ grouping (and not even a <ul>
which actually makes the links harder to click on!).  There is no way to
understand, without prior knowledge, what the links are or how they
relate to each other.

Please bring the old index back!!!  Not only for convenience, but so
people new to the w3c will have an easier time understanding all the
work you are doing.


Hugo Haas wrote:
> Here's the answer.
> --
> Hugo Haas, Webmaster, Systems Team - W3C/MIT
> mailto:hugo@w3.org - tel:+1-617-452-2092
>   ------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Subject: Re: Negative feedback about the new homepage
> Date: Sat, 01 Jul 2000 14:12:23 -0400
> From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
> Organization: W3C - World Wide Web Consortium
> To: Hugo Haas <hugo@w3.org>
> CC: w3t-comm@w3.org
> References: <20000701110729.B4946@w3.org>
> Hugo Haas wrote:
> >
> > I received this this morning.
> > >Dude,  what's up with the new homepage.  The index box on the right side
> > >used to be _very_ nice and easy to use.  Now it's a big mess.  The old
> > >page layed out the initiatives very nice and made it easy with one click
> > >to get to many areas of the web site.  Please change it back!!!!
> I sent an analysis [1] of the home page link changes to site-comments.
>  - Ian
> [1] http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/site-comments/2000Jul/0006.html
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> Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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Received on Saturday, 1 July 2000 15:19:59 UTC

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