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From: Michael Virant <mwvirant@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2009 09:26:23 +1000
Message-ID: <78e44f030909031626k937b873j713fcfbcb749c057@mail.gmail.com>
To: site-comments@w3.org

IE Version 6.0.2900.2180
Service Pack 2
OS Microsoft xp professional version 2002

Resolution: 1280*1024

Microsoft...CSS no doubt the culprit.  I'm getting a horizontal scroll bar.
The header navigation and search fields appear to take up too much vertical
space.  The search fields are partially off screen.

I can't resize the text via View > Text size

Pale blue font color on right hand side of home page is somewhat difficult
to read - a better contrast is necessary perhaps.

"Permalink" tool tip - never heard that term so getting nervous that I
should know it after 15 years in the biz.  It does not trigger a spawned
window which is how I interpreted the icon.  That other links on the page
behave in a similar fashion the purpose of the icon and tip is lost on me.
Just googled the term.  Not sure what the benefit is to a consumer of the
content - but obviously valuable information to those wishing to link to the

The hover behaviour is not consistant within the content area of the page -
I'm having to learn the implied meaning (and whether it was intentional or
an oversight) - eg no rollover effect is a jump down the page (principles,
vision), rollover effect = a link to another page.

Different font sizes within the content area - not sure why. (compare the
mission statement at the top and remaining paragraphs)

ALT=W3C10 Asia - is that an adequate description of the image/link?

Left hand nav - fewer links than current page - having to learn a site's new
navigation can be frustrating but I am not for a moment suggesting that the
new nav bar's entries should be reviewed.

Hope this helps - it is an improvement on what is looking like a very dated
site - the old colour palette is a dead giveaway - plus it teams with the
theme of the HTML validator - nice.

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