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Re: Feedback about beta site

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 11:36:31 -0500
To: Giovanni Tummarello <giovanni.tummarello@deri.org>
Message-Id: <50665BF3-B0CC-4F61-A460-6AE56F8E7F8A@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org

On 16 Sep 2009, at 11:25 AM, Giovanni Tummarello wrote:

> Hi
> the old one is the "old one" :-) so you're shielded. I can indeed tell
> that the new one is volunteer work. I am just not sure it is in the
> best interest of W3C to be looking like that.
> i do know that the financial situation of w3c is what it is, but i
> think this would pay itself almost immediately
> end of advices, thanks for listening.

Point taken about paying for itself, although I'm not sure how many  
organizations would choose to join because the site looks nicer. They  
usually join because they have work they want to get done. I also  
think that they would be happy for us to spend some more energy on  
tools for getting work done.

I think that one thing that will help a lot is if we can get a few  
more photos up. That will be possible within the current design.

I welcome concrete suggestions for how to _tune_ the current design.

  _ Ian

> cheers
> giovanni
> On Wed, Sep 16, 2009 at 5:11 PM, Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org> wrote:
>> On 16 Sep 2009, at 10:52 AM, Giovanni Tummarello wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> i truly care about w3c role and activity, so please take my feedback
>>> positively. I think the beta site is very uninspiring.
>>> Sorry geek time is over, you want to get corporate sponsorship you
>>> have to have a reasonable look that makes you want to belong to it.
>>> Apparences are very important.
>>> Ideas on graphic themes, images etc should abound given the cardinal
>>> role w3c had in making the web what it is today.
>>> Please do spend some money on some good quality, inspired web  
>>> designer
>>> and/or PR agency
>> Hi Giovanni,
>> I appreciate the message that the W3C site deserves to have an  
>> interesting
>> visual appearance. I think that the beta site is a significant  
>> improvement
>> over our current site. We have relied heavily on volunteers who  
>> have offered
>> their services to get us to this point. I expect that this  
>> framework will
>> allow for continued improvements. I would like to finish this  
>> version of the
>> site as soon as possible because of the new features and  
>> improvements. Then
>> we can turn our attentions to the next round of improvements.
>>  _ Ian
>> --
>> Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
>> Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
Tel:                                      +1 718 260 9447
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