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Re: [restyle] All-out Spec Template Redesign Collaboration

From: Michiel Bijl <michiel.list@moiety.me>
Date: Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:16:39 +0100
Message-Id: <8E3BA77C-5231-4D31-B9BB-219BB0C3BF80@moiety.me>
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
Sounds like a great project!

— Michiel

> On 24 Jan 2018, at 02:28, fantasai <fantasai.lists@inkedblade.net> wrote:
> Yo!
> Gonna make proper formal announcement through all relevant W3C
> comm channels later, but wanted to give spec-prod a heads up
> that W3C (more or less represented by me, plh, and everyone who
> bothers to comment) and Jefferson University (represented by a
> student design team from their Interaction Design department)
> will be collaborating on the rewrite-the-spec-templates effort [1].
> This will be a semester-long project for the students, with the
> goal of producing a prototype. (I expect the entire project,
> from kickoff to production, to take 1-2 years.)
> If there's info that belongs in the spec templates that's not
> listed in the wiki at
>  https://www.w3.org/wiki/SpecProd/Restyle/Content
> please add it in.
> The students are putting together a URL to a blog or something
> that we'll use to communicate, and I expect all of you here to
> give them a lot to think about--as I'm effectively asking them
> to work through the spec development “process” of
>  1. Post your proposed solution.
>  2. Have people tell you, specifically, that you're wrong.
>  3. Edit to take the feedback into account.
>  4. Repeat from the top until it kinda-sorta stabilizes.
> Since we do things here by consensus, it's going to take the
> consensus of all of you to make this project happen, and that
> means giving these students enough guidance to stay on the
> rails as they work through the problem.
> The scope of the project is re-envisioning what the spec
> template can be, to make it more usable and to bring actual
> content above the fold. Everything is in scope (HTML, CSS,
> boilerplate) except the prose of the specification itself.
> And yes, we're going to rip apart Status of this Document.
> Among other things. So start thinking about it, and feel free
> to document/edit your considerations into the wiki [1]. I
> expect they'll be conducting surveys / interviews as well,
> but we might as well get our ducks in a row so they don't get
> lost. ;)
> [1] https://www.w3.org/wiki/SpecProd/Restyle
> ~fantasai
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