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RE: New W3C Site Design

From: Bailey, Bruce <Bruce_Bailey@ed.gov>
Date: Fri, 25 Aug 2000 17:24:17 -0400
Message-ID: <0145DFB4A556D311AFF800062B001EDA03E7C00A@wdcfb6exc04.ed.gov>
To: "'site-comments@w3.org'" <site-comments@w3.org>, "'w3c-wai-ig@w3.org'" <w3c-wai-ig@w3.org>
Cc: "'Kynn Bartlett'" <kynn@idyllmtn.com>
Hmm.

I like that they claim AA WCAG compliance, but...

Seems to me they violate (P2) Checkpoint 5.3:  Do not use tables for layout
unless the table makes sense when linearized.

How is [NavBar] [W3C Links: A to Z] [News and Content] [More Links and
Search] [NavBar] a logical reading order?

One could also argue that since the W3C banner logo is nothing more than
stylized text, that it should be rendered with CSS rather than as a graphic.
That's (P2) Checkpoint 11.1:  Use W3C technologies when they are available
and appropriate for a task and use the latest versions when supported.

Len Kasday has pointed out that they violate the spirit if not the letter of
(P2) 3.5:  Use header elements to convey document structure and use them
according to specification. 

I like the new home page, but I think, in all honestly, they should drop the
Double A rating claim.

Just my two cents!

-----Original Message-----
From: w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org [mailto:w3c-wai-ig-request@w3.org]On
Behalf Of Kynn Bartlett
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 3:51 PM
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
Subject: New W3C Site Design


When I looked today, I discovered another new redesign of the
W3C site, http://www.w3.org/ -- there's a link at the bottom
that asks for comments:

BEGIN QUOTE
W3C Site Comments Welcome
We welcome your comments and suggestions on this page in the
site comments discussion forum.
END QUOTE

The link is to http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/site-comments/
which isn't really a "discussion forum" but a public archive
of the site comments distribution list.  It doesn't seem to
tell -how- to contribute your comments (a serious problem in
documentation/usability), but from context it appears you can
send your comments to:

      site-comments@w3.org

It would be interesting to hear what users with disabilities
think of the accessibility of this site, as well as general
comments about the appearance and usability of the W3C site.

--Kynn

Disclaimer:  I'm not a W3C person asking for this, I'm just
someone who's noticed this and is nosy.  This isn't an official
request from the W3C at all, although they -have- requested
input via the notice on the bottom of the page.
Received on Friday, 25 August 2000 17:21:12 GMT

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