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Re: site redesign beta status

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 13 May 2005 11:08:51 +0100
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B9FD6CBB@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
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Cc: <shawn@w3.org>

A few small suggestions on http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut3/:

- improve leading on the main text on all pages ... currently, the
default sized Verdana looks far too squashed and is very difficult to
read; suggest something as simple as #main { line-height: 1.3em; };

- possibly just a touch of padding on the brown-ish strapline #waiout {
padding: 0.3em; }

- just on the beta homepage: the shape="rect" on Tim Berners-Lee's name
link does not make sense, as shape is meant for image maps;

- under the "highlights": it's confusing (and possibly semantically
ambiguous) that the date for a highlight comes *before* its heading;
suggest reversing the order of <p class="da-highlight"> and <h3
class="ha-highlights"> (which, incidentally, will make the layout a lot
clearer); also suggest working on the margins on that part to visually
group highlights a bit more together (reduce margin between heading,
date and content of a highlight, and possibly increase the margin
between separate highlights, to create a nice "chunked" look that's
easier to scan and read)

- in the "File (not content) last updated..." slug at the bottom (which
I guess is generated by the system, rather than being edited by hand),
can those dollar signs be removed? Maybe it's just me, but they have the
charm and visual style of Perl (enough said) and look unnecessarily
"techie" (plus they make for interesting hearing in my copy of JAWS)

Thanks,

P
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