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Re: site redesign beta status

From: Shawn Henry <shawn@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 31 May 2005 11:11:16 -0400
Message-ID: <429C7E94.4070200@w3.org>
To: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Cc: wai-site-comments@w3.org

Hi, Patrick,

Here's a note to let you know that we received your email. The prototype you reference is in progress and not ready for review. Indeed most of the things that you mention are in the design specs and just have not yet been implemented.

I appreciate that you took the time to send feedback. We will announce on the WAI IG email list (described at http://www.w3.org/WAI/IG/#mailinglist ) when we have completed the final prototype for review.

Best,
~ Shawn


Patrick Lauke wrote:
> 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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