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Re: design

From: Alex Keeny <alex@alexkeeny.com>
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 23:39:20 -0700
Message-Id: <EF0E3EAE-A315-11D8-B4FF-000A95D06FB6@alexkeeny.com>
To: www-validator@w3.org

i'd really love to see this move forward, so i'm just going to put 
together some of the feedback i've gotten, and what i think, so i can 
see what you all think.

- the (bad) code should be given priority
- good typography is a must
- the first thing someone should see is whether or not their site is 
valid
- the revalidate form shouldn't take priority
- there should be a personal feel to it, making the w3c feel reachable 
(hence the original images)
- the page should be cleaned up overall

i've come up with a few ideas to meet some of these:
1) i think it would be a great idea to use the dom to make a hide/show 
link for the revalidation options.  that way, only the address box and 
submit button will be there, but the rest will be easily accessible
2) the help text is a bit redundant, and takes up space.  i think it 
could be fixed by adding an anchor link in it's place, and then only 
having the text once on the page
3) images should be reintroduced focusing on giving the site a friendly 
and reachable feel.  i'm thinking something like smiling faces, and 
also perhaps more focus on user feedback

when i have time, i'm going to create a full redesign of the validator, 
instead of just the css, but i'd really enjoy seeing a better designed 
validator come out of this!

-alex
Received on Tuesday, 11 May 2004 02:42:04 GMT

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