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RE: Draft update to landmarks section for APG 1.1

From: Cynthia Shelly <cyns@microsoft.com>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:27:33 +0000
To: "Gunderson, Jon R" <jongund@illinois.edu>, Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
CC: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
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Overall, this looks pretty good. 

One piece of feedback: It is important not to have too many landmarks, or they become less useful and more confusing.  I advise our site and app creators that a page will be most useful with <7 landmarks, and an absolute maximum of 10.  On many pages just main is good, or banner/navigation/main.  

Adding a landmark to every portlet sounds like a bad idea to me, as some portals have dozens of them. Nesting worries me too.

The 7+/- 2 rule for UI design was very eye opening to me, coming from a programming mindset where numbers were 0, 1, or n. Users don't work like that.  

http://psychclassics.yorku.ca/Miller/ (though I first saw it in The Inmates are Running the Asylum).

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From: Gunderson, Jon R [mailto:jongund@illinois.edu] 
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2016 7:51 AM
To: Matt King <a11ythinker@gmail.com>
Cc: ARIA Working Group <public-aria@w3.org>
Subject: Draft update to landmarks section for APG 1.1


Ann, Teresa and I have been meeting twice a week to work on updating the Landmarks section.

Here is the latest proposed changes, we still have some work to do:

There is a new Section 2 titled: Design Patterns Landmark Roles

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