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Re: Editing the landing page

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:14:57 -0500
Cc: Harry Halpin <hhalpin@w3.org>, Jarred McGinnis <jarred.mcginnis@pressassociation.com>, public-council@w3.org, sysreq@w3.org
Message-Id: <CECE3AB4-B055-432E-B082-29C43E740630@w3.org>
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>

On 13 Jul 2011, at 2:05 PM, Ian Jacobs wrote:

> 
> On 13 Jul 2011, at 1:45 PM, Harry Halpin wrote:
> 
>> On 07/13/2011 11:43 AM, Jarred McGinnis wrote:
>>> Is it possible to edit the 'semantic news community group' group
>>> description? The copy+paste needs some tidying to remove extra line
>>> breaks.
>>> 
>>> http://www.w3.org/community/semnews/
>> CC'ing sysreq
>> 
>> This seems to be an issue with most group descriptions, perhaps an issue with the form used to create the groups.
>> 
>> Can we please prioritize giving some kind of editing access to WordPress community group sites to the chairs that lets them add links, logos, and edit text?
> 
> They have some access already. Renato is doing lots of page creation.
> 
> More on this shortly...on calls...

I'd like to summarize my current thinking:

1) Today groups can use their wiki and create subpages in the blog space. 
2) I have also intended to give groups a portion of their home page to do "whatever." We looked into that two months ago and did not come up with a solution we liked, so we put it on hold. 
3) We've tried to address some needs on the home page by providing default locations for news, events, links to subpages, links to tools, and links to reports. When we implement the publication features, the links to reports will be in the middle of the page just after the intro paragraph.
4) It is a priority to maintain a certain amount of consistency across group pages. One of the main critiques we get of W3C group pages is that they are hard to navigate and to find information.
5) I expect some evolution as we gain experience but I do not want to allow arbitrary editing of the group home page. The group is welcome to use subpages and its wiki to create workspaces to their liking.
6) I am talking with our designer about integration of both a logo and a tagline into the group's home page. However, I  expect that the W3C brand will remain the most visible on those pages.

Obviously we are trying to strike a balance between consistency and flexibility. I've already made some changes based on comments in this forum and expect to continue to do so. We won't have time to implement all the suggestions by launch, and some may not my personal expectations. I know we will get even more feedback when we go live, and we'll continue to incorporate suggestions and make changes.

Thanks again for all your help as we make progress towards our launch.

Ian


> Ian
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>>> Jarred McGinnis, PhD
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>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: public-council-request@w3.org
>>> [mailto:public-council-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of Ian Jacobs
>>> Sent: 12 July 2011 23:36
>>> To: public-council@w3.org
>>> Subject: IRC channels in left toolbar available
>>> 
>>> Hi all,
>>> 
>>> We can now include URIs to your chat channels (IRC or other) in the left
>>> toolbar of your home page. If you are using IRC (or another chat service
>>> available via a URI) let me know.
>>> 
>>> Ian
>>> 
>>> PS: W3C IRC URIs have this form for the channel #foo:
>>>  irc://irc.w3.org:6665/foo
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