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Re: list of WPD, rated ready & not-ready

From: Julee Burdekin <julee@adobe.com>
Date: Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:45:29 +0000
To: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com>, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>
CC: List WebPlatform public <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <CF2A37AA.CD542%julee@adobe.com>
I like Eliot’s changes, of course. But I see what you’re saying, Jen.

How about further distinguishing “in progress" from “started”? That way, we’re not saying that the features in the 4th category don’t exist, but that they’re just not complete or vetted. Something like:

Ready to use
Almost done
Current focus
Started

But, whatever you all this is best.

Regards.

J
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Adobe Web Platform
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From: Jen Simmons <jen@jensimmons.com<mailto:jen@jensimmons.com>>
Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:08 AM
To: Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com<mailto:Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>>
Cc: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Subject: Re: list of WPD, rated ready & not-ready
Resent-From: WebPlatform Public List <public-webplatform@w3.org<mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
Resent-Date: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Reviewed and complete – “Ready to use” makes me wonder about the others, if they’re not good at all.
Almost done – Like it
In progress – Like it
Started – “Coming later” indicates there’s nothing there.


This brings up some good questions.

I was thinking that we do want to signal to developer-users/readers that they should only really trust the Docs in category 1. That the team feels good about having people read and use the docs that we'll list in Cat 1, but not necessarily on the rest of the site. So I wanted to make a user "wonder about the others, if they're not good at all."

And about Category 4 — Coming later / Started... I was thinking we'd signal to potential contributor users to not worry about the things in that section. Please help us write & review content in Category 3. That's where we are focusing our efforts. Cat 1 is done. Cat 2 is almost done, nothing for regular helpers to help with. Cat 3 is HELP US HERE!! And Cat 4 is, hey, this will happen later, won't that be cool? But there's nothing to look at there now, nothing to do. It'll happen in the future. Don't click on these.

I'm very open to changing the phrases. Yet, your questions about giving the wrong impression — actually those impressions are the very ideas I'd hoped to convey.

Jen



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On Mon, Feb 17, 2014 at 1:48 PM, Eliot Graff <Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com<mailto:Eliot.Graff@microsoft.com>> wrote:
Hi Jen.

LOVE IT!

Can I recommend this slight change to the headings?

Reviewed and complete – “Ready to use” makes me wonder about the others, if they’re not good at all.
Almost done – Like it
In progress – Like it
Started – “Coming later” indicates there’s nothing there.

I would move WebGL to the Started bucket, unless someone’s added reference pages that I don’t know of.
Also, for the In progress area:
ARIA
Appcache
Geolocation
Navigation timing
Performance timing
User timing
Web sockets
Webworkers
XMLHttpRequest (XHR)

It’s not exhaustive, nor do I have a solid understanding of which of these are “Started” only. Can others chime in?

Thanks so much for doing this.

Eliot

From:jensimmons@gmail.com<mailto:jensimmons@gmail.com> [mailto:jensimmons@gmail.com<mailto:jensimmons@gmail.com>] On Behalf Of Jen Simmons
Sent: Friday, February 14, 2014 2:42 PM
To: List WebPlatform public
Subject: list of WPD, rated ready & not-ready

If you look at http://webplatform.jensimmons.com/design/, there's a set of colored boxes part-way down the page....
(see also screenshot: http://monosnap.com/image/PQwKhS8sakqKzqINvhQi8lqkjuy5Cn.png)

Basically the idea here is to create the beginning of a master portal into the docs from the home page. But one that for the moment serves two functions: 1) to give people an overall idea of what WPD will cover & do once it's done, and 2) show people which parts of the docs are ready vs needing work. I think this will encourage people to help out. Clearly show people that hey, we know a lot of this site is empty & under construction. Show people, hey, these are the reference docs you can use already....

So here's my question:
What technologies should be listed in each of these four sections.
1) Ready to Use
2) Almost Done
3) In Progress
4) Coming Later

And of course — do we want four buckets? (Or three?) Are these names good names?

But most importantly, are the technologies listed in each bucket the right ones? What can go into "Ready to Use"? What else should be under "Coming Later"? Etc.

Jen


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host of The Web Ahead
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