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Comments on beta homepage of new W3C Site

From: <noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com>
Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2009 14:54:03 -0400
To: site-comments@w3.org
Cc: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Message-ID: <OFE2515893.48390BE8-ON8525757F.00675BA3-8525757F.0067AF95@lotus.com>
Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the new W3C site design.  Many 
of the detail pages, e.g. for particular W3C activities look very good to 
me, but I'm afraid that I don't find the layout of the home page appealing 
at all. On my screen, which is admittedly quite wide, there is quite a bit 
of white space with information sort of floating in it.  I think that part 
of the problem is some lack of background color differentiation or border 
lines to separate the vertical columns.   See attached file 

Also, the fact that (ignoring the grey on the left, which works fine) the 
upper and lower areas are two and 3 columns respectively also seems a 
little visually jarring and hard to scan.  See the file named capture2 
below to see what I mean.  The "Web for All" bit is just sort of hanging 
out there, to my eye, and you have to think a bit to realize what that 
green bar is doing.

Noah Mendelsohn
(I am co-chair of the W3C TAG, but please note that these are my personal 
comments.  The do not necessarily reflect the opinions of others on the 
TAG or of my employer, IBM Corp.)

Noah Mendelsohn 
IBM Corporation
One Rogers Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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