W3C home > Mailing lists > Public > spec-prod@w3.org > July to September 2021

Request for feedback on the /TR redesign prototypes

From: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 15:43:29 +0400
Message-Id: <9F307E32-BF8E-44D1-B808-F1F631608276@w3.org>
To: spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
Hi all,

After receiving your feedback on reorganizing the list of TR reports [1], we had some
discussions with Studio 24 to update their initial mockup to take your comments into
consideration.
It was also a good time to reflect on the different issues regarding the usability of
the page and how valuable the concept of specification families is.

The following prototypes are the result of the analysis:
- initial state:
  https://w3c-dev.studio24.dev/technical-reports-v2/index.html
- view of all specifications:
  https://w3c-dev.studio24.dev/technical-reports-v2/search-results-all.html
- filtered view by tag, e.g. accessibility:
  https://w3c-dev.studio24.dev/technical-reports-v2/search-results-a11y.html

The post [2] explains the different issues and how the new design tries to address them.
The major changes are:
1/ the default view: initially the page will not list any specifications as opposed to
all of them today so the users won’t get distracted with content they haven’t searched
for. Note that the full list of specifications will still be accessible from a given
link
2/ in the filters, the TR maturity levels have been reorganized by track and we are
replacing some terms like ‘Recommendation’ by ’Standard’ which will be easier to
understand for newcomers. In the prototype, the ‘Draft Notes’ status should be merged
with ’Notes’ but it gives an idea of how the filters could be updated if we were to
introduce additional status/track
3/ the advanced filters are hidden by default to reduce the amount of information. This
also gives a way to provide a better description of each filter once opened
4/ group the specifications by families. While the prototypes show the specifications
grouped by families, we still need to review the categorization. For now, the mockups
are based on the early list [3] but that’s something that will require more discussions
so don’t be surprised if a specification is not in the right family
5/ reduce the data for each specification to keep the page usable. The other information
can be found in the specification itself

Please let me know if you have any concerns or comments regarding the proposed design by
*August 15, 2021* and I’ll relay them to Studio 24.

Thank you,

Denis


[1] https://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/spec-prod/2021JanMar/0001.html
[2] https://w3c.studio24.net/updates/redesigning-the-landing-page-for-technical-reports/
[3] https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1WlqmB1ZTUo-nqpZ-E_bMUHD_KCcHUC10c2uctsj9Cv0/edit#gid=0
Received on Friday, 23 July 2021 11:43:40 UTC

This archive was generated by hypermail 2.4.0 : Friday, 23 July 2021 11:43:41 UTC