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Re: Request for feedback on the /TR redesign prototypes

From: Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>
Date: Fri, 23 Jul 2021 11:58:22 +0000
To: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>, spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>
Message-ID: <AFC7EBB5-9566-4526-ABA6-A05A4E1103E7@bbc.co.uk>
Hi Denis,

Looks like a good iterative improvement. I think this might work! I only have questions, not comments:

How are the families sorted in the list results? It's not obvious looking at the view of all specifications - maybe by descending date of most recent publication plus some other secondary key? Is some option to allow the sort key and direction to be changed a feature on the roadmap?

What information is indexed to provide results for the (non-advanced) search box? For example, if you put a family name
into the search box is the expectation that it would work to show you the specs in that family?


On 23/07/2021, 12:44, "Denis Ah-Kang" <denis@w3.org> wrote:

    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
    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:

    - view of all specifications:

    - filtered view by tag, e.g. accessibility:

    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
    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,


    [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

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