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Re: WAI HOME PAGE REDRAFT

From: geoff freed <geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
Date: 24 Aug 2000 14:08:01 -0500
Message-ID: <-1244996423geoff_freed@wgbh.org>
To: <w3c-wai-eo@w3.org>

Speaking as perhaps the lone Mac user, I have just a few comments:

1.  In a rare instance of cooperation, both IE 5 and Netscape Communicator 4.7
behaved nearly identically when showing the new WAI pages.  
That's not a complaint.  Really.

2.  >"it is not a fancy redesign..."
YAY!  I think its design is, on the whole, just fine and would urge
you not to do much more to dress it up.   Having said that...
I'm not wild about the light yellow background color or the darker yellow 
boxes behind the headers.  They make me squint and, believe it or not, I find 
that I read much more slowly on pages with bright colors.  
Personally, I prefer white as a background.

3.  Uh... allow me to refute #1:  the bullets appear as solid dots in IE and clear
dots in Netscape.  ??  Checking on a PC, it appears the intention is to
use solid dots, which I prefer.

4.  On the Home page, the "questions about site?" link is a direct mailto link.
Don't forget to include the e-mail address in the text.

5.  I also tested it with Home Page Reader and had no problems.

Geoff/NCAM



On Wednesday, August 23, 2000, Judy Brewer <jbrewer@w3.org> wrote:
>EOWG:
>
>Please review this redraft of the WAI Home Page -- and please read this
>before commenting.
>
>- the purpose of this redraft is to reorganize and clean up the current
>home page;
>- it is not a fancy redesign -- we will do more on another round;
>- there are still some style sheet bugs, and it needs to be tested in
>multiple browsers;
>- it breaks information out into several new sub-pages, which also should
>be reviewed;
>- while the sub-pages are at their proper URI's, the redraft of the home
>page is_not_ in its eventual home, so you'll need your "go back" command to
>get back to it from any sub-pages, until it is at its own URL (next week,
>if this is accepted as an improvement over the current home page);
>- some info is missing, and some links not yet active, as you will see
>(e.g. the "how to participate" or "how to get involved" page is not yet in
>place).
>
>Questions for review:
>- is the organization of info better?
>- are the navigation options clear?
>- are there key pieces of info you can't easily find?
>- does it work well on various assistive technologies?
>- does it display well in GUI browsers?
>- is it an improvement over the current WAI home page (this should not be a
>great challenge...)?
>- other?
>
>Send review comments to:
>- w3c-wai-eo@w3.org, with a subject line of "WAI HOME PAGE
>REDRAFT"
>
>Pages for review:
>	http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/WAI-home.html
>	http://www.w3.org/WAI/events.html
>	http://www.w3.org/WAI/Resources/
>	http://www.w3.org/WAI/contacts.html
>
>Comments in advance of our EOWG meeting this Friday August 25
>are welcome.
>
>Thanks,
>
>- Judy
>-- 
>Judy Brewer    jbrewer@w3.org    +1.617.258.9741    http://www.w3.org/WAI
>Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI), World Wide Web Consortium (W3C)
>EOWG Home: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO
>
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