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[wbs] response to 'TR Design Survey'

From: Joshue O Connor via WBS Mailer <sysbot+wbs@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 09:48:01 +0000
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The following answers have been successfully submitted to 'TR Design Survey'
(public) for Joshue O Connor.

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> On behalf of which W3C Working Group are you answering this survey?
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WCAG

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> Paste in URLs to a representative sample (1-3 links) of your specs. If
> styling differs substantially between /TR and your editor's drafts,
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http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/G143.html 
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/failures.html#F1




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> What spec pre-processor(s) does your WG use?
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We use the main W3C TR style sheets AFAIK.

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> What do you like about your current styles?
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We surveyed the group, and there wasn't a lot of positive commentary about
the current style at all. One comment was 'Text is fairly readable and the
overall structure is ok'.

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Mostly dull - lack of colour and élan. The current use of typography does
not really enhance the reading experience or help the user better digest
the sea of content that is WCAG. 

Better use of colour to indicate code/examples/etc combined with better
attention to kerning/leading and the overall typographic tone may help make
reading our stuff more pleasant.

Also a general like of 'style' in our style - was mentioned.

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http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/ARIA1.html
http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20-TECHS/Overview.html#contents



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> Table style
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> The new styles will include rules for rendering data tables. These will
> be opt-in by class name, and rely heavily on good markup (use of THEAD,
> TBODY, COLGROUP, scope attributes, etc.). See Simple Example, Less Simple
> Example, and Extra-Complex Example. Paste in URLs to a sampling of any
> data tables you are using so that we can try to accommodate those in the
> styling, if practical. 
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http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/media-equiv-audio-desc-only.html

http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-text-presentation.html
http://www.w3.org/TR/UNDERSTANDING-WCAG20/visual-audio-contrast-text-images.html


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> CSS WG Style
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> The CSSWG has made a number of minor improvements to the existing spec
> styles, which we might just adopt wholesale. Please comment on what you
> like/dislike about these styles, as demonstrated in the CSS3 Text
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Positive feedback for this - I like the way colour is used for notes and
examples etc! but there are some colour contrast issues that need to be
fixed.  Using a colour for text headings that is only a few shades darker
than the background for example will be problematic (see the 'Example 4'
colour) and "Info Needed".

EXAMPLES:
Foreground: #AB9D23 - Background: #FCF9EA

The contrast ratio is: 2.62:1

INFO NEEDED:
Foreground: #FC7236 - Background: #FEEAC1

The contrast ratio is: 2.34:1

Apart from this, the view is positive.

A working group member created <a
href="http://www.d.umn.edu/~lcarlson/wcagwg/tests/css3_spec_color.html"
target="_blank">colour contrast test of the CSS3 spec></a> that you may
find useful.  

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>     Is there anything else we should consider?
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The new design needs to conform at WCAG Level AA.
Beyond that - we are very happy to see this work and look forward to seeing
a fresh, smart style.

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> These answers were last modified on 9 June 2015 at 09:47:19 U.T.C.
> by Joshue O Connor
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Answers to this questionnaire can be set and changed at
https://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/1/tr-design-survey-2015/ until 2015-07-07.

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