RE: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC

Smaller text
Brighter colours
More concentrated set of links near the top 
More 2-dimensional arrangment of information, rather than a long scrolling
Move the list of new tools, announcements, etc to a blog format with
categories/tabs and everything in chronological order so you can find things
easier (rather than having to scroll down to see the latest browser or
authoring tool info)
Include announcements of new CSS (draft) specifications here, rather than
just in “CSS current work.” 
Clear links to further info grouped by type, including
	the roadmap and published specs
	the planet and blog
	CSS-specific search
	getting started materials
	other educational articles
Make the home page look different from the other pages linked to (so you
instantly know where you are)
Provide an expandable 'site map' like the i18n[1] or wai[2] pages (see top
left of page)




Richard Ishida
Internationalization Lead
W3C (World Wide Web Consortium)


> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
> [] On Behalf Of fantasai
> Sent: 13 November 2007 22:11
> To:
> Subject: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC
> Heya everyone,
> Jason Cranford Teague (AOL's CSSWG rep) and I are planning to 
> redesign the CSS homepage to make it more useful and give it 
> a new look:
> We're interested in your feedback on how to make it more 
> useful and usable. I consider this community and other people 
> following the development of CSS3+ to be our main target 
> audience, although that's also up for debate. :)
> We do need to provide a soft landing for those new to CSS 
> since we're the definitive resource on CSS, both by virtue of 
> defining CSS and by being the first hit [excluding the music 
> group] for CSS on Google, Yahoo, and MSN Search. We aren't a 
> good resource for learning CSS, and won't be for the 
> forseeable future, but we should point to good places to start.
> I did a few in-person interviews at the Tech Plenary last 
> week, here's what I've gathered so far:
>    Good information for web designers wanting to learn CSS:
>      Several designers suggested the css-discuss wiki (and 
> mailing list)
>      as the best place to direct people.
>    Critical Links
>      Steve Zilles pointed out that we should have fast access to
>        - CSS specs and drafts
>        - www-style archives and subscription info
>        - CSS test suites
>        - CSSWG blog
>        - our wiki
>      Kevin Lawver also suggests
>        linking to
>        - the validator
>        - HTML and WebAPI WGs
>        - info on how to contribute to what we're doing
>        and not spending any front-page real estate on the long lists
>        of "what's new in [tools|tutorials|browsers|etc]".
>      Jason also included information on the CSSWG: structure, mission
>        and participation
> So, to reiterate, we're looking for *your* feedback on how to 
> make the CSS homepage better. Some questions to get started with:
>    What should be our objectives for the site? What's needed, 
> who should we
>    targetting, and what should we provide for them?
>    What do *you* want from the site? What links are most important?
>    What critical information do you feel is missing (or very 
> hard to find)?
>    How would you organize the site's content?
>    What should we do with existing content filling up
> and 
>    ? (E.g. scrap it, put it on a separate page, format it as a table,
>    outsource it to a wiki, whatever)
>    Anything else we should take into account?
> ~fantasai

Received on Wednesday, 14 November 2007 12:00:56 UTC