Re: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC


I like the simple look of the CSS home page -- lightweight and
unencumbered with graphics. In my opinion future designs should continue
with this type of presentation. However, it would be nice to see the
different areas of this website brought together under one website
template that shares the style and navigational features. Current
differences of styles and navigation make the website difficult to use.
I saw a few responses asking for more visuals -- please leave that to
CSS Zen Garden, and just link to it.

There should be specific pages created for the different news feeds that
are now on the home page. The home page should then just feature the
newest stories and link to older stories and news archives. A
CSS-discuss wiki is a great idea.

I would like the website to follow all the latest W3C accessibility
recommendations and XHTML/CSS coding practices so that the website
itself could serve as a quick how-to for these topics.


Aleksey V Lazar
Website Developer
Minnesota State University, Mankato

fantasai wrote:
> 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

Aleksey V Lazar
Website Developer
ML 3010
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Tel. 1-507-389-2480

Received on Thursday, 15 November 2007 04:42:45 UTC