Chunking was: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC

Chunking was: W3C CSS Home Redesign RFC


there seems to be general agreement that the content on the homepage  
should be reduced.
in my opinion the scroll bar should not be necessary at all for -  
most - users on any page.

this may well mean that assumptions have to be made about the  
'default' font size.

W3C technologies homepages aren't generally paradigms for chunking  
but in a quick survey these almost passed with my set up:

Jonathan Chetwynd
Accessibility Consultant on Media Literacy and the Internet

On 13 Nov 2007, at 22:10, 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  

   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?


Received on Friday, 16 November 2007 07:30:38 UTC