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WAI Site Design Workspace

Version: 2004.08.25
Note: This Web page is a working draft and should not be referenced or quoted under any circumstances.

Common Page Components

The following common components will be on every page:

The following will be only on certain pages, not on every page:

The following are used in WAI pages and should be considered in design: lists (lots!), links (in-line text, bullet lists, etc.), forms (a few), tables (very few) ...

Page Design Types (Templates)

  1. WAI home template
  2. Page template

Visual Design Parameters

Round 3

Absolute requirements

Design aspects:

Reminder of other parameters:

Round 2

We are looking for a visual design that creates a first impression of: WOW! this site is professional, visually appealing, modern (yet timeless) - and accessible - it ought to win a design award! We need a design that breaks the myth that accessible design is dull and boring.

For example, you might skim http://www.csszengarden.com/, which are designs of a simple HTML page: http://www.csszengarden.com/zengarden-sample.html. Let the designer in you go wild!

Feel free to submit more than one design theme if you would like.


Strong recommendations:


If you would like more background, see the first e-mail I sent you (which is archived at the end of the agenda email at: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-eo-site/2004Jul/0030.html).

Round 1

Instructions for visual designers for round 1 are after the agenda in the email archived at: http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-wai-eo-site/2004Jul/0030.html


  1. later prototypes: http://www.w3.org/WAI/EO/Drafts/UCD/design-space.html#sketch, http://www.w3.org/WAI/ut2/
  2. from Michael Lenz:
  3. draft site map (not up to date), draft site map image
  4. navigation design
  5. latest new home page (7), no style sheet
  6. sample subpages:
  7. overview pages [formerly "intro pages"] - list of planned pages with links to the pages
  8. revised pages:
  9. old drafts:

Document Information

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Editor: Shawn Lawton Henry. This Web page is is under development by the WAI Site Task Force of EOWG. Last updated $Date: 2005/05/30 18:50:14 $ by $Author: shawn $

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