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This public wiki holds notes related to the 2013 Headlights task force on redesigning the W3C site. Questions? Contact Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>.
 
This public wiki holds notes related to the 2013 Headlights task force on redesigning the W3C site. Questions? Contact Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>.
  
Thanks to the [https://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=61899&public=1 participants] for their work! Discussions on public-site-design@w3.org ([http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-site-design/ archive]) and irc.w3.org:#site-design
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Thanks to the [https://www.w3.org/2000/09/dbwg/details?group=61899&public=1 participants] for their work! Discussions on public-site-design@w3.org ([http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-site-design/ archive]) and [http://irc.w3.org/?channels=site-design irc.w3.org:#site-design]
  
 
== Goals ==
 
== Goals ==

Revision as of 02:00, 27 March 2013

This public wiki holds notes related to the 2013 Headlights task force on redesigning the W3C site. Questions? Contact Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>.

Thanks to the participants for their work! Discussions on public-site-design@w3.org (archive) and irc.w3.org:#site-design

Goals

    • Identify W3C audiences and their priority needs
    • Catalog key resources available on w3.org
      • What we have (e.g., specifications, blog posts, etc.)
      • What we don't have and want
      • What we expect to live elsewhere (e.g., Web Platform Docs)
    • Ensure the W3C Web site:
      • Addresses primary needs
      • Makes it easy for different audiences to find key resources
      • Communicates the W3C brand proposition (cf related task force)
      • Motivates people to participate and helps fuel activity.

Deliverables

    • Phase I: Create a proposal
    • Phase II: Implement the new site (and any processes)

Phase I

This task force will write a proposal expected to include:

    • Findings regarding key audiences and their requirements
    • High-level vision for W3C site
    • Guidance on content strategy
    • Budget estimate for implementing the proposal.
      • We might list some potential sponsors for the project.
    • Timeline for implementing the proposal by end of 2014

Phase II

W3C Audiences

Resources

Existing

News

  • Owner: W3C Marcomm
  • Frequency: Several weekly
  • Audience: Primarily technical

Blog

  • Owner: W3C Marcomm
  • Frequency: 5-10 monthly
  • Audience: Diverse

Calendar

    • Talks
    • Meetings
    • Supported Conferences

Specifications

    • Index (/TR)
    • Specifications themselves
    • Status pages

Mailing lists

Group subsites

Validator

Member subsite

Miscellaneous pages about W3C

Missing

    • Strong W3C brand story
    • Clear presentation of W3C products, and how to get involved
    • Landing pages for verticals (e.g., auto, digital publishing)

Elsewhere

    • Web Platform Docs

Analytics

    • Gather some data (with permission) for a couple of months

Notes on Implementation Requirements

    • Use of standards
    • Typography (especially for specs)?
    • WCAG 2.0
    • Mobile-friendly
    • Analytics? (may require privacy policy change)

Notes from 2008 Redesign Experience

    • We wrote our own content management system. I don't recommend that
    we do that again.