Open web tool
A challenge was made to the participants to use HTML for their presentations proposing additions/technologies for the web platform (and criticism for using non-open-web technologies to do so )
The broader challenge is to use openweb technologies in our day to day interactions at and with W3C, with such use-cases as:
- Presentations (slide formats / online slides)
- Remote collaboration (e.g. use of WebRTC / webcasting instead of phones)
There is a spectrum of W3C members that can be more/less expected to adopt and use open web technologies:
- Highly technical contributors who are actively designing and specifying advancement of the web platform
- Semi-technical contributors who have some understanding (can write HTML), but have challenges
- General contributors who are discussing customer needs, use-cases
We should be dogfooding and improving tools from top to bottom in this spectrum.
- We need to document existing openweb tools to make it easier for knowledgable and motivated individuals to use openweb tools more often. e.g. open source HTML presentation frameworks out there:
- We should request that W3C workshop participants use openweb platform tools
- HTML-based presentations, posted on the web at a permalink, with varying emphasis per the spectrum:
- MUST: Technical contributors advocating specific technical advancements to the platform must use HTML and other openweb platform technologies.
- SHOULD: Contributors who consider themselves technical should try using HTML for their presentations, and at least report back what difficulties they experience.
- ENCOURAGED: All other workshop participants should be encouraged to learn HTML, and attempt creating HTML content, or saving their non-open-web presentations in HTML form.
- Blog posts criticising of workshop structure/defaults:
- We should document where openweb tools fall down, where they are difficult etc. as compared to non-open-web technologies/formats, and what we need from openweb tools. E.g.
- Web-based graphical user interface to create and edit presentations and slides
- Even just simple styled text
- Maybe with one image embedded on a slide