List Archive: www-redesign
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On Mon, 2005-11-21 at 10:39 +0200, Christopher Bergström wrote:
> Usability and navigation needs work. Think in terms of end user..
> Someone may not land on the home page.. At which point he will have to
> navigate to where he/she needs to get as quickly as possible. With
> click-through patterns (If you can get the data) see where people are
> going and make that most accessible.. Navigation should be fairly site
> standard and potentially even show a hierarchy of where they are in the
> site. (ie Home > Solutions > etc)
> Do we have this data? Is now the time to do a structure change to allow
> for faster digging?
Now is probably not the time, no, structure changes will likely take
place after this first part of the redesign is implemented.
> (Not exactly related to the redesign, but is the site content index or
> in a database at all.. How could we maybe allow for a site/doc search?)
> I've looked at the preview images for the winning contest.. Is it too
> late to consider moving the three navigation boxes to the left hand side
> and or keeping some of the left hand navigation there..
In my opinion, adding nav to the left side would take too much
horizontal real estate.
> Possible to get the CSS page under 8k?
Why? the css should be cached by the useragent and therefore will only
be transferred once.
> btw.. Is there any particular reason the current site pages end in .xml,
> but are actually just html docs? (Do we plan to use xhtml at least in
> the future?)
Yes, the underlying data is xml...the .xml files are being transformed
to html/xhtml server-side using xslt.
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