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From: Blackace <blackace@g.o>
Subject: Re: status of
Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 01:26:10 -0800
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?)

Also planned.

> 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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