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Re: Revamp of the website

2017-07-17 10:32:07

I think a missing aspect of the web site, which should be prominent in
both the home page and also the ?contact? page, is all the social media.

I see there is a ?share this page? at the right of the main picture,
but in my opinion, is not clearly visible and is not enough
(the logos of the social networks should be recognized without...

Cough, cough, WHAT???

Please get rid of the "social media" crap entirely.  I thought that
there was an IETF consensus that privcay is sensible and useful, and
strong privacy protections should be the default.

Facebook, Twitter and other "social media" crap is the far opposite of
strongy privacy, so none of this should be encouraged or promoted by
the IETF.

Comparing the bandwidth necessary to load the entire homepage,
I notice the following issues:    Total 188176 bytes (mainly by accident, it seems)
                           The visible page _contents_ are just fine,

    but the page designer goofed the photo in the meeting information,
    because the picture is transferred at size 640x427 taking up 150270 bytes,
    although it is actually being displayed at just 200x133, where a
    pre-scaled image would need just 17 KBytes.

    Even on my 5" Smartphone, the loads just fine,
    I get the whole picture immediately, and can zoon into my area of interest.     Total 1195800 bytes (ouch ouch ouch ouch).

    is a completely botched page design. it needs multi-page scrolldown
    even on a big desktop screen, and finding stuff has become extremely

    This page even manages to provide *ZERO* intelligible information
    when loaded on my SmartPhone

    only shows the Welcome / Revamp <Learn More>  + Social Media Crap Buttons

    and when scrolling down the multiple pages of crap on my SmartPhone,
    very close to zero of the links _that_used_to_be_ on
    pass by.

    Normally I close such bloated ad & nag screens immediately, though
    nowadays uBlock saves my health by ensuring that most of such crap
    does not even get displayed on any of my screens (desktop & mobile)
    in the first place.

    The huge background picture (IETF-Past-Meetings.max-4000x4000.jpg)
    with 763216 Bytes is just crazy.  Is this about a party/festival?
    A *HUGE* waste of network bandwidth and memory (RAM and on-disk cache)
    and writing text over photos also make reading difficult (poor contrast).

All in all, my personal summary for

disgusting and extremly bloated, usless and highly confusing.