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Re: Revamp of the website

2017-07-19 08:17:27
FWIW, +1

Suggestion: If the IESG is convinced that we need a page at that is designed for prettiness and attraction for
newcomers and those who are just browsing, would it be possible
to have an easily-remembered URL (and link from that home page
for those who forget) that essentially reflects the information
in the current sidebar plus maybe the "news" and "next meeting"
and "related web pages" panels, with zero images and no
animation or automation?   For those of us who use IETF web
pages only to get work done, attractiveness is often measured in
ease of navigation and minimizing the number of clicks needed to
reach something, goals that may be incompatible with "pretty",
"clever", or "attractive to those who are just browsing".


--On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 10:25 +1200 Brian E Carpenter
<brian(_dot_)e(_dot_)carpenter(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com> wrote:

On 19/07/2017 09:41, Eric C Rosen wrote:
On 7/15/2017 5:21 AM, Russ Housley wrote:
the general organization and the look-and-feel of the
website has been implemented based on the initial research
and input received to date.

I've been waiting to hear somone say "I love the new web
page.  It makes  it much easier to quickly find the
information I need".

I'm still waiting.

What I'm actually hearing is "The new web page makes it more
difficult  to find the information I need.  I can't tell
where the information is  hidden, and I'm always scrolling
through screens and screens of  content-free graphics to find
it.  And then it takes longer to access it".

But there's a good response to this: "The new web page isn't
supposed to  make it easier to find the information you need,
use the datatracker for  that.  The new web page is supposed
to look pretty to folks who don't  actually use it regularly."

Of course, this is almost always what happens when a useful
web page is  redesigned so as to be more modern.

True. It happened once before, less badly, when the original
home page (approximately
was replaced by the current one, which I don't find useful. If can't be made to fit in a single
screen, I'll be making my own private equivalent of anyway. We shouldn't be
afraid of having our web site look geeky.

Alternatively, it would be fine if the sidebar on the tracker
included everything currently covered by the sidebar on

Now if we could just replace all our RFCs with youtube videos

Why, when everything worth saying can be said in a tweet?


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