Re: Unicode Home Page Redesigned

From: Adam Twardoch (
Date: Sat Aug 30 2008 - 01:41:39 CDT

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    Rick McGowan wrote:
    > The Unicode Consortium is redesigning its home page to be more accessible
    > to both new and frequent visitors, and to make it easier to see recent
    > events and public review items. Please try it out and provide any feedback
    > on the new design on the public mailing list: All
    > links previously on the home page are still accessible through a menu on
    > the left, and the older home page remains accessible for those who prefer
    > it.

    I'm rather disappointed. The submenus do not appear at all in my Firefox
    3 on Mac. So clicking on any of the main menu items basically does
    nothing except changing the quote on the main pane. The balance between
    the announcements and the navigation to the key elements of the page is
    disastrous: on my monitor 3% of the page is usable to navigate to the
    key contents of the site. There is lots of wasted space for the

    The old main page gave me a quick overview of everything there is on the
    site, so the most important things were one click away. Now I have to
    click through every single main menu item to see where the appropriate
    item is. For example to get to CLDR, I have to click through "The
    Unicode Standards", "Key Specifications", "Technical Publications" and
    "Work in Progress".

    Overall, a disappointment.

    Adam Twardoch
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