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Timeline

This timeline covers the key milestones and events in the W3C website redesign. You can subscribe to updates via RSS.


  1. 15 Jan 2021 - High level timeline and approach (Update)
    Find out what has changed in the delivery timeline and approach
  2. 13 Jan 2021 - Listing and post pages designs
    View our designs for the listing and post pages
  3. 14 Dec 2020 - Header design update
    Header design reviewed for internationalisation, among other things
  4. 11 Dec 2020 - Weeknotes 11 Dec
    Feedback on key templates and the site header, and build planning
  5. 27 Nov 2020 - Headless CMS approach
    Find out about our Headless CMS approach to building the front-end
  6. 26 Nov 2020 - Designs for the default, landing and business templates
    A look at the designs for key site pages
  7. 26 Nov 2020 - Prototyping the main navigation
    Find out how we have been prototyping the main navigation and give us your feedback on how it works.
  8. 27 Oct 2020 - Global design direction
    Take a look at the site designs so far, find out about the processwe took to get here and our next steps.
  9. 23 Oct 2020 - Weeknotes, 23 Oct
    Design presentation, design system work, editing the spec, and a community talk for Marie
  10. 09 Oct 2020 - Weeknotes 9 Oct
    Progress on design, prototyping and planning
  11. 25 Sep 2020 - Weeknotes 25 Sept
    Our CMS choice, first design review and planning, planning, planning
  12. 25 Sep 2020 - CMS selection report
    Craft CMS is selected to build the re-designed W3C website. Here is a description of our selection process.
  13. 25 Sep 2020 - On not choosing WordPress
    Explaining the background of our choice on CMS platform and the response to a recent WordPress Tavern post
  14. 11 Sep 2020 - Weeknotes 11 Sept
    Progress has been made in a range of areas: design, CMS selection and sitemap technical work
  15. 02 Sep 2020 - Content design and sitemap updates
    A few updates to the content design and sitemap documents
  16. 28 Aug 2020 - Content design report
    A summary of our Content design work, which informs the new Information Architecture
  17. 28 Aug 2020 - Proposed site map, v2
    The second version of our proposed sitemap
  18. 28 Aug 2020 - Content wireframes
    Wireframes that illustrate the content hierarchy of key pages
  19. 17 Aug 2020 - Weeknotes 17 August
    First look at content design, URL strategy, and some CMS accessibility considerations
  20. 06 Aug 2020 - Weeknotes 7 August
    Progressing the IA and site content work
  21. 29 Jul 2020 - High level timeline update
    Updated to show new delivery dates
  22. 29 Jul 2020 - IA and content - stage 2 work plan
    A workplan showing the approach, tasks and timings to complete the next stage of work
  23. 24 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 24 July
    Two key meetings with W3C, progress on IA and CMS platform
  24. 24 Jul 2020 - W3C CMS platform selection update
    A summary of the CMS options we reviewed and the current status of the selection process
  25. 22 Jul 2020 - Our proposal for a new W3C site Information Architecture
    A summary of the problems with the current site organisation and how we recommend solving them
  26. 17 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 17 July
    The research is coming together
  27. 10 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 10 July
    An update on a busy week
  28. 09 Jul 2020 - Front end standards
    Clarify bidirectional support for global page layout
  29. 07 Jul 2020 - User research update
  30. 03 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 3 July
    An update and reflection on this week
  31. 01 Jul 2020 - Stakeholder interviews
    We are running a series of stakeholder interviews to help understand how users find standards and groups content on w3.org
  32. 30 Jun 2020 - Front end standards
    Remove “compliant” support for Internet Explorer 11. Site content will still be readable in IE11, it just won’t look the same as modern browsers.
  33. 24 Jun 2020 - Front end approach
    Announcing the decision on the front end approach we will use
  34. 22 Jun 2020 - User survey for standards & groups
    Launched two user surveys to find out more about how users find standards & groups on w3.org
  35. 15 Jun 2020 - CMS strategy and requirements
    An outline of what W3C need from a new CMS to manage contnet on w3.org
  36. 12 Jun 2020 - Information architecture report (draft)
    Draft IA report presented to W3C team
  37. 12 Jun 2020 - Front end standards
    Front-end standards we plan to meet in the HTML build of w3.org
  38. 02 Jun 2020 - Choosing a front end framework
    Document to help W3C team choose the right CSS approach for long-term maintenance
  39. 22 May 2020 - Technical systems audit
    Overview of the technical infrastructure we have to deal with as part of this project
  40. 20 May 2020 - Stakeholder interviews started
    We ran stakeholder interviews with 12 people connected to W3C between 20th and 22nd May
  41. 18 May 2020 - Project update, May
    A summary of the new W3C website redesign project and where we are now.
  42. 15 May 2020 - CMS strategy and requirements
    An overview of what W3C need from a new CMS
  43. 11 May 2020 - User survey started
    How we are gathering feedback from website users
  44. 07 May 2020 - High level timeline shared for review
    First version after Discovery phase
  45. 07 May 2020 - Project approach shared for agreement
    Definition of the project direction and approach
  46. 14 Apr 2020 - Agreed initial user groups
  47. 14 Apr 2020 - Design discussions in progress
    Feedback from W3C to inform the design direction
  48. 01 Apr 2020 - Started user group research
    Work starts on identifying user groups and user research. This will help form user and job stories which we use to help define what users want to do on the W3C site.
  49. 16 Mar 2020 - Studio 24 kick off the W3C project
    The project officially started on 16th March, the team are really excited about working with W3C! This starts with the Discovery phase where we review the current site, technical architecure, users, and problems we’re trying to solve on this project.
  50. 07 Feb 2020 - W3C awards contract to Studio 24
  51. 13 Dec 2019 - Studio 24 submit project proposal
  52. 07 Nov 2019 - W3C publish the W3C website redesign phase 1 RFP