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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. 06 Aug 2020 - Weeknotes 7 August
    Progressing the IA and site content work
  2. 29 Jul 2020 - High level timeline update
    Updated to show new delivery dates
  3. 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
  4. 24 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 24 July
    Two key meetings with W3C, progress on IA and CMS platform
  5. 24 Jul 2020 - W3C CMS platform selection update
    A summary of the CMS options we reviewed and the current status of the selection process
  6. 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
  7. 17 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 17 July
    The research is coming together
  8. 10 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 10 July
    An update on a busy week
  9. 09 Jul 2020 - Front end standards
    Clarify bidirectional support for global page layout
  10. 07 Jul 2020 - User research update
  11. 03 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 3 July
    An update and reflection on this week
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  14. 24 Jun 2020 - Front end approach
    Announcing the decision on the front end approach we will use
  15. 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
  16. 15 Jun 2020 - CMS strategy and requirements
    An outline of what W3C need from a new CMS to manage contnet on w3.org
  17. 12 Jun 2020 - Information architecture report (draft)
    Draft IA report presented to W3C team
  18. 12 Jun 2020 - Front end standards
    Front-end standards we plan to meet in the HTML build of w3.org
  19. 02 Jun 2020 - Choosing a front end framework
    Document to help W3C team choose the right CSS approach for long-term maintenance
  20. 22 May 2020 - Technical systems audit
    Overview of the technical infrastructure we have to deal with as part of this project
  21. 20 May 2020 - Stakeholder interviews started
    We ran stakeholder interviews with 12 people connected to W3C between 20th and 22nd May
  22. 18 May 2020 - Project update, May
    A summary of the new W3C website redesign project and where we are now.
  23. 15 May 2020 - CMS strategy and requirements
    An overview of what W3C need from a new CMS
  24. 11 May 2020 - User survey started
    How we are gathering feedback from website users
  25. 07 May 2020 - High level timeline shared for review
    First version after Discovery phase
  26. 07 May 2020 - Project approach shared for agreement
    Definition of the project direction and approach
  27. 14 Apr 2020 - Agreed initial user groups
  28. 14 Apr 2020 - Design discussions in progress
    Feedback from W3C to inform the design direction
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 07 Feb 2020 - W3C awards contract to Studio 24
  32. 13 Dec 2019 - Studio 24 submit project proposal
  33. 07 Nov 2019 - W3C publish the W3C website redesign phase 1 RFP