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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. 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.
  2. 23 Oct 2020 - Weeknotes, 23 Oct
    Design presentation, design system work, editing the spec, and a community talk for Marie
  3. 09 Oct 2020 - Weeknotes 9 Oct
    Progress on design, prototyping and planning
  4. 25 Sep 2020 - Weeknotes 25 Sept
    Our CMS choice, first design review and planning, planning, planning
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 11 Sep 2020 - Weeknotes 11 Sept
    Progress has been made in a range of areas: design, CMS selection and sitemap technical work
  8. 02 Sep 2020 - Content design and sitemap updates
    A few updates to the content design and sitemap documents
  9. 28 Aug 2020 - Content design report
    A summary of our Content design work, which informs the new Information Architecture
  10. 28 Aug 2020 - Proposed site map, v2
    The second version of our proposed sitemap
  11. 28 Aug 2020 - Content wireframes
    Wireframes that illustrate the content hierarchy of key pages
  12. 17 Aug 2020 - Weeknotes 17 August
    First look at content design, URL strategy, and some CMS accessibility considerations
  13. 06 Aug 2020 - Weeknotes 7 August
    Progressing the IA and site content work
  14. 29 Jul 2020 - High level timeline update
    Updated to show new delivery dates
  15. 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
  16. 24 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 24 July
    Two key meetings with W3C, progress on IA and CMS platform
  17. 24 Jul 2020 - W3C CMS platform selection update
    A summary of the CMS options we reviewed and the current status of the selection process
  18. 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
  19. 17 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 17 July
    The research is coming together
  20. 10 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 10 July
    An update on a busy week
  21. 09 Jul 2020 - Front end standards
    Clarify bidirectional support for global page layout
  22. 07 Jul 2020 - User research update
  23. 03 Jul 2020 - Weeknotes 3 July
    An update and reflection on this week
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 24 Jun 2020 - Front end approach
    Announcing the decision on the front end approach we will use
  27. 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
  28. 15 Jun 2020 - CMS strategy and requirements
    An outline of what W3C need from a new CMS to manage contnet on w3.org
  29. 12 Jun 2020 - Information architecture report (draft)
    Draft IA report presented to W3C team
  30. 12 Jun 2020 - Front end standards
    Front-end standards we plan to meet in the HTML build of w3.org
  31. 02 Jun 2020 - Choosing a front end framework
    Document to help W3C team choose the right CSS approach for long-term maintenance
  32. 22 May 2020 - Technical systems audit
    Overview of the technical infrastructure we have to deal with as part of this project
  33. 20 May 2020 - Stakeholder interviews started
    We ran stakeholder interviews with 12 people connected to W3C between 20th and 22nd May
  34. 18 May 2020 - Project update, May
    A summary of the new W3C website redesign project and where we are now.
  35. 15 May 2020 - CMS strategy and requirements
    An overview of what W3C need from a new CMS
  36. 11 May 2020 - User survey started
    How we are gathering feedback from website users
  37. 07 May 2020 - High level timeline shared for review
    First version after Discovery phase
  38. 07 May 2020 - Project approach shared for agreement
    Definition of the project direction and approach
  39. 14 Apr 2020 - Agreed initial user groups
  40. 14 Apr 2020 - Design discussions in progress
    Feedback from W3C to inform the design direction
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. 07 Feb 2020 - W3C awards contract to Studio 24
  44. 13 Dec 2019 - Studio 24 submit project proposal
  45. 07 Nov 2019 - W3C publish the W3C website redesign phase 1 RFP