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Parent issue: RFC Editor Website update Specific issue: Content, look-and-feel

Size (time): 6-18 months Importance/Urgency: High/Medium

Problem Statement: The RFC Editor website is out of date both in terms of content and its user interface. Feedback from users is that finding anything other than RFC and I-D is difficult. There is a strong desire within the RFC Editor to make the site more intuitively usable, efficient, and attractive. The current layout leaves a poor impression of the RFC Series and its relevance to modern Internet engineers.

One goal is to avoid website design by committee. Initial discussions with the RFC Production Center suggest that a gree-field approach would be most efficient given the current structure (or lack thereof) to the website and its underlying directory.

Update of specific internet drafts such as the Style Guide and Instructions 2 Authors are separate issues.

RSE Actions:

  • Collect initial requirements from RFC Production Center & Publisher, RSAG
  • Determine if any other related projects are happening in the streams (*DONE* - no other current activities)
  • Create an RFP to solicit bids on updating the space; send to RFC Production Center and Publisher for input on text of the RFP
  • Get approval from RSOC to proceed with publishing RFP
  • submit to RFC Publisher for updating

RSOC Actions:

  • feedback welcome; no action required

RFC Production Center & Publisher Actions:

  • provide input on requirements suitable for a website designer
  • draft changes to text for all but Independent Submissions
  • provide site access for test instance and changes


Financial: this will require special project funding; we are doing an initial requirements list in order to determine the scope of what a web designer would do for us

Project schedules: work on the content and design of the site will require significant editor input; this will feed in to consideration for increase of editorial staff

Reputation: current site is an embarrassment

Estimated completion date: TBD

website.1336414517.txt.gz · Last modified: 2012/05/07 18:15 by rsewikiadmin