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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Problem Statement: The RFC Editor website is out of date both in terms of content and its user interface and does not show up at the top of search results when searching for RFCs. 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 green-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.
RFC Production Center & Publisher Actions:
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