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RE: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme

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    One minor point, the “social media” icons in the upper-right disappear when you do a rollover, which while cute, seems marginally useful (the old approach was a tiny bit better). I would replace this with a rollover popup, which says “RDA SlideShare”, or “Download RSS Feed”, as those 2 icons in particular may not be recognizable to most people.
    Mark
    From: s.pittonet=***@***.***-groups.org On Behalf Of sarapittonet
    Sent: August 2, 2018 5:24 AM
    To: RDA Secretariat ; RDA Web Focus Group
    Cc: Sara Garavelli
    Subject: [secretariat][rda-wfg] RDA website new graphical theme
    Dear Secretariat and Web Focus Group members,
    I am pleased to send you the link for the new RDA website graphical theme http://dev.trust-itservices.com/
    The new theme will replace the current website, but I kindly remind you that for the moment it is just a graphical revamp: we believe it already gives a complete new look and feel to RDA web presence, but all those important functionalities that we discussed are not implemented yet, they will be implemented in the next weeks and months according to the timeline agreed with you all.
    Let me just provide you with some comments:
    * MEMBERSHIP/MY PROFILE area (top right side of the screen): if you access the website as NON registered user, you will see a message inviting you to register. If you access the website as logged-in user, you will see a message bringing you to your profile. This is the first step to improve the user experience of RDA users, bringing them directly to their (improved) user profile where all their groups will be listed
    * Main sliders: of course more than one slider is available. We will add them once online.
    * The Value of RDA for: the pages dedicated to RDA Funders and Industry and SDOs still need to be created, I will work on them next week
    * RDA Adoption stories: for the moment you will see one example (“DKRZ adopts 6 RDA outputs for climate data modelling”) accessible from the homepage. Once online, an entire menu will list all these stories (6 so far).
    * Content updates: please note that in this test version you won’t see all content (news pieces, posts from the groups, etc…). Don’t worry: they will be all up-to-date when we will go online (the content DB is not updated in the testing version, but will be in the new one)
    * RDA for beginners and HOW to pages: I will work on them next week
    * Inner pages: Inner pages have just been graphically revamped. The changes of the user experience there (mainly in the Group pages) will be done, as said, starting just after the holiday break here in Europe (so September).
    We really hope that you like this new look and feel.
    All comments are welcome, as usual. We plan to put this online between today and tomorrow. This should imply only few hours of website non-availability, an announcement will be sent soon and will be published online during the offline time. From that moment, we will continue the improvement of the content and the website will be available as usual to all users.
    Again many thanks for your support so far, we will continue relying on you also for the next steps.
    Kind regards
    Sara
    — DKRZ adopts 6 RDA outputs for climate data modelling
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