By: Mat Ford
During the IETF 93 administrative plenary, community members got their first look at updated designs for the new public-facing IETF website (https://www.ietf.org). The design was developed based on usage data of the current IETF website, input from the target audiences, and consultations with the IETF Community Review Committee. The updated design aims to be widely usable, including being accessible on mobile, and working well over low-bandwidth/high-latency network connections.
Torchbox, the UK-based vendor selected for the project, was on hand at IETF 93 to answer questions from meeting attendees. The project remains on schedule, with plans to roll out the final site after IETF 94. Meanwhile, work is underway to further test the design, including its accessibility, and to smoothly migrate content to the new platform. On the current timeline, the website’s new look will be in place by the beginning of 2016.