International Virtual Observatory Alliance
I discuss the different kinds of "customer" for the IVOA web pages, and what their respective needs are. Four types of customer are distinguished - the interested visitor, the astronomer wishing to use the VO, deployers of IVOA standards, and ourselves - VO project staff and Working Group members. I then examine how the needs of these customers are currently served, and compare our web pages to those of the W3C. Based on this analysis, and some very general design principles, I produce a sketch of a new web site that (a) routes the four customers in different directions, and (b) adds considerable context setting and explanatory material
Design Notes for Revised IVOA Web Pages
IVOA Note 1 March 2010
- Interest/Working Group:
- not applicable
This is an IVOA Note expressing suggestions from and opinions of the authors.
It is intended to share best practices, possible approaches, or other perspectives on interoperability with the Virtual Observatory. It should not be referenced or otherwise interpreted as a standard specification.