Seeking community feedback on revamp of www.ietf.org

There has been a lot of progress on the project to revamp of the www.ietf.org website. The updated website will be the “front door” for the IETF, not only for for active IETF participants, but also provides an onramp for potential participants, and helps explain the work of the IETF to people who are not directly involved in developing Internet standards. The complete Scope of Work for the project is available here.

Based on recent feedback, including the demo table at IETF 98, the initial design and features of the website have been improved in many ways. For example, in response to the feedback provided, there is now a single page that provides links to tools and resources commonly used by active IETF participants.

The project is now entering the next phase of the website development. The goal for this phase is to gather input more broadly. While there are still a few features to be implemented and some content still needs to be fine tuned, the general organization and the look-and-feel of the website has been implemented based on the initial research and input received to date. Of course, there will be some additional significant work before the site is ready for production; for example, before the website is final, we will implement methods to ensure that well-known URLs continue to work as expected.

The site is now accessible at https://beta.ietf.org

Please take a look. We will be tracking issues that need addressing using Github

Feedback can also be emailed directly to webmaster@ietf.org.

At IETF 99 in Prague, there will be a table near meeting registration to demonstrate the beta website with “office hours” posted on a sign by the table. Please stop by if you are in Prague!

Thanks,
Russ Housley
IETF Website Revamp Project Manager