The menus are designed to group items relevant for different activities such as contributing to the conference or planning attendance. However, the current menu names seem to be confusing people.

The SIGGRAPH conference at has solved this nicely with menus:

  • For Submitteers
  • For Volunteers
  • For Attendees
  • For the Media
  • For Exhibitors & Advertisers

I don’t all of these are needed for all conferences, but an organization in this style would be useful. But I propose the following:

  • For Submitteers (currently Contributing)
  • For Volunteers (relevant pages under Attending)
  • For Attendees (pages under attending that are not for students)
  • For the Media
  • For Sponsors

It should be possible add pages to one or more of these menus.

Submitted by Eelco Visser on 19 May 2014 at 16:53

On 16 June 2014 at 22:45 Craig Anslow commented:

I don’t think you need to add “For” at the beginning of the menu though. It just adds more words and clutters the menus.

“The Planning” Menu does not make sense. It would be better if it were called “Program”.

I would be in favour of:

“Attending” (mostly current Attending menu)
“Submitting” (mostly Contributing menu)
“Program” (the conference program, I would like some freedom to be able to list say all the accepted papers of OOPSLA)
“Organizers” (essentially the Committees menu, organizers allows everything to be in there, plus others)
“Supporters” (list of supporters and support packages, this needs to be a top level menu to get greater exposure for our sponsors)
“Volunteers” (students and other information we can put there)
“Press” (not sure if media makes as much sense)

ICSE, POPL, PLDI, ECOOP, CHI all do somethings a bit different. I quite like the CHI menus.


On 31 August 2014 at 11:05 Eelco Visser tagged navigation

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