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Functional Specifications


global-athletics.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Provided by:

 

                                                                                                                  

 

Roy Zornow, Director of Information Architecture

Phone: 212-989-8822 ext. 12

E-Mail: rzornow@neokom.com

 

David Kang, Project Manager

Phone: 212-989-8822 ext. 22

dkang@neokom.com

 

Date

Author

Changes made

Jan. 28, 2001

Roy Zornow

Document created

Apr 20, 2001

Roy Zornow

§         added Results bucket from IAAF review in Monaco – moved relevant “statistics” requirements from “Athletes” to the new “Results”

§         added finder module functionality across buckets

Apr. 23, 2001

Roy Zornow

§         added “Media Services” page (footer link under “Global Site Features”)

§         removed Event > Results page (since entire “Results” section has been added)

§         moved Medal Count and Point Count (World Ranking) pages from “Events”  to “Results”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Introduction   6

A – Content. 7

A – FR –1   Athletes. 7

A – FR – 1.01 Athletes > Start page. 7

A – FR – 1.02 Athletes - eye-catcher 7

A – FR – 1.03 Athletes -  “Athlete finder”. 7

A – FR – 1.04 Athletes >  Athlete profile. 7

A – FR – 1.05 Athlete Home Page  (phase 2) 8

A - FR – 2  Sports Disciplines. 8

A – FR – 2.01  Sports Disciplines >  Start Page. 8

A – FR – 2.02  Sports Disciplines > Individual Discipline page. 8

A – FR – 2.03  Sports Disciplines > About the sport 9

A – FR – 2.04  Sports Disciplines > Rules page. 9

A – FR – 2.05  Sports Disciplines > Top Athletes. 9

A – FR – 2.06  Sports Disciplines > Past Top Athletes. 9

A – FR – 2.07  Sports Disciplines > Statistics. 10

A – FR – 2.08  Sports Disciplines > Related Articles (per discipline) 10

A – FR – 2.09  Sports Discipline - History. 10

A – FR – 2.10  Sports Disciplines - “Discipline Finder”. 12

A – FR – 2.11  Sports Disciplines > Statistics > World Records. 12

A – FR – 2.12 Training (phase 2) 12

A – FR – 3  News and Features. 12

A – FR – 3.01  News and Features > News Start Page. 12

A – FR – 3.02  News and Features > Top News Story. 14

A – FR – 3.03  News and Features - Story Teaser 14

A – FR – 3.04  News and Features > Other News stories. 14

A – FR – 3.05  News and Features - Archived News Stories. 14

A – FR – 3.06  News and Features > “Article Finder”. 15

A – FR – 3.07  News and Features > Daily Results. 15

A – FR – 3.08  News and Features > Past Results. 15

A – FR – 3.09  News and Features > Press Releases - Current 15

A – FR – 3.10  News and Features > Press Releases - Archive. 15

A – FR – 3.11  News and Features > Top Feature Page. 16

A – FR – 3.12  News and Features > Feature Stories – overview.. 16

A – FR – 3.13  News and Features > Feature Stories – straight feature. 16

A – FR – 3.14  News and Features > Feature Stories –  interviews. 16

A – FR – 3.15  News and Features > Feature Stories – sponsored feature. 17

A – FR – 3.16  News and Features -  Feature Teaser 17

A – FR – 3.17  News and Features -  Feature Archive. 17

A –  FR – 4 Events. 17

A – FR – 4.01  GA Event Start Page. 18

A – FR – 4.02  External Event Page (outside of GA) 18

A – FR – 4.03 GA Event section > Event page – calendar object 18

A – FR – 4.04 GA Event section > Full calendar 18

A – FR – 4.05 GA Event section > Top story. 19

A – FR – 5 Photography. 19

A – FR – 5.01 Photo Gallery. 19

A – FR – 5.02 Top Photo - Athletes. 19

A – FR – 5.03  Gallery > “Photo Finder”. 21

A – FR – 6 History (phase 2) 21

A – FR – 6.01  History > Top page. 21

A – FR – 6.02  History – main story. 21

A – FR – 6.03  History – Discipline-Specific. 21

A – FR – 6.04  History – History  of IAAF. 22

A – FR – 6.04  History – Ancient History of Sports. 22

A – FR – 6.05  History – “History Finder”. 22

A – FR – 7 Results. 22

A – FR – 7.01  Results > Top page. 22

A – FR – 7.02  Results > World Ranking page. 24

A – FR – 7.03  Results > World Record page. 24

A – FR – 7.04  Results > Head-to-Head Results page. 24

A – FR – 7.05 Results > Past results page. 24

A – FR – 7.06 Results - Point Count Object 25

A – FR – 7.07 Results > Full Point Count 25

A – FR – 7.08 Results - Medal Count - object 25

A – FR – 7.09 Results - Medal Count >  Full Listing. 25

A – FR – 7.10 Results > Top Lists. 26

A – FR – 7.11 Results > “Results Finder”. 26

A – FR – 8 Kids (Phase 2) 26

A – FR – 8.01 Kids stuff 26

B - Community. 27

B - FR  – 1  Community. 27

B – FR  – 1.01 Community > Start page. 27

B – FR  – 1.02 Community > Forums. 27

B – FR  – 1.03 Community - flash minisite module. 27

B – FR  – 1.04 Community > Forum top page. 28

B – FR  – 1.05 Community > Forums individual page. 28

B – FR  – 1.06 Community > Forums >  Full rules. 28

B – FR  – 1.07 Community - User Poll 28

B – FR  – 1.08 Community - User Contests. 28

B – FR  – 1.09 Community - List your Club (phase 2) 29

B – FR  – 1.10 Community > Training Start page (phase 2) 29

B – FR  – 1.11 Community > Training Regimen (phase 2) 31

B – FR  – 1.12 Community  > Training Top Tips page (phase 2) 31

B – FR  – 1.13 Training  > specific discipline page  (phase 2) 31

B – FR  – 1.13 Training > Milestones page  (phase 2) 32

B – FR  – 1.14 Training > Dangers page (phase 2) 32

B – FR  – 1.15 Training > Medical page (phase 2) 32

B – FR  – 1.15 Classifieds page (phase 2) 32

C – Commerce. 33

C - FR  – 1 eShops (Phase 2) 33

C – FR – 1.01 Products (phase 2) 33

C - FR – 2  Advertising/ Promotion. 33

C – FR  – 2.01  Sponsored Promotional element 33

C – FR  – 2.02  Ad Banner 33

C – FR  – 2.03 Sponsored Subsection. 33

D – Global Site Features. 34

D - FR  – 1   Global Athletics Home Page. 34

D – FR – 1.01  GA Home Page - Objects. 34

D – FR – 1.02  GA Home page - World Ranking point count object 34

D - FR  – 2  Search. 34

D – FR – 2.01 Global Search. 34

D – FR – 2.02 Athlete Search. 34

D – FR – 2.03 News and Feature Search. 35

D – FR – 2.04 Past Results Search. 35

D – FR – 2.05 Featured Stories Search. 35

D – FR – 2.05 PR Search. 35

D - FR – 3 Footer Objects. 35

D – FR  – 3.01  About Us. 35

D – FR  –  3.02 Legal Disclaimer 35

D – FR  – 3.03  Advertising Opportunities. 35

D – FR  – 3.04  Partners. 36

D – FR  – 3.05  Media Services. 36

D – FR  – 3.06 Contact Us. 36

D - FR – 6  Navigation. 36

D – FR  – 6.01   Breadcrumb Navigation. 36

D – FR  – 6.01   Global Navigation. 36

D – FR  – 6.01   Contextual subnavigation. 37

Appendix A – List of the Disciplines. 37

 


Introduction

Document goals:

1.       Define site functionality so that all parties involved will have a common baseline. 

2.       Facilitate collaboration: all project teams (strategy, content, IA, design, technology) should be contribute to defining functional specifications.  This will help each team plan it’s work.

3.       Begin establishing structure by providing a rough prioritization of functional pieces.

 

 

Legend

The feature groupings or “buckets”  for the Edmonton Event site is divided into the following categories:

A - Content

B - Community

C - Commerce

D - Global Site features

 

Each bucket contains both specifications and more specific subspecification along with:

Elements:            A general explanation of the specification or subspecification.

Priority               (H)(M)(L) within a description indicate High, Medium or Low priority of an object

Comments:           More specific information about Subspecifications:

 

content considerations:             Any information relating to the content requirements..

technical considerations:           Description of how back-end will support the specification and any limitations caused by the back-end.

design considerations:              Guidelines for how the feature should look and feel.

 

Note: Comments are not inclusive, they serve only  as a “heads-up” for the design and tech teams which in turn generate their own documentation.

 


Functional Specifications

A – Content

A – FR –1 
Athletes

Section highlighting Athletes – personal information, statistics and allowing users to search via multiple criteria.  Friendly & suggestive of strength,  speed and  importance.

 

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 1.01
Athletes > Start page

 

 

§         rotating photo and or/callout of featured athlete (H)

§         sorting module for athlete bio by name nation and discipline (H)

§         Head to Head comparison module – links to full HtoH page (M)

§         link to World Record page (L)

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 1.02
Athletes - eye-catcher

 

 

§         fast-loading animated graphical element related to athletes

§         animation stops quickly

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 1.03
Athletes -  “Athlete finder”

 

§         A module backed by a search engine  allowing the user to retrieve athlete profile information  by name, nation,discipline.and gender. This will link to a Athlete profile  popup. 

§         for full finder module functionality see:

http://neokom.com.cnchost.com/extranet/
IAAF2/IA/wireframe/Athletes/athlete_finder.htm

 

content considerations:  

It may be that gender should be a search criterion.

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

- statistics on bio page will link to full statistics

 

A – FR – 1.04
Athletes >  Athlete profile
 

 

A page providing athlete bio, statistics, and photo.

 

Statistics include:

§         Date of Birth

§         Place of Birth

§         Nationality

§         Disciplines in which athlete competes

§         Major events in which athlete has competed

§         Performance statistics from major competitions( link to full statistics)

§         Personal Best result per discipline

§         Link to athlete's full statistics.

§         Vital statistics: height, weight, age

§         Link to photos of the athlete competing –  new browser window to photo gallery

§         link to interview, if any

§         link to athlete feature, if any

 

content considerations:  

This page will link to more in-depth modules about the athlete.

 

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

nav: this page is the target page of a search for an athlete. 

nav: link out to full statistics

 

A – FR – 1.05
Athlete Home Page
(phase 2)

GA form allowing athlete to create their own home page.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:  need to check feasiblity

 

design considerations: 

A - FR – 2
Sports Disciplines

Section listing all Athletic disciplines and information, providing authoritative yet exciting information.  The sports discipline module is dedicated to fully displaying the specific information about each of the 25+ disciplines which make up Global-Athletics.

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 2.01
Sports Disciplines
>  Start Page

§   “featured discipline” section with rotating action photo and link to that individual disciplines page (H)

§   “discipline-finder” - drop-down  menu linking to  individual disciplines(radio button male/female)  (H)

§   interactive poll relating to the disciplines linking to previous poll results (community) (M)

§   teasers for each disciplines (M)

§   link to Athletics History page (L)

 

content considerations:   

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.02
Sports Disciplines > Individual Discipline page

(per discipline)

§         one-line description of the discipline

§         A rotating photo of the discipline (see above)

§         Flash-based basic animation, sharp and small file, inline with the basic branding of the icons and ultimately helping the visitor identify the sports

§         The name of the discipline in the form of a dramatic graphic

§         An iconic representation of the discipline

§         Integrated pictures and perhaps an animation a link to a long and highly detailed description of the discipline, not to exceed 2000 words (About the Sport). 

§         object on page “World Record”

§         subelements:

§   link to schedule info for the discipline for a current competition

§   object of current world record for that discipline, including text who set it, this object will link to the athletes bio page

§   About the Sport Top Athletes

§   Current world records

§   Training

§   Related Articles

§   History (link)

§   Statistics

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 2.03
Sports Disciplines >
About the sport

 

(per discipline) Page describing each discipline in detail. Subelements include:

§         description up to 300 words

§         link to 2000 word article

§         link to discipline rules

§         integrated pictures and perhaps an animation demonstrating perfect form, or a piece of video showing a famous competitor in fine form.

§         link to SD world records

§         link to statistics by discipline - same mechanism as is in the  Athletes and the Statistics sections but with default sorting by Discipline and an Athlete lookup feature

 

content considerations: 

Rules subelement could have examples of rules being transgressed

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.04
Sports Disciplines > Rules page

 

This page may include:

 

§         A link to the discipline's history

§         The sport's integrated icon

§         An animation of the sport

§         Pictures which illustrate the correct and incorrect method of performaing the activity (pictures of rules being transgressed).

 

content considerations: 

Rules subelement could have examples of rules being transgressed

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 
Pictures will be important to give this page a  little colour otherwise it will tend to be too text-based and boring.

A – FR – 2.05
Sports Disciplines > Top Athletes
 

(per discipline)

List of top athletes (top 25) for the discipline as determined by the world rankings, names linked to athlete’s page.  Includes subelement “Past Athletes”.

For each athlete:

§         short text

§         link to Athletes bio page

§         thumbnail photo different from that on athlete’s page

§         Head to Head module

§         link to world records

§         link to world rankings

§         link to top athelets past

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.06
Sports Disciplines > Past Top Athletes

(per discipline)

Selected list of 10-20 ‘Hall of Fame’ athletes per discipline

 

§         A selection of the finest athletes who are no longer competing – most will be the household names e.g. Daley Thomson, Flo Jo etc.

§         short description

§         photo

§         the reason why they made it to be in the hall – their honors won, medals won and the records broken/set.

§         Hall of Fame voting regularly rotating poll

§         pop-up video (if available) w/link to Quicktime viewer download

§         user poll voting for hall of fame (get update from Adam)

§         link to athletes bio

 

content considerations: 

Poll with the top 20 - visitors can register and recommend a nominee, if the nomination is placed a certain number of times then the voting can start proper – as a new athlete is voted into the hall of fame one is voted out – rotation will take place weekly.

video -  relate to the champ's career highlight, audio streaming from interviews plus interview transcripts will all be presented when available.

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.07  Sports Disciplines > Statistics



(per discipline)

List of the current statistics for the discipline including:

§         current World record

§         world record object

§         record holder

§         nationality

§         date set

§         location where set

 

Same database as Athletes>Statistics

 

Ideally, this page would display and graph the progression of world records in the given discipline.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

Is there a graphing tool we can use?

 

design considerations: 

Video and illustrations will be included when possible.

A – FR – 2.08
Sports Disciplines > Related Articles (per discipline)

 

News and Feature articles that relate to the sports discipline.

§         user can search for articles related to a mentioned athlete, or can link to the athlete’s bio page.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.09
Sports Discipline - History

 

(per discipline)

History of the discipline.  This will populated via the same mechanism as the History main page.

On this page will be the history of the discipline, stretching back to ancient times.  This text should not exceed 3000 words, unless it is split in two.  Maximum limit for two linked articles must be 5000 words.  Famous and infamous competitions in the discipline should be mentioned, and linked to images and video if possible.  It is possible for this history to relate the discipline to others, to other famous sports which have evolved from it, etc.  This page would include:

  • Illustrations (montage?) of the sport in ancient times
  • Illustrations (montage?) of the sport in history
  • Illustrations (montage?) and video of the sport in modern times
  • Link to History of Athletics section
  • Editorial piece about the history and development of the discipline could be outsourced to high profile journalists.  Should differentiate between the discipline's evolution pre- and post-1912, if possible.  The text on this page could include a brief interview or thoughts of a well known champion on his/her discipline.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.10
Sports Disciplines - “Discipline Finder”

drop-down  menu linking to  individual disciplines(radio button male/female)  (H)

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.11
Sports Disciplines > Statistics > World Records


List of the current records for the discipline, record holder, nationality, date set, and location where set.  Video and illustrations will be included when possible.

Ideally, this page would display and graph the progression of world records in the given discipline

 

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

Can we use the same mechanism as the main statistics section (Athletes)

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 2.12
Training (phase 2)


(per discipline) NOTE: This section shares data with Community>Training . 

 

For more information see Community>Training

 

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

A – FR – 3
News and Features

Authoritative, exciting atmosphere

 News stories to be no longer than 700 words. Features to be no longer than 3000 words with 1500 as the goal.  Feature series' to be no longer than 2000 words for each installment.

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 3.01
News and Features > News Start Page

Equivalent to a newspaper's front page,  designed to draw the user deeper into the site. Possible objects:

Top Photo (H)

Top Story  teaser with icon-sized photo

daily results module (H)

Other News Stories - Headlines linked to the respective story. (H)

“Article finder” - Form with keyword and Drop-down fields for selecting News, Features or Press Releases

Latest Feature - This link should include the title of the latest feature (or an interesting feature which has received less attention than it deserves).  It would ideally include an icon-sized relevant photo and a couple of sentences to draw the reader in.  The primary link would be to the feature story; the secondary link would be to the features top page. (M)

Archive link - This link would take the user to the archive section, where all stories too old or stale to be on the 'top' pages would be archived in reverse chronological order.  The archive would be split into news and feature sections, and could be further split by week or month. (L)

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 3.02
News and Features > Top News Story

§         Changes at least daily.

§         Followed by a “teaser” – the first sentence or paragraph that functions as a link to the entire story.

§         Need not relate to top photo.

§         entire story no longer than 3000 words

§         Links back to News (Other News Stories)

 

content considerations:  

§         The top news story is what would be considered the 'leader'. 

§         This must be changed at least daily, even if only to update an ongoing major story. 

§         A teaser - the first sentence or paragraph of the story - should follow the headline, and link to the story in the news section. 

§         The Internet editor will determine what constitutes the top story. 

§         The top story need not relate to the top photo.

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 3.03
News and Features - Story Teaser

 

§         headline along with a sentence to a paragraph of a current news or feature story

§         icon-sized picture

§         links to full story

 

content considerations: 

The Top feature could - and perhaps for added value should - be a sponsored one when possible.

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations

A – FR – 3.04  News and Features > Other News stories

 

§         Up to the 10 newest stories per page  or all the stories of the past 24 hours, whichever is greater. 

§         does  not include the current top story.

 

 

 

content considerations: 

As these stories become 24 hours old, or as more than 10 stories accumulate, the links will migrate to the 'archived' section. There will never be fewer than 10 stories linked from this page.  There is no maximum to the number of stories linked to this page, so long as any after the first 10 are no more than 24 hours old

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 3.05
News and Features - Archived News Stories


 

§         Links to all stories older than 24 hours or older than the last ten, whichever is in the 'other news' module.  headline / iconic photo / teaser.

§         organized in reverse chronology w/ date and time of posting

§         searchable by date, discipline, nation, athlete, and words input by the user.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

need story sorting module

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 3.06
News and Features > “Article Finder”


 

Module on the News start page allowing user to search for news or feature stories by:

§         date

§         discipline

§         nation

§         athlete

§         keyword

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 3.07
News and Features > Daily Results


 

Numeric results of each competition accompanied by a brief description where appropriate. Photo is not necessary.  Each heat, each final, each discipline will generate results. 

§         posted live or as near to live as possible.

§         after 24 hours, daily results links migrate to the “past results”

§         differentiated by discipline

§         result fields include

victor

second place

times

distances

heights

Any final should be accompanied by a small results encapsulation of no more than 150 words. 

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

it is not necessary to include pictures on a results page, although an iconic and textual link to the discipline's main page in 'disciplines' is desirable.

A – FR – 3.08
News and Features > Past Results


 

§         Results that are more than 24 hours old. 

§         organized in reverse chronology w/ date and time of posting

§         searchable by date, discipline, nation, athlete, and words input by the user.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 3.09
News and Features > Press Releases - Current

 

§         displays IAAF and Athlete PR

§         reverse chronological order 

§         PR will be listed until it becomes stale, whereupon it will be moved to the IAAF PR archive

§         Athlete PR must conform to IAAF strictures

§         IAAF PR includes:

§         IAAF PR

§         National Federation PR

§         National Association PR

 

 

content considerations: 

What is the staleness latency?

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

Do we want to add a search module for finding Athlete information?

A – FR – 3.10
News and Features > Press Releases - Archive

 

 

§         displays older IAAF and Athlete PR older than a TBD time (determined by editor)

§         reverse chronological order. 

§         time con

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 3.11
News and Features > Top Feature Page

 
 

 

possible objects:

§         Top features teaser(s) - a headline, iconic image, and single sentence - single paragraph drawing the user into the story.  The teaser is linked to the story in question.

§         Top interviews teaser(s) - a headline, iconic image, and single sentence - single paragraph drawing the user into the interview.  The teaser is linked to the interview in question.

§         Top sponsored features teaser(s) - a headline, iconic image, and single sentence - single paragraph drawing the user into the feature, and highlighting the sponsor's involvement.  The teaser is linked to the story in question.

§         Search engine allowing users to search any features by word, name, discipline, or subject

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 3.12
News and Features > Feature Stories – overview

 
 

 

Feature stories are in-depth examinations of people, events, and issues facing international athletics.

three categories of features:

§   ordinary features

§   interviews

§   sponsored features. 

§         searchable by athlete, discipline, and nation.

§         may be serialized

§         contains a byline linked to the author's bio. 

§         contains a link to the relevant forum in the community area, allowing users to comment immediately.

§         the Features Editor will determine when a feature has become stale, and move it to the features archive.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

liberally supported with images, preferably one for every 300 words. 

 

A – FR – 3.13
News and Features > Feature Stories – straight feature

§         searchable by athlete, discipline, and nation.

§         may be serialized

§         contains a byline linked to the author's bio. 

§         contains a link to the relevant forum in the community area, allowing users to comment immediately.

§         the Features Editor will determine when a feature has become stale, and move it to the features archive.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

liberally supported with images, preferably one for every 300 words. 

 

A – FR – 3.14
News and Features > Feature Stories
–  interviews

In-depth interludes with people and groups of people involved with the athletic community

may include:

§         questionnaires and informal 'let's get personal' sections.

§         one on one interviews with athletes

§         Interviews with teams or multiple competitors

§         interviews with officials of the IAAF, LOCs, representatives of management companies, sponsors, licensed manufacturers, and so forth.

§         a link to a ‘brush with greatness’ area in forums

§         interviews will link to the athlete DB when relevant, and to other related news stories, as well as to competition dates and results

§         he features editor will decide when interviews have become stale and move them to the features archive

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

liberally supported with images, preferably one for every 300 words. 

 

A – FR – 3.15
News and Features > Feature Stories – sponsored feature

§         Features with subjects related to a given sponsor”

§         ideally, a sponsored feature will be of lasting interest, and should thus be updated rather than removed to the archive.  

§         could be linked to the sponsor's web site, if the sponsor pays for this. 

§         could be linked to the event sites of a sponsor's choice, or to the profiles of athletes who are sponsored by the same company, if the IAAF agrees.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

liberally supported with images, preferably one for every 300 words. 

 

A – FR – 3.16
News and Features
-  Feature Teaser

 

§         headline along with a sentence to a paragraph of a current news or feature story

§         icon-sized picture

§         links to full story

 

content considerations: 

The Top feature could - and perhaps for added value should - be a sponsored one when possible.

 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations

A – FR – 3.17
News and Features
-  Feature Archive
 
 

 

§         Features that are older than a time TBD by Feature editor. 

§         organized in reverse chronology w/ date and time of posting

§         searchable by date, discipline, nation, athlete, and words input by the user.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A –  FR – 4
Events

Section w/in globalathletics.com highlighting IAAF-sponsored  Events, with emphasis on the current event. 

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 4.01
GA Event Start Page
 

This is the Event “home page”  that will highlight upcoming events, with a strong focus on any current event.

  Possible objects:

§         calendar object (H)

§         top photo (H)

§         top story (H)

§         top results from current event object (H)

§         point count object (H)

§         teasers (M)

§         medal count object  (M)

 

possible links:

§         link to individual event pages

§         link to full calendar

§         link to full results

§         link to full point count

 

Full listing of Events that will be covered is TBD, but will include:

§         World Athletics Series

§         Grand Prix

§         Golden League

§         World Combined Events Challenge

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

This page needs its own look, probably combining passion and the edginess of competition, whatever that may mean.  All the sections of this site will have to be unified with this passionate edginess.

A – FR – 4.02
External Event Page (outside of GA)

(see Edmonton Event site Functional Specifications)

 

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 4.03
GA Event section > Event page – calendar object

§         Small object listing of upcoming events:

§         competition schedule for the next upcoming Event - links to a subpage on Event-specific page where possible

§         t.v. schedule for currently-occuring event

§         time converter

 

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 4.04
GA Event section > Full calendar

Full listing, functions on two levels:

1. listing of all Events

individual listings link to Event-specific page where possible

2. calendar for currently-occuring Event

competition schedule –

§         links to a subpage on Event-specific page, possibly a discipline specific subpage

§         t.v. schedule for currently-occuring event

§         time converter (needs definition)

§         display competition schedule chronologically

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

needs to be edgy but informative

 

A – FR – 4.05
GA Event section > Top story

§         Changes at least daily during Event.

§         During Event links to Top News Story on specific Event page

§         When no Event occuring, links to News section of GA site, but to an event-related news story

§         Followed by a “teaser” – the first sentence or paragraph that functions as a link to the entire story.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 5
Photography

Through this section the user will have simple access to all graphical images on the site. These will include photos from around the athletic world.  Videos will be included as and when rights and delivery are settled. 

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 5.01
Photo Gallery

 

§         Searchable section offering

§         Rotating featured photo

§         Former top photos

§         photo highlighting images of a given discipline and/or athlete

§         photo title listing athlete, discipline, date, event, location, and date

§         athlete name links to bio page (if exists)

§         Search engine,  sort by:

athlete name

nation

discipline

gender

age

 

if athlete name matches:

target page displays linked photo titles including dates and locations when possible, of the relevant athlete.

 if both discipline and nation match:

result is a list of photos of athletes relevant to that nation and discipline/both.

if nation only matches:

the athlete and discipline are be displayed. 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

The photos are more likely to be held within the athlete database than in their own database, although photos in which the subject is an athlete (i.e. photo of Sydney Olympic Stadium) might require separate placement and organization.

 

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 5.02
Top Photo
- Athletes

rotates daily

photo need not be absolutely current, except when a major event is in progress.

 

 

content considerations:    

need not relate to the top news story

accompanied by a caption 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

§         exists on main page, above the fold

§         will be an attractant, like a newspaper photo

links to a story, or to the photo gallery 

§         The purpose of this object is to draw the user into the site, and provide a new graphical element every day. 

A – FR – 5.03
Gallery > “Photo Finder”


 

Module on the Photo Gallery start page allowing user to search for photos stories by:

§         event

§         discipline

§         nation

§         athlete

§         keyword

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 6
History (phase 2)

Placeholder status only until Phase 2.

Noted historians should be invited to write articles for this section.  Graduate students in history should be invited to write articles and discuss their work.  Sports history departments should be approached with an eye to mutually beneficial agreements.

 

Possibly make stories downloadable in .pdf format.

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 6.01
History > Top page


 

This is the top page of the History of Athletics module.  This page will introduce the user to the broad scope of the sport's history, and the history of the IAAF.  The top page should include:

 

§         main story (H)

§         Featured discipline story (H)

§         search module (H)

§         timeline (L)

§         rotating historical photo (H)

 

§         link to history of each discipline (via drop-down) (H)

§         Link to History Forum in Community module  (H)

§         link to History of Athletics stretching back to ancient times.  (M)

§         Illustrations of the sport in ancient times  (M)

§         Illustrations and video of the sport in modern times  (M)

§         History of IAAF  (L)

 

content considerations:
Editorial piece about the history and development of the discipline could be outsourced to high profile journalists.  Should differentiate between the discipline's evolution pre- and post-1912, if possible.  The text on this page could include a brief interview or thoughts of a well known champion on his/her discipline.

 

 

technical considerations:

can we do video?

 

design considerations:

Historical flavor - past glory.

We will integrate illustrations and not just photos here.

A – FR – 6.02
History – main story


Main story on an aspect of sports history of particular relevance/interest.  Text should not exceed 3000 words, unless it is split in two.  Maximum limit for two linked articles must be 5000 words. 

 

Story topics will be flexible:

no-longer-practiced sport

an athlete who formerly performed in a different sport.

great competitions in sports history

 

content considerations:    

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 6.03
History – Discipline-Specific

 

 

Information and graphics about the development over time of an individual sports discipline.

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 6.04
History –
History  of IAAF
 

 

Either imports or links out to IAAF.org history of the IAAF.

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 6.04
History – Ancient History of Sports

 

 

Text and illustrations about ancient sports.

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 6.05
History – “History Finder”


 

drop-down list Iby discipline)  for selecting history articles

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

A – FR – 7
Results

The Results area will display results of a current event, by day.  If no event is in session it will show the latest results, however there are many IAAF sponsored events that can be covered.  This may be the most visited area on each event site as it will be the point from which complete, immediate results can be found.  It is important to ensure that the information is presented clearly, and is easily navigable.  

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 7.01
Results > Top page


 

§         Page Title Banner - banner listing title of page, in this case "Results"

§         Results Ticker - continuously-updated list of results that displays only on the Home Page, GA Events, and GA Results pages.  

§         Breaking Results - the very latest results in a basic summarized form, probably using the raw timing & scoring data. For further information, as it is available, the visitor can click on the specific discipline and s/he will be lead to the full results tables. If presented as a non-scrolling module, this would include no more than five entries.

§         Daily Results module  - numeric results (victor, second place, times, distances, heights) accompanied by a brief description.  Description necessary only  in case of a final or if  major news occurs (such as a world champion failing to make a semi-final).  This module would be of unlimited length. This information should be presented in a table format with columns including “time of event”, “event”, “Winner”, “nationality”, “time taken/distance”.  If the visitor wishes to see the complete results table they can click on the event name and they will be linked to a new table with the full results of the event.It is not necessary to include pictures on a results page.  

§         Results finder module  sort results by discipline, gender and date Full functionality TBD  

§         World Rankings module - Shows top 3-5 athletes by:  - World Ranking over the past 12 months   - Gender  (the target page could display a graph of top-20 points holders over past 12 months) - updates weekly  

§         Top Lists module

§         World Records finder module

§         Head to Head comparison module – links to full HtoH page - allows user to display side-by-side comparative data for two athletes a page comparing two athletes

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

 

design considerations:

- World Rankings/Top Lists/World Records may be combined into a single tabbed module

- Breaking Results his will be presented high on the page.

 

A – FR – 7.02
Results > World Ranking page


 

§         World Ranking over the past 12 months

§         display by Gender 

§         (the target page could display a graph of top-20 points holders over past 12 months)

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 7.03
Results > World Record page


 

This page will display the results of a statistical DB search for world records.   A drop-down or similar list will probably be needed to help choose a discipline.  This page will display the following for given disciplines:

 

§         Male Absolute World Record

§         Name and nation of record holder

§         Date and place record was set

§         Female Absolute World Record

§         Name and nation of record holder

§         Date and place record was set

§         Indoor / Outdoor Records if different from above

§         Names and nations of record holders

§         Date and place record was set

§         Notation of Olympic Record (?)

§         These statistics can be listed in order of date or ientation.

 

link to full statistics for each athlete.

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 7.04
Results > Head-to-Head Results page

Comparison results page linked to from the Head to Head object.  Show statistics from results - especially world rankings placement -  and personal information.

 

Ideally, if the two athletes compete in the same discipline, there could be a graphical representation of their best performances. 

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations: 

need to check feasiblity

 

design considerations: 

may be determined by tool

A – FR – 7.05
Results > Past results page

§         Page that displays past results from all IAAF-sanctioned events. 

§         default display by year then by event in reverse chronological order

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 7.06
Results - Point Count Object

§         graphical object on the GA homepage illustrating World Ranking point count for the top 5-10 athletes

§         links to page with full listings of World Rankings

§         An actual graph if possible, showing changes over the previous 12 months

 

content considerations:

 This object will give the top 5-10 Global Athletes by points (world rankings) updated as often as possible.  This will hopefully help to generate interest in the world rankings.  This object will link to a page with the complete listing of the rankings.

The rankings are not by season, but are instead a reflection of the previous 12 months.

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

Ideally, a graph of the points leaders could also be designed to show changes over the previous 12 months. 

A – FR – 7.07
Results > Full Point Count

full listing of point counts for all athletes

 

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 7.08
Results - Medal Count - object

§         illustrates medal count for the top 3-10 nations

§         links to full medal count on specific Event site

§         exists only while event is in session

§         object also appears on GA home page

 

 

content considerations:

When an event (such as the 2001 World Outdoor Championships in Athletics in Edmonton) is in session, a graphical object on the G-A homepage will tell the user the medal count for the top 3-10 nations, depending on design strictures.  This object will link to a full medal count page.

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 7.09
Results - Medal Count
>  Full Listing

full listing of medal counts for all countries

 

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:  

 

A – FR – 7.10
Results > Top Lists


 

- Top List ranking over the past 12 months

- Gender 

- could display a graph of top-20 points holders over past 12 months

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 7.11
Results > “Results Finder”

 

Form with keyword and 
Drop-down fields for selecting statistical results.  Will contain a "Event" drop-down

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations:

 

 

design considerations:

 

A – FR – 8
Kids (Phase 2)

 Phase 2 – TBD

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

A – FR – 8.01 Kids stuff 

 

 

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

 

 

 

 

B - Community

B - FR  – 1  Community

The main parts of the community module are the threaded message forums, where users can interact with one another; the training section, where users can get information about training for their disciplines, submit information, ask questions, and receive advice both medical and sports-related.  This module should be the site's 'stickiest'.  It is also the module which is least dependent on the underlying IAAF-sourced database, and most dependent on personal input from both users and moderators who will need to police the forums.  Unregistered users will be able to read forum messages, but must register in order to post messages.

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

B – FR  – 1.01
Community > Start page


 

 possible objects:

§         description of forums and an invitation to use them (H)

§         hot-thread teasers: provocative post (or portion of a post) and description of forum from which it was generated (H)

§         reminders of any upcoming live chats to be held in the forums. (M)

§         invitations explaining the training area and linking to the training top page (phase 2) (M)

§         top training tip teaser – links to discipline-specific training start page (phase 2) (L)

§         illustration or photo that relates to training tip or to hot-thread teaser or upcoming chat (M)

§         flash minisite module (M)

 

possible links:

§         link to forums home page (H)

§         link to rules and regs for forums (H)

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.02
Community > Forums

 

objects include:

§         list of current forums with descriptions

§         flash minisite form  - users completing the flash minisite form

§         description of rules

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.03
Community - flash minisite module

 

explanation of rights/responsibilities:

§         initial sign up (criteria TBD)

§         returning user field

§         password reminder

§         should have some sort of reward (contest?) for signing up

 

content considerations:  

sign up form should be short

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.04
Community > Forum top page

 

objects include

§         list of current forums with descriptions including time of last post, number of posts

§         sign in/sign up module

§         link to flash minisite form  - users completing the flash minisite form

§         description of rules and link to full rules

§         sorted by number of messages, and by time of last posting

§         contact the moderator form

 

content considerations:  

These forums will be heavily moderated by Kabel / IAAF employees and trusted volunteers. 

 

technical considerations:

tool-dependent

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.05
Community > Forums individual page

 

list of the message threads

§         display the number of messages and the date/time of the last posted message.

§         displayed in reverse chronological order,

§         display complete messages or just the message titles

§         Ideally, a user would also be allowed to e-mail their message to the correspondent.

§         sign up/sign up 

 

 

content considerations:  

Moderators should also be knowledgeable enough to answer some questions, give aid to users, and make contact with editors and other site administrators when such could be of assistance.  Heavy interest in particular topics will help suggest subject matter for feature articles.

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.06
Community > Forums >  Full rules

 

List of complete forum regulations with link back to  forum top page.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.07
Community - User Poll

 

§         Poll module asking for user input on a topical question. 

§         Results of previous poll

§         if there were an easy way to identify the user we could enter them into a sweepstakes (cookie), this might not be feasible based on European privacy laws

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.08
Community - User Contests

 

Using data from user flash minisite, or through asking for direct entry, enter users into contest/sweepstakes where they can win either sponsored items or unique track and field items, like shoes or other equipment.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.09
Community - List your Club (phase 2)

 

This community-building section will initially simply list clubs who register, but over time will evolve to act as a gateway to forms for listing or finding training buddies, etc, and would link to the eventual clubs and classified ad modules foreseen in phase 2/3.

 

Anyone submitting a club through the form would have to register with the site.  Clubs would not be listed until approved by ISL/IAAF. 

 

Possible objects:

§         form to submit information about an athletics club they wish to have entered the database.

§         club name

§         location

§         e-mail address

§         contact info

§         club info

§         URL. 

§         listing of club URLs

§         search engine for finding other clubs and users. 

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.10
Community > Training Start page (phase 2)


Tips and reference material displayed by discipline (initially categories may be broad)

NOTE: This section shares data with Sports Disciplines>Training

 

Editor may categorize by:

§         beginners

§         intermediates

§         top athletes

 

§         link to Discipliine-specific training page

§         link to Medical  page

 

 

 

content considerations: Short intro will be presented here, e.g. “looking for those extra hints that so often mean the difference between a competitor and a champion? – below is a list of tips that you may find useful in optimizing your training and making the most of your track time”

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: 

 

B – FR  – 1.11
Community > Training Regimen (phase 2)

 

Training regimen / schedule for beginners, intermediates, experienced athletes. Displayed by discpline.

 

Written by professionals, e.g. trainers, former champions and sports scientists etc. outlining the standard training programs from beginners to experienced athletes, helping them approach the sport, in the most effective manner, can be a week by week guide, printable as a PDF file.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.12
Community  > Training Top Tips page (phase 2)

 

underneate Training>Specific Discipline

 

Top tips relating discipline directly to any theme, such as diet:

This section will be updated regularly and will relate to various themes, the number of which will increase in threads – for example could begin with eating efficiently, training in different weather conditions, new equipment etc.  This information will be archivable, the archive being accessed from the bottom of the page. 

 

The page will contain:

§         drop-down list of disciplines

§         sort of teaser links by date, topic, training, competing

§         link to user submission form for questions

§         search engine allowing users to look by word

§         Disclaimers

§         Link to tips archive

 

After clicking on the link to (for example) 'advice on sprinting' the user would find a page:

§         with tip titles arranged in reverse chronological order, with the ability to sort by other criteria. 

§         containing a link to user flash minisite form

§         containing a link to question submission form

§         link to relevant stories in news section After clicking on the link to (for example) 'advice on sprinting' the user would find a page:

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.13
Training  > specific discipline page  (phase 2)

 

(per discipline)

§         training regimen/schedule for beginners, intermediates/experienced athletes defined by editor

§         standard training regimen

§         link to milestones

§         link to dangers

§      top tips relating to discipline

§                         link to archive of training tips

 

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.13
Training > Milestones page  (phase 2)

 

Training milestones:

This area will contain information to help the visitor determine at what level of fitness he or she is at, how far they have to go to reach their optimal level of fitness they are at.  It will contain information supplied by professionals and trainers that will allow the visitor to self-assess their stage of fitness.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.14
Training > Dangers page (phase 2)

 

Training dangers:

Presented will be all the information the visitor needs to avoid injuring themselves during training – the info will be supplied by trainers, physiotherapists and the athletes themselves, to begin with this area will be universal to all of the disciplines, but as more discipline specific information arrives the area can be broken down to present discipline specific information.  Themes could include -  “don’t

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.15
Training > Medical page (phase 2)

 

§         link to documentation and research by IAAF (probably link to folder)

§         link to medical themes (results list page has article title links in reverse chronological order,  question submission form,  link to relevant stories in news section)

§         link to medical FAQ’s

§         form for submitting medical questions (doesn’t require flash minisite)

§         word search engine (results list arranged in reverse chronological order)

§         text disclaimers

§         link to medical archive

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

B – FR  – 1.15
Classifieds page (phase 2)

 

 

TBD

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

 

 

 

C – Commerce

C - FR  – 1 eShops (Phase 2)

 (Phase 2)

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

C – FR – 1.01 Products (phase 2)

 

 

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

C - FR – 2
Advertising/
Promotion

 There will be many types of advertising and sponsorship opportunities from simple ad banners to complete themed subsections.

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

C – FR  – 2.01
Sponsored Promotional element

 

 

Promotional graphical element associated with an object.

 

content considerations:

This item has a question mark over it until ISMMi has arranged for some sponsorship.  Using Dublin X-Country 2001 as an example, Guinness is being courted as a title sponsor.

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

invites interaction, goes beyond a banner

C – FR  – 2.02
Ad Banner

 

 

counts hits

rotates

contextual

CMS should determine when to change

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations: 
need info on CMS’ capability in regard to reporting from ad banners and manipulating them

 

design considerations: 

 

C – FR  – 2.03 Sponsored Subsection

 

 

Features with subjects related to a given sponsor, and featuring the sponsor in some fashion -  such as the evolution of the sports shoe sponsored by Adidas.

of lasting interest

ideally updated rather than removed

Sponsored features could be linked to the sponsor's web site

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations: 

 

 

D – Global Site Features

D - FR  – 1 
Global Athletics Home Page

 Simple but elegant, with a suggestion of passionate purity and FUN  

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

D – FR – 1.01
GA Home Page - Objects

 

 

graphical link to event sub-site if an event is in progress  

§         Top Photo  (H)

§         Top News or Feature story (H)

§         News and Features teasers (M)

§         Medal count object (event in session)  which links to complete, fully sortable medal count  (H)

§         Points count object  (H)

§         calendar object (H)

§         Sponsor logo (H)

§         user poll results (M)

§         Sponsor elements (depends on level of sponsorship)

§         wildcard object – could be a provocative post from a forum, a training tip (L)

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D – FR – 1.02
GA Home page - World Ranking point count object

This object will give the top 5-10 Global Athletes by points (world rankings) updated as often as possible. 

§         links to a full World Rankings page within Athleticswith the complete listing of the rankings.

 

Ideally, a graph of the points leaders could also be designed to show changes over the previous 12 months.  The rankings are not by season, but are instead a reflection of the previous 12 months.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D - FR  – 2  Search

 

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

D – FR – 2.01
Global Search
 

 

search entire site

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D – FR – 2.02
Athlete Search

within Athlete section search module that can retrieve  athlete information by name / nation / discipline

what information retrieved and how displayed?

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D – FR – 2.03
News and Feature Search

Within News and Feature section,  search module that can retrieve  athlete information by name / nation / discipline

what information retrieved and how displayed?

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D – FR – 2.04
Past Results Search

Within Past Results, search module that can retrieve  athlete information by name / nation / discipline

what information retrieved and how displayed?

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D – FR – 2.05
Featured Stories Search

Within Featured Stories,  search module that can retrieve  athlete information by name / nation / discipline

what information retrieved and how displayed?

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D – FR – 2.05
PR Search

Within PR search module that can retrieve  athlete information by name / nation / discipline

what information retrieved and how displayed?

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations:

D - FR – 3
Footer Objects

Standard global footer-orginated links

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

D – FR  – 3.01
About Us

 

 

 

Text describing the IAAF, GA and the relationship between the two.  Mailto.

 

 

content considerations:

 

technical considerations: 

 

design considerations:  launches from footer link

 

D – FR  –  3.02
Legal Disclaimer
 

 GA’s legal notices as they relate to website.  NOT the IAAF rules.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: launches from footer link

 

D – FR  – 3.03
Advertising Opportunities

Mailto allowing potential advertisers to contact ISL.   May contain some promotional material as well.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations

 

D – FR  – 3.04
Partners

sponsor logos and addresses, logos will link to sponsor home page if they have paid for this.  Some promotional text.

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations

 

D – FR  – 3.05 Media Services

password protected section allowing media special access to information – most of this is TBD based on content but for launch should have a log-in section and a method for obtaining username and password – these criteria have not yet been set up

NOTE: could recycle login module on Community

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations

 

D – FR  – 3.06
Contact Us

Mailto – may be targeted, ie. different email addresses for the webmaster and for other IAAF departments

 

content considerations:  

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations

 

D - FR – 6
Navigation

Because the site is so large and dynamic, clear navigaiton is vital.  Thus the site will use breadcrumbs, global navigation and contextual subnavigation.  There are many instances where a user will be presented with redundant data – for example, they can see schedule data from both the Events section and from an Athletes bio page (specific to that athlete) assuming this is proven technically feasible.  Clarity is king in the database-driven environment.

Subspecification

Elements

Comments

D – FR  – 6.01 
Breadcrumb Navigation

User can see clickable links to previous levels of the site, i.e. Home > Sports Disciplines> Javelin > About the Sport

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: resident page should be highlighted

 

D – FR  – 6.01 
Global Navigation

TBD, probably will correspond to top buckets.        

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: resident page should be highlighted

 

D – FR  – 6.01 
Contextual subnavigation

Global nav. categories will be populated by subcategories specific to the category.

 

content considerations: 

 

technical considerations:

 

design considerations: resident page should be highlighted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appendix A – List of the Disciplines

 

Discipline

Discipline Title

Similar Disciplines

Men’s

 100m (50m-55m-60m)

100m

50m, 55m, 60m

 200m

200m

200m indoor (i)

 400m

400m

300m, 300m/i, 400m/i, 500m/i

 800m (1000m)

800m

800m/i, 1000m, 1000m/i

 1500m (mile-2000m)

1500m

1500m/i, Mile, Mile/i, 2000m, 2000m/i

 5000m-10000m

5000m/10000m/XC

3000m, 3000m/i, (3000m-2mi) 5000m/i, 2mi

 110mH

110mH

50mH, 55mH, 60mH (50mH-55mH-60mH)

 400mH

400mH

-

 3000mSC (2000mSC)

3000mSC

2000mSC

 High Jump

High Jump

High Jump

 Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Pole Vault

 Long Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

 Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

 Shot Put

Shot Put

Shot Put

 Discus Throw

Discus Throw

-

 Hammer Throw

Hammer Throw

-

 Javelin Throw

Javelin Throw

-

Women’s

 100m (50m-55m-60m)

100m

50m, 55m, 60m

 200m

200m

200m indoor

 400m

400m

300m, 300m/i, 400m/i, 500m/i

 800m (1000m)

800m

800m/i, 1000m, 1000m/i

 1500m (mile-2000m)

1500m

1500m/i, Mile,    Mile/i, 2000m, 2000m/i

 5000m-10000m

5000m/10000m/XC

3000m, 3000m/i, (3000m-2mi), 5000m/i, 2mi

 100mH

100mH

50mH, 55mH, 60mH

(50mHi-55mHi-60mHi)

 400mH

400mH

-

 3000mSC (2000mSC)

3000mSC

2000mSC

 High Jump

High Jump

High Jump  

 Pole Vault

Pole Vault

Pole Vault 

 Long Jump

Long Jump

Long Jump

 Triple Jump

Triple Jump

Triple Jump

 Shot Put

Shot Put

Shot Put

 Discus Throw 

Discus Throw

-

 Hammer Throw

Hammer Throw

-

 Javelin Throw 

Javelin Throw

-