Guideline adherence/opt out tool
So we eventually need to come up with a way that users may disclose his or her awareness of the guidelines, and in what way the page adheres or opts out of them.
The idea that has been brewing in my mind this week is of an icon that displays in either the infobox or upper right hand corner of the page. It would display one icon/colour for full adherence, and another if any part of the guidelines are opted-out of. On mouseover, a box would appear that describes what, if anything is opted out of, and in what way any specific guidelines are adhered to (such as with regional spelling choice).
I like the idea for an icon to indicate how the guidelines are being used in a specific instance. I can offer no help as to coding for such an application, but have you seen Template:Learning Design? It uses an icon (a fourbox square) to communicate stages in the design process, separately for learning and content design. Thought you might be interested.
Heh, I've just realised what you meant by the fourbox square! I just saw it used elsewhere, and yes, it has inspired me as useful in this application. I've an idea for how to design this, but I need to go back and find the CSS code I had looked at before. Look for it in one of my dev pages, soon.