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Re: When do we update the homepage to a modern design? (was Re: Moving away from (unsupportable) FusionForge on Alioth)




On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 10:12:26AM +0000, lumin wrote:
> On Mon, 2017-05-15 at 11:19 +0200, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:
> > Our users are really complaining about our look&feel in the web and we
> > should address it.
> 
> I'm looking forward to a new design of our homepage, but I'm not
> able to help since not familiar to this field.
> 
> Take a look at the homepages of major distros:

> https://www.opensuse.org/

Oh no!  Kill it!  Kill it with fire!  Quickly!

> https://www.centos.org/
> https://www.ubuntu.com/
> https://getfedora.org/

Also abysmal.

> https://manjaro.org/
> https://linuxmint.com/

Not good either.

> https://www.archlinux.org/
> https://gentoo.org/

These are ok.

> Especially look at the homepage of Gentoo. Some of you must
> remember the old gentoo homepage, but now gentoo has a way much
> prettier face. Then look at ours
> 
> https://www.debian.org/

Not that different from Gentoo's.  What's the problem you're seeing?

> We are the last major distro that move to systemd as the
> default init system. And now we are the last major distro
> that keeps an old design of homepage.

The response here seems obvious, but I won't spell it out :p

> Debian is a community that driven by volunteers. I believe
> volunteers are working hard for community at the points
> they are interested in. I guess, possibly there are too few
> volunteers able/intend to update the design, so the homepage is
> just kept as is.

If it ain't broken... (speaking about layout, not the contents.
Improvements to the latter are always worth some effort.).

> If none of the volunteers is willing to contribute a new
> design, what about spend some money to hire several worker
> working on this.

The current fad seems to be javascript-only blind-unfriendly
elinks-unfriendly bandwidth-wasting monstrosities.  I'd really prefer
a website written by a programmer over one made by a "designer".

A good page is one that lets you find information quickly, not one that
forces you to watch animations.


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