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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 05/15/2017 02:02 PM, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> On Mon, May 15, 2017 at 01:42:09PM +0200, Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote:
>> On 15 May 2017 at 13:30, Paul Wise <pabs@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>> TBH if I was confronted with the new LXDE web design with CSS turned
>>> on, I would probably just close the page. The old page is way more
>>> informative and less heavy on the marketing.
>> Hi Paul,
>> I believe that what we are actually looking for is a bit of
>> improvement in the marketing side.
>> Modern and fancy things.
>> The LXDE example is good on that.
> http://lxde.org/ seems to be the site in question. I agree with Paul,
> I don't like it, and when I encounter pages in that style, I tend to
> close the window.

Then lets forget about getting newcomers (fresh blood) to Debian as
you're so close minded to modern/new things - the same way they probably
close the window when they see '90 style with a lot of text that
actually says nothing. We are strange with our talks last few debconfs -
we want new people but we don't want to break our precious habits nor do
we want to give freedom to others to express themselves if they don't
fit into our circle of thinking which must be the best one.
> * It's not nearly information-dense enough. www.debian.org is too
>   dense, but the lxde one goes too far in the other direction.
>   Something in between would be good.
> * It's hard for me to navigate or to find anything. It has a short
>   one-sentence summary ("Desktop environment for all"), but nowhere on
>   the front page does it mention that it works on Linux. That
>   information is probably on some other page, linked from the front
>   page, but finding that is someone else's job.
Well Debian on its page doesn't mention it is Linux based or has Linux
kernel or at all word Linux. And short sentences are fine - no one is
forcing you to learn all plane parts and how it works to just board it
and come from point A to B. If we want users, you need to understand
that they just want a nice looking and working OS, they don't want to be
preached about it. For devs - we just need to have something like "Want
To Become Debian Developer" and link it to some good doc.

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