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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 08:01 PM, Adam Borowski wrote:
> 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.
>
>
I'll take any day a sort animations that explains things rather then
going through forest of information to figure out what is it, but I
guess these all are personal opinions.