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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, 15 May 2017, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> The contents of the Gentoo homepage is similar to what Debian has but 
> presented with a different CSS - something like that would be a good 
> improvement.

I took a look at the Gentoo website and there's more than just better CSS.
I find it much better than the Debian one.

The things which are improvements compared to Debian:

- the frontpage is really only a (dynamic) portal to many other services,
  the main content does not duplicate what's already in the
  header/footer, they do not waste real estate uselessly

- every time that a somewhat lengthy explanation is needed, they direct
  users to their Handbook so that they do not duplicate instructions
  in multiple places

- they have more pictures and icons to illustrate and make it easier on the eyes

- their "get started" and "download" page are really visually appealing
  and very clear whereas our simple "bullet list" look like unstructured in

- the two menu bars show clearly where you are within the website (in
  Debian we have no such visual indication), the headers/footers are
  easily identified compared to the main content
The only downside of Gentoo's website is the lack of translations.

Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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