The Design team have been working to revamp start.fedoraproject.org which is the default homepage in a fresh Fedora Linux installation. We are super excited to show you the progress we have made so far.
Thanks to the amazing feedback we got from you, we have further improved the first mock-up:
- Moved a bunch of things around.
- Reduced unused space.
- Added a search engine field that follows the default search engine in your browser settings.
Tell us what you think. Would you use this as your homepage now that it has a search engine field? How do you think we can further improve it?
In you are interested in seeing more, check out the draft on Figma.
I like the immediate impression I get from viewing the first variation, it’s clean and simple. But I like the second for the ability to see the latest from the community blog, which I find has steadily gone further into obscurity over the years. I would like to see the blog and the magazine share equal frontage, both contribute to the community conversation.
I’m not sure I would. They have different audiences and I’m not sure most of the Community Blog content would be worth being on the default start page for every Fedora Linux installation.
Sure I see your point about unrelated content, but it is still the community.
I personally wouldn’t use this because I don’t like the privacy implications of loading external content and I use my feed reader for both feeds. Maybe I should make a post on Magazine about using feed readers since there appears to be none.
I’m not sure why someone would want to see solved issues though. Wouldn’t it make more sense to show unresolved issues as to encourage people to try to help if they have an idea about the subject?
It doesn’t seem like good advertising to have a line like “Bluetooth unstable on Fedora 33” on the Fedora homepage.
Could we make some space for non English users?
start.fedoraproject.org may be a place to start with the fedora project, but it also is the first thing a user sees when opening its browser. And we don’t expect our users to be English speaking like we expect from contributors.
The benefit would be if it is autofocused, but again - should it search the web or just Fedora resources?
I like this draft from How do you feel about the new design of start.fedoraproject.org page? - #8 by dafrito
If sections could be made collapsible, that would be convenient home page. And a link to source code in the bottom with credits.
The site looks great, IMHO, but I would not be able to use it if the search engine is hardwired to DuckDuckgo. DuckDuckGo is no good.
Cool…I think it would be nice if there was a search engine as well as it could be used as the main screen. It would be nice to have a section for non-English speakers and a display of that language as well. 감사합니다.!!
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