The Debian web updates its homepage and prepares for a major renewal

On Thu 17 December 2020 with tags web
Written by Laura Arjona Reina

Translations: fr pt-BR

Today, the Debian website displays a new homepage. Since the most recent web team sprint in March 2019, we have been working on renewing the structure, content, layout and scripts that build the site. There has been work mainly in two areas: removing or updating obsolete content, and creating a new homepage which is more attractive to newcomers, and which also highlights the social aspect of the Debian project in addition to the operating system we develop.

Debian website: part of the old homepage (back) and the new one (front)

Although this took longer than we would have liked, and we don't consider this new homepage final, we think it's a good first step towards a much better web site.

The web team will continue to work on restructuring the Debian website. We would like to appeal to the community for help, and are also considering external assistance, since we're a small group, whose members are also involved in other Debian teams. Some of the next steps we expect to walk are improve the CSS, icons, and layout in general, and review of the content, to have a better structure.

If you would like to help, contact us. You can reply to the version of this article (with some more details) published in our public mailing list or chat with us in the #debian-www IRC channel (at irc.debian.org).




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