Ticket #704 (closed enhancement: fixed)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

revamp the website

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: website Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


I made this mockup some time ago:  http://debathena.geofft.scripts.mit.edu/

Features include nice clickable buttons, a fairly large subtitle that attempts to get across the gist of the project, a layout that keeps everything above the fold, and slightly less of a wall of text effect. Nonfeatures include that it displays terribly in IE on Windows, that it doesn't link to everything (maybe we want some sort of tabbed layout, actually?), and I'm not completely pleased with the phrasing of the subtitle.

We should finish this off and deploy it.

Note that this is blocking on #703, since "Recent news" is a big part of the layout, and probably on #702 so that we get to the point where a graphical installer is easy. (I think we can finagle things so that it effectively is an installer that runs when you click it, if you pull dirty tricks with gdebi.) We can certainly let that link continue to the download-this-shell-script instructions in the short term, though.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 14 years ago by jdreed

Doing horrible things with gdebi may or may not be what we want. While a one-click (tm) installer may be shiny, it's not high priority (this should not be conflated with a debconf-based installer, which probably is what we want). I don't know of anyone who has been scared off by the 2 step installation instructions we have now. I certainly don't think the website redesign should block on this.

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

Done. Bikeshed away.

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