I've been doing a little tinkering with the web site design. By the
time we finally make our "1.0" release, I figured FreeDOS should have a
somewhat sharper-looking web page. Bob Stammers and I have been
discussing a new look off-list, and I think it's pretty much ready.
If you would like a peek at the new design, it's at:
It has a modern appearance: clean, simple. I hope it's not too boring.
I'm open to final tweaks before this new version goes live, later this week.
This is just the first in several goals. I also want to re-do the main
page to fix two other things:
1. Clean up the linkList.
At first pass, I'll need to make my best effort to organize things as
best I can, and later we'll try to do a kind of "card sort" exercise if
I can gather enough volunteers. At the least, I want to have links
grouped for first-time / general users and for developers. How I order
the links, I haven't decided. But I may re-use links in both sections
... that might be okay if I keep the link names the same (otherwise, it
would get confusing.) I'll also rename some link text from what we have
now. At a top-level, the headers will probably be grouped into two
2. Different content on the main page.
For as long as I can remember, the FreeDOS front page has contained a
list of news items. That was appropriate when we were a bunch of
developers, but it's not helpful to users who aren't familiar with DOS.
So I'll likely move the news items to a "developers" page, or
something. The front page will be filled with a few paragraphs lifted
from "About", and a few paragraphs lifted from (perhaps) "Download" and
other parts of the site. Not sure how I'll re-write that content. But
the key is, everything a new user needs to know about FreeDOS should be
located on the front page.
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