Wow. Really impressive, modern and colorful. The type look quite bold and
the overall flow is pleasant. The theme somehow felt a bit like Mozilla
sites as well (in a good way). Congratulations comms. <3


On Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 7:21 AM, Gregory Varnum <>

> Hello,
> After many months of work by over 100 individuals around the organization
> and movement, the Wikimedia Foundation's new website soft launched this
> week!
> You can check it out for yourself here (you may need to clear your
> browser's cache):
> So what comes next?
> Throughout this week, the Communications department and core website team
> will be doing final tweaks and quality assurance testing in preparations
> for translations.
> Over the coming weeks we will be working with affiliates and contributors
> around the world to make the site in available in Arabic, Chinese, French,
> German, Russian, and Spanish - in addition to the English version soft
> launched today. Once the translations are completed, we will be doing a
> more public announcement regarding the new website and begin more formally
> implementing usage of it.
> Additionally, we will be holding office hours in the coming weeks.
> What about the old website?
> The old website (aka Foundation Wiki) will be given new life in the coming
> weeks as the Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki - where it will continue
> to house important documentation for the Wikimedia Foundation like
> policies, board resolutions and minutes, legal documents, etc. Additional
> information on the changes coming to that wiki and the plans for migrating
> archived content to Meta-Wiki will be available in the coming weeks.
> What else should I know?
> There is a lot of great things about this new website we are excited to
> share with all of you! More information about office hours will available
> in the coming weeks. Until then, we encourage you to take a look and
> contact me directly if you find any bugs, typos, or have any comments.
> Thank you!
> The Communications department greatly appreciates all of the discussions,
> work, and patience everyone has put into this gigantic undertaking. We are
> very close to the finish line, and today marks a significant step which was
> only possible with the help of the 100+ people involved.
> On behalf of the Communications department and core website team (Heather,
> Zack, Katherine, Mel, and Greg),
> -greg
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> Gregory Varnum
> Communications Strategist
> Wikimedia Foundation
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