UI of linux mint website

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UI of linux mint website

Post by ABR » Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:40 pm

Does anyone think that the website user interface is outdated?
Looks way to classic and doesn't look like modern and elegant. Manjaro team just updated their website and it looks and feels modern and clean so i guess same could be done for mint.
(Just a suggestion)

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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by xenopeek » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:03 pm

You're not reading the Linux Mint blog I take it :) See https://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=3732.

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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by ABR » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:08 pm

Ohh :D
Thanks!
I can't wait to see the changes. :)

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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by Flemur » Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:22 pm

ABR wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Does anyone think that the website user interface is outdated?
No. Is it decent looking, clear and functional? (The "downloads" part isn't great: all the downloads should just be in a list for somthing so simple, the sub-menus are pointless...but still a lot better than the manjaro downloads page!)
Manjaro team just updated their website and it looks and feels modern and clean so i guess same could be done for mint.
Heh. I think manjaro.org is an attempt at slick-looking, but it's really kludgy, not easy to use, and I think it's embarrassing and almost reflects badly on linux.

- scroll on the main page and bunch of elements come and go and jump around.
- crappy background makes it hard to read.
- style isn't consistent - click around.
- this page
manjaro.org/download
is ridiculous with the jumping text, and try clicking those "editions" buttons! What are you seeing when no buttons are clicked? All of them? How about 3 buttons? Which editions went away when you clicked "beginner friendly"? (IOW, which editions are NOT beginner friendly? Hard to tell) For me the text is partially unreadable since it's white on a white background when it bleeds into the images. A simple paragraph for each edition would be much clearer.

Please, Mint website guys, don't make the mint website like the manjaro website! It really gives a kludgy impression and seems like the guy(s) who made it just discovered "playing around with scripts! We can make stuff move!".

Edit:
This is a good linux website: https://www.debian.org/ Good information, no annoying bells and whistles.

I went to the manjaro site again and scrolled down so I could click "Learn more" and "Learn more" went away. It's bad news.
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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by BigEasy » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 am

ABR wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Does anyone think that the website user interface is outdated?
Looks way to classic and doesn't look like modern and elegant.
Modern!=Elegant. Classic!=NonElegant.
Manjaro team just updated their website and it looks and feels modern and clean
Good example of modern, elegant and poor usability.
so i guess same could be done for mint
Not same. Better!
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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by catweazel » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:47 am

BigEasy wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 am
ABR wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Manjaro team just updated their website and it looks and feels modern and clean
Good example of modern, elegant and poor usability.
Good grief. It's awful.
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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by Neil Edmond » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:36 am

Haha... +1^ what catweazel said. I've recently been on the Manjaro forum (and others that look kind of like it)... it truly is "awful". The Mint forum probably looks old because it's been like it is now for a few years, but it's functional and easy to read.

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Re: UI of linux mint website

Post by lsemmens » Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:39 pm

catweazel wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:47 am
BigEasy wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:43 am
ABR wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 12:40 pm
Manjaro team just updated their website and it looks and feels modern and clean
Good example of modern, elegant and poor usability.
Good grief. It's awful.
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