Re: Improvements of the website
Personally i think it would be better if the content of the site was split
up. There are basically two types of people that use the debian website; end
users and developers/contributers. There reasons for going to the site are
completely different, so why not have two seperate sites?
This would mean that debian.org would contain all the content for people who
are un-tech savvy and would only contain content such as stable
distributions, untechnical news (new software etc), security advice in a
user friendly way, software downloads, basic documentation etc. The point im
trying to make is that this site should contain only the information that an
end user is interested in and they shouldn't have to wade through
development talk in order to get what they want. I also think that the
content on the site is too technical for the average user and would put many
people off using debian. I propose that the users site is more like (dare is
say it) microsofts website.
The second site would use the subdomain developers.debian.org and would
contain all the current content which a developer would want.
The method behind my madness is that not many un-techyend user would want to
download an unstable version of debian and therefore the link is
pointless,clutters the page and confuses the user. Also no end user would
want to see the development documentation and again is unneccesary. By
providing the end user with all these extra links simply poses a risk of
them downloading wrong content e.g. unstable releases and makes the whole
'debian experience' over complicated.
I hope this makes sense, i know its a drastic measure but personally i think
it would help make end users more at home. The current website i feel would
put off new users as its over complicated.