There isn’t a thread to discuss the site yet, so here it is. First of, I would like to congratulate you for this project!
I am not a fan of the website. I like minimalistic stuff and the site seems… too imagery. It’s annoying seeing the huge image load when opening the site. Also, when visiting the site from a data plan, that image is surely going to be a waste of bandwidth. I would propose removing the image altogether and adding the logo somewhere else.
Another thing is that http is not redirecting to https. It should.
Hi @markoff, nice to see you here.
The website design is a bit based on the Antergos website design (the rollover menu), also I chose a very lightweight picture, since this picture is also going to be our default wallpaper. I’m surprised about the http comment, the website is secured and over here in several browsers it is opening with https
It’s working fine for me and it is using https! I find the website pretty minimalistic when i look at it. The image loads faster than i can blink! But then again i have very fast internet. I don’t think a text only site is the answer but maybe a compromise of a smaller image?
The image is huge. It takes what, 90% of the space? The bottom 10% are the menus. It is really bad design in my opinion. When one opens a site, one doesn’t immediately look at the bottom. In endeavourOS’s site, one needs to look at the bottom to see the menu. If you want to scroll till the bottom, you also need to scroll much more on sites that have such a large image. That is just a waste of time imo.
Sites should be made simple unless there is a need for complexity. I don’t think there is a need for it here, nor do I think it looks good. It’s an image, no1 is going to look at it and think “wow, what a work of art. I will look at this beautiful image for a few more minutes to take it all in. This should be in a museum”…
i must agree with @markoff on this one. Google specifically rates sites on the quality and speed of rendering of content in the first upper part of the screen. The so called “above the fold” content. They base this rating on the importance they see UX wise for this content.
I didn’t realize you have this exact layout on the other pages. I really don’t know what the issue is with the website as i don’t see an problem with it. I wouldn’t waste my energy to criticize the website as i’m more interested in EndeavourOS. How it installs, how easy it is to set up and add other software and the availability of other packages to set it up and make it unique. I’m interested in how easy and how fast this can be done and when it is done how well it works. Antergos to me was awesome. EndeavourOS has to be awesomer! It can be and it will be. It already has some things i like going for it. I never had an issue with cinchi and this offline installer is fine. I am waiting though to see the online installer that allows me to pick a desktop. My only concern is having an Arch centric install that’s easy and fast. So far I’m intrigued.
What about making the forum as homepage of the endeavoros project? As there are already the menus on the top right I think it’s not needed to have a separate start page and it will get the users directly to the discussions … Just my 2 cents
I was looking for a thread like this.
I’d like to say as far as forums go, I like vBulletin, but those are more gamer friendly, to me anyway, however, I see alot of features in this one that don’t seem to be available in other places I’ve been, and one feature really stuck out when I posted the picture of my desktop in the Conky thread…
The feature I speak of is how you can really zoom in on an image someone posts and see good detail of a desktop, and I think that’s really important for the site…ie click image twice!!!
What I don’t like, “Me personally” but I can deal with it, is if you open another link in the site looking for info, while your typing something in, that msg is on the page your looking for is the msg your working on.
Don’t misunderstand, I do like the site, you can’t please everyone…LMAO, It’s like being a DJ…
I’m simply putting a 1cent comment, if that, in there. I just find that part distracting, I’d rather go back to the tab I started the msg on than to fight for space in a different tab.
That’s really the only thing that ever bugged me about the antergos site is opening more tabs in the same site is knowing what your doing in another tab in the browser.
I’m not talking bad about the site, everyone will notice different things here or there, I’m just simply following the flow of the forum discussion is all
But I’ll say again, that zoom on an image that’s posted Is really sweet & important in this type of forum.
There might not be a mouse gesture for it, but you can click that image twice and really blow it up
It’s not a terrible idea, though I think it would be better if the landing page was just an “about” page. Imagine if endeavouros.com was just a markdown post explaining what the project is, with clear language and just 2 or 3 links, a link to the repository and a link to this forum.