What DE is this?
This is Cinnamon desktop which is what i normally used on Antergos. I am using the Nimix square Icons and Numix frost theme. I have an Arch linux background for now.
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.
Very good looking!!!
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.
I think the homepage as it is now could show a tagline like “What is endeavour’s mission” and a link to the download section, or maybe a direct link to the latest iso as the first things you see when you open up the page. This way you don’t come to a blank page where you need to scroll to see something besides a logo.
Ok, this thread is quite old, but I don’t think it is necessary to open a new one for this:
The “Info” Link in the navigation on the website has a target=“_blank” and opens a new tab. Also it has a title-tag showing “Info” on mouseover. All other links in the navbar don’t do that, so I think that it shouldn’t be that way.
I would suggest that the link to the forum opens a new tab, as there is no obvious way back to the homepage.
Maybe some “legal info” and “social media” (if there is any) in the footer of the Wordpress-Theme would be cool too? I saw that for the forum, but didn’t found it for the website?
Thank you for the great work! (OS and Website/Forum)
@Bryanpwo ? i can have a look too
i feel the same.
There are some Terms of Service and privacy notes. No Social-media or legal info… I guess that came with the forum-software.
yes but no social media links or kind of linking to mastadon or telegram
we could link to that terms from startpage also…
Sounds great - at least to me.
…finally a reason to create a mastodon-account.
The website and the forum are going to get a minor update by the end of the month, as for the linking to the legal notes and social media, I’m aware of that one, but since rules and regulations in the EU has changed on this, I have to make them according to the new rules and this one requires a little study on the small print.
@DevNul When you click on Home in the top bar of the forum, you’ll get redirected to the Homepage.
Yes, of course. Sometimes my glasses aren’t helping…
I still think the site needs an update… I really like that the forum has a dark-theme by default. It would be nice to see the site revamped to something minimal! A minimal site for a minimal distro.
These are my suggestions:
- Make a dark theme by default. No one needs to see their dead pixels;
- Remove the huge images/banners from the site altogether. Stick a small version of the logo somewhere else;
- Put everything behind links. For example, as it is, endeavouros.com automatically shows the latest post without having to click on anything. It would be better to just have a list of blog posts, and clicking on a particular post would open it, so one could read it;
Basically, imagine the simplest site there could be. That is my view! But I am a minimalist and I am aware that you’re probably against that. Still, these are my 2 cents.
It’s been a while, have you succeeded in finding a server for your Discourse project?
I consider myself a person with rather minimalistic preferences too, but honestly I think you’re a bit exaggerating about the website’s look. It looks very clean and all the necessary information is within the reach. I’ve never had to search for anything, it’s all very intuitive.
On a side note, it was my first “smaller” distro, the other 2 I’ve tried before were big and rather old ones. I knew pretty much nothing about it and was a bit worried that the project may be a bit too new for me (newbish as I am ) and maybe the team doesn’t have enough resources and time to address all the possible issue that may arise, but when I saw how well curated and beautiful the main website is I definetely became more confident in the project because I knew that the team cared enough to make this first user impression agreeable and friendly. The website is the face of the project, the user will see it before anything else (the forum, github repo, etc) and it should look nice and appealing to the majority, imo. There are different kinds of potential users, some may not have an attention span long enough to read properly, some may get outright scared if you present them before a wall of text and links
And yeah, I prefer to know all my dead pixels in face, so I like the clear theme of it
tl;dr I like the website.
Damn, that’s some good memory! My first thought was “what is he talking about?”, until I remembered. haha.
No, I just decided not to go ahead with it, you know, the usual decision. Hope you and yours are safe and well!
The minimalism period of Art or minimal art was about after second war around 1960…or you could consider the Bahaus period before the second war also as minimalist where all the fonts we use today without serif are coming from !!
EndeavourOS website is minimalist on its way. I found all what I need which is still the most important at the end.