This article is intended as a sandbox of ideas for the Archlinux website. Feel free to add suggestions and any thoughts you might have about how the Archlinux website can be improved.
This article is part of the DeveloperWiki.
Ideas and Suggestions
Reorganize the website link hierarchy, such as proposed in DeveloperWiki:Website Hierarchy Proposal
Implement an OpenID-like identity system for the official Archlinux websites.
- If we could integrate login/pass throughout AUR, Wiki, Forums, and Bugs this way ... well I'm afraid I'd get a bit moist. :)
3-Column layout homepage
Create a three-column layout on the Archlinux homepage, consisting of a navigation column, intro/news content, and meta info column (recent packages, etc.)
Condense the developer profiles pages, reducing photo sizes and dropping relatively unimportant fields such as: Favourite Distros, Year of Birth, Interests, Other Contacts, etc.
- I don't like this idea. I like any distro that has a soul and flavor to it. Sterile "strictly-business" design and community should be left to the Wall Street distros.
Look at the feasibility of creating a unified navbar that would sit at the top of all Arch community sites (bbs.archlinux, wiki.archlinux, etc.), providing an exact copy of the main website hierarchy via drop-down menus (using CSS of course).
Embed Ads by Google into content
Consider placing the Ads by Google inside actual page content (or at least below the navigation) and removing it from the header entirely.