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Bug 740304 - Home page isn't very attractive / engaging
Home page isn't very attractive / engaging
Product: yelp
Classification: Applications
Component: General
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Yelp maintainers
Yelp maintainers
: 737609 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Reported: 2014-11-18 11:23 UTC by Allan Day
Modified: 2018-05-22 13:07 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Allan Day 2014-11-18 11:23:32 UTC
The home page that Yelp displays when first launched doesn't really draw you in or appear very attractive. There are a few reasons for this: the use of text with no images, the layout, the large number of topic items, the lack of preamble, and the nature of the content itself.

This is a particular issue because Yelp is automatically launched the first time you log into a new GNOME installation. It's the first thing that you see.

A while ago, I created some mockups for a new home page, which attempted to address these issues:

The three sections on the page are:

 1. The existing getting started documentation.
 2. A page, or set of pages, which describe what's new in the latest release. I had imagined that this could be a reformatted version of the release notes.
 3. The existing user docs.

The layout of each of the three boxes is modeled on gnome-software, which uses a combination of defined colours for the box backgrounds and some SVG assets. This allows the view to be scaled as the window size changes. We don't *have* to take that exact approach though, and I'd be happy to adjust the designs based on what is technically feasible.
Comment 1 Allan Day 2014-11-18 14:12:45 UTC
Provisionally adding as a 3.16 target, since this would be a big improvement for the initial out of the box experience.
Comment 2 Shaun McCance 2014-11-18 15:10:15 UTC
Some of my early work toward a design like this, from back in January:
Comment 3 Allan Day 2015-01-22 17:22:53 UTC
The original mockup didn't look particularly refined, so some additional design work has been done here:

This is the current favourite:
Comment 4 Petr Kovar 2015-01-26 14:14:13 UTC
*** Bug 737609 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 André Klapper 2015-02-22 21:07:07 UTC
Has any progress been made here? 
If not, this is not a 3.16 "GNOME Target" as we are under UI Freeze for 3.16 now.
Comment 6 Matthias Clasen 2015-03-02 16:28:29 UTC
removing target
Comment 7 GNOME Infrastructure Team 2018-05-22 13:07:09 UTC
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