GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 740304
Home page isn't very attractive / engaging
Last modified: 2018-05-22 13:07:09 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.
Provisionally adding as a 3.16 target, since this would be a big improvement for the initial out of the box experience.
Some of my early work toward a design like this, from back in January:
The original mockup didn't look particularly refined, so some additional design work has been done here:
This is the current favourite:
*** Bug 737609 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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.
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