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Re: [tor-talk] tor project website change
On Wed, Mar 27, 2019 at 4:46 PM Matthew Finkel <matthew.finkel@xxxxxxxxx>
> Now the page is concise and provides links for exactly the version a user
> likely needs.
Just my 10p here. Most pages are concise to a fault, in my opinion. My 4k
monitor is mostly filled with dead space on most pages, which doesn't feel
to welcoming to me.
To be honest it doesn't feel that much better on my phone either, though
the use of space is better.
> If the user needs/wants another version (in another language or if they
> want the Alpha version), then they are contained on a subsequent page.
> People don't want too many options, they simply want the correct/best
> option. This new design provides this for them.
I'm inclined to agree that too many options is a bad thing, but I feel the
new design has gone too far the other way:
- Why isn't there a prominent link to the source?
- Why are the icons at the top used for download? At a glance it looks like
you're listing out the supported platforms, it's only when you hover over
them you realise they link to the downloads (it's a long page, so
reasonable IMO for someone to assume the downloads are further down. If you
reach the "Download Tor Browser" button at the bottom in your hunt, it's
just a link back to the page you're on)
- Why's there a screenshot of the top half of tor browser?
- Why is there a section linking out to how to verify signatures when the
download page doesn't appear to contain links to the signatures?
> If you have specific suggestions for improving this new design, then
> please let us know. It seems you would like easier access to the tor
> download page, I also don't see this. This is be a good improvement,
> thanks for letting us know.
My opinion? What's now the Tor site should have been a brand new site
dedicated to the browser. 90% of the work I do with tor does not involve
TBB at all, it's tor itself I'm interested in. That, obviously, will skew
my perspective of the site.
Sorry to sound so negative, I don't doubt a lot of effort and planning has
gone in, and personal preferences aside (I don't like this fad of long
pages with masses of dead space) it's a very nice site for Tor Browser
Bundle. But I go to torproject for more than that.
> - Matt
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