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[opensuse-wiki] New o.o-frontpage
  • From: Robert Lihm <rlihm@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 28 Aug 2008 13:57:48 +0200
  • Message-id: <D95351C9-A8D1-4B13-A028-AEA0E1B56C85@xxxxxxx>

During Hackweek 3 Andreas Demmer and I made a new frontpage for, which will replace the 3-Box-Page we currently have on .

The goals of the new page are:

* pickup the visitor at the front-door
* offer more information about the openSUSE-Project on a centralised page (more; not to much, many, etc., just a overview!)
* stay conform with the screen-design
* make it easy for newcomers to dig into the openSUSE-Univers.

About the page-design:

The content is always placed in two columns (1/3 to 2/3) and the page is divided into two halves.
In the top is the eye-candy logo with a short description (we are still looking for a better/shorter text) of the openSUSE project and the good old three main sections: software, wiki, build service.
Links to all other o.o-pages are offert at the bottom of the page as hotwords, so they can be easily found with the filter in your browser or by scrolling ;-)
The search bar above the the categories is not fully implemented jet. We plan a selection box (dropdown) in front of the input-field where you can select the section which should be searched (e.g. like Firefox search in the top/right corner).
The placement of the search box is carefully chosen. It has a optical connection to the three sections but there is enough white-space between the search and the section-chunk to display that they are not siblings. It's in the upper-right where the most people look for a search (it's in these area on all o.o-pages).

The lower part of the page contains, in the bigger column, informations like upcoming events, etc. ... what ever is hot :-)
The smaler column contains the last 5 headlines from news.o.o (updates every hour), help informations and a link to shop.o.o.
We made a small admin interface to change the content without the code- hacking and deploying dance.

A localisation is implemented, too. But not deployed now.

You can check out the draft at

We are looking forward to hear your opinions and suggestions.



Robert Lihm, Webdesigner - Build Service Team
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Maxfeldstr. 5, D-90409 Nuernberg
Tel: +49-911-74053-0 - rlihm@xxxxxxx
SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, GF: Markus Rex, HRB 16746 (AG N├╝rnberg)
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