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simple design and consistent look and feel


After reading http://dimitris.glezos.com/weblog/2007/09/07/mirror-manager-look-n-feel/ , I wanted to share a few quick thoughts.

While the mirror list that we have in place now does look much better, we generally shouldn't exposing this to end users at all. EPEL comes in top of Fedora in the mirror list filter and shows all the versions of Fedora including the ancient versions which probably should move into a separate page for archived releases.

The mirror list filter should point people to the actively maintained releases or just the latest release. Most users would use EPEL via the repository release package and not download individual packages from the mirrors and hence should be below Fedora.

The front page of Fedora should feature a prominent download button leading to a easy choice of spins, architecture and region in simple plain language. http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download makes it much more approachable compared to a long list of mirrors where people not familiar with the mirror structure is bound to get confused which does happen often.

It would also be better if all the sub domains had the same look at feel. http://docs.fedoraproject.org still retains the old design for example.


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