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Old 04-06-2005, 03:12 PM   #1
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www.slackware.com


I always wondered why a very big distro like slackware has this very bad-looking webpage?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:17 PM   #2
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Looks great to me - what's wrong with it?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:21 PM   #3
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yeah, it does look straight out of 1996; but that's slack. Simple and it works.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 03:21 PM   #4
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Well, I'm sure there are those that think the website is very attractive.

Others will argue that they don't care what the website looks like, so long as everyone is busting butt to ensure that the software is as close to perfect as it can be.

Finally, there are those that'll agree with you, at least partially, but less about the appearance than the relative, er, age of the documents that the website contains.

I suspect you'd find me with one foot in the second group and one foot in the third.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:00 PM   #5
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Perhaps Pat and company feel it's a higher priority to focus more on the distro and less on the website?

Besides, Slack isn't exactly a bells and whistles flashy distro, so why would the site be?
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:01 PM   #6
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I always thought that the Slackware website was a very good indicator of what Slackware is all about. Simple and straight forward, no getting lost in increasing menus and categories.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:25 PM   #7
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I love the slack website. It rules :P
 
Old 04-06-2005, 04:43 PM   #8
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well there are plenty of examples even further that way.. gnu.org, kernel.org etc...
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:12 PM   #9
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I think it has it's own style (which you may not like), it's just Slackware simplicity and can be browsed very nicely in text mode
I took a look at different distros pages and I still think Slackware's one is a good looking page (and it doesn't have images).
 
Old 04-06-2005, 05:13 PM   #10
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The Slack website is, by far, one of the most useful websites out there. It's about time somebody clued in to the fact that flash/bells/whistles detract from the surfing experience, not enhance it.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 10:30 PM   #11
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gbonvehi has a good point, sites like slackware.com gnu.org and kernel .org look good in text mode which i think is the point. if you run a server with no x environment on it you can still fire up lynx or what not and easily navigate the sites to get needed updates. some of the other distros may have a more eye catching layout but without starting up a graphical web browser there's no way of finding anything on it.

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Old 04-06-2005, 10:33 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by BrianW
I always thought that the Slackware website was a very good indicator of what Slackware is all about. Simple and straight forward, no getting lost in increasing menus and categories.
I agree. There are other nix sites that have all kinds of cool stuff but they should spend a little less time "marketing" and work on their distros.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 11:12 PM   #13
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I don't find it visually attractive, but it works fine for me.
 
Old 04-06-2005, 11:54 PM   #14
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Originally posted by killerbob
The Slack website is, by far, one of the most useful websites out there. It's about time somebody clued in to the fact that flash/bells/whistles detract from the surfing experience, not enhance it.
Well said, I could not agree more
 
Old 04-07-2005, 04:16 AM   #15
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hi there,

the layout is ok. i just think some parts should be written again.
an observation: in the "about" section of www.slackware.com you see the name of some guys that helped the project. if i remember correct one of them left the project in 2002. it means that the information in the website should be updated. some years untouched.

regards

slackie1000
 
  


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