As many of you are aware, I have been working the past few months to update the current Xen.org website to better target various users of the site as well as simplify the organization of the information. I have completed the web development and am now making the site available for feedback and comment. You can reach the site at http://staging.xen.org and I encourage all feedback from broken links to “what were you thinking?”. I plan to allow at least 2 weeks for comments before I make the final changes and transition the new site to www.xen.org.
If you are interested in seeing the design document that I based the new site on or the target profile descriptions, please search in the blog for “web development” and you will get those documents.
Please note that links to the Wiki, Bug Tracker, Source Browser, and Mercurial Repository will take you to the existing header structure as I am in the process of preparing those services to link to the new site.
One of the major areas for improvement this quarter will be the update of the existing Xen.org website into something that delivers the information you need in a easier to use structure while also meeting the needs of various groups of users. Here is a link to a proposed grouping of Xen.org website users. Attached to this blog posting are three documents with my latest thoughts on updating the structure/organization of the existing Xen.org site:
Xen.org Home Page Content Sections: Xen Home Page Contents.pdf
Xen.org Tab/Page Structure (diagram): Xen.org Tab-Page Structure in graph form.pdf
Xen.org Tab/Page Structure (text): Xen.org Tab-Page Structure in text form.pdf
I am looking for as much feedback as possible on this change as it will be a complete redesign of Xen.org and I want to make sure that everyone using the site is comfortable with the changes and has been given a chance to suggest updates they feel are important. My current thinking is to have the review period open for the rest of July and then post the final design proposal with everyone’s feedback included in early August. Please send all comments to firstname.lastname@example.org or as a comment to this posting.