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Google Code-in 2011 FreeBSD

New front page graphics layout

completed by: Roger

mentors: Wojciech A. Koszek, Glen Barber, Jakub Klama

Description of a task

Current page of The FreeBSD Project doesn't meet our expectations. We think new page layout must be created. New page must meet all new design goals and usability metrics. New page must be beautiful.

Page should conform all Web 2.0 style standards. It must be minimalistic, yet very practical. It must contain one drop-down menu with most popular options. Additionally, it must contain columns of the most crucial information for users (like the current one, but better).

Screen space consumption must be exploited. In the perfect case page would take 100% width of the available space or be created with 12-column 960px template.

For inspiration, take a look at:

Our page COULD look similar.  These are just examples of sites considered to be

relatively decent (they hold lots of content, yet are easy to browse throught)

Ideal candidate would study Jacob Nielsen web page on web usability:

You should read all articles in bold font.