[Bug 265264] Make /ports/ less obscure, and add a link out to FreshPorts

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Date: Sun, 17 Jul 2022 09:04:57 UTC

Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@gmail.com> changed:

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--- Comment #1 from Graham Perrin <grahamperrin@gmail.com> ---
FreeBSD home page <https://www.freebsd.org/> has shouty but easily overlooked: 


– with five shortcuts, including: 

    Ports <https://www.freebsd.org/ports/>

Stepping away from home loses SHORTCUTS. 

Four of the five remain easily accessible through main menus: 

* the Community menu for mailing lists

– and so on. 

For what was the fifth shortcut, Ports, there's: 

* no direct route from any menu. 

Early thoughts

Remove the 25th anniversary stuff, which should have been removed years ago.
<https://reviews.freebsd.org/D34410> via bug 261058. With all due respect: it's
stale clutter, the combination of those two aspects decreases the likelihood of
people paying attention to adjacent stuff such as shortcuts. 

Using uppercase for SHORTCUTS might have been intended to attract attention
(shouting) however there should be no need for this section of the page. 

The main menus – seven, adjacent to the Home button – should be more than
enough to comprise all five shortcuts in a way that is both logical and

Allow the main menus to serve their purpose. 

<https://www.freebsd.org/about/> (from a click on the 'About' menu button,
unfortunately not a menu item) mentions ported libraries and applications.

Improve the About menu: 

* 'Introduction' should refer to <https://www.freebsd.org/about/>
                          not to Resources for Newbies

* add a menu item <https://www.freebsd.org/projects/newbies/>, named 
  'Newcomers' or 'Newbies' or 'Resources for Newbies' (although the 
  word newbies might too colloquial for a menu for a project such as 
  FreeBSD … needs more thought)

* add a menu item 'Ports Collection' <https://www.freebsd.org/ports/>.

Then remove the SHORTCUTS area from the home page (and so on … a broader
discussion, for anyone who'd like to join me in chat). 


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