New look for Debian's websites
February 6th, 2011
On the occasion of the release of Debian 6.0
Debian website team is pleased to publish a new design for Debian's web
presence. After roughly 13
years with nearly the same design, the layout and design of many of the
websites run by Debian changed together with today's release of Debian
Debian's main website and its wiki, lists archive, blog aggregator planet and package information system now have
a consistent new layout. The new layout is meant to give Debian's web
presence a cleaner and more modern look as well as making the web pages
easier to use and navigate.
I didn't expect my slight annoyance to result in a published
redesign. The work others have done to make sure that happened has been
most impressive. Hopefully the redesign can start a refinement process that
will converge at the best distro website ever. says Kalle Söderman, who
was one of the driving forces behind the layout change. The website team
also took care that the new design includes accessibility improvements
(e.g. for the colorblind) and scales well for different resolutions.
The Debian Project was founded in 1993 by Ian Murdock to be a truly
free community project. Since then the project has grown to be one of
the largest and most influential open source projects. Thousands of
volunteers from all over the world work together to create and
maintain Debian software. Available in 70 languages, and
supporting a huge range of computer types, Debian calls itself the
universal operating system.
For further information, please visit the Debian web pages at http://www.debian.org/ or send mail to <firstname.lastname@example.org>.