New look for Debian's websites

February 6th, 2011

On the occasion of the release of Debian 6.0 Squeeze, the 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 Squeeze. 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.

About Debian

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.

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