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The state of opensource.com

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As you might imagine, we went through several site designs before arriving at where we are today. Our user feedback indicated that from our original design, the content was too far down the page. The featured articles were below the fold and there was not enough teaser text to entice our readers. We listened to our users and came up with the following design.

opensource.com final design

As you can compare from one of the original designs below, we reduced some space from the main navigation, got rid of the large images from the latest article posted to the main page, included more teaser text on the featured content, and added some gradient to the background.

opensource.com original design

This is where we are today. Our intentions are to continue to listen to our community and make improvements. We think these improvements bring the content to the front and make the front page more interesting and engaging.

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Jason Hibbets
Jason Hibbets - Jason Hibbets is a senior community architect at Red Hat which means he is a mash-up of a community manager and project manager for Opensource.com. He primarily works with the DevOps Team and Open Organization community. He is the author of The foundation for an open source city and has been with Red Hat since 2003. Follow him on Twitter: @jhibbets for a fun and shareable feed of his open source (and other)... more about Jason Hibbets