October 5th, 2005, 22:00
The FreeBSD Project is pleased to announce the launch of a new website
today. Please visit and let us know what you
think. The new design was created by Emily Boyd, a student at Smith
College that we had the pleasure of working with through Google's
Summer of Code program.

We hope you find the new website both easier to navigate and more
aesthetically pleasing. We look forward to improving the site further
over the coming weeks as we work to bring a fresh face to the FreeBSD
web presence.

To learn more about the other great Summer of Code projects that
students completed this summer, please visit:

You may also still see the old design for our website archived at:

Thanks again to Emily for helping us get the word out about FreeBSD!

- FreeBSD WWW Team <>

October 6th, 2005, 18:55
I like the old interface, but one can't stop progress ...

October 6th, 2005, 19:33
I was reasonably OK with the old front page, but sometimes I found the menus lacked important stuff (eg man pages were not directly linked for ages).

I like the new face. And sometimes a change for change's sake is good just to attract some attention. Sure it's a "marketing thing", but anything we can do to promote and evangelize *BSD is a Good Thing, don't you think?

October 6th, 2005, 21:35
I liked the old website. Of course, I like the current 'old' installer, but I've heard winds of that being refurbished as well...

The new website looks alright, i spose. A few extra steps to get to where I want to go usually, but whatever. Reminds me of something, but I can't put my finger on it. I think one of the older RedHat sites.

The old fbsd site was kind of dated looking in a modern way, if that makes any sense :D

October 7th, 2005, 18:04
As long as they don't do it in Flash, I think we'll be ok. :wink: