Yesterday, April Fools’ Day, there was a ‘joke version’ of the site available. Today it was removed and replaced with the new version of the site. The joke site might appear somewhere in the future, but for now it’s offline.
A lot of the work I’ve been involved with recently has been for the Gentoo project. It is exciting to see the distribution take on new looks and get “up to speed” with web technologies. I like the new website a lot. The new front page displays recent Gentoo Linux Security Announcements (GLSAs), new Wiki entries, developer blog entries, and new packages in an easy to see way. Navigation is done with categorical links at the top of the page, and a site drop down menu (top right) makes navigation between resources quite simple.
I have personally tested the old site and the new site using the text-mode elinks and links web browsers. In my experience the new site works just as well as the old site. Users should really have no reason to complain.