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Offline Paul47

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Comment on pfsense.org home page
« on: April 10, 2015, 12:34:36 pm »
New home page looks fine, but a definite thumbs down on the creepy spidery thing underneath the cursor. Sometimes web pages can be too cute.

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2015, 04:38:24 pm »
Eh, it was there so I threw it in. You can now click in the header and it will disappear. I may change that later on...

Thanks for giving feedback!

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2015, 01:56:01 am »
The Download link in the header is incorrect when you go to https://blog.pfsense.org/, it points to https://blog.pfsense.org/download/ (which is a rather broken page), instead of https://www.pfsense.org/download/
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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2015, 01:39:27 pm »
Thanks doktornotor! fixed now.

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2015, 11:47:42 am »
Great looking homepage! it is defently better than the old one  8)

But you really need to optimize the page speed! you rating in gtmetrix is pretty bad and i took me almost 12 seconds toload the page :S
i was about to give up because i thought it was broken.

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2015, 01:07:12 pm »
3 second load for pfsense.org from here, but still an F.  My corp site gets a C.

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2015, 01:12:53 pm »


Spellchecker, anyone?  :D
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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 01:50:54 pm »
my polygon distractions aren't working! :P (I'm working on fixing these issues)


edit: shaved off .83MB and 9 requests from the homepage so far. Also fixed the typo on the blog.
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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2015, 04:48:40 pm »
Between jdillard and myself, we've shaved off 2/3rds the page size on www, and gotten it up to an A at 93%. Bit more we can do there, but that's a big jump at least.

Assuming we haven't broken anything in the process, we'll do the same thing here and on our other sites.

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2015, 12:53:35 am »
Also fixed the typo on the blog.

Hmmm, new polygons!  ;D
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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2015, 01:41:26 pm »
it is defently faster now ! but the cool polygon animation is gone  :o

btw. will the forum get an overhauling too?

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2015, 10:46:04 am »
it is defently faster now ! but the cool polygon animation is gone  :o

btw. will the forum get an overhauling too?

I got a little carried away removing things to see what impact they had. I'll be adding it back (slightly optimized) this week.

Nothing is set in stone, but the next major overhaul for the forum I would like to see is a move to Discourse. A thorough "feasibility study" would need to be done first and it would be months of work just to transition. As Chris said though, we will most likely be making server config changes and other optimizations where we can to the forum soon to bring it's grade up.

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Re: Comment on pfsense.org home page
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2015, 03:20:40 am »
that would defently make the forum more usable!