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New homepage? Good Idea! This one? Is it better than the old?

I agree that a new design for OSM.org would be nice.
But, this one isn't. This design tries to be iphonish in some way, but is old fashioned on other parts.

A new entry to osm.org was already discussed here: http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/DE:Projekt:Anwenderoffensive (sorry, it's german). Perhaps there are some ideas or concepts that could inspire you.

What exactly are the P&Cs on the new design?
+ Simple
+ searchbar on top
- no consequent "design line"
- no openstreetbugs (Why reinvent everything, instead of improving the existing one)
- Why a "Help & more"-Tab and not one "help" and one "More" tab?
- Editing the map is NOT a thing you can do without enough information. So it should not be visible for unregistered users.

I fully agree, that OpenStreetMap should be easier to start with for entry-level users. Therefor we do not only need a better design, but better documentation. Ever searched for a JOSM-video-tutorial? Try it ;)

Ignore this post and show how useless the new feedbacksystem is!

Greets
Torsten

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