Opened 6 years ago

Closed 9 months ago

#6787 closed enhancement (wontfix)

Make homepage more informative/intuitive

Reported by: ioerror Owned by: irl
Priority: Medium Milestone:
Component: Metrics/Relay Search Version:
Severity: Normal Keywords:
Cc: karsten Actual Points:
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I visited and noticed that "learn more" links me to - as a first time user, I would have expected that to take me to learn more about the network, not the software.

Perhaps there is a nice page with some interesting summary graphs that might be a better landing page?

Child Tickets

#5430enhancementclosedirlAdd top-10 relays by bandwidth history to Atlas?

Change History (9)

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by hellais

Cc: karsten added; hellais removed
Status: newneeds_information

I agree this is a good idea.

If you can define "interesting summary graphs", we can add it to the todo list.

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by karsten

How about we integrate Walter Kim's metrics graphs into Atlas? The data for those graphs comes as JSON documents from the metrics website, so Atlas wouldn't have to do any complex data processing for that. Walter's code is here.

comment:3 Changed 6 years ago by karsten

Status: needs_informationneeds_review

New suggestion: let's just remove the "learn more" button. We can always add better content later, but while we wait for that content to materialize, we should remove the confusing element from the start page.

Setting to needs_review, even though there is no branch. The fix is trivial, it's just the idea that needs input.

comment:4 Changed 6 years ago by hellais

Perhaps changing the name from "Learn More" to "Nerdy details"?

If the consensus is to remove it though it's good for me.

comment:5 Changed 6 years ago by karsten

I don't know what the consensus is or whose opinion to count. "Nerdy details" would work, too. Or "Learn more about Atlas". And we could make the button a bit smaller. Or we could remove the button entirely. I don't feel strongly, please say what you like best and I'll change it.

comment:6 Changed 2 years ago by irl

Owner: changed from hellais to irl
Severity: Normal
Status: needs_reviewaccepted
Summary: change default linkMake homepage more informative/intuitive

Much of the information from the about page could be moved to the home page, with some of the information being moved to a "code" page similar to the Globe "code" page.

Once #5430 is implemented, we can display introductory information, a link to the top 10 relays and a link to the developer information. I would also like to add a link to the Tor project homepage, though maybe a hyperlink in the introductory text as opposed to a button.

comment:7 Changed 2 years ago by irl

Work in progress at

Planning to send a mail tomorrow to tor-dev@ and tor-relays@ to get feedback, as these are quite drastic UI changes (though not necessarily drastic functionality changes).

Live example is currently at

comment:8 Changed 17 months ago by irl

Status: acceptednew

Setting back to new, to give someone else a chance at this in case they have time before I do.

comment:9 Changed 9 months ago by irl

Resolution: wontfix
Status: newclosed

I believe we'll fix this when we merge with the metrics website, for now this ticket doesn't really serve much purpose.

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