After some years with the same design for joomla.org, it's time for some changin'. A team of designers and usability experts are working hard on the redesign. The process will focus on a new visual design and increased usability for the site.
Some alterations have already been implemented, like the mega menu now found on joomla.org. The site has millions of hits every month. It's divided into several sub sites and sections, which has made it hard to navigate it and find what you're looking for.
The need for more international focus (multi-language and local info) has also become apparent as Joomla has expanded throughout the world.
According to Kyle Ledbetter of the redesign team, they will perform user testing to make sure the site is easy to use.
Kyle also told me he ensured it was an open community process through the entire redesign. From kickoff to sitemap, on to branding/messaging and goals/priorities, finally leading to wireframes and the current designs you can see below.
If you're interested in more information about the project, visit the people.joomla.org group.
Below are some of the design mock-ups the team are working on. As far as I know, they will present the designs to the community for feedback. Then, they will revise the site and present a final solution with the best liked elements from all of the designs.
I'm looking forward to seeing our main Joomla site redesigned and improved.