Sourceforge is a website that allows developers to host their Open Source applications on it. Sourceforge hosts some of the most prestigious Open Source applications on their website including 7-zip, Emule, Notepad++ or SMPlayer. Sourceforge hosts these Open Source projects which basically means that the developers have the means to create websites for their software programs, offer downloads, discussions or bug tracking.
Many users felt however that the Sourceforge website was hard to navigate and looked kinda outdated. Lucky for them that the website was redesigned lately. It is not really clear when the changes went life, neither the blog nor the homepage contain information about the redesign.
The Sourceforge homepage looks very user friendly. A prominent search form, categories, popular projects and other services have been placed cleanly on that page. Changes have also been made to the project pages which make it now easier to download the Open Source software from the Sourceforge website.
The project owners have still all possibilities to change the default homepage to a unique project homepage. Designs have been taken over from the old website. The new website is definitely easier to navigate. Thanks to Yansky for submitting the news. What's your opinion about the new Sourceforge homepage?
Update: Sourceforge was recently re-designed again and the site looks different again. The main page lists for instance the number of downloads, code commits, forum posts and other stats, the available categories that projects are posted in on the left, and a selection of projects of the month in the middle. The project pages have not been modified on the other hand and are still displaying like they did before.Advertisement
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