Maybe upgrade the design a bit? For a start, replace the images and icons, and also change the download button.
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Re-design this front page to align with the design style guide?
Compare what with what?
I now understand you even less, I think.
You've linked to the design style guide, for which OOUI is the reference implementation.
(And none of this is so broadly applicable that it should be on the talk page of the main page of this wiki – maybe Talk:Design would be more focussed and get attention from the right people?)
Are you sure that in order to change the design of the main page I need to go there?
Oh. You're talking about changing the design of the MediaWiki.org front page to align the in-content copy/layout with the style guide for the MediaWiki chrome? Now I understand. Will re-title the thread so other people aren't confused.
Yes, I'm talking about this. I'm sorry for the confusion :)
What exactly to "replace the images and icons" with? Could you point to a relevant section in the style guide, please?
@Iniquity I looked at the icons and I don't see any icon related to "administration" or "developers" or such. Note that these icons have a meaning. For examples, the icon that displays a cog (which stands for preferences) should not be used in a context that does not mean preferences. I'm all in for better icons. Please propose specific ones if you are aware of specific ones.
About small icons:
https://design.wikimedia.org/style-guide/visual-style_icons.html - Visual style.
About big icons:
All three icons have three different styles now. These icons fall under this section. Yes, I see that some images are difficult to replace. Maybe redraw them? Or we can use photos from the hackathon instead of icons. But as an option, these icons are less suitable in style or The Noun Project.
I like this design variant - New_Developers#Choose_a_software_project.
Thanks, but there are no icons.
Project logo = Icons
@Iniquity: My question was what do project logos have to do with the users / developers / administrators big icons on the mediawiki.org frontpage?
In that example, I only talked about block design.
@IniquityWhich "photos from the hackathon" would you use "instead of icons"? And how? Can you please be more specific?
Just for example - http://prntscr.com/mytwsu
Wow, I haven't known about these pages. :) Thank you for working on it.
@Iniquity: See MediaWiki/Homepage improvements 2018#Layout and layout implementation for the proposal and let's close this thread here?
Yes thank you :) Let's close this.