Linux News Today: Ubuntu.com Gets New Look for Tablet Section, Rest of the Website to Follow
If we don’t take Android into account, we can’t really say that there are successful Linux-based tablets out there. It’s not clear why that came to pass, but until this Ubuntu-powered tablet landed, there wasn’t much competition. To be fair, there is not much competition right now, since Apple and Google pretty much dominate the market, but BQ Aquaris M10 is the only one that can double down as a regular PC.
In any case, the ubuntu.com was lagging behind, and it has been updated with information on the tablet. Canonical went a little bit further, and it looks like they are planning to make some serious changes to the website. The most obvious one is that the pages and the information are better structured, making the design a little bit clearer.
Ubuntu.com redesign took some time
This is not the kind of redesign that was done over the weekend. It took some doing, and it will apply to the entire website. For now, it’s only for the new tablet, but soon it’s going to spread.
“In this redesign, we have broken out of the box, removing the container that previously held the content of the pages. This makes each page feel more spacious, giving the text and the images plenty of room to shine. This is something we’ve wanted to do for a while across the entire site, so we thought that having the beautiful, large tablet photos to work with gave us a good excuse to try out this new approach,” Canonical’s Inayaili de León Persson wrote.
Canonical is going through some changes, and it all has to do with the evolution of Ubuntu on the mobile market. It’s going to take some effort, but the ubuntu.com website is finally catching up with the rest of the products.