Task #2110

confusing download page for first-time user of site

Added by Kevin Unhammer about 4 years ago. Updated about 1 month ago.

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I was trying to help a friend of a friend who wanted a presentation program; pointed them at and got some feedback: "Help, there's like a thousand things on that page … How do I get Impress, is it called Fresh now? I'm very confused."

And I agree: The page has too much information for the "90%" user who just wants the office suite and doesn't have the background knowledge to decide between Fresh vs Still (even I don't really – if I were to make that decision, it'd not be based on claims on this site, but on user experiences from third-parties), and doesn't even have the background knowledge to know that Fresh is an edition of the suite, and not a product under some LibreOffice brand.

I attached a minimal.png with some possible changes to the current.png, but this really needs the attention of someone who actually knows that UX stuff. I realise that LibreOffice is a huge project and there's lots of stuff people want to show off, but most of that should probably happen after the user has clicked Download.


current.png (112 KB) current.png current page Kevin Unhammer, 2016-11-10 10:26
minimal.png (79.3 KB) minimal.png possible improvements, but IANAD Kevin Unhammer, 2016-11-10 10:27



Updated by Florian Effenberger about 4 years ago

Thanks a lot for the feedback! There's already an internal ticket to
look into and improve the download page which we're working on. We'll
have a look at your proposals - thanks so much for that!


Updated by Sophie Gautier about 1 month ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

I guess we can close this one as the download page has had a lot of improvements since this report

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