Hi, I feel like our website at riot-os.org has not aged very well.
i would say it aged surprisingly well. anyhow, the website needs an
overhaul, yes, but this needs some professional support.
I don’t know much about web development, so just some ideas:
The comparison table has some historic examples (Tiny OS appears to be rather dead and Contiki
is Contiki-ng these days), while completely omitting more contemporary contenders like Zephyr,
Mbed OS, RT-Thread or NuttX.
an updated table (or any other concrete input that makes clear where
RIOT differs currently) is highly appreciated. just removing the table
or comparison in general, is not helpful, AFAIC. many readers want an
easy-to-grasp “why should i buy this” pitch.
The History section ends in 2013, what would be more interesting for new users would be a
Roadmap (Kconfig migration, Radio HAL migration, …) so it’s clearer which parts are still work
that’s why we have the placeholder “Future”. the Visiion page might be
outdated. this can be fixed by updating the wiki page, or adding an
additional Roadmap page. you are highly encouraged to do.
i just updated the link to the issue tracker to point to New Features.
It would be great to have a news section to announce releases and
give the possibility to also post about larger new features and
how to use them.
currently, we try to reduce overhead by reusing the twitter feed as
news channel (e.g., the 2021.01 release is already posted and thus
advertised on the web page).
Links to the Documentation, Forum, Github are hidden inside
continuous text when they should be easy to find menu items
a matter of taste if you want to have many menu items, several layers
of menu etc.
i wouldn’t agree that all links are hidden, e.g., clear github logo.
It would be great to showcase some projects using RIOT (as is sometimes done on the twitter
agree. but this needs content. if you and others can provide cool
showcases, in particular where RIOT is used in industry, this would be
great! happy to frame a template to accommodate those show cases. can
you provide a show case and convince others?