Improve the Django Homepage
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I tried introducing Django to a few colleagues of mine but they were put off by the homepage design and the getting started guide. I think the homepage could be improved a lot - it currently lacks focus and doesn't really give a good first impression.
The core features of Django (displayed below the "Meet Django" box) are half hidden. They could be the key focus (showing off why Django is awesome) or at least be displayed more prominently, perhaps with an icon.
Try and view the Django homepage with a fresh set of eyes, imagining that this is the first visit. The immediate focus is drawn to the "download" button, the rest is a mass of text. The tutorial is a small hyperlink not emphasised in any way. There is too much information squeezed into the homepage.
The getting started guide could also be improved. The homepage states that Django helps you write web applications quickly and with less code, but it takes 3 pages until you write your first view. I'm not really sure how to improve this but it also seems like a wall of text with too much information squeezed into it.