I'm sick of explaining to other people irl that Manjaro is a good distro (convenient repo additions, stability, has AUR, good installer, etc.) while having to justify that website. Every person I talk to that has used Linux before opens the website and says "No thank you, whoever thought that was simplicity isn't thinking clearly".
That may sound harsh and is exaggerated, but there is a core truth to that.
A distro selling merch with "Enjoy the simplicity" on it should have a better, more minimalistic, website. Wouldn't it be enough to have a static site generated by jekyll or hugo or some tool that just consists of html and a bit of css? What are all those anaimations for anyway? Everywhere you click, that stupid spinner opens to load what?
Essentially 5 Bytes worth of text and a ~500x500 png.
In extreme cases I wait for a fading animation for this:
G f**ing G.
I read Fefe's Blog occasionally and am amazed every time. Even when having flaky mobile connectivity, that website always loads. How come? Why is that?
Because it is PLAIN TEXT. How the web used to be. How it should have stayed.
And you know what? It gets the job done! A blog doesn't need any more than that for it's core functionality!
Of course the Manjaro website can't be plain text nowadays. It's not the web-hipster way. It would need some fancy images and css at least.
But what it certainly doesn't need is that stupid spinner, fading animations and those stupid icons flying in from the right side on the startpage:
Why is there even a Facebook link? And why no Mastodon or something similar?
TLDR: If a website struggles to scroll smoothly directly after loading the page on my Intel i9-9980HK because things are flying all over the place while fading and sliding under and above each other at the same time, sh** has already hit the fan. It hit the fan and turned into a fine-grained cloud of brown that covers the room in a thin film.
It sucks. HARD.
Change it. PLEASE!