Meet The New TorProject.org
Two years ago, we launched our styleguide as our first step in creating a consistent visual look and feel across the entire Tor Project ecosystem. Today, we are very happy to announce the launch of our brand new website.
Besides bringing more consistency to our visual look, which reinforces community identity and helps us to build user trust by identification, our new website is one part of our goal to ensure that everyone on the planet can use Tor. Last year, we worked hard on making important usability improvements to our browser, including bringing a version of it to Android.
But, it is through our homepage that most people first learn about Tor and decide to download our browser. And our previous site was doing a poor job at that. We had way too much information for a person to consume, and none of it was localized. With that in mind, we decided to redesign it to focus on new users and make it mobile-friendly. Most importantly with our new website, we want Tor Browser to be easy to download and its benefits easy to understand.
We want to make sure that people around the world, using Tor in an array of contexts, can use Tor without barriers. Tor Browser itself is available in 24 different languages, but our website isn’t. With this refresh, torproject.org is now available in 7 different languages: English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, and Russian, and there are more on the way. If you would like to help us with translations, here’s how.
In addition to this update, we are also better organizing all the other content into different portals. For instance, last year we launched our support portal to host all the content related to user support. Coming next will be our community.torproject.org portal that will feature content related to the different ways you can join our community and spread the word about Tor. The portal for all of our free software projects will soon be dev.torproject.org. If you are looking for any content that existed in the old site and is not on the new one, you can access it here.
These efforts are taking the collaboration of many people across Tor teams and the help of dedicated volunteers. We’re very proud to start rolling these changes out.
We are a group of people united by the belief that everyone should have private access to the open web, and we hope our new site makes that easier to achieve.