Thanks a lot for working on this - I really like the look of the first page and the text, though the page doesn't fit well on my screen (1366x768, Firefox on Windows). If it adapted to all screen sizes so the "Learn More" button was at the bottom of the screen it would be great, but maybe that's hard to do with CSS?
One thing that might help draw people in is screenshots - they're quicker to grok than reading text - maybe the first half-screenshot could be a full one on a carousel, and the user could click through different ones emphasizing all the interesting aspects of Emacs with a brief blurb of text underneath? I like the look and size of that initial half-screenshot - it's very readable.
Spacemacs just came out with a new design which has 5 screenshots, though it automatically flips through them, and the text is too small to read - http://spacemacs.org/
. But it seems like there could be several really interesting ones for Emacs, including the things you emphasized with the circles. And for the circles I still liked the version with the icons instead, but that's just my view :).
Have you thought of having a background for the main content to sit on, i.e. along the edges? Like a dark gray? It might look good, or might not...
> Emacs 24 runs on several operating systems regardless of the machine type.
Should this just say GNU Emacs, not Emacs 24?
> The main ones are: GNU, GNU/Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, OS X, MS Windows, and Solaris.
I didn't actually realize GNU existed as an OS - maybe that could link to something about it. And should it say Microsoft Windows instead of MS Windows, or just Windows? I realize in documentation there's possible confusion talking about windows, but here it would be clear.
> GNU Emacs contains code for supporting several other operating systems and machine types. For more details, see the MACHINES file, which is also distributed with GNU Emacs.
Maybe could say
Other operating systems and machine types are also supported - for more details, see the MACHINES file, which is also distributed with GNU Emacs.
- just briefer.