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x/pkgsite: redesign - umbrella issue #41585
This is the umbrella issue for an upcoming redesign of pkg.go.dev. Specific plans will be shared via a series of additional issues:
More to come!
Pkg.go.dev is a site for developers to discover and evaluate Go packages and modules, and have the information they need to decide whether they want to integrate these packages into their codebase. Like godoc.org, pkg.go.dev serves Go documentation, but it also provides information about past versions of packages. Eventually, traffic from godoc.org will be redirected to the corresponding page on pkg.go.dev.
A Go repository can contain several Go modules, each of which has its own packages. The way this information is organized on pkg.go.dev today makes it confusing to users how packages, modules, different major versions, and repositories are related to each other.
Based on feedback, the general themes are:
The /mod/ pages are not surfacing useful information:
Package page lacks potentially useful information:
The “latest” version for a pkg.go.dev/<path> pages can be confusing:
Search results are noisy:
The “latest” version for a search result can be confusing:
We plan to redesign pkg.go.dev to address these issues, with the goal of providing a better user experience on pkg.go.dev. These plans will be shared via a series of issues for discussion. Work for this milestone will be tracked at pkgsite/design-2020.