I've been working on improving the UX of joinmastodon.org with @pamdrouin and the changes are now live.

joinmastodon.org/

The sign up section has been moved to a separate page, the confusingly interchanging usage of tech jargon like "instance" and "server" has been removed in favour of "community". The questions "can I move my account later" and "can I talk to people from other communities" is answered upfront. Categories are now at the front and the communities are grouped by language with a prominent language filter option. Communities that don't offer instant sign-up are now clearly marked as such upfront.

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All pages are now linked from the bottom of each page, and each page now has its own tab title (instead of all having the same one). The homepage has been streamlined. I've also fixed various layout issues for the right-to-left versions of the pages (currently only Arabic).

Also, the website can now be translated using Crowdin:

crowdin.com/project/joinmastod

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I've also changed the API for the list of communities, so that communities like toot.wales can be in both the English and Welsh languages, and communities like tech.lgbt can be in both Tech and LGBT categories.

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