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Vulkan has a new home—and look

The smartest people should have a smart looking site

Posted: By Jon Peddie 05.11.21
Hitman 3 by IO Interactive

 

Dress for success. If you look sharp, you’ll be sharp.

It has been a while in the making and now Khronos has launched its new Vulkan website, Vulkan.org.

The original Vulkan website was designed for the launch of a cutting-edge new API that would, initially, have limited official materials and community content. The old website performed that role admirably, but Vulkan has come a long way. Khronos has a large and increasing amount of tools, libraries, educational material, and news to showcase. It was easy for Vulkan to get lost. The new website allows Khronos to gather all these disparate internal and community resources in a single, easily navigable place. 

The primary goal with the new vulkan.org site was to place key resources prominently that would allow developers to quickly and easily find what they want. With this in mind, each page has buttons in the banner leading straight to the most essential and popular resources. If you need the Vulkan Specification, SDK, or Guide, you can just jump straight there, no digging needed.

The new site has a whole page dedicated to Vulkan tools and support, giving developers access to SDKs, profilers, debuggers, libraries, language bindings, game engines, and frameworks—all easy to navigate to through a series of quick buttons. This is a huge improvement and it lets developers discover new tools or quickly find their go-to favorites.

Path of Exile by Grinding Gear games

 

The people at Khronos say: "Vulkan is enjoying a boom in adoption by world-class developers and we want to make sure we are showcasing this exciting content to our visitors. As such you’ll notice a much more prominent use of imagery across the site that will be updated as time goes on and new content is available. There is also now a dedicated “Made with Vulkan” showcase which is a living list of Vulkan content and reveals just how powerful and versatile the API is. If you have a Vulkan project that you would like to let us know about, please use the linked form on the ‘Made with Vulkan’ page above the showcase.

What do we think?

We’ve looked at thousands of websites in our unrelenting quest for information. That may not make us an expert on web page design, but we do know what works, what doesn’t and what looks good, and what doesn’t—the Vulkan page looks magnificent.