This is a very nice idea. I think the current Newcomers content is very well done, but in general we want to move stuff out of the wiki, and i’m not sure its actively maintained.
Frederico wrote a nice blog about Development guides. It would be nice to have such a thing for GNOME, one place where we can hold the newcomers page, links to developer docs, etc. etc. Hopefully it’s possible to do that in a way that doesn’t look overwhelmingly technical for newcomers.
Its all beginning to tie together nicely.
Its a shame that there isn’t great progress on the help.gnome.org infrastructure.
Would have been interesting to have the contribution guides as help topics or collections themselves rather than just a static site. Maybe even also enabling some connective tissue between the user and developer docs.
I still think antora would be a suitable replacement if there’s suitable desire within the community but if not then my best actionable suggestion is to create something more visceral for when the user arrives at the page. Maybe add a backing image to those topics.
I’d say keep the grid format you have already though.
Considering that the instructions currently highlight contacting the team via irc.gnome.org (retired) or mailing list (retired) does not make me feel comfortable sending contributors to those pages. However, I’m happy to link to them once they are updated or help with creating a new page on the Welcome site.