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The home page of the data explorer lists all the sites.

Let's say I want to navigate to a particular site. So I search on the page, let's say, “unix”. No match. Weird, I was pretty sure we had a unix site. And what about that “server” site? Only has a meta?¹ “Home improvement”? “Overflow” as in Math or Stack? “Electrical” or “engineering”? (Exercise: without visiting another web page, find Reverse Engineering in that list.)

The name of the site is only provided as a logo, with the site's description as a subtitle. Please include it in searchable form.

¹ Two metas, actually — the description for MSO is “Q&A about Stack Overflow, Server Fault and Super User”, which is in serious need of updating.

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As a sidenote the homepage is getting a redesign anyway. – Tim Stone Jan 15 '14 at 16:43
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I'll leave the description-fixing to someone else, but provided there's no complaints, I've redesigned the homepage to include the site name as text and use the touch icons, which are more compact and don't suffer from theming issues when being displayed on that page.

Pending a pull and redeploy, it'll look like this:

redesigned Data Explorer homepage

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Thanks! Any chance of the URLs being sanitized? – Gilles Jan 20 '14 at 23:59
Oh, yes, I did that already (it's a pending pull request still). I'll put an answer on that question here in a bit. – Tim Stone Jan 21 '14 at 0:13

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