Bug 475063 is an enhancement to "Make the logged-out index.cgi simpler". After a few chats with Max Kanat, I've mocked up and submitted a patch to do just that.
Right now the patch looks like this.
Since this is a major change to the Bugzilla UI I'd love to get some feedback about this!
A few things to note:
There have been some discussions about how Buggy should look, with a pupil or without, more recongnizable or less, or even if we should use him at all. So that's in a state of flux.
Also for the dusk skin this UI will look the same, just set to the monocrome of Dusk.
For those wondering "what about the login box on the homepage?". There is another bug to improve that and make it easier to log in from any page! Bug 476090 will allow users to login directly from any page without needing to leave the context that they are in. Hopefully in the future we'll be able to do this ajax style to avoid having to leave the page at all.
Can't wait to hear your feedback about both of these bugs.