Yes and no, I asked the same question and got this answer:
I think the black div is an error, because in Firefox I cannot see anything (a modal question could be better to get attention).
I have to “remove it” using the Developer Web Tools in Firefox to be able to see anything, but I think many people could not have the knowledge to do it (or remove it with adBlock extension). Juliahub.com is great, but many pages have links to juliapackages.com or juliaobserver.com, and not been able to see anything could give a very bad impression. If juliahub.com is the replacement, it should be better to redirect the URL.
There are two different services (with their respective histories) involved here:
- Julia Observer and Julia Packages (the ones with the black screen) are open source package browsing tools, with Julia Packages meant to be the replacement of Julia Observer.
- JuliaHub has nothing to do with them (except that also has a package browsing tool): it is a broader service provided by Julia Computing that replaces pkg.julialang.org
Also want to clarify that I am in no way affiliated with Julia Computing. I just build useful user-friendly websites pro bono (apparently?)
// fwiw: this past two weeks is the longest stretch of downtime in 4 years