Wednesday August 23rd, 2000
Netscape has begun working on landing the new modern skin for both Mozilla 1 and Netscape 6. The current plan is to dump the current modern skin when the new one has fully landed.
While the skin looks better than the first version of Modern, we think this time could be better spent on improving the Classic skin, which is preferred by the majority of users, rather than working on a skin that has already been shunned by most in the community. What are they thinking?
#11 Re: Re: Re: Majority of Users? and We?
Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 8:52 PM
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I'm saying that they're not only taking up UI designers' time, but the time of other developers who have to implement the skin (like Ben Goodger, who has *a ton* of other obligations).
Add to that the fact that they're focusing on new features *after* their own cutoff date for feature freeze, and the fact that they prioritized the skin *above* Classic.
I think both decisions were foolhardy, and I have no problem saying so.