Netscape Revamps My Netscape
Thursday April 26th, 2001
While we normally don't post news on Netscape stuff, this is one that we wanted to talk about. Netscape today turned off customized content on My Netscape. This means that our rdf channel there, as well as our sidebar, no longer work. We have been working on a new sidebar panel for a while, and this will help push it along. As soon as it's ready, we'll let you know.
Although I'm not a AOL/Netscape employee, I informally helped a little on My Netscape 1.5, so I don't have any official reasons for why it might have lost some features from the old version.
However, I do know that we bent over backwards to get it to look decent for 4.x (an unfortunate but necessary task, and why I am now on a crusade to eradicate 4.x from the face of this planet), and there was a lot of work put into it by the people who worked on it.
I have no idea how My Netscape does customized content, so I don't know if they will bring it back, but I would imagine that constructive criticism of the page will be taken very seriously.