Site Suggestions

Tuesday January 8th, 2002

A few of you have asked for us to post a news item taking your suggestions for the site, so here it is. Tell us all your ideas for what we can do to improve the site. Anything you want we'll think about, but try to keep it realistic.

Just to keep you updated, one of the things we're planning on working on is getting the ChromeZone up again, if we can find some volunteer editors to help organize themes. If you're interested, please email me and I'll get back to you sometime this week.

UPDATE! Right now we're working on dumping all the tables and other old HTML within the site to both show off Mozilla's skills, and to get our file sizes smaller. If you're using Communicator to view the site, you'll notice everything looking pretty ugly, thanks to the poor CSS support it offers. If you're using IE, it'll look a bit better, but thanks to IE's lacking CSS2 support, the sidebar will show up incorrectly. We've completely redone the homepage and talkback code, and we'll be working on the forums next.

UPDATE 2! We discovered Google's great "Search Site" feature, and have added it. Right now it has most areas of the site indexed except news item talkback pages. It will start indexing talkback today, and will hopefully add all of the old items, in addition to picking up the new ones.

UPDATE 3! We've been working hard to get as many of your suggestions as possible implemented, and we encourage you to continue the feedback. You can check this article's responses for what items we have fixed, or are working on.

#101 Re: we're not

by shanemca <>

Sunday January 13th, 2002 6:43 PM

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No offense, this is a great site, and I know that you have to pay the bills, but creating a small yet working layout that works in all browsers is easy, many sites I visit are small and look good in Mozilla/Netscape 6/IE, and I have made several sites that look professional in all of these browsers... Right now this site looks like shit, its basically text only, very little fonts and no layout, images have borders around them, and it's not even worth my time visiting... It's gotten worse since yesterday.. I assume you consider youself a professional site, and making a text only layout or a layout which does not look and work as good as it used to for Internet Explorer is just rediculous, and will certinally help your bandwidth requirements, as I'm sure I won't continue visiting a site which does not even look remotely like anything...