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.
#105 oh praise the holy standard
Monday January 14th, 2002 12:03 AM
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i am all for standards, but its kind of funny how people seem to think a standard is something like a holy grail. there have been, and always will be standards or parts of standards that were designed badly enough, or ignoring reality so that nobody adopts them. such a standard isnt worth the paper it is written on. the thing is that a website is made for its visitors, not the W3 consortium. i have always nagged people to use standards and my home page validates for strict xhtml. but to just lean back and say: complain to microsoft is a bit too easy and it is the wrong way to go. pissing off IE users is the wrong way, even if one dislikes IE and/or microsoft as much as i do.