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.

#117 I don't get it

by todd2002

Monday January 14th, 2002 8:09 AM

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I don't understand what the point is to having this site look bad in all of the other browsers when fundamentally it still looks the same.

I could *kinda* understand if there was a bunch of new whiz-bang features that conformed to standards yet no other browser could do. A "See what the latest standard web technologies can do that other lacking browsers can't" kinda promotion. Even then, though, I would be a bit skeptical given the current usability stage that Mozilla is in right now compared to IE, Opera, NS 4, etc...

As it stands now, the site basically looks the same yet now no longer renders properly in browsers used by 99% of the public.

As far as saving 'bandwidth'... just what kind of ISP does Mozalline have? I've never come across such an extreme rationale to web design before. There are many thousands of sites that are far more heavily trafficked than here that pump far more data, images and all.

The arguments supporting the current change in no way help the Mozilla effort. Hard line fanaticism, that is blind to fact, does not work as an effective means to promote Mozilla..... but rather, is a complete hinderance.

I hope things will change here because until Mozilla truly becomes a stable and reliable product that I can count on (Moz 1.0?), I will continue to use IE as my primary browser.