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.
>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. Maybe they get money for that so they can pay their ISP? And if you're interested in. I try too to keep my sites small so they take less transfer and display faster. Especially users with transfer limits (like me) appreciate that.
>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. Well you don't have to pay MozillaZine's bill. Well and first read, then write. They are working on the problems. There were 50 postings like your's before so your's gives no new hint in any way.
>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. you are free to use whatever browser you like. But if you want a good Mozilla just help.