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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.


#123 Re: Re: Re: Re: Operation Foot Bullet

by macpeep

Monday January 14th, 2002 11:49 AM

You are replying to this message

First of all, I apologize for my tone.. In particular, I realize "piss poor" was a piss poor choice of words.

However, when I said (paraphrased) that "I know I could do it better", I also said "..and I'm sure so can the admins of this site. Why they chose not to is beyond me." I was not suggesting lack of WILL not lack of SKILL.

Second, it's one thing to be doing it on your own / free time and it being the first time for a non 4.x site and all that, but it's another to put it online. Usually, you have two sites - one that is online that people use, and another that you use for development until it's ready, tested and confirmed to work 100% with all browsers. Only THEN do you switch. Putting online a version of the site that was unreadable and unusable for a large percentage of users is bad judgement at best. Considering the comments by mozAdmin regarding how ignoring the 10% of IE users was simply a design choice, I had all reason to believe that there was no intention to do anything to the site, had there not been a "violent" wave of negative feedback.

As far as "growing up" and "being civil", I accept (at least to some extent) the criticism and would again like to apologize for the strong words.. I'm often criticized of being pedantic by friends and coworkers so it would be naive for me to think I don't do the same when I post here. :) However, I still think I'm right most of the time when I post. ;)