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.

#129 Re: I don't get it

by kberk <>

Monday January 14th, 2002 6:28 PM

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IE6 is the closest thing to standards support IE for Windows has. What I would suggest is that the site be limited to the CSS and DOM support that IE 6 has. Opera's DOM support is so poor, I don't think the site should be limited to that. I also don't think we should hold ourself to supporting earlier versions of IE. If the users won't upgrade, screw um:)

Also, based on some comments here, I think one key way to ensure the site is coded properly is to be WCAG (<>) compliant at the highest level supportable given the state of todays web editors. Bobby (<>) should help with WCAG. I don't know where the comments about Mozilla's usability not being up-to-par is about. As far as I am concerned Mozilla's usability surpassed Netscape 4.x at .94.