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.

#148 Re: Who has their head in the sand?

by todd2002

Tuesday January 15th, 2002 9:34 AM

You are replying to this message

"This is an *established fact* even in law which tends to be very conservative"

It is far from fact. Bundling can and will affect initial usage but not necessarily eventual usage. IE bundling did nothing to affect my own usage of NS4 until IE5 came about. Windows Media player to this day doesn't keep me from using WinAmp, etc.., etc... My point *entirely* was that will IE's bundling in Windows keep Mozilla forever bogged down in the less than 2% range? The answer is hell no. If Mozilla reaches an acceptable level of stability, reliability, etc... it can gain in market share considerably... irregardless of IE being included in Windows.

When Mozilla actually becomes a truly accepted browser: Advertising, word of mouth, bundling deals, and the sheer marketing muscle of AOL will get it to the desktop... and it will stay on the users desktop so long as it is a true contender to IE. And I don't mean simply the ability of the gecko engine to succesfully render a web page. I'm talking the whole ball of wax here... stability, reliability, performance, unbroken features, etc..., etc...