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.

#154 Just what is your point?

by ipottinger

Tuesday January 15th, 2002 10:36 AM

You are replying to this message

"that its default user agent string identifies it as IE5 rather than Opera for optimum site compatibility... including the fact that it supports a few common IEisms." is not a statement that supports your argument. In fact it supports the opposite - that usability has no effect on marketshare!

As for your opinion on the performance and stability of Mozilla on your machine, well, you're entitled to it. If I were to use my experience and the opinions of my friends and family then I would have to conclude that Mozilla is already in a state that should be acceptable to the general public. However, I'm not naive enough to think that what I think is what everyone else will think!

"And a finished, usable, and fast product doesn't have any real marketshare," ie: Opera, is a statement of fact that runs contrary to your arguements. No reasoning is necessary. Many facts elude reasoning - though this one doesn't. The reasons are the $30 price tag and the fact that "People *will* use what they are given despite better alternatives"