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.

#164 Re: Let's take a closer look at history.

by todd2002

Tuesday January 15th, 2002 1:07 PM

You are replying to this message

"No one is arguing that a poor product will gain market share."

That is exactly my point, per the original statements, as to why Mozilla has hardly any market share. Despite whatever claims that all is well on the Mozilla front... there is still *much* to be tended to before that browser is taken seriously by the masses.

In the final analysis, there are a variety of reasons why Mozilla *may* never gain much in market share: Maybe because of sheer design, Mozilla will never be widely accepted. Maybe all of the issues it faces now never will be resolved. Maybe IE will improve all the more. Whatever the reason, *if* that happens, who knows?

I do know that if it doesn't gain any significant market share that it isn't, in and of itself, because of a web browser already being included with Windows... unless there is nothing compelling/unique about it to give anyone a reason to switch. If it is good and accepted then it will gain... if not, then it won't. Pure and simple. Time will tell... Mozilla still has quite a ways to go yet before it even beats current NS4 usage.