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.
Wednesday January 16th, 2002 11:10 AM
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"Quite the opposite, this *simple* reality disrupts your complex rationalizations that assist you in sleeping better at night."
After giving it a seconds more thought... I take the above completley back.
Your theories and hypothesis are actually the ones that are truly simplistic and unrealistic:
1. You define an 'average' user. 2. You say this 'average' composes the bulk of the internet usage market. 3. You further say that these 'average' users do not possess the ability to use anything other than what sits in front of them. 4. You equate the 'computer savvy' of the 'average' user to that of my mother.
You are dead wrong on all four counts.
Now, your theory is that these non-techy, non-savvy computer users that somehow compose the bulk of the internet usage market... will not use anything other than what sits in front of them.
The good news here is that you needn't worry any more, as via a simple 'true to life' acid test, I can put that theory, right now, completely to rest. You see, I know many folks (both in the walks of life and via web) who are far from 'computer savvy' who have managed to completely oust their usage of software that was included with Windows in favor of something else. Whether it be a web browser, multimedia player, etc... This fact completely and totally discredits your 'theory' as to what an 'average' user will do.
As is usually the case at Mozillazine... I can lead a horse to the water... but I can't make him drink it.