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.
#180 You assume too much about my beliefs and motives.
Wednesday January 16th, 2002 11:39 AM
You are replying to this message
"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. "
They have managed this only because website and browser have collaborated to make "downloading" as simple as a click. When FTP was the predominate way to get files off the internet, most people were stuck. They were stuck with what they had and stuck to it. Now, even the ratio of people who can master "downloading" is shrinking when compared to the growing number of new people using the net. Software of the future will have to transparently handle even this simple task if it hopes to succeed in the market place of tommorrow.