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.

#184 site still broken

by strauss

Monday January 21st, 2002 12:51 PM

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The new HTML is slightly better on Mac IE5.1, but there are still lots of anomalies. The sidebars needs to be set to align=float so content will flow around them; as it is, they're sitting on top of the content and obscuring it. The header and message boxes have no margin and stretch all the way from the left of the page to the right. The message edit box is considerably wider than the page, making it necessary to scroll horizontally back and forth while typing. The "Reply to this message" links in flat mode always point to the first message instead of the message the link is on. There may be other problems that will become more visible once these are fixed -- as it is, it's hard to even see the site through all the cruft, so these errors may be masking out other errors.