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 9th, 2002 4:03 AM
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Nice to see you're after ideas to improve an already great site. I'd love to see the return of the ChromeZone it was the best theme resource around when it was launched.
As for removing the tables and going to an entirely CSS layout, I think that is great, this is a Mozilla advocacy site and should show how 100% correct CSS/HTML renders perfectly in Mozilla.
I'd like to see LINK element support like in Slashdot (you need to be logged into Slashdot to see the full effect), basically a prev link to the previous article, a next link to the next article (if there is one yet), up to move upto a higher level in the threads and top to get to the main index.
You should also do something about this form saving the subjects in the password manager.