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.
#77 Looks Horrible in IE
by shanemca <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Saturday January 12th, 2002 6:50 PM
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Indeed... This site now looks horrible in Internet Explorer 6.. The side bar is displayed at the bottom of every page, the tops of box borders and images are not shown until you select them and it is all uneven and horrible looking.. Weither or not you like Internet Explorer 5+6, or despite it not having full CSS2 (or whatever) support, it is still the most popular browser on the internet, and you should make an effort to get the page to look right in it.. Right now I'm just looking at the site and laughing at it, it's layout rendering is a total joke, nothing like a professional site such as this is.. At least you won't have as much as a bandwidth problem any more, I for one won't be visiting the site as much, and will only be using it for build comments until this is fixed...