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.

#83 Dont do it the microsoft way!

by johann_p

Sunday January 13th, 2002 4:13 AM

You are replying to this message

I didnt try this site using IE, but from the feedback here I suggest not to do this the MS way -- please make the site usable with as many browsers as possible and try at least to provide html that allows graceful degradation for older browsers. Show how to do it right. One of the things i hate most about the mozilla project is the sometimes religious way of only supporting standards, instead of being as pragmatic as possible. A browser project is not the place to convince or force people to use standards, however reasonable that would be. It is about giving people the most useful tool to browse the web. And site programming is not about convincing people to use a specific browser or technology, but about providing some information to the widest possible audience.