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.

#96 Mostly Text Mozillazine

by garfieldbond

Sunday January 13th, 2002 2:24 PM

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If I am correct, it appears that either the mostly text Mozillazine has just gone in, or IE5 and Opera are seriously confused :) I would suggest trying to reach a middle ground, by making the site mostly presentable to other browser users. It can be ugly but it doesn't have to be horrible. In both IE5 and Opera right now there is no background, no tables, and the sidebar is on the bottom. In other words, freakishly weird :) This will most likely drive away readers using other browsers for whatever reason. At the very least, post a detailed explanation that clearly shows why Mozillazine has implemented this method and why the pages wouldn't work in other browsers. People not in the know would be very scared of this site if they visited and saw it the way it is :)