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Mozilla 1.0 Start Page Draft

Sunday May 26th, 2002

Gervase Markham writes: "The draft of the Mozilla 1.0 Start Page, which will live at http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.0/, is now available, and feedback is requested.

"Comments to the mailing list at 1.0startpage@mozilla.org.uk, please."

The start page is looking pretty cool. Make sure that you hover above the 'Parties' link on the main page. :-)


#37 Re: Transparent PNGs

by DavidGerard <fun@thingy.apana.org.au>

Monday May 27th, 2002 11:38 AM

You are replying to this message

"his page is *specifically* for Mozilla, and highlighting its standards support. So what if people go to the page in IE and think 'ugh, that's ugly'"

Because this sort of attitude would completely torpedo our own evangelism efforts elsewhere. If that's mozilla.org's attitude, why should people bother doing things for our browser to work with them?

Deliberately breaking the competition is a Microsoft tactic. It's beneath us.

To show how EASY it would be to get something at least tolerable, here's the same page with GIFs instead of PNGs. Note, that's the ONLY change. <http://velvet.net/~fun/mozilla/ie5.0working.png>

We're currently on track to kick major arse, after four years' long, hard work. Please, let's not snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.