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Next Version of Netscape to be Based on Mozilla 1.4

Wednesday May 14th, 2003

T_Moz wrote in to tell us that the next Netscape browser release will be based on a branch of Mozilla 1.4. The news was confirmed by Netscape DevEdge in a story announcing the availability of Mozilla 1.4 Beta. Netscape's decision to base their next version on 1.4 has been widely anticipated, particularly since the new Mozilla Development Roadmap was unveiled last month.


#12 Re: Re: Netscape?

by ryanrafferty <ryan.rafferty@gmail.com>

Thursday May 15th, 2003 1:54 PM

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Well I wouldn't use IE these days for ethical and personal reasons. I wasn't actually comparing Netscape to IE, but to Mozilla. Netscape does not seem to be very agressive at staying up-to-date with Moz.

Next that link you gave is the perfect example of what not to do! It's an absolute mess! It's marked with ADs- text everywhere... if this was in paper form it would clearly be a junk flyer.

This is much simpler: <http://www.apple.com/safari/> But still I don't think it's simple enough, just a blank page take all that text you see and throw it in an 'about' html file, have a download link, and a support link.

Don't clutter the page with ads, don't clutter the page with text. And throw that on Netscape.com ... no complicated string of links to find the 'downloads' page. Yeah both approaches get the job done, but one is simple, the other is not as simple. Perhaps I just think there elegance to simplicity- and Netscape.com has more in common with a wal-mart flyer.