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XHTML/CSS Redesign of mozilla.org Home Page

Thursday October 2nd, 2003

MozPhile writes: "In an effort to publicize a new CSS design for mozilla.org, a new mozdev project has been created. Based on the current design, this new one features valid XHTML 1.1 and CSS 2, with semantic HTML. First a fully standards-compliant browser, now a fully standards-compliant website to top it off!" Note that mozilla.org has not made any official statement regarding the design or whether they plan to use it.


#6 Can't believe it wasn't tested in IE6 :-)

by rkl

Thursday October 2nd, 2003 7:06 AM

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IE6 on Windows has something like 65% of the browser market and it's increasing every month (mainly taking share from IE5). For this guy not to test in IE6 at all before making this new proposed design public makes the design pretty well a non-starter. As others have pointed out, you can't even load the page in IE6, suggesting that it will probably have to be thrown away and started again.

It's crucial that mozilla.org loads in as many browsers as possible (yes, this includes IE4, NS4 and even lynx or w3m), degrading as gracefully as can be achieved, because it's browser users you're trying to persuade to switch to Mozilla product. If the site either won't load or looks awful/is unnavigable in any browsers with a 0.5% or more market share, then the design is a failure.