Andkon Proposes New Design for Mozilla Foundation Front Page

Tuesday July 27th, 2004

Sometime Mozilla antagonist Andras "andkon" Konya has written an essay on how the Mozilla Foundation can attract new users by improving its website. Andkon takes a critical look at the current front page and the main Mozilla Firefox page before presenting an alternative front page design that he believes will cater better to the needs of end users.

#69 My two cents

by zenaphex

Friday October 29th, 2004 7:53 AM

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Nice effort on the article andkon. This could be used for website improvement in some way or another. I do think it is a bit far fetched though. I personally like the design because it is easy on the eyes and plus it has a touch of professionalism in it that is just enough. I did not like the whole CSS approach you mocked up. UCK! There needs to be some fashion to a site using raster graphics and I think does a pretty good job of this.

I do agree some different wording could be used to appeal to computer savvy newbies (I've been down this road myself) and I am not talking about the "less informed", typical Job Bob who only knows how to point and click and expects stuff to work. I doubt some Job Bob would even be brave enough to touch something like this UNLESS they "find a feature" that will HELP them be more productive and create a less frustrating experience. Yes, some wording on promoting the product as well is a good idea. I also love the idea about presenting the features with Flash. It doesn't have to be Flash. Though, Flash is a great tool for presenting functionality and purpose of a feature to bring true-color to some technical term.

All suggestions should be considered and researched further. I would personally setup a feedback page that asks for the user feedback as well as their level of computer/internet experience. It would be neat seeing what kind of feedback you get with certain groups of users and allows you to really improvise on this feedback from different perspectives rather than guessing how feedback perceived.