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New Beta of mozilla.org Website Available for Testing

Friday August 20th, 2004

Steven Garrity today announced a new beta design of mozilla.org's website. The new design, done by silverorange, upgrades the navigation and freshens the look of the site. Steven and the other designers are interested in hearing feedback, but want those who provide feedback know that the home page content has not be updated yet. Also, there are some other outstanding bugs, which are listed in the feedback link.


#40 Use /products/ as index.html

by PanthereNoir

Saturday August 21st, 2004 7:56 PM

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I like the more compact navigation, especially the "tabbed browsing" suggestion, but the dull blues of the top field are simply horrid, a sample of the typical cold "geek colours" that are extremely unattractive to me. The same thing done in Mozilla red or the orange and gold tones of the Firefox icon would be far more attractive and inviting, in my opinion. (Incidentally, since red is the Mozilla logo colour, why was the blue use in the first place?)

Aside from that, I think the site would have a far greater impact in general if instead of the current front page the products page - <http://website-beta.mozilla.org/products/> - would be used as the index page, since the prominently displayed large icons would show at the first glance what the site is all about which the current front page does rather badly.