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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.


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by Dizzle

Tuesday August 24th, 2004 8:06 AM

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after looking it over. it is better than what we have now. the worst page of the new design is the main page.

i have a few pieces of constructive criticism for that page. 1) the news at the bottom left of the page is absolutely useless. i never read news from the main mozilla page, I always come to mozillazine for the exact same info. either lose the news or put it above the first fold in an iframe where you only see the latest headline and you can scroll for more. 2) the products page is great, but you need some overlap between the products page and the homepage. what I mean by this is that there is no download button. Products is what I look for when it's something I need to buy, download is what I look for when it's something that's free. I think the link in the menu at the top can stay as Product but in the body of the main page put the 3 main products from the products page, with smaller logos (like are there now) and put a "Free Download" button beside the logo. This is VERY important. 3) put a home tab left of products, it's for the idiots 4) there are a few new features in html and javascript that you can take advantage of to have a main page that is absolutely aimed at end users and will attract those who love mozillazine and are huge mozilla supporters but don't visit mozilla.org because the main page is so static and bland. what i mean is for each product section after the description of firefox and the download link info, put a + sign in a square box (image) at the bottom right of the firefox description area that when clicked will open an advanced user box (via hidden div) and it will list the main bug fixes/new features in that release. Don't forget about us advanced users, because that's what's kept mozilla alive for the several years.