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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.


#68 Some thoughts

by txGreg

Tuesday August 24th, 2004 10:23 AM

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While I agree with the previous comment regarding the tabbed navigation being a potential improvement (and a nice tie-in to the browser), I don't like the lack of context. The tabs should change in order to remind the user which section of the site they're currently browsing IMHO.

I also have to agree with another poster's comment that the site doesn't do enough to expose it's contents. I have about a half-dozen or so bookmarks to different parts of the Mozilla website because I can never find those pages again by simply browsing it. I either stumbled across them accidentally, or followed a post from someone else. I'm not sure that a search engine should be a primary navigation tool -- it presupposes knowledge of site contents that a new visitor won't have.

All negative comments aside, thanks for continuing to make the effort!