New Website Beta Final Call

Monday August 30th, 2004

Steven Garrity is inviting final comments on the new website beta (located at Many of the earlier known issues have now been fixed and this call is for critical problems only. Please add your comments to the website beta feedback topic in the forums. If all goes well, the new website will launch tomorrow.

Update: The new website is now live!

#110 Re: Re: Re: Front/home Page

by ronin65

Thursday September 2nd, 2004 9:12 AM

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I very much agree. Although I am an OS X user I must say that I have liked FF less and less as it has "progressed" in recent months. It has lost functionality that it had before. It lacks the basic features of the browser in the suite and in general is a crude instrument by comparison. I have quit using FF for anything except downloads, which it does quite speedily. At this time I would not recommend FF to anyone, let alone someone being "converted" from IE.

I disagree with the earlier comment about focus. It seems to me, as an outsider, that the effort is as disjointed as it ever was. I think that the usability of FF from the perspective of a new user is very poor. Updating should have been incorporated into the browser itself a very long time ago. It lacks desirable features which IE has had for a very long time. I do not think that FF, at least the one I have used is ready to be pitched to the public at large. Mozilla is by far the more likely candidate even though many of the shortcomings of FF apply to it...just not as many.