New mozilla.org Website Beta Final Call
Monday August 30th, 2004
Steven Garrity is inviting final comments on the new mozilla.org website beta (located at website-beta.mozilla.org). 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!
#16 Front/home Page
by pkb351 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monday August 30th, 2004 9:16 PM
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When I go to the Home Page (<http://website-beta.mozilla.org/>) I notice several things I hope will be cleaned up before the final site is put on the web.
1. No way to return to the home page from other pages (probably due to being a beta?). 2. The home page leads me, at first, to conclude that FireFox is the only download. Now If I am switching from Netscape and want the Suite, if I am new to Mozilla I most likely would download Firefox and not understand why it doesn't include Mail.
3. Not all users want Firefox, some want the Suite. Not everyone who downloads Firefox will know that it doesn't include Mail/Newsgroups. The site would be improved if the site equally promoted all its products. As the page is designed now I am given the impression: HERE IS FIREFOX; oh and if you want, here are two other programs, Thunderbird and Mozilla, (but we are not really promoting them, or recomending them). Would it be possible to add a description of the typical user of the product, as a suggestion, --Firefox: for the user who simply wants a lean, simply designed browser --Thunderbird: a secure easy to use Mail client. --Mozilla: a suite of internet tools. For those who prefer both Browser and Mail/Newsgroups in one application, would like the tools to develop simple web pages, and might need advaced web development tools.
As the page stands now my impression is that the only product Mozilla.org cares about enough to market adequately is Firefox. This is the impression the Home page leaves me with. I hope this is not the intention of the site designers or Mozilla marketing.