Full Article Attached Gecko's Realm Gets a Facelift

Thursday August 5th, 1999

Shashi Narain, proprietor of The Gecko's Realm, writes, "The Gecko's Realm has undergone a major facelift and is now up and running for your viewing pleasure. For those of you who don't know where the site is located, it can be found here:

A number of you over at Netscape have seen bits and pieces of the redesigned site from all my bug reporting. Now is your chance to see it as one tight, cohesive package.

Before heading over to the Realm, there are a number of items that you need to keep in mind...

1) All elements are positioned absolutely using 800x600 as the benchmark screen resolution. It is imperitive that your screen and/or Mozilla window be at 800x600 because of the element positioning.

2) The site was redesigned using the July 30th build as the benchmark. I make no guarantee that the site will work with earlier builds.

3) Please use apprunner and *not* viewer when going to the site. The reason is because all the various exhibits open in a separate Mozilla window using JS's which does not work with viewer. It is also recommended that you minimize the toolbar which contains the 'Home' and 'My Netscape' buttons. This gives the site a little more 'canvas' to work with.

4) For those of you tempted to try the site using IE5, let me save you the time by saying, 'Don't Bother!!!' Most of the DOM Level 1 that I use is *not* supported in IE5...I even manged to crash IE on a number of occasions when I tried it out."

UPDATE: Shashi has written in with an explanation as to the purpose of the site, and a reply to some of the posts in the talkback forum for this news item. Click "Full Article" below to read his comments.

#32 the final insult

by Anon

Sunday August 8th, 1999 10:52 PM

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I'm the original Anon who apparently seems to have Shashi. First of all, that's not what I tried to do so sorry for that.

However, I still agree with Nick here that Gecko's Realm is a very good example of HOW to not code sites. Mozilla is about doing it right. This site is - yes - standards compliant, but very much against the philosophy of the New World Wide Web Order.

If you want to do fancy absolute positioning animation then at least use an initial layout that is viewable on other browsers. Don't write JS that *deliberately* breaks other browsers.

Zontar: This isn't a demo site coding competition. I don't need to provide any evidence of anything. Just because I can't code a better OS than Windows 3.1 doesn't mean I don't have the right to say it's crap.