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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 2:45 am

http://website-beta.mozilla.org/project ... /index.php - looks extremely ugly

ALSO. I would like to see MUCH better fonts. Take a look here - http://www.alistapart.com/articles/betterrotator/
Site is a bit booring, and current one is much motre beautiful, but okay, it's a beta... :)

edit: http://website-beta.mozilla.org/project ... nbird.html

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 2:50 am

Opera 6.05
Problems are:
Big gap in the middle, Bullet points outside box, (both just like IE6 SP1,) mangled menu, unable to click items on the top menu including Mozilla logo.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 3:08 am

Small nitpick: I always find it a little bit hard to find the firefox project page (not product). You can get there via homepage -> products -> firefox -> project information, but it can't be found if you go homepage -> projects.

Solution: add a link to the firefox project page in the list at the projects page

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 4:05 am

Great new design, just one point really:

There's a link on this page:
http://website-beta.mozilla.org/products/firefox/

"Other Systems and Languages", which takes you here:
http://website-beta.mozilla.org/product ... /#download

Using the # link to an anchor in the middle of another page doesn't work well (I somehow got stuck at the top of the page and had to try again, despite a fast CPU and Internet link).

The wording of the content in question also doesn't match the simplicity of the main product page:

"mozilla.org provides Firefox binaries for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X."
- just changing "binaries" to "downloads" might help.

Also the localised builds are missing from that page.

How about a dedicated page for the download options, using dropdowns to select the language and platform? Or take the content from the box on the old page but using the space on a dedicated page, lay it out more clearly (e.g. another level of bullet points, or a neat table).

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 5:22 am

Firefox product page - it needs a screenshot. A good place would be right above "Support Our Work", IMO, or maybe to the left of the "Download Now!" box.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 5:27 am

Hi,
It's a pretty good design. The only thing I would add change is background color of headings like "Latest from Mozilla","Mozila 1.7" and "technology preview", because these are things that an average user is usually looking for. Now my eyes are far more attracted by photos of Mozilla T-shirts and donations.

When user comes, he should see at first glance "Oh there's a new version of Mozilla, and there's also some critical bug found & fixed in the previous version. Oh man I should donate these guys some penny." Simply said, it's more polite to ask money after we see what you have done ;-)

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 5:39 am

The new design looks fantastic! But it seems like it doesn't look so well in many non-gecko browsers. That includes Konqueror 3.1.4:<br><br> <img src="http://www.student.uib.no/~psk085/snapshot1.png" />

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 6:44 am

zachariah wrote:I kinda agree. In fact the "Products" page would be a better "home" page for the whole site IMO.[/list]


The products page definitely "sells" mozilla. I would seriously consider making this the main page! Simplistic, straightforward and it looks damn good. Excellent job!

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 7:54 am

Tesla wrote:The site needs to be left justified - not centered. A flexable site that fills the whole screen in all resolutions would be nice.

Here is an article that has a lot of good ideas:
http://www.andkon.com/stuf/mozillanewstrategy/


And in case anyone misses it, it has a design : http://www.andkon.com/stuf/mozillanewstrategy/design/

HOWEVER, the design is a mockup, ONLY showing the functions of a future site. Read the essay before the design.

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 7:55 am

AnonEmoose wrote:I haven't seen this issue adressed... So, what about Section called ADD-ONS with Links for popular plugins (Java, Flash, WMP etc.) and links to Extensions/Themes (update.mozilla.org) on the FRONT page as opposed to inside pages where it is easer to get lost... As customization/extensibility is one of Mozilla Foundation's software strongest points


I proposed a similar idea with http://www.andkon.com/stuf/mozillanewstrategy/

Scroll down to the heading "Pillar #2: Customization"

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 9:05 am

nVu if i heard correctly isn't being done by the mozilla people.... so maybe thats why they don't have it listed there
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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 9:42 am

As you're restiling the sity, I think you would restore the old "Mozilla" font. It was very nice and cool. the present one is very anonymizing. The old font name was "revolution", ask Dawn Endico about it.
This is the font I refer to:
http://www.mozilla.org/ports/beos/snap/s6_m11.jpg
See, it's just better recognizable. Now there is a lot of confusion about the font to be used, and the one appearing in the main site is not very appealing. Give us back the old good Mozilla font, thanks!

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 10:22 am

Carcarlo wrote:As you're restiling the sity, I think you would restore the old "Mozilla" font. It was very nice and cool. the present one is very anonymizing. The old font name was "revolution", ask Dawn Endico about it.
This is the font I refer to:
http://www.mozilla.org/ports/beos/snap/s6_m11.jpg
See, it's just better recognizable. Now there is a lot of confusion about the font to be used, and the one appearing in the main site is not very appealing. Give us back the old good Mozilla font, thanks!
If you want a (an easy) way to even use this on-the-fly (with headings and such) here's a good article on using PHP to do it (though you could use PERL or other server-side scripting language):
http://www.alistapart.com/articles/dynatext/

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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 10:42 am

I have a found a bug. You can see it on
<a href="http://website-beta.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird.html">http://website-beta.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/sunbird.html</a> or <a href="http://website-beta.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/bugs.html">http://website-beta.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/bugs.html</a>

In the beta code, the footer overlaps our left-side menu. On the current mozilla.org page, I managed to workaround this by inserting an additional </div> at the end of the document. This doesn't seem to work on the beta website anymore. I tried to remove the additional </div> to see if that would make any difference, but it doesn't.

Any help on this would be appreciated.
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Post Posted August 21st, 2004, 11:02 am

I haven't tested this, because the site had about five stylesheets associated with it, and I couldn't find out where to place the rule.

Anyway, I think a clear:both; for the footer should do the trick.
EDIT: Apparently not. I tested it on the right div (I think), and it didn't work...
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