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Posted on October 28, 2004 11:11 PM in Web Design
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Today MozillaZine, in Andkon Tackles Mozilla Website Again, points to Andkon's latest jab at Mozilla.org.

Personally, all it took was one quick glance at his suggested design to disagree with his argument. I understand that he may be more concerned with content and its ability to pull in IE users, but for someone like me who gains as much confidence in a company from the quality of their website design as he does from the way they pitch their actual products, Andkon's attempt just doesn't cut it. Even his Theme Selector example, which happens to have my name on it, doesn't visually astound me the way the actual Firefox site does.

I have a feeling Andkon's argument would hold a lot more weight with a lot of people if he were able to incorporate his content-related ideas into something that looks a lot more like (or the same as) the current design of Mozilla.org.

I'm curious, though. What do you think?

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Trevelyan on October 30, 2004 at 2:21 PM:

I don't like his overall design, but I do like the theme selector, it actually shows you a preview of the themes, unlike mozilla.org's version, where most of the themes do not have previews, so you are basically stuck installing all of them to see which ones you like, and when theres 100 themes, that may taek a while.

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Trevelyan on October 30, 2004 at 2:27 PM:

Also, I hate to double post, but when/if do you play to update GrayModern for Firefox 1.0 RC1?

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