[Project_owners] Death of Seamonkey

Robin Monks devlinks at gmail.com
Wed Mar 9 12:13:04 EST 2005


 Well, hold a theme competition.  MozNetwork could host it.  The #1
voted theme would become the default.
 March 20th we could begin accepting entries and we could narrow it
down from there.

Robin


On Wed, 09 Mar 2005 21:35:57 +0530, Raj Saini <raj.saini at bttlindia.com> wrote:
> John Dobbins wrote:
> 
> > The reactions that I have seen from non-techies don't have anything to
> > do with Seamonkey being too complex. Most of the time the first
> > reaction when they see it boot up is negative, and this is before they
> > even try it. The Classic theme was probelly a good idea in 1999 for
> > Netscape when it was planning on getting it's users moving from 4.x,
> > but in 2005 it is horrible for the default theme.
> >
> > It looks out of date. People who dumped Netscape 4.x because it was
> > inferior to IE 5.0 and above are even more turned off by the dated UI
> > than peopel who have allways used IE. It looks as out of date as
> > Windows 3.0. The modern theme isn't much of an improvement, it dosen't
> > fit in, it looks unfamilar and people associate unfamilar with hard to
> > use.
> >
> > From what I have seen people have a better first impresion of Firefox
> > than Seamonkey, and this is entirely due to visual appeal. You only
> > get one chance to make a first impresion, and Seamonkey falls flat on
> > it's face in this area.
> >
> > If you had never seen Seamonkey or Firefox and saw screen shots of
> > each side by side, which would you download? The one that looks state
> > of art, or the one that looks like it's 8 years old?
> >
> > IMHO Seamonkey's greatest weakness is it ships with a butt ugly UI
> > that turns off potential users, and this is FF and TB's greatest
> > advantage over it in gaining users who aren't familar with Mozilla
> > based browsers.
> >
> > John Dobbins
> >
> How well said. I agree with your views. The greatest weakness of
> Seamonkey is its old UI.
> 
> Raj
> 
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