[conspire] Re: We don't support Mozilla
Barton L. Phillips
barton at applitec.com
Sun Apr 24 10:16:38 PDT 2005
>Lately I've been having a little fun by emailing sites that don't
>work with Mozilla/Firefox asking why. Interestingly, it's mostly
>financial or banking sites that I end up emailing -- but that may be
>because that's where it bugs me the most that Firefox isn't supported.
I have had the same discussion with "my.yahoo.com". While the site web
pages work in Firefox their music and video don't work, especially under
Linux. I complained multiple times and then one day I got a phone call
from tech support. A nice man talked to me about my problem and said
that they don't support Firefox or Mozilla or Opera etc. etc. I said I
didn't care and that they should. He said he would look into it and see
if there was anything that could be done. I never heard any more about
it -- but I did stop writing, which just goes to show that if a company
responds to your complaints it may just get some piece.
As for microscopic fonts, I can't stand them or the people that think
they have to make their pages fit 640 wide. Why? Can't they make things
fit 100%, I do on all of my sites and they work just fine at 640 or 1600
I do use UserContent and WebDeveloper and UserAgentSwitch and PerfBar
and Greasemonkey and URIid but I really don't want or feel I should have
to do the web design for all those stupid sites out there. Some of the
worst are Linux news sites. I would have thought they would know better.
I complain more about font size and screen width than I do about which
browser works. I look at the sites with Firefox and then with IE and
when they have the same stupid problems with both I send the webmaster a
message suggesting the site needs attention and that it fails to provide
usability for people with a) poor eye sight and b) people with big high
resolution monitors. Some time I get a response and some time the site
Barton L. Phillips
Applied Technology Resources, Inc.
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