Welcome to WebmasterWorld Guest from 22.214.171.124
Forum Moderators: incrediBILL
[edited by: Hester at 2:26 pm (utc) on Feb. 5, 2007]
... which isn't too hard. ;)
Actually, why not release a new version? OK, I'll never use it, but the framework from Mozilla which has led to Firefox, Seamonkey, Camino... is buit in such as way that you can build a customized verion which uses the same rendering engine. As developers, we have it easy because it is only the interface which changes, so our sites will work (or break) equally across all variants.
I was a Netscape diehard until Mozilla 1.0, but I'd never bother with them now, they're an irrelevance these days compared to Firefox.
There is one thing of value which Netscape brings to the table: its name. 10 years ago its name was so big that even those who barely knew how to turn on a computer, use a word processor and spread sheet, recognized it. Today, some of those people are still around. They may be so out of touch with the Web that they may not even know what Mozilla or Firefox are, but they remember the name Netscape.
I really didn't believe that Netscape still had name recognition much greater, or even equal, than Firefox/Mozilla. But I just was talking to my 73 year old father and asked him about:
A: Yeah, I think they're out in Arizona, although they're almost extinct due to excessive hunting and trapping.
Yeah, isn't that what Internet Explorer used to be called, and didn't it's inventor father Anna Nicole's baby?
Ok, these answers are made up, but he only recognized the Netscape brand, so I guess, in this one case, your thought has some basis in reality.