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AOL diggs deeper with Netscape

Discussion in 'HTML, Graphics & Programming' started by Augmented, 15 Jun 2006.

  1. Augmented


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    AOL are preparing to relaunch internet dinosaur Netscape.com with a new social portal. Yep, it's really just another portal-site-with-a-beta-tag that are fast becoming a web design cliche. But what made me smile was what features as today's top "Hot Story!": http://www.beta.netscape.com/ :D
    Last edited: 15 Jun 2006
  2. Sic


    Joined: 9 Nov 2004

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    Location: SO16

    i know it's only a beta, but those x's really add an air of professionalism.

    like we need a new social portal :rolleyes:
  3. Dj_Jestar


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Back in East London

    I thought NetScape was a ™ of MS now?
  4. Augmented


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    AOL bought the company behind Netscape a couple of years ago. Netscape (the browser) has changed quite a bit over the years and is now developed by AOL, using various bits and pieces of technology from the Mozilla codebase etc.

    Netscape.com is an AOL product.
  5. riddlermarc

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    The site is |33t under IE7, I particularly like the overlays to the right :p

  6. iCraig


    Joined: 21 Apr 2004

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    I don't care. What is there, like 7 people who still use Netscape?
  7. Augmented


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    Depends what you're talking about. Netscape.com != Netcape Browser. Netscape.com's share of traffic is fairly significant, with Alexa placing it in the top 100 English-language sites on the Web (86th) and around the 50th most popular in the US. Which is certainly more than 7 people :D.

    Having said that, it's reach appears to have dropped quite considerably in recent months - which probably accounts for the relaunch.

    As for the Netscape browser, well yes it's probably a dead weight for AOL. It (including all versions) shares a <1% marketshare across the board... incidentally just like Opera does.
  8. kibblerok


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    Location: Manchester

  9. joeyjojo


    Joined: 2 Dec 2005

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    Location: Herts

    Its a shame that opera only became free after firefox became the big thing. Opera is a much better browser IMO. The tab system in firefox is clumsy, for me opera loads much quicker, and it renders pages better (is more compliant?) than firefox. Many other features too, like being able to "continue from last time" - the app starts with what you were last looking at.
  10. Augmented


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Go visit The Register, and read the article "Netscape versus Digg". Can't link directly to it, but suffice to say some of Netscape.com's front-end coders will be having a talking to today :D.
  11. Al Vallario


    Joined: 3 Aug 2005

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    Location: UK

    Screenshots and details here

    av. ;)
  12. RandomTom


    Joined: 28 Sep 2004

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    I immediately I thought it was a digg copy when I saw it, in my head I said to myself "copy digg much?" lol. And Nice pop up :p :D