Major Danish internet portal shuts off Netscape

Jubii, a major Danish internet portal and Yahoo! rip-off, decides to cease support for Netscape, according to an article in Computerworld. Less than 1% of their users are using Netscape.





Couldn’t Jubii just write simpler HTML? It’s funny to compare the designs of Yahoo! and Jubii. There’s a pretty clear difference between US design philosophy (=functionality) and Danish design philosophy (=prettyness). :-)

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Your so right I love the idea that Jubii think they can just say bugger off to Netscape. I fact Jubii are very much into MS$. Jubii has for several years now, promoted IE as the supreme browser on their Portal and a lot of functionality has never been ported to Netscape. The reason, in my opinion, for this last step towards total IE domination on Jubii is ther up coming My.jubii.dk release, where you can personalise your own version of Jubii. It has benn posible for a while know, but I feel a new release is near. This time Jubii.Nation members will be able to alter the frontpage of Jubii, and I know that there has been a lof of problems with this on Netscape... Just my 2 cents €
By Karsten Bubber on Fri, May 24, 02 at 08:29 · Reply
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Jubii and MS True. Jubii's been an MS shop from day one.
By Lars Pind on Fri, May 24, 02 at 08:29 · Reply
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Prettyness? <i>There's a pretty clear difference between US design philosophy (=functionality) and Danish design philosophy (=prettyness).</i> <p> I don't understand the meaning of this statement. Do you suggest that Jubii's design is pretty? <p> ;-)
By Guan Yang on Fri, May 24, 02 at 08:29 · Reply
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Photoshop design <p>You said it Lars! Danish Webdesigners (in particular) seem to think that HTML is some kind of out-dated-soon-to-be-replaced nuisance of a technology. They would be perfectly happy if the Web was just one big Photoshop slideshow.</p><p>The way that top-notch bureaus approach the design process continues to amaze me. They do all their design in Photoshop and show clients glossy laser prints in landscape format! HTML and interaction design only enters the arena after everything is signed off -- at which point the Photoshop files are thrown over the wall to the front-end slaves for them to implement it pixel by pixel.</p><p>This, I think, is why Danish Websites look so pretty on the surface (and from a distance) but are SO stiff once you actually start to use them.</p><p>hmmm... people tell me I am cranky (or did they say crazy?)</p><p>/jesper</p>
By Jesper Lauridsen on Fri, May 24, 02 at 08:29 · Reply
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