Friday, February 02, 2007

Do Not Use Mozilla's Firefox

Attention Bloggers:

I have just been spammed by the second smart-ass Mozilla blogger who does ads for them to make money for himself. I ask my blog family and my posters to NOT use Mozilla as a web browser. When they were re-doing our wiring , and we had to move to another apt. with a computer whose only browser was Mozilla, I almost had to stop blogging, it provided such a miserable experience.

It was slow; it took forever to format a post. The post would look fine on the paste-up page, but then, when it posted, something would be wrong with it. If I went back into the dashboard to fix that, I'd post--and then something else would be wrong. When I'd fix that, when it posted, something else would foul up. It would frequently take up to 20-30 tries to get a post formatted. It took all day to get 3 or 4 posts up--and they looked like hell. My readership dropped to one-tenth of what it had been; the time spent by each visitor dropped from 6 minutes to nearly zero.

Additionally, Firefox wouldn't space correctly. There would be a different number of spaces between a title and the body of a piece, between the paragraphs in a piece--and I often had to use html to get a break between paragraphs at all. It would post in the font in which the pieces were written. That meant I'd have a site with 20 different fonts--until my blog looked like a patchwork quilt.

Instead of normalizing the size of the type, it'd post huge headlines huge with no way to fix them. Headlines would be extra-small or extra-big. They wouldn't match the rest of the font size or style. The color was lousy and I had to install AOL just so I could change the color of the title. I couldn't use one-click editing--and it wouldn't even give me the little 'pencil' icon with which to do that!

In short, Mozilla was the worst browser I've ever used and under no circumstances would I recommend using it--especially if your house is at Blogger. Mozilla is an expensive waste of time--and it employs dishonest, rude, unprofessional advertisers that spam other sites and have the manners of hogs. I do not patronize such people, nor the things they ham-handedly attempt to sell.

I am happy to send this to the more than 30 friends and members of my blog family that are in my address book.


Anonymous the merry widow said...

I tried to use Mozilla to comment on a site I enjoyed, it NEVER worked, and I still couldn't comment! So I wouldn't use them on a million dollar bonus!

3:59 PM  
Anonymous bobcat said...

I'll take your advice, Donal. I hate rude people, advertisers, and lousy downloads!

4:01 PM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Bobcat-To say it stinks is being genteel!


4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No problem Mrs.D. I think this is the same nimrod I told sometime back to get off this site. J'Mac.

4:54 PM  
Anonymous cassie said...

Thank Donal, I have seen ads for them and wondered if I should try it. Now I won't.

5:19 PM  
Blogger Always On Watch Two said...

A few sites I visit required using Firefox to access them. But not this one!

5:44 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

I usually use Safari to do my browsing, as it accesses everything quite nicely, and even has a built in spell checker!

Unfortunately, it does not support the "compose" feature in Blogger, so I have to use Firefox to actually make posts.

As soon as I'm done i switch back to Safari, though!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Brooke said...

Oops. "I."

5:50 PM  
Blogger beakerkin said...

This is important information

6:04 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

I'm probably one of the few non-Microsoft employees in the world that swears by IE and Windows XP. No other browser and operating system I've tinkered with has been as easy to learn and customize.

I can't wait for Windows Vista!


10:50 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...


The problem is you use an Apple computer. Those aren't designed for anything besides holding doors open, and they're not very good at that either.


10:52 PM  
Blogger Mr. Beamish the Instablepundit said...

(Okay, I'm lying. I wouldn't use an Apple for anything besides music production and editing. I'm just biased against computers that don't have much in the way of video games)

10:57 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

You guys are a RIOT!

4:47 AM  
Blogger Eyes said...

I've never even heard of it!

8:17 AM  
Blogger The Merry Widow said...

Donal-You were right, one came over to my place and tried to comment. I'm about to put up a post addressing this! I went to moderation yesterday because a certain troll of a particularly noxious type is on his monthly full-moon prowl, so I caught this idjit too!


10:52 AM  

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