Netscape Not All Bad

Netscape 6.1Netscape is the bane of my existence as a Web designer and I know I’m not the only one that feels that way. The fact that it’s part of the AOL Time Warner behemoth doesn’t help, but let’s not get into that — I come not to bury Netscape but to praise it. Faintly. I don’t know what possessed me, but I downloaded the latest version — 6.1 preview — the other day and installed it on my Windows 2000 machine. It’s still fundamentally unusable if for nothing more than the fact that it behaves in an almost inimitably slow, clunky manner. But I have to admit, there are some nice things about the feature set and their intended behaviors. Here are some quick notes on that.