I think the complaint/request is for more "sizzle" for the eyes. The
"steak" is there, as in lots of meat to eat/use. In today's world, the
end users look for more eye sizzle along with the great functionality.
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On 1/22/2014 12:11 PM, Steffen wrote:
> Steve and/or Chris,
> No complains here, in fact they find it the best. Can you give a
> detailed example. Compared to e.g. outlook, the look is primarily
> different in using no icons/buttons, for the rest almost the same.
> Surgeweb has more functionality.
> On Wednesday 22/01/2014 at 16:37, Steven wrote:
>> Very well put. I'm just saying I think its time to put some work into
>> the area of design, themes and such to it is inviting for our users
>> to use it. Just google webmail gui and look in images you'll see all
>> sorts of unique styles that look nice. Roundcube is a really good
>> *From: *"Chris Ferebee" HIDDEN@ebee.net>
>> *To: *surgemailHIDDEN@etwinsite.com
>> *Sent: *Tuesday, January 21, 2014 7:27:12 PM
>> *Subject: *Re: [SurgeMail List] Webmail Overhaul?
>> I’m with Steve. SurgeWeb is rich in features and performs well, but
>> the visual design is not really acceptable when you are trying to
>> sell a premium (i. e., non-free) email service. The usability is also
>> not good, e. g., one of my boilerplate support emails consists of
>> instructions, with screenshots, for enabling a vacation message.
>> For comparison, roundcube is a a free PHP webmail app with a good
>> visual design.
>> No offense, but very few good programmers are also good designers.
>> (I’m an amateur designer and a terrible programmer, so I know
>> what’s involved.)
>> At the very least, I wish NetWin would hire a designer for a month or
>> two to evaluate the feasibility of a thorough, user-centered redesign
>> of SurgeWeb.
>> Chris Ferebee · +49 172 6910236
>> Mac & Internet · http://ferebee.net
>> Am 21.01.2014 um 20:45 schrieb Surgemail Support (Marijn)
>> Are you referring to our old webmail or surgeweb needing improvement?
>> Surgeweb is our currently recommended web based email client that
>> makes use of modern web techniques. Admittedly it's
>> implementation now predates the widespread adoption of html5
>> techniques so if one were to implement it today we would probably
>> have made some different design choices. For more info on
>> surgeweb see:
>> If you are referring to old webmail, yes I agree and you should
>> be using surgeweb instead. If you are referring to surgeweb,
>> please be more specific in terms of what sort of improvements you
>> would like to see ;-)
>> On Wednesday 22/01/2014 at 8:24 am, surgemailHIDDEN@etwinsite.com
>> <mailto:surgemailHIDDEN@etwinsite.com> wrote:
>> Is there any work on making a next generation webmail? Maybe
>> something HTML5 like Zimbra's webmail? Something that looks a
>> little nicer on par with other systems out there right now? I
>> just think its time for a major makeover.