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Redesigned Mozilla Website Launching Soon

Thursday October 30th, 2003

Bart Decrem writes: "Thanks to the hard work by Dave Shea, Tristan [Nitot], and, especially for the long last mile, Ben [Goodger], Dawn [Endico], DBaron [David Baron] and Chofmann [Chris Hofmann], we're almost ready to launch the redesigned Mozilla web site, so now's a great time to head over to http://website-beta.mozilla.org/, check out the new site and send feedback to webmaster@mozilla.org."

Update: One of the names that originally appeared in this article has been removed, at that person's own request.


#26 what's there for developers?

by pcabellor

Friday October 31st, 2003 4:30 AM

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As posted previously in the Mozilla marketing mailing list, it seems Microsoft is already working in a specification for defining XML based user interfaces. That won't mean anything but competition for XUL and other technologies involved in XPFE.

<http://msdn.microsoft.com…04/01/Avalon/default.aspx>

So I think, the website must emphasize, in the developer section, the tools and documentation available for creating apps on XPFE. There should be two clear section: one for Mozilla developers (programmers of the browsers and mail clients) and another for Mozilla technologies developers, interested in XUL. There should be a reference to <http://books.mozdev.org>, to XULplanet and other resources. However, the best shot would be to have all these resources available directly from mozilla.org. I think this would increase developer's confidence and trust that there is a strong backing for it. Of course, links to third party resources complement the image, but mozilla.org MUST be the core.

If there is going to be a press release when the new site is released (which, in fact, should happen), it would be a plus to be able to invite developers to visit XUL site where they could easily find all the resources they may need to start creating their own XUL apps.