Andkon Proposes New Design for Mozilla Foundation Front Page

Tuesday July 27th, 2004

Sometime Mozilla antagonist Andras "andkon" Konya has written an essay on how the Mozilla Foundation can attract new users by improving its website. Andkon takes a critical look at the current front page and the main Mozilla Firefox page before presenting an alternative front page design that he believes will cater better to the needs of end users.

#22 too many words

by mlefevre

Wednesday July 28th, 2004 3:22 AM

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Aside from the author's habit of never using 5 words where 50 will do the job, much of this stuff is unnecessary to make the point. Andkon's design focuses on just a couple of things, while the page does quite a few more. If you decide to focus on giving away Firefox and Thunderbird and to drop everything else, that makes the design a lot easier. What about people that are looking for news about Mozilla (e.g. the recent security update), or people interested in Camino, or the Suite? Will taking donations and the store off the page mean a significant hit to the income from those?

The problem is that home page is currently trying to achieve many goals at the same time. Coming in with an assumption about the most important goals and dropping everything else isn't going to work - you need to get agreement on the priorities, move the other stuff somewhere else and reorganise the site more widely.