We’ve started on a redesign of the Getting Involved page on http://www.mozilla.org. For the initial design we discussed several alternatives to the current long list of links and realized that it might make sense to include each those methods in one page. It’s likely there’s no one way that works for everyone, so let’s give people options.
There are three different ways to present information here:
- Search box: As people type in what they’re looking for or interested in, there is a drop down area that presents available options.
- Ticker: This area could feature opportunities that rotate regularly and/or it could have a feed that scrolled through options. For a feed we could expand on the VolunteerMatch listings we set up for bringing in people to help with the recent redesign.
- Tabbed browser: This area would be more like the existing Getting Involved lists, but we could slice things up in different ways—there could be lists that are sorted by area of interest, amount of time available, skill level, etc.
Does this seem like we’re on the right track? What changes would you make? For example, I think having a contact form instead of a search box would work better since it would give us a way to point people in the right direction instead of hoping someone finds what they’re looking for.
Feel free to leave comments on this post or on the wiki page where we’ve been doing some brainstorming.