We launched a redesign of mozilla.org last August and have learned a lot since about what works well and what could be improved.
We’ve started working on a new design that is not a departure from the existing one, but rather refines what we have now—I think of it as a delayed fourth round of design that builds on the first three rounds.
The current home page has the right content on it, but is not presented as well as it could. For instance, too much space is devoted to news feeds and this crowds other information. The header also takes up a lot of space and it’s possible to make it smaller while keeping a bold image of Mozilla.
There are many more optimizations in the design and it seems easier to visually compare the two instead of itemizing all of the changes. The following image shows both side by side along with marks to indicate how much of the content shows up on different screen sizes.
All of the elements are still there—a statement of our mission, links to projects, news and ways for people to get involved in the community. Although some information has been pared down, we have more room for other information, in particular contribution opportunities.
I’ll follow up with more about this, but it is important to me to have the Mozilla site act as a hub to all of the interesting things going on and having more of the page devoted to contributing gives more people a chance to feature what they’re doing.
If you have any thoughts or suggestions about this design, feel free to let us know. We think this is a definite improvement and are excited to hear what you think.