There has been a lot of useful feedback about the new home page design and I wanted to follow up on some of the comments, in particular about the balance between mission and product information on the page.
Several people thought the product information was distracting a bit from the mission message, so we’ve made a few tweaks to address this:
- The Firefox logo in the featured area is smaller
- The copy about Firefox explicitly references the mission to create a link to the message above
- There is a new main message that may be a stronger statement of our mission (we’ll test a range of things here to see what resonates best)
Another thing that wasn’t clear from the initial static mockup was that the featured project area is dynamic and can be used to show information about a number of things going on in the community.
These images show that space highlighting Thunderbird and a collection of other Mozilla projects. We can have that space automatically rotate through this information to help make discovering things easier.
I’ve been waiting for a couple years to find a good use for the Mozilla galaxy graphic from OSCON 2008 and think this is a great spot for it.