Mozilla A to X (Sorry U, Y and Z)

My daughter has a book called The Alphabet from A to Y With Bonus Letter Z! that I was thinking about when I updated the Mozilla Site Directory this morning.

The list now runs from accessfirefox.org to xulfr.org with over a hundred other sites in between (it probably won’t be long for umbrella.mozilla.org, yeti.mozilla.org and zoo.mozilla.org to show up to round things out).

With this many websites in the community, it’s important to coordinate to help keep everything working well together. That’s why we recently started the Websites Task Force.

This is a forum to talk about things such as: how do we archive old sites? is it important to increase consistency across sites and if so how? are we providing relevant information to people in the right places?

If these sorts of questions interest you, please stop by the next meeting on Thursday. Details below:

  • Meeting agenda: wiki.mozilla.org/Websites/Taskforce/2010_10_21
  • Meeting time: Thursday, October 21 at 10 AM pacific
  • Dial-in information: 1-800-707-2533, pin: 369, conf: 7600
  • Meeting room in MV: Warp Core
  • Back channel: irc.mozilla.org#siteplanning

6 thoughts on “Mozilla A to X (Sorry U, Y and Z)

  1. I have a couple of ideas for the Task Force:

    1. Web fonts: also recommend fonts for body text. A sans-serif (e.g. Arial), a serif (e.g. Georgia), and perhaps a monospace. Right now those are the most frequently used, but Verdana is used on the Wiki.

    2. Abandoned sites: Perhaps they could be redirected to http://www-archive.mozilla.org/www.abandonedsite.com/?

    3. Move DevNews to blog.mozilla.org/devnews

    4. Develop (a) color palette(s) that can be used on the different sites. Just look at the dark blue on mozilla.com, AMO, and Input. They are similar (and use gradients), but they are not the same. Some colors probably should be the same on all sites, while some sites have their own unique colors.

      1. Yeah, I saw those but I didn’t know how to contribute at the Wiki without polluting without prior discussion. If you’re comfortable with me adding a few paragraphs, I’d be glad to do so.

  2. May I provide 3 more sites to list by just leave message here but not email?😛

    gfx.tw 一起抓火狐! (A customizable promote page of Firefox in zh-TW)

    mozlinks-zh.blogspot.com Mozilla Links 中文版 (mozilla links in Chinese)

    zh-cn.gfx.tw 抓火狐! (just like gfx.tw, in zh-CN.)

    1. Thanks for the links. I just added gfw.tw. I haven’t been adding blogs since I felt like there would be a huge number that would swamp the rest of the sites in the list — I’ve been linking to Planet and hoping that either other blogs would syndicate their content there or be linked to from there. For localized versions of sites, I’ve been thinking the same as with blogs — with sub-domains localized versions of sites could be considered separate sites but I was hoping that people would be able to discover localized versions once they get to the main page of a given site.

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