Following on from the Foundation/Corporation split and in preparation for the Firefox 1.5 release, we’d like to significantly reorganize our web content over the next few weeks. The big picture is that we want to move to separate sites for the end user (mozilla.com), Foundation (mozillafoundation.org) and developer (mozilla.org) audiences.
Much of this plan is a continuation of what we’ve been doing to better organize our web site presence and to focus our content for specific users.
Addons, SpreadFirefox, and Devmo are good examples of where we’ve made progress in the last year in better targeting our various audiences. mozilla.com and mozillafoundation.org are next in line.
What follows is the current plan; comments are welcomed.
With the launch of Firefox 1.5, Firefox and Thunderbird product content currently on mozilla.org will migrate to mozilla.com. We’ll also be doing a minor refresh of the site’s look and feel. mozilla.com will become the primary end user site for Firefox, Thunderbird and the Mozilla Corporation.
Information about the Mozilla Foundation will move to mozillafoundation.org. This will be where members of the community can get involved with and keep up to date with what the Foundation is doing, as well as learn about the Foundation’s history, mission and people.
The Mozilla Developer Center will continue to ramp up as the primary destination for developers who are building for and on top of the Firefox platform to find reference content, code and other resources.
While we establish the new sites, mozilla.org will continue to act as a landing page and will help redirect people to the most appropriate sites for specific audiences. After we launch Firefox 1.5, mozilla.org will continue to be home to tools and resources for the various projects making up the overall Mozilla project.
spreadfirefox.com will continue as the hub for our community marketing efforts supporting Firefox. The site will be overhauled with a look and feel refresh as well as new project tools.
The Mozilla Add-Ons site will continue to be a primarily end user facing site for people looking to extend their Mozilla software with extensions, plugins and themes. It will also continue to feature tools for developers to submit their add-ons to the site.