about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Firefox Introduces a Simpler Update Process
Firefox for Windows, Mac and Linux makes updating the browser easier and includes more than 85 improvements to built-in developer tools. We put a lot of work into making the Firefox update experience easier. Firefox simplifies the update process for Windows users by removing the user account control dialog (UAC) pop-up while maintaining the security of your system.
Firefox Flicks Contest Ending May 1st
The Firefox Flicks global video contest to tell our story ends soon. You’ll be eligible for some amazing prizes or for your video to be seen by Hollywood judges. Contest closes May 1st. Enter and vote today.
Matt Thompson, Chief Storyteller for the Mozilla Foundation, has posted some interesting news regarding the Webmaker project. Make sure to put it onto your reading list if you want to find out about “Augmenting Amazonia”, a new interactive video experiment or the metric that matters most for the Mozilla Webmaker project. It also announces the new Webmaker web site which shows projects, tools and events for webmakers and a small summary of the knight-mozilla OpenNews Hackathon in Buenos Aires. Also make sure to take a look at Jess Klein’s wireframes for the new webpage maker.
Tell us about your favorite add-ons and win an Android tablet
In 200 words or less, tell us how your favorite Firefox Add-on makes your day more productive, saves you money, or just makes you happy. A special panel of judges will pick 10 finalists, and the AMO community will pick 3 winners. Each winner will receive an Android tablet and be featured on the addons.mozilla.org homepage.
Air Mozilla – There’s something in the air
Air Mozilla is where we tell the Mozilla story in video, where, we hope, the open web meets open video. Matthew Zeier, network engineer at Mozilla, has proven that Air Mozilla is much more than just a website to stream and share videos. In his latest blog post, he announces that a complete refresh of the Air Mozilla website was rolled out which allows viewers to watch the most recent videos. But that’s not all! Together with his team, he’s already planning to work on the second phase of the reboot and we’re excited what the result will look like.
Announcing the March Dev Derby Winners
3D interfaces have always been a huge fascination and it’s been made possible with CSS 3D transforms which can add depth to effects and make more exciting and engaging user experiences possible. Without having to learn a new language, you can move and rotate content to create beautiful and breathtaking transitions or interfaces. Last month, we asked developers from all over the world to submit their CSS 3D demos to the March Dev Derby and just four days ago, the winners were mentioned in this announcement. Make sure to check out the stunning creations.
* April 23, Philadelphia, PA Node.Philly
* April 28, Buckinghamshire, UK Game Hack
* May 11, New Brunswick, NJ Professional IT Community Conference
* May 14, San Francisco, California AnDevCon
* May 16, Hotel San Marco, Via longena 42, Verona, Italy jsDay 2012
* May 19, Taipei, Taiwan JSDC.tw 2012
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
Upcoming events in London, England
* April 28 State of the browser 2
* May 9 Open House
* May 10 Geek Quiz
* May 12 MDN Hackday
* May 14 Monday Mobile Madness
* May 15 Open House 2
* May 16 Geek Bowling
The newsletter is written by Mozilla’s contributor engagement team and is published every Tuesday. For more on what has been happening this week also checkout the Mozilla Project Meeting. If you have anything you would like to include in our next issue,
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
24 Apr 2012 Jan Bambach