about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Firefox user experience news
Madhava Enros posts about how the user experience team is getting Firefox to feel more like one product—Firefoxy—across all our platforms, desktop to tablet to phone. There are lots of awesome mockups and wireframes in the slides to check out. You can find out more details about these plans on the Kilimanjaro wiki page.
Learn how to code this Summer
Meet the “Web Arcade:” hackable games that teach the web
Because of the big upcoming Summer Campaign, the Mozilla Webmaker community has been hard at work on learning missions and starter projects – including a “Web Arcade” filled with hackable missions and very fun games. One of our favorites is definitely the “Make Me Pretty” demo where you can make the future by updating websites for today’s web. If you want to learn more about the Web Arcade, make sure to read Chloe Varelidi’s blog post.
Aurora 14 is out! What’s in it?
In Jean-Yves Perrier’s new blog post, it’s all about the new features that come with Aurora 14. One of the highlights is the native fullscreen support in Mac OS X. We also have great news for gamers: A new API lets games better control the mouse and in addition to that, there are privacy enhancements and lots of other improvements. These features should be released in 12 weeks as part of Firefox 14, but you can already test them by downloading Aurora.
Curate your Learning through Webmaker Projects
Have you tried to learn how to code, and signed up to get weekly instructionals? If you did stick with it past week four – are you proud with what you made or could you show a friend how to make a web project? No? Then you should consider to curate your learning through Webmaker projects. Jess Klein, Design and Learning Lead of Mozilla Hackasaurus, published an interesting blog post on why they could help you to how to come up with ideas, learning something new, finding a like-minded community and getting motivated.
* 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
* May 20, Chicago (Rosemont), IL Society for Technical Communication Summit
* May 20, Buenos Aires MDN Hack Day
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
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, please contact: about-mozilla[at]mozilla[dot]com or send us a status message on mozilla.status.net or a tweet @aboutmozilla. You can also subscribe to the email version.
Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
01 May 2012 Jan Bambach