about:mozilla is a weekly round-up of news and contribution opportunities. Here’s what’s happening this week.
Firefox support questions: On the Way to 100%
If you ever need help with Firefox, the Firefox Support Forum is the place to go. In the community-powered support forum, everyone can help, including you. And everybody should be helped too. That’s why last year, the SUMO team set a goal for this year to achieve a 100% response rate, which means that every user who asked a question in our forum should get a response. But how close are we to the 100%? Find it out by reading David Tenser’s blog post or help by answering questions on the forums.
Visual Reboot of Firefox Mobile for Android
Firefox has always been a different browser, but with a recent strong wave of competitive browsers, all with similar features; design and product identity has become the differentiator. That’s why the Mozilla User Experience team revamped the design of the Firefox Mobile application for Android, and the results are stunning. Every single detail has carefully been elaborated, that’s why the new design isn’t just fluid, organic and unique to Firefox, but it also speaks strongly to the Firefox brand. Check out Patryk Adamczyk’s blog post to see what it looks like.
Windows on ARM Users Need Browser Choice Too
For the past eight years, Windows offered users a choice of browsers to navigate their digital lives. Prior to the launch of Firefox in 2004, Internet Explorer was really the only browser for Windows. Unfortunately, the upcoming release of Windows for the ARM processor could bring the digital dark ages back where users and developers didn’t have browser choices. But why does this matter to users? Check out Harvey Anderson’s blog post to find the answer.
The Web Will Connect our Future
Gary Kovacs, CEO of Mozilla, had the honor of delivering the opening keynote at a big event with a presentation titled “The Web Will Connect our Future.”. He shared with the audience that not only has the Web changed our lives once, but in mobile, the open Web is about to do it again. Check out his blog post to find out why he thinks that we all need to work together to stress the Web as a platform and to push over a few remaining hurdles like graphics and video and native device API access.
Desktop Apps with HTML5
One of the best things about HTML is that it’s never “done”. It’s been with us longer than most of the development technologies that we consider commonplace. Recently the Mozilla Apps Native Install Experience was introduced to the Firefox Nightly Channel. This functionality lets you install an HTML5 application with a native launching experience on your computer. All you need to do is to go to the Market Store, download an application and it will automatically show up in your Launchpad or in your program list. If you’re a developer, check out Joe Stagner’s blog post to see how it works.
* May 16, Hotel San Marco, Via longena 42, Verona, Italy jsDay 2012
* May 16, London, England Geek Bowling
* May 19, Taipei, Taiwan JSDC.tw 2012
* May 20, Chicago (Rosemont), IL Society for Technical Communication Summit
* May 23, Melbourne, Australia Web Directions Code
* See more on the Mozilla Community Calendar
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Have a good week folks and keep rocking the Web!
15 May 2012 Jan Bambach