MDN 0.9.1 released

Today we successfully pushed out the first of many updates to the new MDN website. This first Danger Mouse (0.9.x) release focused on tweaks based on community feedback and will set us up for more improvements to come.

With MDN 0.9.1, we made the following notable changes to give visitors a better experience at https://developer.mozilla.org:

  • “DevMo intro” bar is now hidden for frequent visitors
  • Promo box is smaller so other content can be above the fold
  • “Quick Reference” to popular content replaces the Twitter feed
  • “Firefox 4 for Developers” block to get developers access to all the latest features they can look forward to
  • “MDN Forums” block to encourage more discussions there
  • “Applications” have been relabeled “Mozilla” throughout the site so that our open source project contributors can find what they need
  • “Docs” have been relabeled “Doc Center” so that “MDC” can live on as the MDN Doc Center
  • New videos added to the Mobile and Add-ons pages highlighting presentation from Stuart (Fennec), Ragavan (Sync) and Myk (Add-on Builder)

Thanks for everyone that helped get this first release out… there’s definitely more to come. We plan to do more incremental releases for MDN 0.9.x (aka Danger Mouse) to further improve the MDN experience.

You can look forward to a new Deki skin to match the look of MDN, single sign on for MDN/Deki/forums, developer profiles for our members and localization of new content to start. From there, we’ll work with our documentation and developer communities to get feedback and iterate some more. So stay tuned.

Thanks! – Jay

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5 comments

  1. “You can look forward to a new Deki skin to match the look of MDN, single sign on for MDN/Deki/forums”

    Do I see it right, that there is no plan to get rid of Deki anymore?

  2. @Adrian: There are still plans to develop a new Doc Center wiki platform to replace the current Deki. However, while we wait for that, I wanted to make sure that we provide the community a consistent experience… so we are updating the Deki skin to match the rest of the new site.

  3. There are problems with the website that are impeding my ability to do my job.

    For example in the XUL School (e.g. https://developer.mozilla.org/en/XUL_School/Intercepting_Page_Loads) pages, code snippets are replaced with errors like the following:

    /content/body/div[2]/div[1]/div/pre/@function, reference to undefined name ‘syntax': line 1, column 1

  4. Do I see it right, that there is no plan to get rid of Deki anymore?

  5. good. congratulation. well done !!!!

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