Hello World


Hello World.

Ever since I started programming in the second grade with Lego Logo, Hello World has always been the first order of business.

This, however, represents the first time that I am literally saying Hello to the actual World.

Right after I joined Mozilla several things occurred in quick succession that really demonstrated to me the scope of what we are working on. First, on my second day of work, a Czech blog posted “Mozilla Corporation se opět rozrostla o dalšího člověka. Je jím Alex Faaborg.” This is when the openness and global nature of my new job started to set in. Nazdar! Secondly, over the past couple of weeks I have been watching parties appear all over the world to celebrate the launch of Firefox 2 (pictured above). And finally, ever since last week, I’ve been watching the Firefox 2 download rate rise and fall as continents wake up and go to sleep. It’s things like this that make you feel stage fright while sitting in a cubicle.

So Hello World. I’ll be working with Mike Beltzner and our community on the user interface design of Firefox 3, and I will also be involved with launching Mozilla Labs. I hope you like my work, and if not, please feel free to flame me in a wide variety of different languages :)

In the coming days and weeks I’ll be posting about topics like privacy, microformats, redesigning notification messages, and end user mash-ups, along with more general design and HCI topics. You can also check out what I am up to by viewing my page on the Mozilla Wiki.


  1. Hello Alex Faaborg!

  2. Hey Alex! Welcome to the Mozilla team from our little unofficial Mozilla outpost in Radiant Core land. We had a great time working on Fx2 and are really looking forward to helping you and Mr. Beltzner with Fx3 (assuming we’re invited back, of course!)…

  3. Hey Alex, Wish to see lot of good work from you.

  4. Hello Alex, Nice Site with very good article

    Best regards


  5. hey alex, best of luck to you. i can’t wait for firefox 3.0.

  6. ı have followed your writing for a long time.really you have given very successful information.
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