Are you a web developer or designer?

If you are a web developer or designer, we can use your input. After gaining some great insights from our previous survey on Firefox 3.6 and Firebug 1.5, we have decided to go broader and get a better industry-wide snapshot of web developers.

We have created a new survey in our continued effort to better understand the web developer landscape and how the Mozilla Developer Network can be a better resource within it. Over the past few weeks, we have interviewed web developers about how they work and collaborated with a research consultant to compile a list of questions that will hopefully give us a clearer picture of the people behind the open Web and how we can better serve them.

This survey asks questions about the web development experience: the technologies and resources you use, the communities you join, and the companies that influence the realm of your work. We plan to use your responses to improve our developer engagement efforts and deliver relevant programs and content through the Mozilla Developer Network to make your web development experience better.

Your input is be much appreciated. Take the survey here, and please feel free to share the survey with other web developers and designers. Please pass on this link: to the appropriate lists, forums, blogs, etc.

It is important that the results accurately represent the diverse set of people that make up the web developers of the world, so we hope that you will help us reach other developer communities, including those mentioned in our survey. Together, we can take a step closer to a better open Web. Thanks!

– the MDN team

About Jay Patel

I strive to make the web better by making sure those that develop and drive it are happy campers.

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About Brian Louie

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  1. Erik

    Long survey, look forward to the results! In future surveys, try to keep the language a bit simpler for us non-native speakers! Cheers!

    September 14th, 2010 at 15:38

  2. Felix Pleșoianu

    Nice survey, but way too much emphasis on “developer communities”. Maybe we should form a community of communities to discuss discussing Web development. OR, we could just get to work and build some neat stuff. How does that sound? :)

    September 14th, 2010 at 23:30

    1. Jay

      Felix: Without developer communities, most web developers wouldn’t be able to find what they need to build neat stuff. And even if there is good documentation, people will always have questions and the community will almost always have good answers. ;-) Maybe communities of communities will give us better answers?

      September 16th, 2010 at 08:35

  3. David Bruant

    As a French user, the survey was localized and translated in French for me.
    I’ve naturally answered in French. Were you expecting answers in English?

    Can you do a post update to mention something about that?
    Tell what you prefer (answers in English or if you don’t care).

    September 16th, 2010 at 02:11

  4. Jay

    David: We will be able to combine the data from all languages and will report in English first, but hope to have the results translated as well. For the open-ended questions, English would obviously be easier for us, but we hope to get help translating the non-English feedback and will pull out the interesting bigs for the final report. ;-)

    September 16th, 2010 at 08:33

    1. David Bruant

      I’d be happy to help translating French into English

      September 16th, 2010 at 08:42

  5. Style Thing

    Veery long survey with many usefull questions…
    (sorry for that, but it is)

    September 16th, 2010 at 15:47

  6. dalmate

    Good survey. I focused into the updating and upgrading of the browsers. Each updating or upgrading we must fix the compatibility of our web with them again and again. It’s not good and taking us too much time.

    September 17th, 2010 at 21:49

  7. Jdude

    Ahh! I missed the survey! oh well, as a webmaster and sometimes designer… Im pretty satisfied at how I can preview my designs in FF. Unlike those other guys at MS who need to have .. well, lets just say keep up the great work!

    October 18th, 2010 at 22:37

  8. Website Designing

    Hi this survey is more useful between language synchronization and it is help to keep a good communication.

    May 21st, 2012 at 01:43

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