Starting 2012 with loads of doc updates

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The year 2012 is off to a great start for the MDN documentation and its community. This past weekend, a bunch of community members gathered virtually for a documentation sprint to write, update, and translate docs. But already in the preceding weeks, a great deal of work had already been accomplished. This post is a recap of those efforts.

Doc sprint results

Previous activity

Here are some of the significant changes in the weeks prior to the doc sprint.

Web standards docs

Mozilla technology docs

Mozilla project docs

About Janet Swisher

Janet is the Community Lead and Project Manager for MDN Web Docs. She joined Mozilla in 2010, and has been involved in open source software since 2004 and in technical communication since the 20th century. She lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and a standard poodle.

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  1. Beben Koben

    wow…it’s brand new feature :)
    it’s must hard learning ;))

    January 24th, 2012 at 04:18

  2. Axel Grude

    Please, dear fellow extension developers, add more documentation and code snippets for the development of Thunderbird and messaging related SeaMonkey programming; there is still plenty of areas that need to be covered, such as Message Filters, Mail Headers, Gloda etc. etc.

    It is not that hard, just do some browsing on and then use the awesome mdn editors to create helpful content!

    January 31st, 2012 at 17:11

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