Two years ago, we made a number of changes to the Mozilla Hacks blog. Since then we’ve had over three million unique visitors and 350 quality posts in just less than two years – almost one every second day!
Part of these changes included:
- A clear focus on learning about the Open Web & open source – more detail in What Mozilla Hacks is
- A dedicated Editor, me, working with ensuring consistency, quality & versatility of the articles
- Articles covering both interesting technologies and possibilities but also learning lessons of how to build exciting solutions and work with a number of different technical opportunities
- To be a credible and independent go-to resource for developers
I’ve gathered a few testimonials from authors behind the most popular articles during this time, with their experiences writing for Mozilla Hacks.
And you know what? You could write for Hacks too!
If you have experience with a great solution or idea for the Open Web/open source, just let me know and Mozilla can help you share it with a lot of developers out there! Send an e-mail to robert [at] mozilla [dot] com or talk to me via @robertnyman on Twitter and we’ll talk!
Austin Hallock from Clay.io:
My co-founder Zoli and I have both written articles for Mozilla Hacks and we agree that it was a very worthwhile experience. The process of getting our posts on the site was easy and both articles generated more response than we expected. Mozilla has a fantastic mission, and the Mozilla Hacks blog is a great extension of that.
Also, thanks to the authors on Mozilla Hacks for their great contributions! And those in that page are only authors with 2 posts and more – in total we have 230 authors all time who have published a post on Hacks!
Most popular content
During these two years, these are the most popular posts, written by Mozilla staff:
- Announcing the Firefox OS Developer Preview Phone! by Stormy Peters
- Hello Chrome, it’s Firefox calling! by Maire Reavy
- WebIDE Lands in Nightly by Dave Camp
- Building A Node.JS Server That Won’t Melt by Lloyd Hilaiel – Which was part of a very popular Node.JS series in 12 parts here on Hacks.
- Firefox OS Simulator 1.0 is here! by Robert Nyman
The most popular posts, written by 3rd party developers/writers:
- Getting Started With HTML5 Game Development by Austin Hallock
- How to Spread The Word About Your Code by Peter Cooper
- How fast is PDF.js? by Thorben Bochenek
Read & write
If you like our articles, please spread the word about them! Ask your friends to read too and follow @mozhacks on Twitter for the latest articles and announcements.
And if you have experiences and learnings to share, let us know and help you with sharing that knowledge!