Revamp of MDN Web Docs Contribution Docs
The MDN Web Docs team recently undertook a project to revamp and reorganize the “Contribution Docs”. These are all the pages on MDN that describe what's what – the templates and page structures, how to perform a task on MDN, how to contribute to MDN, and the community guidelines to follow while contributing to this massive open source project.
The 100% Markdown Expedition
In June 2021, we decided to start converting the source code for MDN web docs from HTML into a format that would be easier for us to work with. The goal was to get 100% of our manually-written documentation converted to Markdown, and we really had a mountain of source code to climb for this particular expedition. In this post, we’ll describe why we decided to migrate to Markdown, and the steps you can take that will help us on our mission.
Merging two GitHub repositories without losing commit history
How do you merge two Git repositories without losing history? This post will take you through the step-by-step process.
MDN Plus now available in more regions
Almost a month ago, we announced MDN Plus, a new premium service on MDN that allows users to customize their experience on the website. We are very glad to announce today that it is now possible for MDN users around the globe to create an MDN Plus free account, no matter where they are.
Adopting users’ design feedback
On March 1st, 2022, MDN Web Docs released a new design and a new brand identity. Overall, the community responded to the redesign enthusiastically and we received many positive messages and kudos. We also received valuable feedback on some of the things we didn’t get quite right, like the browser compatibility table changes as well as some accessibility and readability issues.
Introducing MDN Plus: Make MDN your own
MDN is one of the most trusted resources for information about web standards, code samples, tools, and everything you need as a developer to create websites. Today, we are launching MDN Plus, our first step to providing a personalized and more powerful experience while continuing to invest in our always free and open webdocs.
Mozilla and Open Web Docs working together on MDN
For both MDN and Open Web Docs (OWD), transparency is paramount to our missions. With the upcoming launch of MDN Plus, we believe it’s a good time to talk about how our two organizations work together, and if there is a financial relationship between us. Here is an overview of how our missions overlap and how they differ, and how a premium subscription service fits all this.
A new year, a new MDN
If you’ve accessed the MDN website today, you probably noticed that it looks quite different. We hope it’s a good different. Let us explain! In mid-2021 we started to think about modernizing MDN’s design, to create a clean and inviting website that makes navigating our 44,000 articles as easy as possible. We wanted to create a more holistic experience for our users, with an emphasis on improved navigability and a universal look and feel across all our pages.
Contributing to MDN: Meet the Contributors
MDN Web Docs at Write the Docs Prague 2021
The MDN Web Docs team is pleased to sponsor Write the Docs Prague 2021, which is being held remotely this year. We’re excited to join hundreds of documentarians to learn more about collaborating with writers, developers, and readers to make better documentation. We plan to take part in all that the conference has to offer, including the Writing Day, Job Fair, and the virtual hallway track.