Branding and UX Improvements to Start.mozilla.org

RESOLVED FIXED

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RESOLVED FIXED
3 years ago
3 years ago

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(Reporter: fpolizzi, Assigned: fpolizzi)

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Description

3 years ago
Background: Start.mozilla.org receives a significant amount of traffic, yet is in outdated page with respect to UX and search.

Comment 1

3 years ago
The follow updates should be made to the page:

1) Update the layout of the page to look more like about:home with Firefox logo above, search box below, no search partner logo, all centered. Keep the search using google.com.

2) For Firefox 4+ where version matches regex: ^([4-9]|[1-4][0-9])\..+$, redirect users from start.mozilla.org to about:home via HTML or JavaScript. This should work, but we'll need to test it.

3) Non-firefox traffic should be redirected to: https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/dekstop/?utm_source=start.mozilla.org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nonfxredirect
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Comment 2

3 years ago
Chris and I discussed the prioritization in person, but here it is in writing for the sake of documentation:

#1:
(In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #1)
> For Firefox 4+ where version matches regex: ^([4-9]|[1-4][0-9])\..+$,
> redirect users from start.mozilla.org to about:home via HTML or JavaScript.
> This should work, but we'll need to test it.

This change is simple and easy. It will also take care of a large portion of our users on this page who would no longer view this outdated page.

#2:
(In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #1)
> Update the layout of the page to look more like about:home with Firefox logo above, search box below, no > search partner logo, all centered. Keep the search using google.com.

I think working on the search attributes (if it is something we determine we would like to pursue) should come first, then I can work on the UX changes to make it better reflect about:home UX. In all reality, UX isn't a huge issue, but it would be nice to overhaul after we figure out the redirection and the search attributes.

(In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #1)
> Non-firefox traffic should be redirected to:
> https://www.mozilla.org/firefox/dekstop/?utm_source=start.mozilla.
> org&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=nonfxredirect

This logic is already built in.
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Comment 3

3 years ago
(In reply to Chris More [:cmore] from comment #1)
> For Firefox 4+ where version matches regex: ^([4-9]|[1-4][0-9])\..+$,
> redirect users from start.mozilla.org to about:home via HTML or JavaScript.
> This should work, but we'll need to test it.

Submitted PR to redirect all Fx4+ users to about:home: https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start/pull/15.

Comment 4

3 years ago
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start

https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start/commit/4d27cd9eadd5e89e2572e1339b272a4c9142caa3
Merge pull request #15 from FrancescoSTL/bug-1185164-UX-Improvements

Bug 1185164- Redirect Users on Fx 4+ to About:Home
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Comment 5

3 years ago
Landed in production. Currently redirecting ~30% of all startmo traffic. Thanks for the review :jpetto!
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 3 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED

Comment 6

3 years ago
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start

https://github.com/mozilla/fx36start/commit/4d27cd9eadd5e89e2572e1339b272a4c9142caa3
Merge pull request #15 from FrancescoSTL/bug-1185164-UX-Improvements
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