Rename 'OS X' to 'macOS' on download pages / buttons

RESOLVED FIXED

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www.mozilla.org
Pages & Content
RESOLVED FIXED
7 months ago
7 months ago

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(Reporter: agibson, Assigned: anejaalisha)

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Production

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Description

7 months ago
I believe all our download button code still refers to the Mac platform as `OS X`. Since Sierra [1] was released I believe the correct platform name should now be `macOS`. We should probably update this where appropriate on user facing components & pages.

[1] http://www.apple.com/macos/sierra/
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Updated

7 months ago
Assignee: nobody → anejaalisha
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
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Comment 1

7 months ago
Link to github pull request: https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/pull/4603
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Comment 2

7 months ago
Peter, before we make this change I'd like to run this by you in terms of any potential SEO impact. The change is renaming OSX to macOS in both our download buttons and on the main /download page.

For example: https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/pull/4603/files#r98184514

I appreciate this isn't part of our sprint, but this bug is being worked on by a contributor.

Happy to chat about this change if you would like to discuss further before making a recommendation.
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Comment 3

7 months ago
Are you referring to the data attributes on our download buttons?

If so, then my preference is to leave them as is so that our trend in downloads for firefox for macs remains within the same nomenclature. If we were to change it and wanted to see the trend in downloads of firefox for macs then we would have to pull the data across two different different values.

This won't have any SEO impact but would definitively impact the simplicity of pulling this data. 

While I appreciate that this is no longer technically a 'correct' label, for our purposes it is better to have continuity than to have the perfect label.

Thanks for checking!
Flags: needinfo?(peter.german.bugs)
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Comment 4

7 months ago
(In reply to pgerman from comment #3)
> Are you referring to the data attributes on our download buttons?
> 
> If so, then my preference is to leave them as is so that our trend in
> downloads for firefox for macs remains within the same nomenclature. If we
> were to change it and wanted to see the trend in downloads of firefox for
> macs then we would have to pull the data across two different different
> values.
> 
> This won't have any SEO impact but would definitively impact the simplicity
> of pulling this data. 
> 
> While I appreciate that this is no longer technically a 'correct' label, for
> our purposes it is better to have continuity than to have the perfect label.
> 
> Thanks for checking!

No this doesn't have anything to do with data attributes - this is the human readable text that people see on our pages.

Comment 5

7 months ago
After discussing with Alex, I think that it makes the most sense to be accurate. It is a low SEO risk.

Thanks for clarifying!

Comment 6

7 months ago
Commit pushed to master at https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock

https://github.com/mozilla/bedrock/commit/751f0cb660db170cf448f223f1604892a3d244d3
Merge pull request #4603 from alisha17/bug-1330000-Rename-OSX-to-macOS-on-download-pages/buttons

Bug 1330000 - Rename 'OS X' to 'macOS' on download pages / buttons
This update has been pushed to production.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 7 months ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
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