Feedback: The colour scheme needs red to feel Mozilla



5 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: skomorokh, Unassigned)



(Whiteboard: [specification][type:change])



5 years ago
What feature should be changed? Please provide the URL of the feature if possible.
Red should be incorporated into MDN. First time seeing the new site and I actually thought I'd clicked the wrong link in my search results. This despite being aware a redesign was in the works. 

I am writing this because I saw feedback on the design was requested and it directed me here for it. Bit leery of filing a bug on the colour but it was so jarring I suspect it might be more important than I'd have considered ten minutes ago.

What problems would this solve?
Identity confusion. Continuity.

Who would use this?
The Internet.

What would users see?

What would users do? What would happen as a result?
They would feel comforted by the legitimacy of the page and knowledge that they're in the right place.

Is there anything else we should know?


5 years ago
Component: General → Design / user experience
We intentionally left bright colors out of the design in order to reduce "glare" while trying to read. Having too much bright color can make it hard on the eyes when staring at documents for a long time while working.

If you can think of suggestions for ways to integrate more color in subtle ways that don't distract from the content and don't hurt one's eyes when looking at the page for extended times, let us know!
Large parts of MDN are documenting the Open Web and there is intentionally no Mozilla or Firefox specific branding anymore with the redesign. Voting for WONTFIX.
Thanks for sharing your idea, skomorokh. MDN is a community project, and we are so happy to have you as part of that community, offering your suggestion for making the resource better.

We try to limit Bugzilla to actionable work, so I am going to close this ticket. If you are still interested in this, please start a discussion on our mailing list instead. If and when we reach a detailed consensus for moving forward, we can open a bug.

Last Resolved: 5 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
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