We’ve been working on a new platform, Bedrock, that will power the mozilla.org website platform, where we’ll deploy the One Mozilla redesign. It is a complete rewrite of the site, allowing us to clean up years of cruft and build new features to fit our current needs.
Ready to Go
It’s built! Technically, the new platform is ready to go. All of the localization, templating, and other features are finished. Most of the work left is coding the new design and migrating a lot of content from mozilla.org and mozilla.org/firefox.
Big Change, Small Steps
A big change like this needs to be done in small steps, so tomorrow we are rolling out a single page on the live mozilla.org site that is powered by bedrock. You can see the page on the dev site already*.
This is an exciting first step that helps us find problems early in our code or our production server configuration. We plan on rolling out a full-scale switch to bedrock after Firefox 11 updates in March.
* The dev site is slow, but production will be much faster. Also, the Python site sits on top of the PHP site, and all URLs prefixed with /b are served from Python.