Last week VisionMobile released its Developer Programs Benchmarking report. A survey of more than 21,000 developers. Among the results was how „documentation and sample code are consistently listed as the single most important feature of any developer program“.
The report confirmed what we knew about MDN’s success already: "The top reference for documentation and sample code is Mozilla, who jumps up from the fourth spot in the overall satisfaction ranking to a clear leading positioning on this particular attribute. Its composite score on documentation is 85: the highest score of any vendor across any feature in our analysis.“ That’s testament to the great work the MDN team has done over the last few years.
Building MDN into a world class repository of high quality Web documentation is, truly one of the most valuable things Mozilla has done for Web developers. Now we’re looking to double-down on that work, and solidify MDN as the single best resource for Web docs. To support that effort, we’re starting some updates to the MDN brand and website.
Our first communication about our brand update is live now. This post is to let the bigger MDN user and contributor community know that we are updating our branding and why we are changing it to MDN Web Docs. It will also be the post we reference when we ask people to sign up as beta users and give us feedback on the upcoming new design.
We’re incredibly excited to make MDN officially about Web docs, and to make it more comprehensive and easier to use and learn from for all of the web developers who have come to love it as a resource.