You know those little messages you see at the bottom of the "Start Page"? The ones next to the cute little icons under the search bar? (If you still don't see them, continue to refresh the page to see all 4 messages). Well, whether or not you've noticed them, I'm going to take this opportunity to announce that they've just gotten a face-lift!
For the past couple of weeks, I have been working with Pascal Chevral and The Royal Order to update the way we revise and submit Snippets for the Start Page. The result is a more efficient mechanism for the Marketing Team to push localized messaging in more than 40 locales. As of right now, the messaging itself is pretty Mozilla.com web-content related (Mozilla Store, Security Page on Mozilla.com), but the idea is for the team to be able to use this resource to announce new campaigns, add-ons, or anything else we might want to promote.
Besides updating the mechanism, we also updated the way the Snippets looked, specifically the icons. Thanks to The Royal Order, the icons look fresh and are much more noticeable. We will continue to update the icons, as necessary, so that they remain relevant. Overall, however, I think the biggest advantage of completing this project is that we are now able to more easily update and support more than 40 locales.
Anyway, next time you're on the Start Page, check out the Snippets and feel free to let me know what you think! Thanks again to Pascal and TRO for all their help!