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Welcome to the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN). This site contains tutorials, reference documentation, demos, and other learning resources for:

  • Firefox and Firefox Add-ons: for Firefox and Firefox add-on developers
  • Firefox OS and HTML5: for developers working on the Firefox mobile platform and apps
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS, other web technologies: for web developers
  • Other Mozilla projects and technologies: including the Thunderbird email client, information about localization, and other topics

If you are looking for help with using Mozilla products, please go to the Mozilla support site.

How to help

MDN is a wiki. The MDN contributor community continually adds, expands and corrects the content  on the MDN website. You can help!

For beginners

  • Fix typos: Simply create an account and fix errors as you see them. You don't need to be a programmer or a technical writer. There is a simple graphical interface for editing pages. Jump right in!
  • Tag pages: You can assign "tags" to any page on MDN. These tags are used to classify pages (for example, into product or technolocy group), to indicate applicable versions, or to indicate that a page needs work. To add a tag to a page, edit the page, scroll to the bottom, enter the applicable tags in the "Tags" field, then click "Save Changes". Some of the most common editing tags we use are:
    • NeedsMarkupWork: the formatting is not standard or not consistent with other pages.
    • NeedsExample: needs one or more illustrative code examples of the item documented.
    • NeedsContent: the item is incomplete and needs to be filled out.
    • NeedsJSVersion: needs information about the version of JavaScript and EcmaScript this item first appears in.
    • NeedsBrowserCompatibility: needs a browser compatibility table or needs the table filled out.
    • MakeBrowserAgnostic: the article is written with a focus on Gecko, when it is actually about a standard function or feature, which should be rewritten to be generic.

For Bugzilla users

If you spot a specific problem, please file a documentation bug. Use these field values:

product
Mozilla Developer Network
component
Documentation requests
URL
The page where you found the problem
Description
As much as you know or have time to describe about the problem and where to find correct information. This can include people ("talk to so-and-so") as well as Web links.

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<p>Welcome to the <strong>Mozilla Developer Network</strong> (MDN). This site contains tutorials, reference documentation, demos, and other learning resources for:</p>
<ul>
  <li><strong>Firefox and Firefox Add-ons</strong>: for Firefox and Firefox add-on developers</li>
  <li><strong>Firefox OS and HTML5</strong>: for developers working on the Firefox mobile platform and apps</li>
  <li><strong>JavaScript, HTML, CSS, other web technologies</strong>: for web developers</li>
  <li><strong>Other Mozilla projects and technologies</strong>: including the Thunderbird email client, information about localization, and other topics</li>
</ul>
<p>If you are looking for help with using Mozilla products, please go to the <a href="http://support.mozilla.org/" title="http://support.mozilla.org/">Mozilla support site</a>.</p>
<h2 id="How_to_Help" name="How_to_Help">How to help</h2>
<p>MDN is a <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki" title="/en-US/docs/User:Taken/How_to_use_PyWikipedia_on_MDC">wiki</a>. The MDN contributor community continually adds, expands and corrects the content&nbsp; on the MDN website. You can help!</p>
<h3>For beginners</h3>
<ul>
  <li><strong>Fix typos</strong>: Simply create an account and fix errors as you see them. You don't need to be a programmer or a technical writer. There is a simple graphical interface for editing pages. Jump right in!</li>
  <li><strong>Tag pages</strong>: You can assign "tags" to any page on MDN. These tags are used to classify pages (for example, into product or technolocy group), to indicate applicable versions, or to indicate that a page needs work. To add a tag to a page, edit the page, scroll to the bottom, enter the applicable tags in the "Tags" field, then click "Save Changes". Some of the most common editing tags we use are:
    <ul>
      <li><strong>NeedsMarkupWork</strong>: the formatting is not standard or not consistent with other pages.</li>
      <li><strong>NeedsExample</strong>: needs one or more illustrative code examples of the item documented.</li>
      <li><strong>NeedsContent</strong>: the item is incomplete and needs to be filled out.</li>
      <li><strong>NeedsJSVersion</strong>: needs information about the version of JavaScript and EcmaScript this item first appears in.</li>
      <li><strong>NeedsBrowserCompatibility</strong>: needs a browser compatibility table or needs the table filled out.</li>
      <li><strong>MakeBrowserAgnostic</strong>: the article is written with a focus on Gecko, when it is actually about a standard function or feature, which should be rewritten to be generic.</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
</ul>
<h3>For Bugzilla users</h3>
<p>If you spot a specific problem, please <a class="external" href="https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/enter_bug.cgi?product=Mozilla%20Developer%20Network">file a documentation bug</a>. Use these field values:</p>
<dl>
  <dt>
    product</dt>
  <dd>
    Mozilla Developer Network</dd>
  <dt>
    component</dt>
  <dd>
    Documentation requests</dd>
  <dt>
    URL</dt>
  <dd>
    The page where you found the problem</dd>
  <dt>
    Description</dt>
  <dd>
    As much as you know or have time to describe about the problem and where to find correct information. This can include people ("talk to so-and-so") as well as Web links.</dd>
</dl>
<h2 id="Project_History" name="Project_History">Background</h2>
<ul>
  <li>... <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/about/" title="http://www.mozilla.org/about/">Mozilla</a></li>
  <li>... the <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:MDN_History" title="/en-US/docs/Project:History">history</a> of MDN</li>
  <li>... the MDN community</li>
  <li>... <a href="/en-US/docs/Project:Kuma" title="/en-US/docs/Project:Kuma">Kuma</a>, the MDN platform</li>
</ul>
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