The new design at www.mozillamessaging.com
First, go ahead and download Thunderbird 3 Beta 2 and check it out.
We started the redesign process last year with the following goals:
- Make it easy for users to download Thunderbird
- Make it easy for users to learn about Thunderbird and Mozilla Messaging
- Provide Mozilla Messaging with it’s own visual identity while maintaining the “mozilla” feel
We hope users and contributors will have a sense of familiarity with the site and also enjoy some of the imagery and illustrations. One of my favorites is the “totem pole”. Totem poles can be found in Vancouver (where we have an office) and we wanted to see a different design treatment for Thunderbird. I think it worked out well (the rocket ship and the cruise boat are fun too).
We have localization, more content to add, and we’re always looking to make improvements to make it easier for users to download Thunderbird. We’ll be gearing the site for the final Thunderbird 3 release so we have lots more coming.