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WebLitStd-avatar.png Web Literacy Map
Owner: Doug Belshaw & Laura Hilliger Updated: 2017-10-11
A map of the skills and competencies people need to read, write and participate effectively on the web.

Important note: Mozilla's Web Literacy Map was co-created with the community. It describes the skills and competencies required to read, write and participate on the web. It can be found at web-literacy. Please use this URL when citing.

A graphical representation of the competency layer can be found below and at webmaker.org/resources.

Get involved in the community calls to help us build v1.5 of the Web Literacy Map! Click here for more details.

Mozilla Web Literacy Whitepaper


Where do you go if you want to get better at your web skills? How do you even know what's important to learn? The Web Literacy Map contains the competencies and skills that Mozilla and our community of stakeholders believe are important to pay attention to when getting better at reading, writing and participating on the web. The Web Literacy Map is part of Mozilla’s ongoing goal to create a generation of webmakers – those who can not only elegantly consume but also write and participate on the web.  Read more


The Web Literacy Map is made up of three strands. Each strand has a number of competencies, which are further sub-divided into skills:

Getting involved

There are several ways to get involved and give feedback on the Web Literacy Map:


Blog posts, videos and slidedecks relating to Mozilla's Web Literacy Map project can be found on this wiki page.

Please direct all enquiries to Doug Belshaw, Web Literacy Lead.