Note: The scope of this proposal has changed with the recent additions of the Universal Tab and Site Checklist proposals. At the 1/13/11 task force meeting the discussion was about making this a set of optional footer designs that people could use if they want, but the focus would be on having this be optional and having the tab be universal.
Julie, Liz, FuzzyFox and David
From bug 602567:
From bug 593156:
FuzzyFox has created a demo of a widget that pulls up the Community Map for a given site and can display a 'You Are Here' icon showing someone their current place in the Mozilla Universe.
To view demo:
- Click on dino head in footer
Have an opt-out for metrics tracking?
It could be nice to have a search box in the footer that would do a search across the Mozilla web universe. Many sites don't have a search box at all so this would be a good compliment and would be a way for people to go from one Mozilla site to another Mozilla site.
- There might be some content, like Site Licensing information, that is useful but not relevant to every site. In these cases we could provide some best practice guides for sites to consider when creating a site-specific footer that would complement a global footer.
- Other content ideas?
Community Site Variant
We might want to make a variant for community-hosted sites. This would allow us to have a different set of legal links (if wanted) and can also give us a way to officially include community sites as part of Mozilla (see Official communities badge proposal).