Mozilla Developer Network

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Mozilla Developer Network (MDN), formerly Mozilla Developer Center, is the official Mozilla website for development documentation of web standards and Mozilla projects.[1]


The project was started in 2005, and initially led by Mozilla Corporation employee Deb Richardson in 2005. Documentation efforts have been led by Eric Shepherd since 2006.[2]

The initial content for the website was provided by DevEdge, for which the Mozilla Foundation was granted a license by AOL.[3][2] The site now contains a mix of content migrated from DevEdge and, as well as original and more up-to-date content.[4][5] Documentation was also migrated from

MDN has a newsgroup and an IRC channel #mdn on the Mozilla IRC Network. MDN is funded by the Mozilla Foundation and Mozilla Corporation with servers and employees.

About MDN[edit]

Mozilla Developer Network is a resource for developers, maintained by the community of developers and technical writers and hosting many documents on a wide variety of subjects, such as: HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Web APIs and Node. For mobile web developers, MDN provides documentation on subjects such as building a HTML5 mobile app, building a mobile add-on, and location-aware apps.[6]


  1. ^ Willison, Simon (2005-09-15). "The Mozilla Developer Center". SitePoint. Retrieved 2012-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b Mitchell Baker (2005-02-23). "DevMo and DevEdge updates". Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  3. ^ "About". Mozilla Developer Center. Archived from the original on 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  4. ^ "DevEdge". Mozilla Developer Center. Archived from the original on 2007-10-26. Retrieved 2009-01-30. 
  5. ^ Deb Richardson (2006-02-10). "Digging through the DevEdge archives". Google Groups. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  6. ^ Ten Things Developers should know about the Mozilla Developer Network (MDN)

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