How can I promote Firefox and show people "the light"
March 23, 2005 by Chris Charlton

Why promote Firefox? If you're using it already, then there's no reason to not tell everyone!

First question usually is:

Why are you using it instead of a default installed browser.

Spread Firefox has a listing to help you know how to answer the "why" question.

How can I promote Firefox easily?

Word of mouth is the best source usually, but there's no harm is showing your dedication/enthusiasm with graphic badges on your site, blog, profile pages, etc.

Where can I track or get credit for refering Firefox

To show your Firefox love, and get credit for it, go signup at, and get the your referal link/ID, and spread it around like it's free money!

Cool, are there graphics (buttons, banner) freely available?

You can make your own, of course, but there is a handful of premade buttons that fit almost any occassion/site, and even have blank versions ready for your own message

Okay, what do I get out of "spreading the word"?

A pat on the back, and a cool button... you though there was free pie?!

Honestly, if you design sites and hate bad-browsers, then here's a small token of "doing something about it."

From Spread Firefox: Firefox is not just another piece of software. It is built by a community of volunteers passionate about maintaining innovation and choice on the web, and preserving the standards that make the Net so different from gated online communities that preceded it. Our source code is free available for anyone to inspect and hundreds of experienced developers help us make our code more secure and add the exciting new features Firefox users have come to love.

Get Firefox!

Chris Charlton

Chris CharltonChris, Los Angeles' CSS & ActionScript guru, successfully cannonballed into web development in the late 90's. Always caught up with the latest in Flash, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, and XML, Chris authored premium articles for the largest Dreamweaver/Flash community ( and produced WebDevDesign (iTunes featured), a popular Web Design & Development Podcast. Somewhere, Chris finds time to run an authorized Adobe user group focused around open source and Adobe technologies. Being a big community leader, Chris Charlton remains a resident faculty member of the Rich Media Insitute and lends himself to speak at large industry events, like JobStock, NAB, and FITC Hollywood.

Brain cycles from Chris are always Web Standards, Flash Platform, and accessibility.

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