I shared a preview of it with you a few weeks back, and it looks like the Mozilla team has flipped the switch on the new Firefox add-ons web site. All your old favorite features are still there, the categories the search and the recommended extensions. They are all just displayed in an updated and prettier fashion.
At first glance, it didn’t really give me any shock and awe feeling or emotion but after navigating around it for a while it is an improvement over the older styled web site.
So What is New to Love?
They have made the "review and rate" box easier to reach when checking out add-ons one by one, which will encourage more feedback to be given. Also there are a few more related links on each add-on’s web page to give you that, "Well, if you like this then go check out that!" sort of feeling.
The larger search box at the top of all the pages is a welcome addition too. Not only does it give it that Web 2.0 feeling but it is handy to have it bold and in my face when looking where to search for more extensions.
Also when you are doing a search, you now have the option to "Add to Firefox" right from the search results. You no longer have to search, pull up the addon’s profile, and then add it to your browser. There are a lot of little things that just make this a really welcomed update I think for many Firefox users out there.
To get some more inside information about the back end of things be sure to check out Basil’s Bodacious Blog.