I was just visiting the Mozilla Add-on site today and noticed some big changes on the site layout. The whole web-site has been re-designed with AJAX style internal loading links which has made the site way too faster. Now we can really say that Mozilla is actually improving its services. Also recently Mozilla has announced a new mode of sharing Add-ons called Add-on Collection and now it has found its place on the top page of Add-on Gallery. Shown above is only a glimpse of the new jQuery powered gallery. Read on below to get to know more…
A good introduction with follow-up Add-on collection:
Just when we visit the site it shows a cool sliding [jQuery based] section as shown on the image. Simply we need to click on the “Next” button to keep on exploring things in a better way. Also click on any of the category and it will slide-up instantly without even a page load.
Better Category based browsing:
Just below the introduction bar we see a “Browse Add-ons” section which shows Add-ons on the following criteria. We can even subscribe to the feeds to keep on getting news on them!
- Recommended: Top 5 recommended add-ons by Mozilla. Useful for getting top rated add-ons quickly without even browsing the “huge” gallery of add-ons.
- Popular: Top 5 add-ons based on number of downloads.
- Just Added: The most recently added add-ons. A good scope for new add-on developers to spread their programming.
- Updated: As the name suggests it lists 5 most recently updated add-ons. Although Firefox searched for update version automatically but getting subscribed to its feed will help us keeping trace of them.
The best thing about this is all the lists are dynamic. So keep on visiting and getting surprises.
Also the classical [Not that classical!] style category menu now shows the number of Add-ons each category has!
Better search option:
Well it is not only the Mozilla Firefox add-on site! It is actually Mozilla Product add-on site. Although the default search is set for Firefox only, we can change it to any supported product we like.
- Click on the Advanced button and the advance search option will slide down.
- Click and choose the Application along with version (range), Type, Platform and many more!
Just check the screen-shot above and you will the complete idea of what I am talking about.
New Add-on Collection
It has only been a week Mozilla has launched the “Collection Add-on” and many trustful brands has listed their own useful collection! Some of them are Web Developers Toolbox, Lifehackers Must-Have Extensions, Firefox and extension Add-on pack and so. All of them are listed on the very first page. Also you can check the Collection page for getting more info. Alternately you can also participate to the collection from here.
Links to the important pages:
- Add-on Gallery: https://add-ons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/
- Add-on Collection: https://add-ons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/collections
With the new layout the Add-on gallery of Mozilla is looking really smart and stunning. Don’t forget to browse through our Add-on collection to get to know about useful Firefox extensions. Keep browsing and enjoying…