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Friday, April 06, 2007

Mozilla Addons dedicated site

What a busy week this one has been, and yes, bonus I have been blessed with a four day Easter weekend!

I stumbled across a post today which is a few days old which includes a write up on FireFox and the fact that the Mozilla Cooperation have now launched a specific site for listing extensions and other personalisation features for their products. As I love the FireFox browser, a few reasons being the fact that I feel more secure, am offered a huge amount of useful extensions that assist with website development and the fact that it performs better than any other browser, I was quick to check out the new site. (http://addons.mozilla.org/) The site is branded with the familiar Mozilla look and feel and at first feels like you were in the old extensions section of the old site. I quickly found though that the site boasts refined navigation, to make it easier to access different sections of the products that I am able to customise, and more prominently links to a section designed to get you to create your own extensions. (When I get a few more long weekends, I will definitely be taking some time to come up with something useful for web developers out there) There also seems to be more information about each of the extensions on each individual page, with each page allowing you to check reviews and related discussions on the extension.

The fact that Mozilla have expanded this section of the site leads me to believe that their support to other like minded developers out their is strong and that they are keen to promote 3rd party extensions for their products. I'm sure this will make for ongoing innovation in their browser and products in the future, allowing developers to take the browser platform to new levels.