Here’s what Basil had to say:
The AMO team has been hard at work for the last many months on a major site redesign and is pleased to announce the availability of the new AMO site. This is a significant release and chock-full of goodies for end users and add-on authors alike. The focus has been predominantly to provide a visual refresh, simplify navigation and rework the add-on developer tools area. But that doesn’t quite capture just how much effort has gone into this release. So, here is a full rundown of all the changes.
And some praise for our editors and localizers from Mike Morgan:
Our editors have worked hard to review new and updated add-ons as we move towards Firefox 3 this year and our localizers translated roughly 200 new strings in AMO templates in a little over three weeks for 24 locales (wow).
Lastly, some user experience notes from Madhava Enros:
This release is particularly exciting for me, partly because the wireframes and interaction-model for the site were the first things I worked on when I arrived at Mozilla. Also, though, because alongside the re-skinning and reorganization of the site, I think we’ve managed to improve the user-experience of finding and installing add-ons in a number of interesting ways.
Add it all up and the site that’s served over 600 million add-on downloads is now even more useful for more people than ever before. Check out the updated Mozilla Add-ons site here: http://addons.mozilla.org