Way back in the summer of 2007, an up & coming young intern known as Fligtar developed a Facebook app that allowed you to share your favorite Firefox add-ons with friends. We called that project Rock Your Firefox, and the design – which was created by Lee Tom and directly inspired by the classic Sesame Street pinball video that had fascinated me as a kid (details here) – remains one of my favorite Mozilla projects.
So, when Fligtar (now a seasoned Mozilla product manger) approached me a few weeks ago about a Rock Your Firefox reboot – this time in the form of a blog – I was all too happy to help once again. We called up Lee, gave him the same set of inspirations (as a fun game, see how many elements from these screenshots you can find in the actual site design) and asked for a 2010 twist on the 2007 original. The results are even bubblier and groovier than ever, and if you’re in Austin for SXSW this weekend there are some good opportunities to grab various swag items.
Thanks to Lee Tom, Justin Scott, Julie Choi, Nick Nguyen, Chris Howse and Elise Allen for their help with this project.