CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2013
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Mozilla Firefox is one of the world’s most popular web browsers. Millions of people each day use Firefox to surf the Internet. Part of Firefox’s success is due to its extensions, which are applications that add to the browser’s functionality.

Mozilla is changing the way Firefox looks with a new visual style called Australis. In addition to visual changes, Australis changes the way some of Firefox’s extensions look and work.

Our Australis-Styled Widgets for Mozilla Firefox show users the new face of Firefox extensions. Our four widgets make use of Mozilla’s latest technology including Australis’ new visual style as well as a number of new tools in Firefox.

The weather extension displays weather information such as current temperature, humidity and cloud coverage. Users get weather for their city and can add up to four more cities.

The music player extension plays back virtually any music file on a user’s computer. It keeps track of their music collection and automatically downloads cover art.

The MSU sports extension tells users all about their favorite Spartan team. Schedules and scores are available for many popular MSU sports.

The Bugzilla extension lets users track their tickets on Bugzilla from one easy window. The extension sorts tickets into categories and quickly shows each ticket’s important information.

Our four Firefox extensions are written in JavaScript, HTML, CSS, and Mozilla’s XML User-Interface Language (XUL).