What Adobe’s software update site needs is:
This way you can subscribe to a list of recent updates in your favourite news reader and be informed when a new update is released without having to scan product-specific blogs, etc.
When you want to find an update for a product you can find it on the dedicated product update page. It will be there.
URLs make the Web. Putting the product name in the URL makes a human-friendly URL, as opposed to putting the opaque product reference numeric key as a query parameter. Quick test: which updates do you expect to see on http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1&platform=Macintosh ? And assuming you were so insane as to guess the previous URL correctly, which updates do you expect to see on http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=1
Anyway, those be my principal beefs with the current Adobe software updates site. So I made a site that tries to satisfy my beeves. Beefs.
It is here: http://reliablybroken.com/wavesinspace/
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