In-Browser Avatar Editing Coming to Xbox.com
Microsoft will soon be launching a substantial redesign of Xbox.com, with new features including the ability to edit Avatars in the browser (via Major Nelson).
The site and the official forums will go offline "for a short period of time" at 5 PM EST while Microsoft integrates the update. The new Avatar editor will make it possible to edit and preview outfits before making a final purchase.
In addition to the above features, Xbox.com will consolidate the views for messages, friend and game requests and offer improved notification of account subscriptions.
The update will be going live hopefully today!