Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Firefox 3.7 set for a brand new look

Mozilla released a couple of mockups of the initial Windows theme for Firefox 3.7. They aren’t final and only for “brainstorming and exploration.” The final theme when ready might look completely different from these initial shots, but from the looks of it, it’s apparent that this time Mozilla is trying something new. Firefox hasn’t changed much as far as looks are concerned, since version 1.0. (Of course, there are always new themes). For the first time Firefox is looking different, even though a lot has been borrowed from Chrome. Makes me wonder: What happened to originality?

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  1. Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D look achieve tactile "feel".
  2. Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.
  3. Tools/Bookmark Bar: Connecting the Tools button to the side of the Window to emphasize the fact that it is used for customizing and changing the UI. Adding a button next to that to toggle the Bookmarks Bar which is turned off by default.

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