Monday, August 10, 2009

Firefox 4 preview plays with tabs, lights.


Tabs below the location bar. 

According to Mozilla - tabs on the top: 
-> Save Vertical Space 
-> Efficiency/Remove Visual Complexity - Right now the tabs have to be connected to something. So we are adding an extra visual element for them to connect to. 
Shorter Mouse Distance to Page Controls 


But the negatives are: 
-> Breaks Consistency/Familiarity - Moving things confuses existing users. 
Title is MIA - With the space removed from the titlebar you only get the truncated version in the tab. 
-> Longer Mouse Distance to Tabs - Takes longer to mouse to a tab. 
-> Lost Space - Sandwiched in between the application icon and the window widgets you lose some space.

  

Look at the Tabs...!!

Green Light at location bar...!! :)