Tab Candy is the most exciting Firefox feature I have seen in a long time. The problem we all have is it becomes harder, as the day goes along, to keep our tabs organized. We all multi-task, and the regular horizontal tab toolbar with ten to twenty open tabs is not helping us. That is where Tab Candy comes into play.
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Simplification for web site logins is desperately needed. Once upon a time, people thought Open ID might be the solution, but it has fizzled out. Where is the future? The Firefox Account Manager.
The Account Manager is a prototype that really makes things easy when it comes to logging into your favorite web sites. You can login and logout, right from the toolbar.
I know I have a lot of creative and opinionated readers here, so I thought this challenge would be right up your alley. Last week, Mozilla Labs announced the Winter ‘09 Design Challenge. What is at stake? You might get to help design how Firefox 4’s home tab looks.
A number of places are showing off some new design concepts for the Firefox 4 browser. Now we have seen pitched some awesome Firefox 3.7 designs in the past, but it makes me wonder if the design phase for that is over, or if they are going to skip it to go directly to Firefox 4.
Not sure if I am digging the big orange button, but one would think it could be skinned over with a custom theme. Are you excited about this new application button?
The most recent Firefox buzz around the Web seems to be based around the idea of giving the Firefox logo itself a ‘bit of a makeover. Alex Faaborg has been stirring the debate with several interesting ideas.
From what I have seen, so far I like the old icon a ‘bit better than what I have seen thus far. I am more of a fan of the subtle design rather than that, “ahh look, it is on fire and it is all wacky looking” look and feel. So why fix something that is not broken? Alex explains:
In a marketplace that is focused on products that are newer, faster, lighter and shinier, design work is inherently perishable. Part of this is larger trends and fashion (for a period of time cars had fins), and part of this is simply ongoing visual change as an indication of overall progress.
So far, here are the draft renderings we have to check out:
The first two icons are being rendered by Anthony Piraino at the Iconfactory. The design is based on a conceptual sketch by Jon Hicks. The third is being rendered by Stephen Horlander. If you want to keep up with the latest, be sure to keep an eye on Alex Faaborg’s blog as they are promising more concept art every 24 hours or so.
So, do you think we need a Firefox logo refresh, or are you happy with how it is right now?
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- YSlow May/15
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- RequestPolicy May/10
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