With Firefox 3.5 out the door, the Mozilla guys are hard at work brainstorming around what Firefox 3.7 might look like. To help with the brainstorming, they have released a few mock-up screenshots of what Firefox 3.7 might look like. There has been nothing finalized thus far, but it is still fun to check out and see what they have in mind for the next big design refresh of our favorite browser.
- Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile "feel".
- Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.
- 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.
What do you think thus far? I kind of like the idea of removing the menu bar, as long as all the important aspects are still easily reached (maybe via “tools”). However, not sure if I want everything to be as see-through as it is in the example. Here are two more screenshots: