The folks over at Mozilla, the creators of the popular browser called Firefox, may be working on a redesign of their interface [GUI] in version 3.7. The new eye candy features such as Aero Glass and Aero Peak will only be available for those using Windows Vista or Windows 7.
According to an article over at Softpedia it states that:
Still, it must be emphasized that the initial windows theme mockups for Firefox 3.7 are nothing more than drafts, and that, in this regard, the concepts could differ from the final revamp of the open source browser. “These are not final! they are only for brainstorming/exploration!” a message on the website reads.
Here are the main aspects of the Firefox 3.7 GUI redesign: “1.Embracing Glass: Toolbar and Tabs using Glass. Buttons translucent and slightly glossy to meld with the toolbar. Raised 3D lookachieve tactile ‘feel.’ 2.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. 3.Page Button: Connect the Page button to the left side of the tab area. Directly connected to the Page.”
But before you Windows XP people wonder if your version will still be supported, the answer is yes. The new Firefox will work with XP minus the Aero stuff. I look forward to seeing the new GUI for Firefox and I believe it is a step in the right direction.
What do you think?
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