December 22nd, 2009, 18:36 PM
Mozilla unveils new Firefox interface ideas for 2010
Mozilla yesterday said that its planned overhaul of Firefox's interface will be pushed back to Firefox 4.0, the major release now slated to ship before the end of 2010.
Previously, Mozilla said it would revamp the look and feel of its open-source browser in a two-step process, with part of the redesign debuting in Firefox 3.7 -- a minor refresh scheduled for late in the first quarter of next year -- with the rest following in version 4.0.
Mozilla's interface plans, particularly those intended for Firefox for Windows, have attracted attention because the company last September said it would "ribbonize" the browser by borrowing graphics concepts from Microsoft's Windows 7 and Office 2007. Users blasted the idea.
Later, Mozilla clarified its intentions, saying that although it was going to eliminate the traditional top-of-the-frame menus in Firefox, it was not going to turn its browser into a graphical doppelganger of Office 2007.
Full story: Computerworld