Firefox & Google Chrome New Tabs
A number of folks have pointed me to Scott McCloud’s comic debut of Google Chrome today. Scott is one of my personal sources for inspiration: I often peruse his books, looking for insights into creating awesome user experiences. I’m chuffed (and a bit jealous) that the Chrome team got to work with him.
There was a particular part of the comic that people kept referring me to: page 21, which talks about the experience for opening a new tab.
Here’s our video and Alex Faaborg’s mockup:
And here’s the comic page in question for Chrome:
It’s encouraging that there is such a confluence of design—although I felt an odd jolt of déjà vu the first time I read that panel. Let’s hear it for zero-configuration interfaces!