New Tab for Firefox: Iterations
We put up a post on the iterating on the new tab page for Firefox on the Mozilla Labs site today. It builds on feedback from the last two rounds of new tab concepts, we know that the page needs to load instantly (even a small wait breaks user experience); that it shouldn’t be visually distracting; and that it should be a launch point into your daily activities. One level higher, the distilled design themes are: No configuration, Streamlined, and Polite.
Step 1. Download and install the latest development build of Firefox 3.1.
Step 2. Download and install the latest version of the New Tab prototype.
Step 3. Let us know what you think in the comments. What works, what doesn’t and how we can improve the design?
And coming soon.
Except more iterations coming soon.
You can read about the contextual actions and the automatic RSS on the original blog post.
Question: What are the most useful contextual actions? And what are the most useful ambient information to show about a site? We’ve already got map as an action, but email and getting the weather might be interesting. As for ambient information, how about the links you click often on that site?