We talked in regards to the upcoming Firefox interface design change, codename Photon, earlier than right here on Ghacks, and even revealed a mockup displaying a few of its interface components final week.
Turned out later that the mockup was not by the Photon group, however by one other Firefox group that used tidbits of Photon within the screenshot.
Anyway, if issues go properly, Photon might be a part of Firefox 57. The browser is likely one of the most essential releases for Mozilla in an extended, very long time.
It can put the focus on WebExtensions as traditional add-ons will not run anymore in that model. Moreover, plans are underway to make it the primary steady model with bits from project Quantum included.
Be aware: The next screenshots are mockups. Whereas the ultimate product might look related and even equivalent, it is usually potential that issues might change earlier than the ultimate launch of Firefox 57.
The primary mockup exhibits Firefox operating the Photon person interface, and the about:house web page of the browser.
The UI has not modified all that a lot while you examine it to final week’s mockup. Tabs are nonetheless displayed in rectangular form, and the tackle bar continues to be centered. Some icons look totally different, and a few have been moved round if you happen to examine their place to present steady variations of Firefox.
The reload button has been moved to the left aspect of the tackle bar as an illustration. There may be additionally a … icon which is new, and among the icons on the best have a brand new design however have equivalent features.
The about:house web page exhibits a number of new options. There’s a new Firefox icon within the prime left nook that shows a number of ideas while you click on on it.
The about:house web page is the primary web page that opens after a brand new Firefox set up. The brand new ideas part, if it survives and turns into a part of the ultimate launch, introduces core Firefox options to customers of the browser (particularly new customers).
It highlights Sync, Extensions, Search, Customization, Privateness and making Firefox the default browser.
It’s possible you’ll test the “mark all as full, and conceal the ideas menu” field to cover it on the about:house web page.
What is the three-dots menu used for within the tackle bar? That was a query that I heard greater than as soon as after I printed the primary mockup screenshot final week.
One other mockup, this time on Bugzilla, solutions that query.
The menu is split into 4 sections within the mockup. The primary lists copy URL and electronic mail hyperlink choices; these are self-explanatory and do not want additional rationalization.
The second group lists choices to avoid wasting the web page to Pocket (Mozilla acquired Pocket some time ago), to set a reminder, to ship the web page to a different machine, and to take a screenshot.
It’s unclear proper now what “set a reminder” does. It resembles the Snooze Tab Test Pilot mission which lets you disguise a tab for a time interval.
The third group exhibits a placeholder for extension entries, and the fourth the share performance.
All that’s been revealed proper now’s what you see. Info on customization choices, as an illustration elimination of choices not wanted, usually are not obtainable proper now.
Mozilla printed a number of movies highlighting new animations that the group plans to launch in Firefox 57 for opening closing the arrow panels, downloads, bookmarks, session restore, and awesome bar. (by way of Sören Hentzschel)
Now You: What’s your impression of Photon thus far?