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Ethan

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The Future of the Web: How Firefox Panorama and Aza Raskin will shape the Web (Download Squad)

Oct 6th 2010 9:27AM I don't think Panorama can replace tabs, but it is an excellent augmentation.

As for tabs on top, the biggest reason Mozilla has made this move in Firefox 4 is because of UI hierarchy. Watch this video for an explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmgtW2Iw-kE

The Future of the Web: How Firefox Panorama and Aza Raskin will shape the Web (Download Squad)

Oct 6th 2010 9:24AM It's silly to accuse Mozilla of not looking at use data. They collect and analyze mountains of data and that data is very influential on design decisions. Check out https://testpilot.mozillalabs.com/testcases/

Aza's point was you can't let data get in the way of designing a good interface, designing for the future, and being innovative.

The Future of the Web: How Firefox Panorama and Aza Raskin will shape the Web (Download Squad)

Oct 6th 2010 9:17AM FWIW, none of those features were publicly announced or promised. Sometimes Mozilla developers do some work or exploration on a feature, but it doesn't make the cut in time for release, so it gets pushed. Just because they have explored an idea doesn't mean it is a promised feature.