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Firefox 5 UI mock-ups from Mozilla: pinned sites, slicker search bar, and more

Over the last few days, Mozilla's lovely Are We Pretty Yet? has been steadily accumulating Firefox 5 interface mock-ups. If you haven't visited AWPY before, its primary purpose is for listing and fixing bugs in the Firefox 4 UI -- but it seems it will now also be used to showcase potential interfaces for Firefox 5. The mock-ups include concepts for 'desktop apps', which are Firefox's answer to ...

The Future of the Web: How Firefox Panorama and Aza Raskin will shape the Web

When I visited the Mozilla offices in Mountain View, California, I met with three very important Mozillans. Aza Raskin, Creative Lead of Firefox; Vladimir Vukićević, Principal Engineer of Firefox; and Nick Nguyen, Mozilla's Director of Add-ons. Together, they form the spearhead that drives both the creative vision and development of Firefox, a browser that's now used by over 400 million users. ...

Mozilla releases interactive Firefox heat map illustrating just how often we hit the back button

Proving yet again that Mozilla is a cut above the rest, its Metrics team has just published a fantastic interactive Firefox heat map that illustrates exactly how we interact with the main browser window. The Mozilla Metrics blog has some background info on the project and some basic analysis of the figures. I'm going to try and dig a bit deeper, however. Let's start with Windows versus Mac OS ...

Another Windows 7 secret revealed; desktop to have slideshows

"Teach a man assembly, and he'll write device drivers for a day. Give a man a disassembler, and he'll figure out every secret hidden in the Windows 7 pre-beta." I swear, I'm never going to get tired of posting about Rafael Rivera finding cool stuff hiding in the guts of our Microsoft products. He's done it yet again; this time, Rafael has uncovered another couple of Windows 7 shell goodies peopl...

Could widgets find their way onto Facebook?

Widgets on Facebook. Is this a way to add clutter, or add valuable content? There is a rumor buzzing around the WorldWideWeb that Facebook users could start to see the ability to add in widgets to their profiles. This could be seen as a disaster, or an improvement. I'm voting for the disaster. Currently the site is extremely clean and easy to navigate. Facebook serves its purpose to a T at present...