Re: Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like
- Date: Tue, 4 Apr 2017 12:48:41 -0500
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like
On 4/4/2017 12:02 PM, Alex S. wrote:
Well, most smartphones have way more than the 1080 x768 that Win 7
considered the working minimum. And with phones getting larger and
larger screens, with more and more resolution, there is really less and
less justification for having different displays for the computer and
smartphone. All that is needed is the ability to zoom in on the
pertinent part of the screen for details.
On Tue, 4 Apr 2017 09:04:29 -0700, The Real Bev wrote
Nowadays, it's almost always about simplicity and UIs have to be as
minimalistic as possible.
I blame the smartphone.
And you are not completely wrong with that blame. They contributed a lot
to the "everything has to be as simple as possible" paradigm, because:
a) The devices themselves were relatively simple in the beginning.
conjunction with very limited screen space requires a different
in UI design.
b) The users are different too. Smartphones are made for everyone, not for
people with a dedicated interest in computers. The average user doesn't
really care a lot about how that icon in the top left corner looks or
whether the background color of the status bar matches the desktop
wallpaper. Form and looks follow functionality. This certainly isn't a
totally wrong approach but for us, who do care about minor details, it
might appear so.
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