Re: Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like
- Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2017 01:34:24 -0500
- From: Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Firefox Is Getting a Massive Redesign, And This Is What It Looks Like
On 4/5/2017 8:05 PM, B00ze wrote:
Grin! They have backed off on the overly simplistic somewhat, adding a
bit of color back, but now using really tiny icons in some places. Hard
for us older folks to tap. Gotta keep up with what people think is
'modern'. Frankly, I prefer the old way in this case.
On 2017-04-05 02:21, Ron Hunter <rphunter@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On 4/4/2017 7:33 PM, B00ze wrote:
On 2017-04-04 12:04, The Real Bev <bashley101+moz@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Nowadays, it's almost always about simplicity and UIs have to be as
minimalistic as possible.
I blame the smartphone.
You should blame Apple, and to some extend Google. Yes it started on the
smartphone, but it is Apple (John Ive) who suddenly decided that
"skeuomorphic" UIs were bad, that buttons that actually look like
buttons are bad, that things that look like what their function is are
bad, and that everything has to be pale gray over white background and
unreadable. Everybody followed...
I think he may have been well behind the pack in this. Google and
Mozilla were already way down the road on this before he jumped in at
Yeah, I'm not sure if Google did it first or if Apple started it, but
one of these two did it, and everyone followed :-(
IOS 10.3 still has some cases in which the 'buttons' don't even have
readable text to show what they do, just a grey area to tap. Not
spending enough time on 'polish' these days.
They think 'polish' is un-cool. If they had to design a door, it would
probably not have a handle, because it's too skeuomorphic and un-cool;
you'd likely have to yell at the door and it would open mechanically...
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