Screenshots of new UI concepts for Firefox 4

It’s no secret that Mozilla is planning some major UI overhauls for their next major release of Firefox. The new theme is designed to reflect a modernized web browser to illustrate its “power, simplicity, and customizability.” The design team has outlined 4 main goals for the refresh:

  • Streamline UI elements and reduce visual footprint
  • Modernize look and feel
  • Retain visual integration
  • Maintain cross-platform consistency (Where applicable)

While the new theme has been revealed progressively, it is still a work in progress and the team is constantly making new adjustments and additions. A new timeline has been posted at the project homepage to see that the new changes get the proper amount of attention for implementation. Stephen Horlander, a Visual Designer with the Firefox team, has posted screenshots of the new concepts that they are working on.

Current progress:

New toolbar buttons, location bar, and tabs for OS X:

New tab styling for Windows:

Future concepts:

New panel styles for notifications and prompts:

Downloads panel:

OS X notification panel:

Linux notification panel:

A new edit tray that appears when editing text:

Button indicator for opening the downloads panel:

Fullscreen UI sketch:

Check the gallery below for full screenshots. 

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