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.
New toolbar buttons, location bar, and tabs for OS X:
New tab styling for Windows:
New panel styles for notifications and prompts:
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.