A second take on Mobile Firefox UI’s design for touchscreen devices has been published. The new design picks suggestions made to the previous proposal and introduces a more subtle user interface that makes better use of portable devices’ limited screen estate.
Instead of a permanent toolbar, just a translucent back icon is overlaid at the bottom of the current web page so it is always easy to perform web browsing single most frequent action.
An overlaid Firefox icon overlaid in the bottom limited activates the full toolbar when tapped.
The activated toolbar shows back, forward, bookmark and tab list buttons along with the location bar and refresh buttons. Another tap on the Firefox icon closes the toolbar.
Additional buttons and toolbars other extensions may add will be stacked on topÂ of the location bar.
Some navigational proposals includes tap for linking or panning, double tap for page zoom, touch and drag for panning, touch, hold and drag for fine zooming in and out; and touch and hold for link information, an important consideration since there is no status bar.
You can share your comments and suggestions on Doug Turner’s blog or Mozilla Wiki.