Firefox in-development versions, Nightly (the bleeding edge) and Aurora (with features earmarked for subsequent release) have also got some design love and their respective logos are now simplified with less detail and gloss just like the Firefox logo updated a few days ago.
That’s a good excuse to try Aurora or even Nightly.
The next Firefox beta is out and again it includes a new tool in its ever-growing developer toolbox. This time it comes with a new and long awaited network monitor that allows you to see network activity in the current tab, from html and style files, to ongoing AJAX requests for updated content.
And as developer tools pile up it now makes sense to have a way for showing and hiding different elements from the developer panel. A gear button has been added for this purpose. Continue reading Network monitor debuts in latest Firefox beta
Long time Mozilla visual designer, Sean Martell, has announced the evolution of the Firefox logo. As summarized in the official post, the main goal here has been simplification with fur details from the body and tail, and globe gloss removed, a brighter tail that lights the fox’s snout, and other retouches here and there.
Nothing too dramatic but a clear and welcomed update in my opinion.
Based on an original idea of Daniel Burka, sketch by Stephen DesRoches and rendering by Jon Hicks, the Firefox logo is the most recognized and valuable visual asset of Mozilla. Continue reading Say hello to updated Firefox logo
The latest Firefox update, released today brings several important improvements. Among them, support for asm.js is without the most relevant as it lowers the bar for hundreds of potential applications to run inside the browser enjoying performance only thought for desktop applications until today.
If you have always felt like Firefox’s Private mode was lacking something, probably it was a way of browsing in private mode some pages while keeping your regular, non private ones open at the same time.
The time is coming as Firefox nightlies (Firefox 20) now feature private windows where you can browse with confidence that no history, passwords or forms will be kept after you close a private window.
Instead of Private mode, the Firefox menu features a New Private Window item that does precisely that.
Now you can have private and non private windows side by side, and more importantly, you don’t have to close your current session to browse some other pages.
An option to open a link in a new private window is also available from links’ context menu.
Private windows won’t be available in final form until April next year according to Firefox’s release channels update plans, but daredevils’ can get it from Firefox Nightlies web page today.