Mozilla targets by implementing a single interface for desktop and mobile versions of Firefox web browser. With this change, the company wants to provide users who often switch between desktop PC and mobile phone or tablet, a familiar experience with Mozilla Firefox.
For this, Mozilla aims to design a modern theme, but friendly and intuitive, designed to represent “Firefox experience” across all platforms and devices formats. The challenge is to merge the distinctive visual style, then identifying Firefox web browser, with features specific design platforms: Android, Windows 8 (Metro), B2G and Windows 7.
Some design elements that define Firefox, curved shapes such as windows and menus, can be identified on all these platforms.
The desktop version, the new interface name Australis can be studied in various models and third-party implementations. Among the distinctive elements have curved tabs, a simplified menu and other fine improvements. Separately, Mozilla is working on a version with enhanced functionality to the home page, a download manager that’s looking cleaner.
Mobile version of Firefox is already closely the new interface design theme. Further changes will do even more closer look interface for desktop version, designed Australis, in order to ensure as consistent experience on both platforms.
About Firefox for Windows 8, adapted to interface Metro, it will have some similarities with Internet Explorer, left to ease the transition to the new Web browser users. For example, list down tabs at the top of the screen and not sideways, and tabs are represented by thumbnail Metro rectangular style interface.