Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 2nd May 2012 18:23 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones "Firefox is receiving yet another interface overhaul. Dubbed Australis, the new UI (and UX) will span, embrace, and unify the desktop, tablet, and smartphone versions of Firefox." I like the Metro one - very curious to see what Chrome has up its sleeve for Metro.
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Is combining mobile and PC UI's good?
by benali72 on Wed 2nd May 2012 18:49 UTC
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All the major players seem to have decided they must combine their PC and mobile interfaces (eg: Microsoft with Metro, Ubuntu with Unity, etc).

Is this really a good idea?

Vendors think so because they see the growth figures and understand the mobile internet is where we're all heading.

But from the user perspective, I'm not so sure combining mobile and stationary PC UIs is always beneficial.

For example, based on the evidence of the latest Windows version, I don't see how adding Metro helps my desktop experience. Ditto for Unity.

So leave desktop FF alone and don't twist it out of shape for the benefit of mobile users.

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