Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 1st Aug 2011 21:27 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones Mozilla has already done a lot to clean up the user interface of its successful web browser, but it would seem they're not yet done. As someone who finds the current interface a little... Chaotic and distracting, I'm quite happy with the changes they're currently proposing. They basically pointed at Chrome and said "pretty much that".
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RE: Very similar to Opera
by _xmv on Mon 1st Aug 2011 23:59 UTC in reply to "Very similar to Opera"
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Member since:
2008-12-09

Firefox 5.0.1 looked so uncannily like Opera of the current iteration. And of course Opera does get its design cue from Chrome. But I'm sticking with Opera. I've used it from 1996 or so. So far I do like that all browsers are moving towards a more simplified interface. I like clean uncluttered interface.

That's funny because actually Opera got it's design from Firefox.
Firefox has been VERY slow in development between 2x and 4x and they have a quasi fully open development model.

This means the Firefox UI sketches where up and look just like FF 5 and Opera, 2 or 3 years ago (!)

Opera copied it and released first. Sure it's fair competition - but let's not confuse who did what. Mozilla pioneered that UI and that's why they use it.

In fact, Mozilla has become the "lets insult that company" because they grew bigger and don't sound as cool as Google. But they kept to their roots so far.

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RE[2]: Very similar to Opera
by mfaudzinr on Tue 2nd Aug 2011 22:12 in reply to "RE: Very similar to Opera"
mfaudzinr Member since:
2008-02-13

Most of the browsers out there took many design cues from Opera. Most notable is multi-modal interface. Tabs if you will. Nowadays everybody seem to want to emulate Chrome. Oh well to each his own. I'm an Opera guy...

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RE[3]: Very similar to Opera
by Fergy on Wed 3rd Aug 2011 05:22 in reply to "RE[2]: Very similar to Opera"
Fergy Member since:
2006-04-10

Most of the browsers out there took many design cues from Opera. Most notable is multi-modal interface. Tabs if you will. Nowadays everybody seem to want to emulate Chrome. Oh well to each his own. I'm an Opera guy...

I tried that mdi interface and really didn't like it. When Phoenix introduced tabs I loved it and never looked back.
If you 'invent' a feature that doesn't get used by a lot of people can you still demand credit for it? If you take an existing feature and improve it to the point where it becomes extremely popular should you share your credit with the previous 'inventor'?

Edited 2011-08-03 05:23 UTC

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