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”.
Firefox’ future user interface direction seems to be influenced heavily by both Chrome and touch-friendly buttons. I actually had to look twice at the shots to realise we weren’t looking at some sort of future Chrome mockups, and not Firefox mockups. Not that that’s a bad thing – quite the contrary, actually. Chrome still has the best browser interface by a mile and half.
However, that’s just my opinion, and I know many of you disagree with me. For you, the direction Firefox’ interface is going is probably not a good thing, forcing you to use extensions that bring Firefox’ user interface back to how it used to be (I’m assuming those exist).
So, what are your thoughts on this? Should this be the direction for Firefox to go into? Or should it finds its own path? Heck, should it go back to the 3.x days?