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Australis tabs, where are you?

Implementing Australis, the new theme for Firefox, is one of the top goals for the desktop team this quarter. As a result, I've recently taken over work on the tab strip visual redesign portion of the project. At this point the tab shape and styling has been implemented on Windows and is undergoing review so it's a good time for testing from a wider audience so the feature can get some polish before development starts on OS X and Linux in the upcoming weeks. The following is a screenshot of a build with the the latest patch.

Screenshot of current progress on Australis tabs

Doorhanger Notifications: Progress Update 2009-08-14

Current Progress

  • worked on API design and features discussed in Aug. 6 meeting
  • improved initial working prototype
    • Automatically hiding icon notifications after a delay
    • Notifications are shown as menu buttons when notification button clicked
    • More code and UI cleanup

Loose threads

  • where in the UI should the doorhangers be shown? (need input from beltzner)

Next target

  • fully working version of doorhangers
  • ETA August 21, 2009

Doorhanger Notifications: Progress Update 2009-08-07

My second major project this summer on the Firefox team is to implement Doorhanger Notifications. The main goals are to redesign the notification interface to address various issues and to provide a unified notification area for them to be displayed. For now you can read the wiki page for more information. Below is my progress thus far:

Improved Form History

Autocomplete dropdown sorted by frecencyMy first project this summer as an intern at Mozilla on the Firefox team was to improve the form history feature. It's a feature that most people use when they fill out forms but don't even realize it. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about, it's the dropdown of previously submitted text that appears when typing into a form input field. The two main improvements that I have been working on in form history (which are also known as form awesomecomplete) for Firefox 3.6 are detailed below.


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