Are you participating in the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge?

26 May 2009 - 7:57am
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Janna DeVylder
2006

Don't forget, IxDA and Johnny Holland have partnered with Mozilla Labs to
support the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge. We would love to see our
community participate! This summer's topic:

> *"Reinventing Tabs in the Browser - How can we create, navigate and manage
> multiple web sites within the same browser instance?"*
>

http://design-challenge.mozilla.com/summer09/index.html

Some great submissions have made their way into the competition.... is yours
in there? It's not too late, the deadline is June 21st.

http://design-challenge.mozilla.com/summer09/index.html

Janna DeVylder
President, IxDA

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26 May 2009 - 9:43am
Thomas Davies
2008

Not sure if this is the right place, but I was just wondering if you
had any feedback for my entry.

http://vimeo.com/4783614

I didn't remove tabs totally because all other ideas increased the
interaction between the user and the browser, so therefore I tried to
minimise the effects of tabs by developing the workspace idea that Aza
Raskin introduced, and a new way to deal with web applications.

Any feedback would be much appreciated.

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28 May 2009 - 6:22am
EugeniaOrtiz
2009

I will! ;-)

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28 May 2009 - 7:23am
Janna DeVylder
2006

Thomas, thanks for sharing your entry here. I encourage others to do so,
it's been very inspiring to see what has been posted thus far!

On Tue, May 26, 2009 at 4:43 AM, Thomas Davies <thomasdavies at me.com> wrote:

> Not sure if this is the right place, but I was just wondering if you
> had any feedback for my entry.
>
> http://vimeo.com/4783614
>
> I didn't remove tabs totally because all other ideas increased the
> interaction between the user and the browser, so therefore I tried to
> minimise the effects of tabs by developing the workspace idea that Aza
> Raskin introduced, and a new way to deal with web applications.
>
> Any feedback would be much appreciated.
>
>
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28 May 2009 - 10:00pm
Krystal Higgins
2008

Great presentation Thomas, really like the work put into the piece!

Though I love the concept, I vacillate on how useful workspaces would
end up being for my particular habits. I tend to be one of those
"organized mess" people at the start of any workflow; I'm fastest
when I can dump a zillion things into one area and organize once
I've come to a final direction. Much of what I do (personal, work,
etc) also overlap greatly and in non-logical ways. This is why
linear, direct, ungrouped tabs and favorites bars have worked so well
for me. Meanwhile, my grouped bookmarks and favorites remain
generally untouched.

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29 May 2009 - 12:45am
susheel
2008

>
> <http://tiny.cc/A80Me>Hi all,
> I would really appreciate feedback on my entry as well. Video can be found
> here:
>
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDL-b-VP77c
>
> Regards,
>
> Susheel Kewaley.
>

29 May 2009 - 1:47am
susheel
2008

Hi all,
I would really appreciate feedback on my entry as well. Video can be found
here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDL-b-VP77c

Regards,

Susheel Kewaley.

29 May 2009 - 7:01am
Thomas Davies
2008

Krystal:

Thank you for your reply Krystal. I must admit I struggled with this
part. A workspace for everything is not needed, and I tried to
accommodate that by having a Personal workspace, along with the Clean
Up button after your browsing experiences gets too cluttered. However
I do accept that it is not the correct way to do it!

Trying to reinvent tabs in the standard Firefox frame was quite
difficult without just simply adding another button to the chrome.

During the initial design stages I realised that I would be best off
attempting to alleviate many of the problems that tabbed browsing
brings, hence why I made a big point of the separation of standard
websites and web applications.

Looking through the other concepts, many of them seem to simply add
an overlay screen to view tabs, but I like to be able to quickly
switch to another tab, because that is why they are tabs, to be used
and not to act as bookmarks.

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