Mozilla Names Winner in Home Tab Design Challenge
A browser's home tab means different things to different people. Some want news and information, while others want to be greeted with a new photo every time they open a new browser window.
Mozilla takes home tab design seriously and put out a call recently for designers to submit their ideas for what the new Firefox 4 home tab should look like. Winners were announced this week.
Yatrik Solanki got the nod for Best in Class: Design. His entry was deemed "the solution that has the most visually expressive concept. Solanki says “Identities, a website launcher, browsing sessions, and a task-oriented ultrasmart search box define my concept. And it’s cool!”
It's no surprise that Solanki's concept was a popular one. It's heavily focused on quick access to social networking tools, favorite Web sites, and email -- things productivity-minded users want at their fingertips. See some of his ideas here, then check out Mozilla's Web sitefor the whole run-down.
Other winners in Mozilla's Home Tab Design Challenge include:
• Chatree Campiranon and Craig Birchler for Best in Class: Innovation (for the solution that has the newest / most original interaction model)
• Amine Zafri for Best in Class: Producible (for the solution that would be the easiest to ship to users immediately)
• Daniel Goodwin for Best in Class: Risk Taker (for the solution that tests the limits of current thinking)
• Blake Cutler for Best in Class: Utility (for the solution that has the highest overall utility)
What would your dream home tab look like? Share your ideas in the comments.