Browsers copied default mainstream programs UI and placed
the file menu as the top bar, followed by an icon navigation
menu with an address bar, the lovable favorite menu and
other annoying toolbars.
We have to admit that Chrome did a nice job by understanding
that the file menu is rarely accessed and when it does it is
mostly by an advanced user, so it would be easier for the user to
hide all those feature in 1 or 2 icons that will show them on demand.
Safari, like with all mac software insist on placing
the file menu in the OS top bar.
One big similarity with all browsers – Chrome, FireFox, IE , Safari etc…
They all place their User Interface at the top of their browsers!
Why this is wrong?
– Usually this UI takes up – 100 to 400+ Pixels easily
(not taking into account annoying toolbars…)
- It simply clashes with the websites design, when the eye
starts parsing what it See’s, it can’t simply ignore the huge
- The new king of screen format is 16:9, the good old 4:3 is long dead.
When 4:3 was the king, sites and content adjusted themself to it,
but now days, content from video to website are taking advantage
of the wide screen, not to long ago most of the content were designed
to fit 800 by 600 resolution for worse case scenario.
Meaning: Today, there is much more space on the side for UI then ontop!
How does it work?
– All of the browser tabs are on the side of the browser(Right or Left)
- Address bar appears as you insert a new tab – long as any address bar.
- the user scrolls a clean and quite screen focusing entirely on
the page, and enjoying the benefits of this windscreen screen