Whiteboarding using screen sharing in Snow Leopard / iChat was awesome! Let's do this in the next meetings too, very productive.
Things we agree on if we go with the single app menu approach:
- Should be in the top left, with home tab + tabs to the right of it
- Menu should have the "Firefox" word + icon (can possibly fit 24px icon with the space available), this nicely combines branding with functionality. Should do system default menu text to reinforce that it's a functional item, not just a logo, though
- No duplication of the Firefox icon
- If you choose tabs on bottom, the app tab shinks to fit the titlebar
- There's also the option to have the classic menu bar, which will still be the default on 2000/XP.
Things we discussed:
- Adding cut/copy/paste contextual toolbar to make it easier for people that miss the Edit menu more comfortable (but has to be easy to disable for the people that don't ;)
Mock-ups needed from Stephen next:
- Windows 7: Tabs on top, App button
- Windows XP: Menu bar + tab on bottom
- Windows 7 w/menu bar
- XP with tabs on top
Also consider the merging of search bar into URL bar, evolutionary path to FF4.
Other things covered:
- Faaborg will mock up site identity UI.
- If we drop something, Prefs redesign is probably the first to go (not extension manager redesign, which is independent)
- Redefine Better animation and affordances project to be "dragging of tabs and toolbar buttons", so it's more likely to have a useful end goal
- We went through the list of prioritized UX features in 3.7, and we still think we can hit end-of-month milestone for having a v1 brief for everything.