Question about the new bookmarking frame of Firefox 62

Dão Gottwald dgottwald at mozilla.com
Fri Aug 17 12:48:54 UTC 2018


I can't fully answer the question but at least provide some context.

1. The basic idea was to establish a "card" metaphor. A card would, in
different contexts, consistently represent a site and always have a title,
an image, and a favicon.

2. The original design asks for a web-page provided preview image (see
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/attachment.cgi?id=8974355). We don't have the
infrastructure in place to use these images here, and many pages just won't
provide one, so we'd fall back to the screenshot.

(1) is a vision that we're only starting to implement. I'm not sure that
the bookmark dialog is the best place to start. (2) will continue to be an
issue -- a screenshot will always look redundant when you're already on the
page.

2018-08-16 11:06 GMT+02:00 Lukas Waymann <meribold at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
>
> This is about the new bookmarking frame of Firefox 62: I was wondering
> what the advantage of showing a small screenshot of the current webpage
> is?  Isn't that screenshot just a thumbnail of the page the user is
> already looking at anyway?
>
> I'm referring to <https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1460248>.
>
> Off-topic: I asked this question in #ux first, but was told that IRC
> channel is mostly dead as the UX team moved to a non-public channel on
> Slack.  I also failed to find a more specialized mailing list to send
> this message to.
>
> Best regards,
> Lukas
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