Firefox has slowly lost ground to mainly Googe’s Chrome. With Firefox 29 they are hoping to reverse that trend and they may just do that. The update is surprisingly very pleasing.
Firefox 29 is more than just a major refresh. From a design perspective it looks different and feels different. In fact, the whole look is just pleasant. However, from a use perspective I would say it beats the bunch.
Mozilla has implemented some new concepts at the UI level which have their genesis from the touch environment but it works so nicely on a Mac and for that matter the PC (the PC’s version looks and works identically to the Macs). Menu items can be found grouped in a new location to be moved easily to the bar if faster access is needed and vice-a-versa.
Probably one of the most important things and possibly overlooked things I suspect up till now is Mozilla’s commitment to security and that includes your personal privacy. When it was revealed that Google is using tracking measures for their own advertising game that was probably the straw that broke the camel’s back amongst users. Passwords, hacking, identity theft, loss of money and more are all playing big with users. Mozilla remains an open company committed to security and that should play very well in today’s new reality.