Though this isn’t straight up code-related, I still enjoy reading articles about the various design decisions that go into building a software application.
Apparently, Google is considering seriously overhauling Chrome’s URL bar (or the omnibox, if anyone actually calls it that :)).
For future versions of the browser, the Chrome development team is currently looking at improving the UI. Surprisingly, they aren’t looking to simply to modify the exisiting interface – they are looking to offer four different options:
Google is working toward an improved Chrome UI that could be even more radical and eliminate the URL bar altogether. According to the Chrome UI variants page, Google is currently thinking about four different layouts – with four different types of navigation: Theclassic navigation version, compact navigation, sidetab navigation as well as a touchscreenversion. Google said that it is “interested” in developing all four versions, but current builds of Chrome “are focused on classic and compact navigation styles.”
In addition to overhauling the UI, the team is looking to introduce multiple profiles and omnibox history, as well.
Lots of good stuff in store, huh?
You can read the full article here.