July 1st, 2010
Most of my design time has been focused on the visual design of the interface for Firefox 4. Now that the new theme process is well underway I was able to devote some time to designing larger geolocation icons for the notification panels that recently landed.
The final icons turned out like this:
This is based on an idea from Alex Faaborg. Instead of just using a plain globe there are red orbital rings(LASERS!) locking onto your position. The red is in contrast to the blue of the globe. Relaying some level of warning that a website is requesting your location.
I also sketched and rendered a few other ideas that didn’t make the cut:
The final result looks like this on geolocation pages:
Once the panel styling is updated it should look more like this:
More notification icons to come in the future!
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