March 25, 2009
Interesting new Firefox New Tab Page Design

Cool article from Mozilla labs on some new Firefox New Tab Page which uses something called a "Cognitive Shield".

No matter where we put the links to your most visited sites (and their latest news), it always seemed to be a distraction, based upon our own perception and the feedback from thousands of testers. Given that the bulk of those testers are multi-tasking-adept early adopters, we’d expect that feedback to be even stronger from more mainstream users. Our original thought was to place the links along the bottom of the page — outside your foveal vision. In practice, the peripheral vision proved too strong, and the links still drew your eye and interrupted your cognitive flow.

Posted by Arcterex at March 25, 2009 12:00 PM