Status Update 8 of Reader Mode for desktop Firefox
13 November, 2012 § 3 Comments
This post was guest authored by Matt Vorce, one of the students working on the reader-mode project.
This past week we continued to finish up some changes to our reader mode page. We are now working on moving some common files to toolkit so they can be referenced by desktop and mobile in the same location.
This will require us to convert the .js files to a .jsm. After doing that we will import the files as a resource.
As far as buttons go for reader mode we are only including the buttons for styling the page for the time being. We are also going to display the reader page in the current tab and not pursue an overlay/lightbox for the time being.
Here is a video of the current functionality (interaction workflow is not final):
The team updated the current work-in-progress patch on the meta bug.
Is choosing the “Dark” theming specifics within your purview or will that be for UX polish by someone else?
(Had a thought to share if it is.)
Regarding your post https://msujaws.wordpress.com/2012/07/23/applying-hicks-law-to-the-firefox-context-menus/
Why not try to conserve vertical space such as this:
I would have left the comment in that post but it appears comments are now disabled.
Nice design, I like how this looks very compact, although the labels in horizontal and vertical space make this menu a little harder to scan than the current menu. I particularly like the “View Page: Info | Source” menuitem. I filed https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=817726 on Bugzilla to get some discussion and possible movement on this idea.
Also, I changed the policy today to no longer close comments after 60 days, since I’d rather keep all the conversations in the relevant blog posts. Thanks for the feedback!