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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 5:57 am

toods wrote:Just a question out of interest:

Is this revised branding going to be pushed to the Mozilla 1.9.0 tree (Firefox 3.0.xx) to maintain consistency of the 'brand'?.

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I would guess, very unlikely.

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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 5:59 am

Littlemutt wrote:
toods wrote:Just a question out of interest:

Is this revised branding going to be pushed to the Mozilla 1.9.0 tree (Firefox 3.0.xx) to maintain consistency of the 'brand'?.

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I would guess, very unlikely.


I'm quite surprised then as it's such a low risk thing to do and it's a brand image issue.

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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 6:05 am

I doubt too many non mac user will even notice the change. It's pretty underwhelming
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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 6:18 am

toods wrote:
Littlemutt wrote:
toods wrote:Just a question out of interest:

Is this revised branding going to be pushed to the Mozilla 1.9.0 tree (Firefox 3.0.xx) to maintain consistency of the 'brand'?.

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I would guess, very unlikely.


I'm quite surprised then as it's such a low risk thing to do and it's a brand image issue.

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It is low risk, but back porting it would kill the whole point of the icon refresh: a new icon for a new major version. It is there to make 3.5 feel different, to reflect the new things introduced in it.
You didn't see the IE team backport the IE7 icon to IE6, or anything like that before... and that's good. If I see the new IE icon, I can tell it's a version newer than IE6, namely IE7 or 8. It makes the product more recognizable.

Besides, considering how minor the icon refresh is, there is still consistency. It's not like people will update to 3.5 and think "What the hell is that!?!" when looking at the icon.

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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 6:23 am

Stifu wrote:--------the whole point of the icon refresh: a new icon for a new major version. It is there to make 3.5 feel different, to reflect the new things introduced in it.


Looking at it from that perspective, I understand.

Good work on the Branding. I look forward to using it.

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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 11:21 am

malliz wrote:I doubt too many non mac user will even notice the change. It's pretty underwhelming


Agreed. It won't turn as many heads as the sweeping IE gold halo, but atleast it'll add a little Vaseline gloss.
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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 1:17 pm

Could someone ambitious take a nice set of the 3 generations of logos and do a side by side by side comparison image? I am curious to see just how much change there really is.
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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 1:37 pm

Well... The new icon is not displayed on my Windows 2000 SP4 PC.

- save this icon file on desktop
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Does anyone reproduce this on Windows 2000 SP4?

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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 1:57 pm

The new 3.5pre builds appear to be based on a 6/6/2009 build. The new Icon didn't go in until after the QA (Quality Assurance) build was completed.

The presence of absence of the Icon does not makes the browser any more/less functional, and that is what Mozilla team is working on with the release, Functionality.

EDIT: IMO, the choice has been made and this thread is now more or less 'Dead', and should be locked.

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Post Posted June 9th, 2009, 2:07 pm

Agreed and locked.

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