Really curious how these new visual, resizable, scrollable tabs play out. I would love to see how they worked in Safari, for one thing. My money says Panic just redefined the de facto standard UI for tabbed documents on the Mac.
But maybe I’m underestimating how garish or cluttered these thumbnail-style tabs would look in a web browser?
Update: A few readers have pointed to OmniWeb’s visual/thumbnail tabs as a good example of prior art. OmniWeb’s are in a drawer, arranged vertically, but much of what I like about Coda’s new tabs are the same things I have long liked about OmniWeb’s — you can identify them by what they look like. Can’t wait to see if this design takes root.
★ Monday, 21 May 2012