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GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller
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GTS - Grouped Tab Scroller

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The GTS concept is my entry to the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge Summer’09 – Reinventing Tabs in the Browser. It is designed to be a tiny and elegent alternative for enjoyable tabbed browsing.

The GTS concept is my entry to the Mozilla Labs Design Challenge Summer’09 – Reinventing Tabs in the Browser. It is designed to be a tiny and elegent alternative for enjoyable tabbed browsing.

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  1. Grouped Tab Scroller A simple conceptual design to improve tabbed browsing experience Wayne Lee, June 2009 http://trilancer.wordpress.com/
  2. 251 Tab add-ons for Firefox so far From full-featured controller to tiny improvements or customization https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/browse/type:1/cat:93
  3. Tabbed Browsing Experience Becoming More & More Complex Multiple thumbnail options Tons on-spot commands Lots settings
  4. How Many Tabs Can a Browser Hold? Hint: check out Mac OS Exposé
  5. 100+ http://www.flickr.com/photos/13877151@N05/1412839227/sizes/l/
  6. 300+ http://www.flickr.com/photos/theredpower/3303342401/sizes/l/
  7. 600+ http://www.flickr.com/photos/80246871@N00/1871392949/sizes/l/
  8. 1000+ The Ultimate Tab Manager? http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeremiahkellogg/2227228613/sizes/o/
  9. How Many Tabs Can A Human Brain Hold? … plus commands & options?
  10. Introducing Grouped Tab Scroller (GTS) Bring the simple & familiar Previous scroller control paradigm Next Tab to tab navigation Tab
  11. Tabs Organized into Groups With Color as Assistant Indicator Tabs grouped according to relevance: domain, title, linkage … (configurable)
  12. View Tab Thumbs in a Group Removing Irrelevant Tab Thumbs  Emphasizing Current Group
  13. Scroll through Groups Switching Context Made Easy
  14. Jump to Tab in Another Group
  15. Jump to Another Tab Group
  16. Further Features For Power User Group Re-ordering Slice Group to Make a New Window
  17. What if I got too many tabs / groups? Probably 0 satisfactory answer if you got 1000 tabs Tentative Answer to More Tabs in a Group: “Use mouse wheel to scroll back & forth within tab area” Tentative Answer to More Groups: “2-level drop down menu to pick group then tab”
  18. Takeaway • Usability of GTS (fewer tabs & groups) – Efficiency – Effectiveness – Satisfaction • Usability under more tabs & groups – Effectiveness & Efficiency WILL drop for sure
  19. No matter how cool your user interface, less would be better Alan Cooper
  20. Resources • Live Demo – http://www.trilancer.com/tab/ • Video: – http://www.vimeo.com/5246129 • Discussion: – http://trilancer.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/gts- grouped-tab-scroller/

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