ExtremeTech Preview of Phoenix

Monday December 30th, 2002

ExtremeTech has a glowing preview of Phoenix. The article, which appears to be based on the 0.5 release, highlights Phoenix's small size and uncluttered interface. Tabbed browsing, multiple home pages and the search bar are discussed as well. They also included a screenshot of MozillaZine, which makes us like this review even more.

Thanks to the_village_treky for the news.

#6 re: I partly agree ...

by ami_ganguli

Tuesday December 31st, 2002 5:25 AM

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It's hard to say on the performance issue. Certainly Phoenix feels snappier to me, but I have no idea why. Maybe some subjective thing about how the menus redraw or some such.

Agreed that Phoenix doesn't have all the features of Moz, and I don't see Phoenix morphing into Mozilla either. My point is that the successful elements of Phoenix can be applied to Mozilla without necessarily eliminating features. Separate the apps. Hide features by default that few people use, but provide a way for the user to enable them. Steal parts of the GUI that Phoenix has done particularly well.