According to the reports reaching us from our sources, Mozilla is redesigning the Firefox logo. The plan that is in motion is not just creating a new icon for the browser, rather it is to design an entirely new series of icons that will fit in with the various ventures of the brand ranging from mobile and VR browsers, to screenshots and tools for sharing files. The company is involving the public as regards this initiative. At the moment, what Mozilla does is upload a few icons and allows users to comment on its blog for feedback on how the icons should appear.
Designers of Mozilla wrote in a blog post that, “As an icon, that fast fox with a flaming tail doesn’t offer enough design tools to represent this entire product family.” In essence, this goes beyond colouration and tweaking of logo, the company is taking the redesign thing right from the very first step.
The company has already shared two “design system approaches” in order to get feedback from its users. Each of the two options provide a “master brand” – being either a styled geometric fox head, or the familiar swooshing flame – icon in which all the other programs will be under. Mozilla also shared options for a general browser icon side by side with what seems to be like a more focused browser icon and also symbols for some of the Mozilla standalone apps, however, there’s no way of saying these icons will be what we see in the end.
According to Mozilla, “Each individual icon will undergo several rounds of refinement, or may change entirely, between now and their respective product launches. Our focus at this point is on the system.”
This isn’t the first design change that Mozilla has done lately. In December last year, in a blog post the company wrote that it launched a more bold, bright and simplified icon for Firefox Quantum which was “less about fur and more about a being made of flame.”