Popular web browser Firefox has redesigned its logo for the web world of 2013. The new logo was created by a team led by Firefox designer Sean Martell, who explained that they were aiming to address usage concerns such as SVG compatibility and colour consistency. in this article, we will go behind the scene of the redesign process and thoughts.

Simplified Firefox logo

Make the logo simpler – Simplifying a style doesn’t always mean bringing it down to basic geometric shapes and solid colors. You can in fact bring simplicity to a visual by better balancing color, contrast, shape, and detail. To that last point, we removed quite a bit of detail in this latest revision but purposely added more detail where needed to accommodate today’s high resolution screens. The simplification process not only focused on the look but also the structure by making it SVG compatible and more accessible for the broader Mozilla community.
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– Sean Martell from blog.seanmartell.com

Brief look at visual changes

Firefox logo from 2004 to 2009
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Firefox logo from 2009 to 2013
firefox-logo2009-2013

My Thought on the Redesign

I guess with the recent hype about Flat Designs methodology, many designer starting to adapted the 3 principle of Flat Design.

  1. no shadow effect
  2. less details
  3. look good in mobile space

Apple.inc also adapting the Flat Design with it recent iOS7 Designs. However there are a lot of bad critique by the design community on the iOS7 redesign. Some say it is too glossy, some say it is too simplistic and some say the colors are bad and some even say the icon design seem rush and looks unprofessional.

So what do you think about the new Firefox logo redesign?

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