A simple, clean, beautiful view of the web.


Design: WilliamJonMcCann, JakubSteiner

Development: XanLopez, ClaudioSaavedra, DiegoEscalanteUrrelo



  • Focus on the current page content
  • Provide inter page navigation
  • Support:
    • Printing
    • Saving page as PDF
    • Sharing links easily
  • Integrate web search functionality
  • Support in page search
  • Support page multi-tasking without reloading content, interrupting active sessions, or losing form data
  • Displaying page view history
  • Clearing page view history
  • Saving form submission data
  • Saving web usernames and passwords
  • Provide a reminding function for things to do/read later
  • Identify pages as important so they may appear more prominently in search results
  • Make it very easy to reopen a closed page
  • Provide a way to turn a page into an application
  • Use the OS notification system for page notifications


  • Reader view


  • Not designed to be a web developer tool

Relevant Art

Opera for Windows








WebOS 3

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Internet Explorer 10



More here.


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Interesting Browser History Stuff


  • "Parallel Browsing Behavior on the Web", Jeff Huang et al., 2010
  • "Web Page Revisitation Revisited: Implications of a Long-term Click-stream Study of Browser Usage", Obendorf et al., CHI 2007 Proceedings
  • "A Study of Tabbed Browsing Among Mozilla Firefox Users", Dubroy et al., CHI 2010
  • "Large Scale Analysis of Web Revisitation Patterns", Adar et al., CHI 2008
  • "The Perfect Search Engine Is Not Enough: A Study of Orienteering Behavior in Directed Search", Teevan et al., CHI 2004
  • "Not quite the average: An empirical study of Web use", Weinreich et al., ACM Transactions on the Web, 2(1): 1-31, 2008
  • "Web Page Revisitation Revisited: Implecations of Long-term Click-stream Study of Browser Usage", Obendorf et al., CHI Proceedings, 2007

Notes from Weinreich et al and Obendorf et al:

  • A lot of browsing can be described as "hub and spoke": lots of pages opened in new tabs and windows from a small number of pages.
  • The majority of users do not tend to use bookmarks.
  • Most page revisitation is short term: the 15 most recently viewed pages has been found to account for 88% of page revisits.
  • Short-term revisitation strategies center on the sequence in which pages were visited.
  • Long-term revisitation is poorly supported. Browser histories go virtually unused.

Discussion & Design Experiments

Tentative Design

Latest wireframes

Form filler design page

See Also

Design/Apps/Web (last edited 2016-03-24 18:05:04 by AllanDay)