Closed Bug 837392 Opened 9 years ago Closed 9 years ago

Use better default thumbnails on about:home when we don't have a screenshot

Categories

(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: General, defect)

ARM
Android
defect
Not set
normal

Tracking

(Not tracked)

RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 885519

People

(Reporter: mfinkle, Assigned: Margaret)

References

Details

(Whiteboard: ui-hackathon)

Attachments

(2 files)

We currently use an empty thumbnail with a Firefox logo watermark in situations where we do not have a real screenshot for the thumbnail.

We could be a little more creative if we have a favicon for site:
* Find the dominant color of the favicon and use it as the background of the thumbnail.
* Put the favicon in the thumbnail somewhere. Maybe centered? Maybe in the top/Left?
Summary: Create and use better default thumbnails on about:home when we don't have a screenshot → Use better default thumbnails on about:home when we don't have a screenshot
Ian, did you mention at one point that desktop was thinking about something similar for the new tab page? Do you guys have any mockups of how to make this look good? I wouldn't mind playing around with this :)
OS: Mac OS X → Android
Hardware: x86 → ARM
Attached image Mockup
I was actually just playing with this as part of our new about:home redesign, and came up with something that might be nice. 

* Thumbnail centers the favicon in a 32dp x 32dp space
* Thumbnail background samples the dominant colour and dials it down to 15% opacity
* 1 dp border (new) uses the same dominant colour, at 50% opacity
Attached image favicons with colours
We should also apply this same colour logic to small favicons in our new about:home lists.
Whiteboard: ui-hackathon
Assignee: nobody → margaret.leibovic
Depends on: 839855
This was fixed by bug 885519.
No longer blocks: new-about-home
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Closed: 9 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
Duplicate of bug: 885519
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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