Thursday, June 9, 2011

Webian UI concept alternative 1

Lets start designing an UI.

This time is a design concept for If you haven't heard about Webian, its a shell on top of existing OS (Windows, MacOSX or Linux) where user can consume web content with minimal distraction.

So, in my concept, i try to imagine webian as an web based OS (similar to ChromeOS, Jolicloud or WebOS). Because its an independent OS, it has to provide all traditional OS do like file manager, control panel, app launcher and so on.

But, everything would be web based and behave more or less like a web browser. And, everything must be simple, clean as Ben, the founder of Webian said.

Here is my mockup

The basic concept is, i try to relocated frequent task into on place, and in this case at the bottom of the screen. I called it activity cluster.

It has a start menu, a task bar, a mozilla addon/extension bar and traditional clock.
Whats different is, when user click an add new tab (that button with "+" mark), it open a address bar where user can put web URL or search anything. So, the task bar will contain browser windows instead of app in traditional MS Windows taskbar.

At the top of each browser windows (that displayed in full screen) there is a tabbed browser window name and close button similat with current modern browser UI.

And thats it..i'll post my other UI concept for Webian next time.

Ohh, if you want to join Webian development, please visit their website here