A follow up from my previous post;
Firefox 12 Currently
…has something like this to show trust and encryption (the colors are off but hopefully you get the idea, the actual blue and green are much nicer on the eyes):
[V] The Vanguard Group Inc, (US) https://personal.vanguard.com/us/CorporatePortal
[V] The Vanguard Group Inc. (US) personal.vanguard.com /us/CorporatePortal
[d] duckduckgo.com /?q=cheese
I’m curious if you can figure out what everything means in my proposal without explanation.
- Green is for trust and only for trust. Notice how the favicon is only colored at all when using Extended Validation. AFAIK it should never be a domain name.
- Blue is for encrypted and only for encrypted, and only used for the sub+domain name. I’m hoping this will provide a non-color cue for those who are colorblind, to differentiate between the two.
- I got rid of the greying out of text and moved to a bolding of the domain name, this helped due to my bad green/blue colors but might not be necessary in the real version
- Spacing between the domain name and the rest of the url to help keep them even more separate in a quick glance
- Oh, and the complete lack of https/http, I would want to see Opera’s awesome feature implemented where they hide them unless you click on the URL bar.
My overall goal was to try to communicate both a level of trust and a level of encryption, while making it easy at a glance. In addition, giving us the option in the future to really separate these two concepts.
Looking for suggestions, comments, and feedback before I try to propose it to Mozilla. Check out my previous blog post for what they are actually planning to do for Firefox 14.