A furrier Firefox

In: Mozilla

25 Sep 2004

Via The Burning Edge:

If you check out the attachments in bug 260590 – Updated Images for Windows Installer and About/Credit windows, you’d see that they’ve made the Firefox logo a little bit furrier.

Here’s the normal and the super-furry version placed side-by-side:

Comparison of old and new Firefox logo

I like it!

11 Responses to A furrier Firefox



September 25th, 2004 at 2am

It’s foxier!


Jafe Mourner

September 25th, 2004 at 2am

That guy is even cuter now! I love the fur on the top of his head.

Great blog too!



September 25th, 2004 at 3am

Actually, if you look closely, his back is less furry than before. I think he got a hair transplant to cover up his receding hairline.

*sniff* is our little Firefox growing up?


Jon Hicks

September 25th, 2004 at 3am

Not just furrier, take a look at the shape of the face and the new detail in the pale ‘underbit’!

I’m so glad that people notice!



September 25th, 2004 at 4am

I was gonna say, excellent observation about the nose. I noticed it too, right away. There’s also a lot of other little things.

But then I noticed who you were. It’s like cheating. =)


Jeff Walden

September 25th, 2004 at 5am

Hmm, interesting. I actually noticed this without noticing it, it seems. This afternoon when I went to check out the download count on spreadfirefox.com, I noticed the 2-million image looked a little different from the usual logo – specifically, the way the globe now has a sheen to it. (I can’t remember if the dynamic image had the new icon or the old one in it.) I was observant, but it seems I didn’t notice everything.

Most of the changes I do notice don’t seem to be bad, though. I don’t really like the globe sheen, though, because it seems too much like a Mac touch on an icon that’s not just for Macs.


Minh Nguyễn

September 25th, 2004 at 10am

Jeff, that seems to be a Mac-only logo for Firefox, just to fit in on that platform. If you look at Cheah’s article, the globe is a little lighter, but it doesn’t have that “sheen.”

Cheah, thanks for zooming in; I never noticed the dog that’s staring straight at that fox!


Jon Hicks

September 25th, 2004 at 4pm

Just to clarify, the actual FF application icon hasn’t changed yet, and it won’t get the sheen (as this will obscure the head too much, especially at smaller sizes). After the original icon, I created a detailed version for occasions (such as this) where the logo would be used large. Enlarging the original icon made it look a bit ropey, so a more polished version was needed.

Installer graphics come next…



September 26th, 2004 at 12am

wow.. furrier really makes a difference, and the colours as well. looks so much better! great job! =)


Nathan IsVery1337.com

September 26th, 2004 at 6am

Furrier Fox
Read this (aswell as the XUL Google) off Redemptions Blog.

Found this one peticularly cool, obviously giving the point that the Fox is growing up and maturing. On the other hand, it’s reported as a bug.. what’s up with that?

You never saw …



September 26th, 2004 at 9pm

Looks better in my opinion. I found the new picture on http://spreadfirefox.com/ and ended up here. :)