User Interface Design: Internet Explorer 9's Dysfunctional Colorful Tabs

By Xah Lee. Date:

Internet Explorer has colorful tabs. Look:

Internet Explorer 9 UI tabs 2012-04-04
Internet Explorer 9's colorful tabs.

Can you tell which is the current tab?

Here's Firefox tabs. Better.

Firefox UI tabs 2012-04-04
Firefox's tabs.

The best is Google Chrome's tabs.

Google Chrome UI tabs 2012-04-04
Google Chrome's tabs.

Web Design

  1. Typography Sucks
  2. Font Size problem
  3. Serif or Sans-Serif?
  4. Grey Text on White Background
  5. Dark Theme Web Design
  6. Peepshow Windows
  7. GUI vs Command Line: a Unified Design
  8. Skeleton Screen
  9. Fixed-Layout vs Flowed-Layout
  10. How JavaScript Breaks UI, Evolution of UI
  11. Should Hyperlinks Have Underline?
  12. Survey of Tab Style 2006
  13. Problem of Header Linking to Table of Contents
  14. Understand Atomic CSS in 1 Minute
  15. CSS: What's a CSS Pixel? What's Reference Pixel?
  16. Web Design, Minimal Window Width
  17. User Interface Design: Internet Explorer 9's Dysfunctional Colorful Tabs
  18. Phone and Tablet Screen Density Comparison

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