In a blog post today, Felipe Erias detailed a proposal to transition the Epiphany Web Browser from its current tabbed interface to a grid view interface. The hope is that this interface would be easier to nativate on a touch screen. At the same time, this should make viewing open windows easier for desktop users who find they have to scroll once their number of open tabs has exceeded the width of their screen.
"Part of the reason for working on this was to offer some ideas to my Igalia colleagues and other members of the GNOME community who are working on Epiphany and WebKitGTK+," Erias wrote. "The other part was to encourage people to try out ideas, not just argue about them. Too much time is lost arguing when we could be showing."
Erias will be attending the Free and Open source Software Developers' European Meeting (FOSDEM) next weekend, a free event which offers open source communities a place to meet and collaborate. FOSDEM claims to bring together over 5,000 "geeks" from around the world. The event is sponsored by the open source giant Red Hat as well as other large tech companies such as Google, HP, and Oracle. FOSDEM '13 will take place in Brussels, Belgium.
Erias's code is publically available. Hit up the links below to snag the code or watch the proposal in action: