Redefining “alpha”

April 13th, 2011

Beautiful artwork by Sean Martell (@mart3ll) that introduces the bridge between the nightly Firefox builds (aptly named Minefield) and the “almost there” beta builds. With the fixed position of the globe anchoring the three pre-release channels, Aurora borrows the bright yellows of the fox flame tail to symbolize the impending light that starts enveloping the dimly lit continents. The name itself is a beautiful linguistic riff on the word “nightly”, with connotations of light, hope and awakening.