Personas continues to be a smash hit among Firefox users and boasts a vibrant community of users, artists, and reviewers with over 200,000 personas to choose from. That said, we should continue to explore ways to enhance Personas together as a community. “Should we add it?” posts like this one, will give us an opportunity to gather community feedback on various features and functionality we are considering.
A segment of users have voiced the opinion that they would like the ability to see more of a given persona. Often times the reason for this request is that the persona image is cut-off by the browser’s UI elements, leaving the persona looking less attractive, or in the case of textual content, unreadable. However, there is a trade-off in user experience, adjusting the viewable area of your persona will come at the expense of the vertical space you have to view web pages.
To help answer the question of “Should we add it?”, I put together an add-on (built with the new Mozilla Add-ons SDK, naturally!) that enables you to expand the viewable area of your persona by adding up to 100px of space to the top of your browser: Personasizer
Try out the add-on with a persona and let us know what you think with this nifty voting form: