I’m glad to see that we are replacing the toolbar in the upper-right corner. We’ve received some less-than-positive feedback on the design of the current one.
I’d like to see us consider its design along with the navigation widget. For example, do bounding-box zoom and default view belong on the navigation widget?
We should also very carefully decide what is visible by default, which of-course will vary from app to app. Our current toolbar takes up too much screen real estate. For example, see it on the front page of the website. For the general viewer, a task needs to be common enough to justify its space, e.g., something like switching projections is probably not common enough, but going full-screen is. We should strive to keep things beautiful and simple like, for example, Google Maps.