Webian Shell A graphical shell for the web

Webian Shell is a browser based operating system UI entirely dedicated to using the web.

The whole minimalistic UI is a web browser, the system back button is a browser back button and the task manager is a tab manager. By default the home screen is populated with websites and web apps the user has pinned, but any web page can be used as a home screen. Shell has bookmarks, top sites and browsing history.

UI Mockups

Latest mockups of tablet version of Webian Shell 0.3:

Latest mockups of desktop version of Webian Shell 0.3:


Below is a demo video of an early prototype of the tablet UI which was built as a connected devices experiment at Mozilla (the Webian project is not affiliated with Mozilla).


The current version of Webian Shell being developed is 0.3, you can find the source code on GitHub. You can find the code for the tablet prototype here.


Version History