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Full Article Attached First Chrome Sample!

Friday October 2nd, 1998

Jason Kersey writes in stating that he's created a MozBin skin (chrome implementation) for everyone to try.

Click "Full Article" to see a screenshot and find out how to test it yourself!


#1 Re:First Chrome Sample!

by Dave Hyatt <hyatt@netscape.com>

Saturday October 3rd, 1998 12:22 PM

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Just want to make a point about configurable chrome.

Configurable UI is not just about changing the look of the UI. You're also able to change the content and the behavior of the UI.

You can break it down like this: (1) The actual content, e.g., what toolbars you have in your app and what buttons should go on them.

(2) The presentation of the content, e.g., the colors to use on the toolbars and the icons to use for each button.

(3) The behavior of the content, e.g., telling the Aurora tree view that it should use single click or disable inline editing, etc. etc.

With RDF you have control over all three aspects of configurable UI. So what you're getting here is much more than just a "theme" or "skin" generator. You have the capability to dictate what goes ONTO the toolbars.

Tired of ridiculous buttons that you don't ever use? Then don't serve them up to the user. Want to add a brand new toolbar that points to the user's file system? Go right ahead. Want to supply your own favorite set of bookmarks that will be shared by everyone who uses your chrome? You can do that too.

The skins/themes are just eye candy. The ability to control the content is what's really cool about this feature.