Visit The New ChromeZone!

Friday March 17th, 2000

MozillaZine is proud to announce the "beta introduction" of the ChromeZone, a central site for the distribution of Mozilla skins, packages, add-ons and XUL-related information that we hope will eventually become the showcase for all the new and amazing technologies that Mozilla will foster.

The ChromeZone will eventually have its own home, but during our beta introduction it can be found at

Be sure to stop by and check out our first two submissions, the Aphrodite and FruityGum packages from Alphanumerica. We have forums to discuss the packages, and you can share your opinions through our user rating system. If you're a mozillaZine member, you can use your login and password to post in the chromeZone as well. And if you have your own packages that you would like to distribute to the masses, we have a simple submission form that you can use. We also have a unique updating system which not only will keep a changelog record of your submissions, but will also track user opinion from version to version.

So, stop by and give the ChromeZone a spin. We hope you enjoy it, and we encourage you to participate in its forums and help us build a great new Mozilla community!

brief note about member ids: If you create a new account on mozillaZine expect a day or two before it becomes active in the chromeZone as well (mz and cz are two unique sites that will eventually be residing on different servers, so they don't share the same membership list - I have to migrate over members from mz).

#1 I love it!

by PhiSch

Friday March 17th, 2000 1:41 PM

Hey guys!

I love the new ChromeZone! The Aphrodite is the UI of my choice. I like it so much, it should be the default one ;)

M14 rocks! I use it for most of my web surfing except online banking.

Take care and keep up the good work!


by ywwg

Friday March 17th, 2000 1:55 PM

Perhaps the ultimate chrome repository should go in is already the number one place to go for UI customization, and it would certainly get mozilla's chrome functionality some major recognition.

#3 Uh - I think it should be the chromeZone! :-)

by mozineAdmin

Friday March 17th, 2000 2:07 PM

Isn't for Linux-related stuff only? From the looks of the site, it appears to be that way. The chromeZone will work with Mozilla on a cross-platform basis. In fact, at this point our goal is to only accept submissions that are cross-platform capable. We might have to reconsider that down the road, but for now we think it's a worthwhile goal to shoot for.

And why couldn't the chromeZone be the "ultimate" repository? Just because it's not :-)

#6 ChromeZone - Woo-Hoo!!

by asa

Friday March 17th, 2000 3:03 PM

This is great. I have already downloaded the two available packages and cant wait for more skins based on those packages as well as some skins that fit the defuault XUL of Mozilla. Great work mZ staff!


(you know it. posted with Mozilla 3/17 tip build)

#13 Re: Uh - I think it should be the chromeZone! :-)

by elven

Saturday March 18th, 2000 4:40 PM

No- It isn't for Linux only stuff, It is just that Linux has the most stuff you can customize. For example- There is a windows ICQ client there, MYCQ. I think the page should be dual hosted, at MozillaZine, and and Same page, different access methods.

#4 Re:

by url

Friday March 17th, 2000 2:10 PM

You raised a really good point about that - In an earlier MZ posting (many moons ago), I was wondering about the future possibility of sites which would be devoted to Mozilla skins and chrome related goodies. I'm glad to see that there's a start in this direction...

The ChromeZone beta is looking great! Kudos to Chris and let's start piling on the skins! :)


#9 How about

by jesusX

Saturday March 18th, 2000 12:08 AM

Or just flat out then you could classify multiple sub domains for specific genres of skins. You could have, and, and, and and the most popular, which you could charge access to and make enough money to buy Microsoft and then squish IE. =-]

#11 Re: How about

by beej

Saturday March 18th, 2000 3:16 AM

In regards to, I'd figure I'd lower the taste meter...


"I wonder what the throbber would look like..."

^_^ - Beej

#12 we've got the domain... (n/t)

by mozineAdmin

Saturday March 18th, 2000 3:59 AM

#5 Aphrodite? Oh baby!

by odragon

Friday March 17th, 2000 2:25 PM

Aphrodite skin really rocks... it's also much much more responsive than Mozilla's default UI. The only thing is my bookmarks aren't shown with Aphrodite :o! Any idea how to change that?

#7 Re: Aphrodite? Oh baby!

by petejc

Friday March 17th, 2000 3:24 PM

It will in the next version.

Please rember, baby steps.


#8 Aphrodite

by archen

Friday March 17th, 2000 11:48 PM

Anyone planning on making a skin that isn't so.. gray and not a rainbow explosion? Maybe red or black?

I'd like to work on a skin myself, but XUL is a little..... beyond me at the moment

I DEFIANTLY agree with how Aphrodite put the status bar and the taskbar together!

#14 Other skins

by KaiRo

Sunday March 19th, 2000 5:36 AM

1) Aphrodite isn't only a skin, Aphrodite is a package. It also changes menus and some other things, it has different xul. A skin only provides different css.

2) I want to do a StarTrek skin some time. But I'll wait until XUL is stable, and that will take some time. There are major changes planned after beta1 (new widgets etc), and I don't want to style XUL which is changing almost daily. And I think I'm not the only one thinking like that...

#10 Exxxcellent, Smithers

by danielhill

Saturday March 18th, 2000 3:01 AM

This is a fantastic idea! The only things missing are an automatic installation of skins and the ability to switch between them without restarting Mozilla. And I do believe both of these will be implemented Real Soon Now!

I think skinnability will be one of the most important features to hook people into Mozilla - all the graphic artists and creative peeps will want to design skins - just look at WinAmp. A simple MP3 player made popular by the ability to make it look and feel the way you want it.

#15 linux-version

by justbig

Monday April 10th, 2000 3:00 AM

my problem is that jpegs are not displayed in ns6...gifs are displayed... does anyone know what could be the resaon and have a solution to this problem?...thx in advance