Netscape 6 Debuts Tomorrow

Tuesday April 4th, 2000

Steve Case of AOL will be at InternetWorld tomorrow launching the latest version of Netscape's browser suite, Netscape 6. This might seem an anticlimactic followup to the leaked version that appeared a few days ago, but it will be one more thing to celebrate at the anniversary party on the 6th.

UPDATE: You can watch the webcast tomorrow at the AOL corporate site.

#42 Re: UI Clarification

by socbyset <>

Wednesday April 5th, 2000 12:10 AM

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Hang on. There are two important things to consider here. #1 is that just because they are deciding to make the UI colors web-safe, does not mean that it has to be butt-ugly. You say that either a good "cool" or "conservative" look are not possible with the websafe palette- I beg to differ.. I mean, granted, the 216 colors can be a bit limiting but there is still plenty there to work with. I mean, people are coding some really nice websites with these colors, are they not?

The second point is, why even make it a priority to have a generic XP skin? This is something that programmers tend to think is a great thing but really isn't. Saying, "and the Mac, Unix, and Windows versions all look and feel exactly the same!" will not score big points with the general public. Can't Netscape hire a graphic designer to spend a couple of weeks creating custom skins for Mac, Linux, Be, PC, etc. ? Heck, they could probably find an intern to do it for free.

And finally the Windows UI grey corresponds exactly with websafe color #CCCCCC. I think Apple Platinum may also use this grey, not sure.