Full Article Attached MozillaZine on Skins

Tuesday April 11th, 2000

I have decided to put my own head on the chopping block and weigh in on the Mozilla skins and native widgets debate. To read more, click "Full Article" below.

#14 WTF is it with the widget debate?

by jesusX <>

Tuesday April 11th, 2000 10:49 PM

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I'm SO sick or hearing about it! Open 5 apps, and tell me they ALL have identical buttons. Guess what: THEY DON'T!

Netscape: the online/offline plug in the lower left? That qualifies as a button, or a switch, yet it doesn't look like it! Open Photoshop, in the History, or Layer's pallete, the New Layer button, AIN'T a button in the 'Native OS' sense!

GROW UP PEOPLE. So a radio button looks a bit different, or a button is a differnent chade of grey, SO FLIPPING WHAT? HA! Abotu radio buttons, get into a Ford, then a Chevy, guess what, the buttons on the radios look different, and yet we still know they're radio buttons! HA! WOW! People AREN'T so stupid!

Ugh. I am so sick of this griping about it. I guarantee you, most users who DL a finished browser will not notice the difference enough to actually care, IF they notice AT ALL!

One last question, was anyone here actually CONFUSED about what the new widgets were supposed to be? Did you honestly not know it was a button or a check box or scroll bar?