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.
#30 Re: Good article, good points
Wednesday April 12th, 2000 8:23 AM
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"Those who point to the loss of native widgets (some claiming keeping them would have saved time, even! Ha!) aren't looking at the bigger picture: those native UIs are at the end of their development cycle,"
Rubbish. Native widgets are incrementally improved, not thrown out for each new generation of software. Better yet, compatible apps benefit from upgraded widgets _for free_. Win3.x apps magically looked like win95 apps which run on Win95. Mac apps look better when Kaleidescope runs. GTK apps can be centrally themed.
This attitude to Mozilla's skins is pure NIH arrogance.