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.
Friday April 14th, 2000 4:02 PM
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Okay, standards are very important. I refuse to use Netscape 4.x anymore because it completely ruins the look of a lot of pages using tables by it's lack of support for proper table formatting. This is unacceptable. In Windows I use IE and in Linux I use Mozilla. Netscape 6 when it is finished will be a great upgrade to the browser world. It will finally give Netscape users a browser that will be able to properly format pages without turning tables into garbage. As for this wigets issue. I think what should be done is simple.
Do it like Java's L&F system.
*Make chromes for each of the major OSes that Mozilla will be distributed for.
*Make those chromes install by default on each platform.
*Allow the user to install their own chromes if they don't like the defaults.
I personally like to be able to customize things. I've got themes for Gnome and GTK, themes for Enlightenment, I've got themes for XMMS and Winamp in Windows. I use Windows themes. I like to be able to make things look the way I want. Not be forced to use some crummy interface just cause it's what came with the program. If I want it different I'll make it myself. But like I said, there should be a set of default themes that look like the native wigets of the major operating systems.
I also agree that Mozilla + Linux are the ultimate combination. Go open source!
May Mozilla evolve into the most powerful XPDE ever - and may Netscape 6 come out soon as 4.x is terrible!