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.

#84 Web Sites ARE User Interfaces

by qaexl

Saturday April 15th, 2000 7:28 PM

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Look at it this way:

Everytime you create a new web page, you create a new user interface _regardless_ of which platform.

I'm not talking about the toolbar, the window, the widget, the buttons--

I'm talking about the page itself. A web page is a standalone GUI.

A well done site will never require the superfluous stuff supporting the browser, yes: even the traditional back, forward, reload, and stop buttons.

And now, Mozilla lowers barrier of entry to creating GUIs. The people who think they can do much better with Mozilla's skins can do just that.

Don't tell me that the average person wouldn't care about that. Of course they wouldn't care about that.

That's why the average person is just that. Average.