Second Part of MozillaQuest Skinning Tutorial Online
Monday May 22nd, 2000
Mike Angelo's second installment in his "MozillaQuest" skinning tutorial is online at webtools.com. Mike continues his customization of the M15 milestone release, and provides all the instructions and image resources you need to accomplish the task.
Keep an eye out for part one of my own personal "skinning" odyssey, coming online in the chromeZone soon!
#1 Has anyone compiled a page of these guides? n/t
Monday May 22nd, 2000 11:41 PM
#2 Re: Has anyone compiled a page of these guides? n/
Monday May 22nd, 2000 11:43 PM
I mean a page of links to these guides? Can they be found on dmoz?
Just skimming, this looks like a pretty good guide/tutorial piece. However, we all know the APIs are a seriously shifting target, so at least some of this is already out of date (just like Aphrodite :( and much more of it will be out of date before the chrome APIs stabilize. My question is: does anyone here (does anyone anywhere?) know when those particular (not all APIs, just chrome) are supposed to become stable? I'd really like to do a skin over the summer, but I also want it to remain usable and not have to relearn everything at some point down the road. Thanks in advance for your answers... ~luge
#4 Re: when will this be worthwhile?
Tuesday May 23rd, 2000 8:49 AM
Brendan Eich (Mozilla architecture person at mozilla.org) on this topic: "As I and others have said in the mozilla.seamonkey group, mozilla.org wants to provide a branded set of coherent interfaces and implementations this year, and I would say no later than August, that are frozen along with their IIDs or other identifiers. Various subsidiary modules in Mozilla are moving toward their own freezes (e.g., XPCOM, JS1.5) and I don't mean to trump those efforts, only to roll up their fruits in a single platform that spans the Mozilla application suite (browser, mail/news, editor, chatzilla, xmlterm, etc.)"
I personally would go ahead and make a kick-ass skin this summer as you plan. Reasons are; 1.- The changes made from here to August should be minor. 2.- stabalizing will be finished in august. (as stated before this)
Depending on the complexity, you will not have a hard time whatsoever changing your skins to meet the *new* changes.
This isn't a language you will have to re-learn.. more like an upgrade =)