Our First Skinning Tutorial

Tuesday May 23rd, 2000

I have set to work developing a skin for Mozilla's browser component. Over the next few weeks, articles describing my efforts will be appearing on the chromeZone, offering tips and issues to be aware of while creating your own skin. At the end of the series, you will have a working "Communicator-like" skin.

In the first installment, I describe Mozilla's chrome directory structure, and some of the essential concepts.

#10 Random skins

by gwalla <>

Wednesday May 24th, 2000 8:15 PM

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As far as I know it's possible. There's just one problem: you'll need to do it with JavaScript in the XUL (by manipulating the CSS DOM), as CSS by itself doesn't allow this. So, it technically wouldn't be a skin, but a chrome change, with all the problems that come with that.