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Teaser - Native-looking Widgets for Windows

Wednesday May 24th, 2000

Did you try the chatzilla link? Here's what it looks like with Ben Goodger's Windows widgets, done up using XUL and XBL. Here's the preferences panel. It's not part of the nightlies, so you'll have to just enjoy the pretty pictures for now!


#24 Re: Re: Nice!

by Dan6992

Monday May 29th, 2000 10:48 PM

You are replying to this message

"I have yet to see a non-native UI in any application perfectly mirror a true native UI."

Obviously you have never looked at IE4/5 for Windows! Because contrary to popular belief those are not native widgets! I know if you look close enough you will notice the subtle differences between native widgets and the ones used in IE4/5, but all in all they act and feel enough like the real thing to please 99% of the people 99% of the time. And in the case of list boxes, which are the only native widgets used in IE, they suffer from scripting and style problems and cause headaches for developers. Now Mozilla may not be able to mimic the look and feel of native widgets exactly but they are doing a hell of a job considering they don't have the luxury of an "in" with the developers of the OS like the IE development team does :)