The ChromeZone's Skinning Tutorial Pt. 2 - Skinning the Menubar
Wednesday May 31st, 2000
We now have Part 2 of our skinning tutorial online. In it, we tackle the first part of the project - skinning the menubar. We deal with issues such as style inheritance, system colors and fonts, and how to make sure a component skin plays well with other skins.
#1 alpha transperency
Wednesday May 31st, 2000 11:12 AM
Can Mozilla have this? ;-) <http://www.jcraft.com/weirdx/screenshots.html>
why hasn't the build bar been updated?
Wow, that's kinda annoying. Personally, I'd lose my mind pretty quick using that desktop.
#6 Re: alpha transperency - we got it, sorta
Thursday June 1st, 2000 5:31 PM
We have, take a look at bug 3013 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=3013> (status verified fixed).
Only works within Mozilla though, so you can't create the effect shown.
#7 Re: Re: alpha transperency - we got it, sorta
Thursday June 1st, 2000 5:47 PM
I'm thinking more in the lines of the SVG opacity attribute:
#9 Re: Re: Re: alpha transperency - we got it, sorta
Thursday June 1st, 2000 6:35 PM
In M15 the opacity CSS attribute works on HTML objects!
What your are showing is X Server using translucency across the desktop. If you mean by your question whether native mozilla windows can do alpha channels, the answer is no on most platforms i know of. However you can use translucency within a Mozilla window by say using a PNG image for control. Also there is the mozilla css attribute opacity, but I had varying success with it working properly. Overall there is of course a CPU cost associated with using alpha channels, so it will work best across machines and platforms if used sparingly. Futhermore the target machine for such a skin must support 16-bit color at least to look good.
#4 I love my green and black menus
Thursday June 1st, 2000 1:12 PM
Thanks for the awesome tutorial, I'll have to keep digging to get a skin just like I want it, but this tutorial clears up a lot of things.
#5 One thing to watch out for
Thursday June 1st, 2000 5:00 PM
Back up the modern skin into a directory other than chrome, mozilla wouldn't start for me when I had a `modern' and a `copy of modern' in the skins directory.
#12 Anybody up for some reviewing?
Friday June 2nd, 2000 1:21 PM
Is anyone planning to review M16 when it is released?