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.

#2 Re: alpha channels

by design4use

Wednesday May 31st, 2000 2:54 PM

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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.