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New Mozilla Articles At The O'Reilly Network

Saturday July 1st, 2000

Eliot e-t Landrum writes, "O'Reilly Network has several very interesting articles regarding Mozilla posted today. The first is regarding user customization using Style Sheets. Second is a wonderful article about the Mozilla Editor. And why not have some fun and build a game with Mozilla? Expand your brain this weekend!"

Thanks, Eliot!


#1 Very Cool!

by jck2000

Sunday July 2nd, 2000 8:33 PM

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I am posting this from M16 on Linux, which I have made very ugly as a result of the techniques described in the first of the articles -- very cool! I think these articles are very useful for giving people a taste of the flexibility of Mozilla -- by all means people should check them out and pass them on to people who are just starting out in Moz (or who might be persuaded to start out).

#2 Pac Man on Mozilla?

by Waldo

Monday July 3rd, 2000 3:43 PM

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Cool. Back in the Apple II days I always wanted to write a modem-based pong, with Paddle zero being your computer, and paddle one being your friend. I got the pong part working (god bless lores mode), but never got it working 100% w/the modem. (A friend of mine and I worked on it in high school and came pretty close)

Anyway, I like the pac-man-for-mozilla thing, but who wants to use necko integration to have remote users play Inky, Blinky, Clyde and Sue...

Ah memories, W

#6 Re: Pag Man on Mozilla?

by WillyWonka

Tuesday July 4th, 2000 9:00 AM

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Its not Pac Man, its Pag Man!

#8 Re: Pac Man on Mozilla?

by Dan6992

Tuesday July 4th, 2000 2:50 PM

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DHTML retro games have been pretty popular since DHTML support was released in NN4.x in 1997. There is an entire site of retro DHTML games at <http://plaza.harmonix.ne.jp/~jimmeans/> . And I actually wrote a DHTML version of Frogger <http://3wdesigns.simplenet.com/frogger/> back in early 1998 when I was learning DHTML. I also wrote a DHTML version of DonkeyKong but I never finished it because it got to complex, and Netscape 4.04 started to choke on all the JS (I played with it this morning in 4.7 and it works much better). I was thinking about porting it to DOM/XML for Mozilla and changing the name to DOM-eKong, but I'm going to wait for a finished product so I only have to write it once and don't have to worry about changes to Mozilla messing me up.

As far as using Necko for multi player games that would be cool, but my knowledge of Necko is to limited for me to be any help. If you do figure it out though be sure to let us know.

#3 it is cool, but...

by cyfer

Monday July 3rd, 2000 8:28 PM

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it is cool but i think ,it will be great fun and interesting if mozilla could make it's way to integrate any theme by any body which is put into the chrome directory.

#4 Really cool, but...

by Millennium

Monday July 3rd, 2000 9:52 PM

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...for those of us who aren't XUL/CSS-literate yet, how do you do the transparency trick with only the menus? He showed us how to do it with the whole browser (or the whole UI but not the page), but not just the menus. That's what I want to try out (and I wouldn't think it'd be a bad stress-test for the transparency code either).

#5 Re: Really cool, but...

by pirat

Monday July 3rd, 2000 10:50 PM

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Hmm, this is working only over chrome-parts, but anyway it looks cool: menupopup { opacity: 0.7; } (Is this a bug or anyone has better idea?)

#9 Re: Re: Really cool, but...

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Wednesday July 5th, 2000 10:36 AM

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Hmm seems to not work, causes my computer to freeze during load.

#10 Re: Re: Really cool, but...

by johnlar <johnlar@tfn.net>

Wednesday July 5th, 2000 10:56 AM

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Nevermind adding an !important seemed to make it work.

#12 Re: Re: Really cool, but...

by wolfseyn

Wednesday July 5th, 2000 5:06 PM

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> this is working only over chrome-parts

I think that's because of bug 4209 <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=4209>

#7 Re: Really cool, but...

by cyfer

Tuesday July 4th, 2000 10:53 AM

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intersting and i will try to make it out

#11 Games

by wolfseyn

Wednesday July 5th, 2000 4:46 PM

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Microsoft's "DHTML dude" made an Astroid game for use in MSIE. <http://msdn.microsoft.com/voices/dude06052000.asp>

We need one of these for Mozilla!

#13 Slashdotted

by briank

Thursday July 6th, 2000 6:28 AM

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