Full Article Attached Discussion: Classic Skin Development Direction

Monday August 7th, 2000

Ben Goodger writes, "Over the past few weeks, Classic skin development has really taken off and the Classic skin is, I believe something that can be used every day, on all three platforms.

I recently posted to the n.p.m.ui newsgroup soliciting feedback on the development. I want to reach a broader audience so I'm asking mozillaZine readership the same questions..."

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#23 looks good

by arielb

Wednesday August 9th, 2000 4:52 AM

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First of all-thanks! This is great work and got me to check out mozilla again. The other theme was so ugly that it really stopped my enthusiasm. Now it's back. Anyway, there are a few important changes I'd like to see: The navigation has too much spacing -especially the address bar and search button. I like the search button! I set the search engine to google and it saves some extra steps. But you also need the drop down that's on the left of the search button in the modern theme (NS 4.x always had it). There should be a tooltip for the bookmark icon. I also don't like that extra line of space under the bar. Another thing that bothers me is that security lock on the bottom right corner. It really belongs next to the online status icon on the left because otherwise it's easy to click on when you're scrolling or resizing. Put a corner graphic on the bottom right corner. And also, maybe it makes more sense to put the taskbar on top of the status bar?