MozillaZine

Modern 2.0

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000

Netscape has begun working on landing the new modern skin for both Mozilla 1 and Netscape 6. The current plan is to dump the current modern skin when the new one has fully landed.

While the skin looks better than the first version of Modern, we think this time could be better spent on improving the Classic skin, which is preferred by the majority of users, rather than working on a skin that has already been shunned by most in the community. What are they thinking?


#115 Re: Mac Widgets confusion solved

by Jubal

Sunday September 3rd, 2000 9:09 PM

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Also, if you notice, there are a few other problems with the doctored screenshot of the new skin *supposedly* rendering <http://www.netscape.com/>. First off, when using any builds M17-present, you are redirected to <http://home.netscape.com/index1.html?cp=hom09pr2> . Secondly, the page does not match the Mozilla/NS6 version of the netscape website, but instead is comparable to the recent versions for IE/NS4.x. Thirdly, if you notice, the scrollbar is not all the way at the top of the page, as it would be if that were truly the Netscape homepage. This is definitely not a case of widget migration, but instead, blatant trickery. Obviously, Im not the only one who thinks Moz widgets look terrible, but if it is even admitted here, then why isnt something done about it? And before you come telling me to fix it, I have no knowledge of C++, and thus no way to fix it...but I can tell you that as an end user, without halfway decent widgets I would be reluctant to switch browsers, even though I am an enormous supporter of the project.