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?

#17 Quick thoughts

by archen

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 9:36 PM

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My first impression is that this thing looks very cool. But on the other hand I think the arrow buttons look... well, rather stupid in my opinion. Anyone else feel this way? I do agree that Netscape needs quit with the new features already. We need a good browser and we need it yesterday.

I will however defend the new Modern skin...(yikes). If anything, I think it's important to come across right from the start that Mozilla can be cooler than any other program, because you can make it look and act like anything. I do like classic, but if you think about how a person who USED to use Netscape (I still do, but I know many who switched) would look at it, they'd think that N6 was just N4 with some stuff moved around (like IE4 -> IE5). The new modern makes it come across like "Wow, this is really different, they really must have been doing something all this time". I also think that they need to stick a button, or menu, or SOMETHING to make skin switching extremely easy, so that even novice users who don't even toy with the preferences ,can switch skins easily (and get something they like).

We're getting native widgets with this thing right? because it looks an awful lot like that's a capture on windows, and they have Mac like widgets. Now THAT would piss me off...