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?

#20 Re: Re: new Netscape developers

by Ben_Goodger

Wednesday August 23rd, 2000 11:13 PM

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The key focus of Netscape, I imagine, is development and testing of their default skin. Modern/2 appears to be the direction Netscape wishes to head in for Netscape 6, so it is likely that it will focus its efforts on this. I was told that this was the case, and that Classic could not achieve the same level testing as Modern/2. (a darn sight better than Blue though, which will receive none).

Classic-Win remains a pet project of mine. I'm not in the skins group, so I'm not full time staff that skins can leverage. I'll continue to work on Classic-win (as finishing it up continues to be a P1 nsbeta3+ bug for me). I will not be taking a large role in Modern/2 development, and neither will people like David Hyatt. We will merely provide consulting services to the skins group to speed the efficient development of this skin.

From the designs I've seen, this skin looks to have lots of promise, and appears to be a definite step above Modern/1. I wish its implementors the best of luck.