New Modern Skin Soon

Monday April 2nd, 2001

Joe Hewitt writes:
"Mozilla will be getting a new look very soon. The Modern theme has been redesigned to be a little easier on the eyes. The new look includes a lighter shade of blue, colored toolbar button icons, and lots of other little touches. Bear with me as I land this sometime in the next week or so, as there will surely be bugs. The design is still evolving and there are likely to be frequent changes (for example, dialog buttons will not be black for long after landing)."

Joe also sent us a screenshot for you to check out, stay tuned for more info on this landing.

#41 I think I preferred the old one...

by AlexBishop <>

Tuesday April 3rd, 2001 1:14 PM

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The buttons look like they were made out of Playdoh (Plasticine-like stuff that small children play with) and the borders around them are too thick. And, no offence to whoever made them, but the new My Sidebar tab titles suck.

Having said that, I quite like some of the new blues, especially the Taskbar shade (which, purple or not, I think is the same as the Navigation bar colour) and the mail message highlight. The new drop-down menus (as in 'All Engines') are great - I always thought the ones in the old Modern let the theme down a bit. Ditto the new scrollbars - very nice.

I love the envelope picture on the Mail toolbar. If space is a problem, why can\'t it be moved to the other side (just before the 'N')? The background for the text labels has to go though.

I wish the dividers (between My Sidebar and the content area etc.) could be like the ones from PR3. They were gorgeous.

I guess Netscape is making a new Modern theme because they want Netscape 6.5 (or whatever they call their Mozilla 1.0 release) to look different from the tragedy which was Netscape 6 (which I'm using now... the Navigator component is very good).