New Modern Skin Soon
Monday April 2nd, 2001
Joe Hewitt writes:
#54 I agree. Icons look KDE-cheesy
Tuesday April 3rd, 2001 8:48 PM
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No offense to anyone that likes KDE ;) but IMHO the icons in Mail/News look like crap, just like KDE. They are gaudy and brightly colored with dark borders... I think it looks unpolished and unprofessional.
Call me a trendwh***, but a nice alternative is something like MS and Apple are going towards with some 32- or at least 16-bit buttons with \\\"glowy\\\" colorful inside-icons but sharp, defined, realistic chrome button borders... that are not outlines with what looks like a thick black crayon. The designers were really much more on the right track with the current modern skin in this respect.
OTOH, the beautiful shaded envelope image on the toolbar is awesome! I think it adds some real polish and professionalism to the design of the app. Every component should have something like that in the toolbar, it is definitely worth the 50 - 70 horizontal pixels it would take up.
Regardless, I appreciate the effort Netscape and the design team are putting into creating a sweet UI to Moz. Thanks a lot guys!