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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.


#66 ...and my thoughts

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Wednesday April 4th, 2001 9:44 AM

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I'm not a UI designer. I've got some graphic design background but not in software UI. I disagree with you that "Two different types of toolbars also seem unacceptable" It seems to me that we have a variety of toolbars across the app and they are all quite different. The Navigation toolbar (even in the old/current modern) looks very different from the Message toolbar. The Personal toolbar in the browser looks and behaves nothing like the threadpane Header toolbar in mailnews or the Format toolbar in editor or messagecompose. The editor views Tabs toolbar looks nothing like the anything in the other apps except maybe a little like the tabs in chatzilla or the sidebar. They can't and won't all look the same.

I also like consistency. That's one reason I like the Classic theme. It feels more consistent with my Web application experience. I don't think that every application in the suite should live inside the Classic browser chrome though.

--Asa