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.

#86 Re: Visuals: A, Usability: D

by asa <>

Thursday April 5th, 2001 10:14 PM

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"4. We don't want a Netscape throbber. Please use a Mozilla throbber." The person designing this theme works on daily Netscape 6.x builds (these are just like daily Mozilla builds but with all the Netscape bits added on). He is a Netscape designer and is designing this theme for Netscape. When he offers the theme to Mozilla he will (or someone else will) remove the N throbber and replace it with a M throbber before it is checked into the Mozilla tree. But Netscape, I can assure you, is not going to put an M throbber in their next release and asking them too is rather silly.

"10. This theme should be in addition to the Modern theme since it will be so different. Call this theme: "Classic 2". Or at least put modern on" If you like the current Modern then feel free to pull it from a current build (or pull it from CVS by date after it's gone) and maintain it on your own personal site or at x.themes. From a QA standpoint I don't want a 3rd theme in Mozilla distributions and will work to see that we have a default and an alternate and no more. Blue (the first Modern) is a perfect example of why more than two is a bad idea. Copying themes isn't that hard and XPInstall is your friend.