New Default Theme for Phoenix
Tuesday December 24th, 2002
Arvid Axelsson's Qute is now the default theme in Phoenix, replacing the previous Orbit-derived skin. The transition to the new theme is mostly complete but a few changes still need to be made. The new default theme isn't in the latest builds yet, but here's a screenshot of Qute in the most recent nightly to give you an idea of what it will look like. Follow the thread in the Phoenix Themes forum for more details.
Update! The latest Windows nightly now features the new default theme.
Another Update! The latest Linux builds now also feature Qute as the default theme.
#34 Re: I don't like it
Wednesday December 25th, 2002 12:53 AM
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IMO, shape is a lot more important than colour. And im talking about the basic theme-ui (back, forward, reload etc.), not YES and NO dialouges where "NO" should be somehow marked red and "YES" green :)
The main reason i dont like, for example Orbit 3+1 is because, well first of all: The background. I have customized the colours in my UI with great care.. to be easy on the eyes and not for eyecandy. Therefore i dont like when such a major app as a browser takes over and changes the basic colour. The second thing is the buttons. They are all round. Sure, there are mini-icons within the circle but not distinctive enough. That said, Orbit is probably the most pretty moz/phoenix theme yet. But IMO not the most useful one.
Now, about Qute.. I guess its a good default-theme. Enough eyecandy to get new users interested and enough usefulness to take the browser serious. I do see why youve chosen it as the default theme.
Oh well, maybe im just being picky and annoying. but thats my (unique?) thought