New Widget Sample Online

Thursday January 7th, 1999

If you have been following the XPFE newsgroup, you may have come across the debate about widgets in the new cross-platform mozilla application. The final decision was for the widgets displayed on HTML pages (radio-buttons, drop-down menus, etc.) and dialog boxes to be platform-neutral for the moment, with the possibility of adding in native widget-sets later. This new platform neutral widget set requires new widget images, and the new samples have come online here.

German Bauer is the creator of these sample images, and his current thoughts can be read here. This post is really worth checking out if you have a moment.

Please be advised: this is a Work In Progress! Please don't flame the creator of these widgets in talkback. However, please feel free to post constructive criticism or other thoughts on this issue.

#17 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by Clinton Pierce <>

Friday January 8th, 1999 7:58 AM

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Looks good, not great though. Functional but very dull. As some earlier posters have suggested, making the widget-set pluggable would be very interesting.

Also, in the "Scroll List/onMouseOver", you've got the current selection UNDERLINED. This is a loss. Underlines obscure descenders, and are very hard to find in a cluttered list. Dotted-boxing of the current selection, or something to make it stand out better would be nice.