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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.


#21 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by Suresh Bhushan <surbush@hotmail.com>

Friday January 8th, 1999 8:45 AM

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Being a motif and OpenGL programmer(not an expert but wears glasses) I would like to customize the colours(some colours induce a strain on my eyes, cool colours ok ), particularly size of widgets(eye starin due to long coding hours). Can we not have a resource file irrespective of platform like .WWWrc or .browzerrc(like .Xdefaults or .kshrc) where we can tell any browser our choices for web objects(interface widgets, menus, etc) attributes? Overhead for browsers is certain.