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.

#27 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by Joseph E. Mainusch <>

Friday January 8th, 1999 9:53 AM

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It is very important that the widgets look the same on all platforms as well as behaving exactly the same; assuming that the look and behavior of the widgets isn't totally bizzaro or in some other way retarded.

It is also very important that they be successfully balanced between being completely flat and boring and being wildly distractive and clumsy.

From the example sheet, it looks like these goals have been achieved. I can't wait to see them in action.