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.

#31 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by kyle dawkins

Friday January 8th, 1999 10:10 AM

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The new widgets look good... I have always had a problem with the Motif widgets under Unix and to me it makes sense to unify all the Mozilla version to make web pages display more consistently across platforms.


I don't think I can stress how important it is to allow people to customise these widgets! You really MUST allow them to be themable, either using the native platform's theming system, or having a Mozilla theming system. It shouldn't be too hard if they're all bitmap files of some kind and then you'll make everyone happy.

Keep up the fantastic work guys!