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.

#40 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by Ryan <>

Friday January 8th, 1999 12:23 PM

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Thank you, anything to avoid anything even slightly Motiff-like is great. The only complaint I would have is the little arrow appearing on default buttons. I don't like that. Other than that, I think it's good to give users a little variety.. Certainly in Windows where everything really is the same.