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.

#51 I still prefer Gtk...

by Samuel Hocevar <>

Friday January 8th, 1999 7:24 PM

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Since Mozilla is not the only navigator on the market, I think that a platform independent widget is not that important for look and feel. And if the main advantage is the ease of porting it to other platforms, then why not put an abstraction layer which would allow to use any toolkit without much trouble ?