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.

#54 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by tumbleweed <>

Sunday January 10th, 1999 11:46 AM

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Okay - they look fine to me, but the one thing I *really* want to know is - what does the radio button look like on a non-grey background? In the Nav 4 and older series, there's an example of bad coding in that the corners around the radio button are still grey - they aren't transparent!

You need to show us these things on colour backgrounds so we know what it's going to *really* look like. Even white would do. I've not seen a site with a grey background for a VERY long time... the standard boring site background colour is now white. :)