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.

#55 Re:New Widget Sample Online

by Jose M. Fandos <>

Monday January 18th, 1999 5:13 PM

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Yes, please, show on other backgrounds. And yes, the same widgets for all platforms. That's great and exactly what Microsoft is doing with it's browser, so that is going in the right direction. The way things go will have two widgets for all platforms, one IE's and the other Mozilla/Netscape. And yes, give the designers the posibility to change the colors of the widgets, so they comform to palettes they are using on their page. Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat job!!! And by the way, to read something good about user interface design get Alan Cooper's 'About Face'