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Pinstripe New Default Theme for Mozilla Firebird on Mac OS X

Sunday November 9th, 2003

The latest nightly build of Mozilla Firebird for Mac OS X now features Kevin Gerich's Pinstripe as the default theme. The skin received several enhancements in preparation for its inclusion in the standard OS X builds, including a new set of icons from Stephen Horlander. A screenshot of the new-look Pinstripe is available.

The Pinstripe theme was originally created for the Mozilla Application Suite before being ported to Firebird. The skin is designed to match the native look and feel of Mac OS X and better conform to the Aqua Human Interface Guidelines. As the theme relies on OS X's own Appearance Manager to draw some widgets and backgrounds, it is not available for Windows or Linux.

Mac OS X users can experience the new theme by downloading the latest Firebird nightly build.


#15 Re: Re: I liked the icons in the beta version bett

by devhen

Monday November 10th, 2003 8:03 PM

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You must be talking about the Pinstripe theme for Mozilla. It looks much like IE Mac. But the Firebird version had different icons. I liked those the best out of all three. They are extremely simple and obvious. IMO these are the most important aspects of a browser's GUI. I think browsers, possible more than any other application, should be extremely easy to use and the purpose of buttons and items in the GUI should be very obvious. There. Now you've got my $.04.