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Introduction to Mozilla Manual Available in Draft Form

Wednesday November 19th, 2003

Kevin Quiggle writes: "A new Introduction to Mozilla — A Manual for First Time Users is now available in draft form. This document provides an introduction to the most useful features and capabilities of Mozilla (1.5) for people who have never used it before. The author is currently seeking review and comment with a goal of completing the document by year-end."


#14 Re: Re: Re: Re: Modern Skin

by jgraham

Thursday November 20th, 2003 11:58 AM

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Modern looks like no other applicaton I have ever seen. It certianly doesn't look like a native application on any platform. Consequentually, I'm not sure how it follows design trends (unless we're talking media players here in which case it may well, for all the little that I know. But media players are hardly representative applications. Or WinXP Luna I suppose, but Modern is all greys whereas that's bright blue+green+red - and modern looks just as out of place as classic does. Most businesses probably use WinXP classic style anyway.). Classic may not be the most aesthetically pleasing skin in existance, but it is the default skin and it does look a bit like other applications and rather a lot like Netscape 4. If the point of the screenshots was purely visual appeal, I would certianly suggest going for a different skin (Pinstripe or Luna, or Bluecurve or something else pretty and native-looking). However the pont of the screenshots is to be informative and classic, for all its faults, is certianly more helpful to a new user than modern (given how dark Modern is, I'd also worry that the pages wouldn't photocopy well, but that's a side issue).