Mozilla Sunbird Seeking New Default Theme

Friday June 18th, 2004

The developers of Mozilla Sunbird, the standalone version of Mozilla Calendar, are soliciting designs for a new default theme. Interested theme creators should read the guidelines posted in the MozillaZine Themes forum, which feature complete details. Submitted work must be licensed under the standard MPL/GPL/LGPL tri-license and a rough showcase needs to be produced by Tuesday 13th July for the theme to be considered.

#1 Just use the stripes

by tono

Friday June 18th, 2004 7:36 PM

Why not use most of the work being done for pin/win/gnomestripe all the Mozilla applications need to look similar, like adobe apps or macromedia apps for there to be good brand recognition. When qute was being used for both Thunderbird and Firefox there was strong recognition. Just an idea.

#2 Re: Just use the stripes

by sipaq

Saturday June 19th, 2004 2:13 AM

The sunbird team is currently lacking a talented designer. We would have no problem going with a theme similar to Pinstripe/Winstripe. We even asked the Pinstripe/Winstripe creators Kevin Gerich and Stephen Horlander if they would be interested in helping us with a new theme, but the answer was basically: "Sorry guys, not enough time!". See also for a forum post from Kevin Gerich regarding this matter.

#3 Hmm...

by devhen

Saturday June 19th, 2004 3:08 PM

Shouldn't Firefox, Thunderbird and Sunbird use the same default theme? Of course they should. With the recent change in Firefox's default theme, I think Thunderbird and Sunbird should follow suit. Eye?

#4 Re: Hmm...

by Galik

Saturday June 19th, 2004 4:21 PM

I agree. Surly that's a prime benefit of using a theme that's properly open licensed so that satelite projects can build on it.

#5 needs more than cosmetic skin design

by buff

Sunday June 20th, 2004 7:33 AM

Calendar is coming along nicely but I think it needs more than a pretty skin. The UI layout feels a little bit clunky and could use some evaluation/testing and a redesign. Possibly a UI designer could suggest a new treatment.

#6 Integration and staying in memory.

by johnlar

Sunday June 20th, 2004 7:39 PM

I think one of the best things calendar could do would be offer some type of way it could stay open while all windows are closed, I do not want to have to always keep a window open to receive my alerts. Is this a planned feature? Also integration with email would be very helpful, is this planned also?

#7 Re: Integration and staying in memory.

by tseelee

Tuesday June 22nd, 2004 8:31 PM

Switch to MacOS...j/k...

I'm a Windoze user, btw.

Best, Tsee