MozillaZine

MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

Monday May 24th, 1999

Steve Morrison, creator of the XULTool, has joined MozillaZine (as some of you may already know). He has been hard at work getting the XULTool working on our site, and we're pleased to announce that the ChromeZone is now online.

Now, with a simple form, you can change the look and feel of Mozilla, and create your own themes! You can also choose from some ready-made themes we have available. You can also send your own themes to ChromeZone for addition to our site.

So, fire up apprunner and head over to the chromeZone.

We got a lot of great entries for our little "name our new chrome area" contest, but in our final vote, "ChromeZone" came out on top. A number of people submitted the name "ChromeZone" or a variation for our contest. Clayton Scott was the first, however, and his prize is a stuffed Mozilla doll from Netscape. I know we didn't promise any prizes for the contest, but we wanted to give something to the winner.

Thanks to everyone for you contributions, and if you have any suggestions for the chromeZone, let us know.


#106 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by HoserHead <hoserhead@woot.net>

Wednesday May 26th, 1999 2:33 PM

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I honestly don't see what the fuss is about. People are concerned because XUL won't be exactly like the Win32 API look and feel, except for it can be, once a) it's finished and b) someone takes some time to make it so. Speed isn't a concern yet - if it's still slow once a beta or two are released, THEN you can start getting concerned.

The simple fact is XUL makes things easier, faster, and more flexible, and what's more, it's not going away. Proclaim your gloom and doom on Mozilla if XUL is used as the building blocks of the interface, but you'll simply put, be wrong. If Mozilla fails (and that is unbelievably unlikely), it will be because .. well, actually I can't come up with a reason. Suffice it to say Mozilla will not fail, regardless of what you might say/think.