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.

#113 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by mozineAdmin

Wednesday May 26th, 1999 2:52 PM

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You stated, "If you can not tell the difference between a XUL implemented UI and a native UI then I HUMBLY suggest that UI Design is not one of your strong points"

No, I'm saying that the UI, once instantiated works essentially just like the toolbars in 4.5. There are some issues with upstates/downstates, but they aren't finalized yet. Work is still being done.

Also, yes - I compared Word to ICQ. Both interfaces are cluttered. In Word's case, I brought it up because so much of the functionality of Word is hidden in obscure, obscenely silly ways. In my experience with it, it was difficult to find out how to accomplish a task even after consulting the help files. Both are bad interfaces, but for different reasons. If you don't agree, you're entitled to your opinion.