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.
#13 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
Tuesday May 25th, 1999 3:36 PM
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I'm already aware of the advantages of XUL and agree with you entirely on such. What I am getting at here are the *disadvantages*, which I believe strongly outweigh the advantages.
Java has *lots* of advantages, however, for client-side applications these advantages are more than offset by the disadvantages.
The same rule applies here, in fact, it applies to just about anything in life: The easiest thing to do in the short-run is typically the worst thing in the long-run: It's easy right now to go the cross-platform UI route, in the long run it will be sheer suicide.
For Mozilla to be successful it needs to be 'better than' IE in the mind of the end user. Not 'just as good', but better. If this is not accomplished it will make absolutely no difference whether Mozilla is 100% standards compliant or not.
If, however, there is a 70%+ market share of Mozilla users, this will almost force MS to be in compliance, otherwise they can continue just doing whatever the hell they want..... leaving the '100% standards compliant' advantage practically worthless in the eyes of web developers, and even better, consumers.