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.


#154 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Thursday May 27th, 1999 11:24 AM

You are replying to this message

"This 'customizable'/'skinnable' metaphor has already gone through the ringer with the Windows crowd... it's a no go."

how so? with every new WinOS release, they advance the amount of costomization of the GUI (changing fonts used in window titles, command button size, background colors etc) and even sell a "Plus" product that allows even more functionality, or at least groups it into easy to manipulte groups.

All their office and development apps are extremely user customizable (move/edit/create toolbars and such)

It is being sold, quite well, and by Microsoft. this XUL is the ultimate extention to that.