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.


#155 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Kovu <Kovu401@netscape.net>

Thursday May 27th, 1999 11:29 AM

You are replying to this message

Windows app skins are a PAIN to deal with. That is the difference here. And your argument assumes that Windows users prefer that sorry "standard look and feel." As far as looking or behaving like a Web page, the only similarity is that the original files load from the Web and not your hard drive. After they've loaded the UI looks and acts EXACTLY like Microspew's native horsedung only the only thing you need to do to change it is to click one hyperlink, not download another entire browser. You are comparing apples to oranges. Winamp is a lousy example, and so are IE5's "customized" versions. Users hated those because TUCOWS added a hotbot button to theirs, but to get rid of the damn thing you had to, you guessed it, download another whole browser.

There will be lists and lists of these things and unlike desktop themes, all you'll have to do is click once to try on each one, and then click again to confirm default.