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.


#162 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Thursday May 27th, 1999 2:03 PM

You are replying to this message

"If, after all this, you are still clueless as to what I'm saying ..."

The way I see this discussion is as follows (**heavily** para-phrased)

Your first complaint was- "Its too slow and clunky"

Our rebutal- "Its still [pre-]alpha software, wait till release time, and if its still slow, then you can bitch."

Your Second Complaint- "It doesn't react the same way as Native Win UI"

Our Rebutal - "Huh?, what are you're talking about?"

Your Reply to this - "Ok Fine, look at my mock-up"

Our Rebutal - "Huh?, still can't see what you're talking about?"

Your Reply to that - "Obviously, you don't know UI design then"

Our rebutal - "If we can't see the problem then..."

Your Reply - "ok, well, the current UI not all that intuitive"

our Reputal - "remember the pre-alpha stuff, besides, windows software ain't that great either"

Your Reply - "MS spends bilions on UI development"

our Rebutal - " which makes the fact that MS UI sucks all that more frustrating"

Your Reply - "well, uh.. average Windows users won't like it"

Our rebutal - "Why not?"

Your Reply - "well, uh.. average Windows users won't like it"

Our Rebutal - "look this technology is realy cool, and can do everything the Native UI can, minus some known, pre-alpha speed issues.. plus its completely customizable"

Your Reply - "Oh yaaa! super cool! But average Windows users won't like it"

our rebutal - "why won't they? and who are you to talk for average windows users?"

Your Reply - "If, after all this, you are still clueless as to what I'm saying ..."

Darn right we're clueless, you haven't said a damn thing...