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.

#184 I guess it's my turn

by Jacob Steenhagen <>

Friday May 28th, 1999 7:22 AM

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I've just went through and read all the responces here (it took a LONG time, last I was here, there were 3!) and figured it was time to give my input... I'm all for the on the fly XUL rendering of the UI (assuming it can be made fast [common request/requirment (already addressed)]). I'm using IE 4 right now (don't use it often, but it's all that's available were I'm currently at) and just noticed the the Microsoft retards moved the print button on the toolbar to the far right (instead if about 3 or 4 from the left)... so much for a standard UI with MS. The big advantage of Mozilla with the XUL UI is that I could move it if they did something dumb like that in the standard UI... then I wouldn't have to spend an extra 30 seconds looking for it each time I wanted to use it. It is also possible to get rid of the buttons you never use (like Channels and Fullscreen???) and place more useful ones in their place (or even those wonderful IM programs we all use so much, if I understand this all correctly). As far as the "average user" is concerned, they won't even know that the UI is XUL (in fact, they probably don't even know what XUL or the UI is!!!) (that's of course assuming they even bother to d/l ANOTHER browser). Of course if AOL decides to use Mozilla, then there would be lots of ppl using it who are classified as "average users" not even realizing that the UI wasn't native to their OS (maybe not even knowing they have an OS, the way some AOL users are).

OK, I think I've said enough for now... back to the reading...