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.
You're right about MS's interface, i think it more/less kinda sucks in a few ways.
Although -- it IS fast and i can stick the URL and the 5 icons i use a lot on one line, which i like the most.
I would rather the customize for the buttons be more word/excel/office like -- where you have all of the IE functionality and you can just pick which one you want and drag it to the toolbar. I may be in a minority, but i LOVE this. It is soo quick/easy for me to add a Squared button, or a double space button in Word. Although word has a ton of extra shit you can't find otherwise:P .. I think IE would be cool to have a way to tap into all the functions and make them a click away on the toolbar if desired.
Now.. that's IE though in the microsoft model...
XUL in the Mozilla model takes it one more step and I love it a ton more. I think it will be 10x more beneficial when there is a mozilla level editing of the XUL interface. Like a rightclick to get to the customize, and have an editor pop up to 'drag' default buttons wherever the user wants and change the image. Professionals can tailor all they like, but i think a generic NATIVE xul editing feature would make the customization so much easier for the end user who just wants to browse, and not fart around with XUL pages....
maybe i should add this to the wishlist...