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.


#186 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Friday May 28th, 1999 9:23 AM

You are replying to this message

"The engine in IE is fast, the engine in Opera is fast, and the engine in Mozilla is fast... "

The biggest complaint about IE is its bloat.

The biggest complaint about Opera is its butt ugly (and not free)

The biggest complaint about Mozilla is that its not in production yet.

Besides, if you want to talk native UI, that whole Active desktop and Direcories as web-page crapolla (which is being rammed down our throats by MS as Native UI) is slower than mollases on anything but the most powerful desktop machines, and even then its still not perfect. MS is already moving to a runtime interpreted UI as part of the Native UI, and its not all that speedy. Right now, the UI in Mozilla is at least as fast as the Active Desktop nonsense, by the time we go production, or even beta, it'll be a heck of a lot faster. I think you'll find most IE users will PREFER the XUL aproach.