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.


#189 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by SomeSmartAss <improv@magma.ca>

Friday May 28th, 1999 10:03 AM

You are replying to this message

"You just made some good points."

I ate my wheaties today, thankyouverymuch ;)

"As far as MS moving to a runtime interpreted UI... nothing could be further from the truth."

From what little I've seen of Win98, the damn thing is way slower than Win95.. It enforces the "active Desktop" windows explorer on you (which, I *think*, uses the IE engine to render the display) It allows for customizable taskbar menues, which must be stored in a configuration file (or the registry) somewhere and loaded "on the fly". Their Office and Development products all have customizable toolbars, menus, hotkeys, ans so on. Also stored, also compiled and rendered at runtime. I think that MS is running full tilt towards runtime interpreted UI.

I also can't stand that menu animation crap, that does nothing but slow down the proccess of selecting options.