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.


#190 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Friday May 28th, 1999 10:17 AM

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Kevin,

I agree that more and more cross platform environments will emerge... just don't count on them coming from Microsoft.

SomeSmartAss,

You are right. The Win98/IE desktop is rather clutzy compared to a purely native implementation. Maybe give 98Lite a try: <http://www.98lite.net>

Then if your really want IE nuked, try Revenge of Mozilla on top of 98Lite: <http://www.silverlink.net/~jensenba/>

The whole Web view bologna was nothing but a lame ploy by MS to further the 'illusion' that the Web Browser and OS are one. Early betas of Win98 had the ActiveDesktop enabled by default... but they realized that that was not in their best interest to do so.

Anyhow, you'll find no disagreement on my part that the UI in Win98 is 'far from on target'.