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.

#195 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by SomeSmartAss <>

Friday May 28th, 1999 10:50 AM

You are replying to this message

"make sure that all the UI elements that exist outside of the basi[c] toolbars (pop ups, dialogs, etc.)should look, feel, behave and render like native widgets."

The whole point of the "new" widgets wat to have a cross platform look and feel that was exactly the same whether it was on Win9x, Linux, Mac, OS/2, Amiga or what-ever. And if thats what MSNAK is looking for, I don't see why? People aren't so dense that they can't figure out what a button is simply because it doesn't have the same colour border as the native buttons. A button is a button is a button. Everybody I know uses WinZip, and its got a wack interface compaired to anything else. (big super colorful buttons) They all seem to figure out what's what.

Besides, Windows has been playing with their UI look and feel for some time now. First (win3.1) it was flat, then it was 3D (win95) now its flat again, but jumps out at you when you go over it with a mouse. and menus can have pictures now... And the gradiant title bar effect going on now. What MS seems to do, is wait for some third party vendor to come along and tweek the UI, then they use it in the next Office release. Betcha IE 2001 will have XUL (or XUL++, which they claim will be better and more intuitive...)