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.

#206 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by XULisDangerous

Friday May 28th, 1999 6:54 PM

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Gecko's TreeControl is an attempt to standardize a non-standard widget. Did they submit it to the W3C? Their whole use of RDF and the XP widgets is non-standard (that is, hasn't been submitted to a standards body)

Gecko only applications and websites will be just as terrible as IE only websites. This whole XP widget/XUL/RDF thing is going to encourage, in the worst case, web sites being Gecko only.

For all these years, we've been trying to get browsers to standardize on HTML4.0, XML, CSS, ECMAScript, and DOM. Now we have Gecko introducing extra non-standard UI ability that web pages authors *will* take advantage of.

I think non-standard extension language/protocol extensions that make the client non-interchangeable suck, whether they are open-source or not.

Plus, Gecko XP widgets look weird on other OS's like the Mac, or CDE/Motif. They don't have the native look, or keyboard policy of the platform they are running on.