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.

#216 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by pete collins <>

Saturday May 29th, 1999 5:50 PM

You are replying to this message

NOTAsskisser >Go to Netscape DevEdge in >Communicator or MSDN in IE... >compare this 'scripted' runtime >interpreted UI to it's native >counterpart. There's no >comparison.

I think you are forgetting the reality of things here. We are talking about the web and web applications not native apps. Right now web developers have to build their UI in a web page. This is awfully restricting.

Nothing is changing here. If I build a database driven web app say with php for example my whole front end is virtually inacessable to me. I have to jam up a web page with buttons, text inputs and other UI types of widgets. That is downloaded by the client over the internet.

In reality what we really need is a UI that is rendered by the same engine as a web page that uses web standards to build the cross platform UI I need to make my app work the way I need it to work.

This is what web developers are looking for.

This is what XUL does.

Be happy