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.
#219 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser <email@example.com>
Saturday May 29th, 1999 7:05 PM
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I'm fully aware of the 'benefits' of XUL. The problem is that Mozilla will be emerging in an IE saturated marketplace with a UI that will be unacceptable to most Windows users. Another 'bad thing' is Microsoft will never support XUL. XUL will be just another 'feature' that only works in a specific browser... which any web designer, who's goal is to reach the widest audience, will completely ignore lest they redesign a duplicate web document solely for Mozilla... which nullifies the benefits of standards to begin with.
I use IE, Netscape, and Opera... they each have their strong points and weak points.
As far as a 'preview' goes... I understand what you are saying... but that's a far cry from justifying the use of XUL for an applications 'chrome'