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.

#220 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by mozineAdmin

Saturday May 29th, 1999 8:17 PM

You are replying to this message

"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."

Since XUL can be controlled via Javascript, it'll be trivial to do a useragent check, and supply different choices to the user. We plan to use it internally, for site administration, with a default of in-the-webpage UI for when I'm at a different machine. The whole thing, from what I've seen so far, will be pretty trivial. And since I'm using PHP3, I can do all the page creation server-side, and dish out different nav configurations with a simple if{} statement. To say that web designers will have to redesign a whole site for Mozilla is wrong. However, you sorta put your finger on it - application developers want to reach the widest audience. And that may just very well mean supporting XUL - especially when the consumers - web application users - see the benefits of it.