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.

#225 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser <>

Saturday May 29th, 1999 10:48 PM

You are replying to this message

"Since XUL can be controlled via Javascript, it'll be trivial to do a useragent check, and supply different choices to the user"

A useragent check is trivial... designing both a non-XUL and XUL site vs. a non-XUL site is not.

"application developers want to reach the widest audience. And that may just very well mean supporting XUL"

Just the opposite. If I want to reach the widest audience... XUL is something I won't author for.

"If you design strictly to W3C standards, your website won't look good in IE anyway"

It wouldn't look good in Opera or Netscape, either. I've been hoping that Mozilla would change this, but after realizing that this XUL interface is set in stone... my hopes have dwindled.

"As for IE, who would use a faulty browser knowingly?"

Kovu, in all honesty, you really need to realize that everyone doesn't share your view that Microsoft is a big, bad, evil corporation that's hell bent on destroying the world and taking over your land. Don't take that the wrong way though... I got a good chuckle on that one. :)