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.

#227 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser <>

Saturday May 29th, 1999 11:24 PM

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There's a much bigger difference than you let on. The 'essential principle' as you put it is the same, however, the implementation is quite different. Additional layers of abstraction are introduced in rendering XUL, layers that are not present in a native implementation, resulting in performance and 'look & feel' deficiencies compared with what Windows users are used to with a native UI.

As an exaggerated example, look at Java: The JVM 'acts' like a purely cross-platform machine. It is because of these additional 'layers of abstraction' that make Java applications so slow relative to their native counterparts.

Java doesn't bid well with Windows users. Although a XUL based UI does perform better than Java... it still won't appeal to Windows users .