MozillaZine

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.


#229 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser <jensen_ba@yahoo.com>

Sunday May 30th, 1999 12:09 AM

You are replying to this message

Mike,

"I don't see why supporitng XUL would force you to design 2 versions of a site."

XUL would be a 'Mozilla Only' feature that would still require the web designer to develop for the non-XUL browsers as well. IE won't use XUL and IE isn't going away. XUL will just be another specific 'browserism' just like any other feature specific to a particular browser.

Irregardless of all that, a XUL rendered UI won't appeal to most Windows users so you're basically going to end up with a market composed of around, luckily, 20% Mozilla users. This won't be enough to light the fire under Microsoft's ass to get IE 100% standards compliant. That's a damn shame because I can't see MS ever putting a whole hearted effort into complying with the W3C unless market pressures force them to do so.