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.

#232 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Scott <>

Sunday May 30th, 1999 7:13 AM

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Well, I don't really have any first hand experience with these editable toolbar things, since I can't get mozilla to run on my computer, but... I'd like to point out a few things from a 16 year old's point of view... 1. I don't mind waiting for a program to start up... and neither do most people... it's a fact of life that most programs don't start in under 15 or 20 seconds on my computer, and if this makes it 30 seconds, oh well. 2. Having toolbars that don't look 'normal' is not a problem... I know that I for one would like to make my own toolbar, and that just about every person I know at school would want their own too. This may seem silly to some of you, but you don't realize that a lot of high school people spend more time on the internet now than watching TV. 3. While there aren't a whole lot of "Microsoft Haters" around, no one I know has downloaded IE5 because it is too big, and besides, no one likes the 'windows explorer' in win98... 4. If AOL puts it in AOL 5.0, there will be much rejoicing... there would also be even more rejoicing if they would put in more 56k numbers... :)

Anyway, I know I got off the subject, but I'd have to say the average user under age 18 would probably download it just so they could change the buttons, colors, etc. Yes, I know a little more about computer stuff than some people, but I'm no wizard or anything....