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.


#234 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by pete collins <pete@postpagan.com>

Sunday May 30th, 1999 7:35 AM

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I think once the industry sees what can be done with XUL they are going to scramble to name brand thier sites. Get the "edge" on compitition, especially in intra and extranets. Search engines would especially take advantage, you know AOL is going to take advantage(i think they hold a piece of the market). But right now everyone has forgotton about Netscape. It is human nature to think only in the present. But after it is released WHAM everyone will jump on the band wagon.

As far as UI speed goes this at worst will be a minor issue in the first release, but my guess is because mozilla is open source more developers will consider this unacceptable and move to correct it. It will not prevent people from using the UI. Does javascript image mouseovers prevent people from using a web site? This will be trivial to most users.

Anything can be done. You just need a place to start.

Mozilla in my opinion got the ball rolling. Where that ball goes is entirely up to us developers.

pete