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.

#241 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Kovu <>

Sunday May 30th, 1999 1:45 PM

You are replying to this message

"I don't mind waiting for a program to start up... and neither do most people..."

""I'm afraid that's not true.""

Oh but I'm afraid it is. And to those with fast computers the difference is only a second or two. In any case if I remember the stuff stays in your cache and only has to downloaded the first time you choose it or it if it expires from your cache, right?

"But after it is released WHAM everyone will jump on the band wagon"

""In America, we call this 'wishful thinking'.""

Ummm, not this American! In Redmond perhaps.

"As far as UI speed goes this at worst will be a minor issue in the first release"

""On the contrary, it *will* be the deciding factor.""

Deciding factor on what? You think people aren't going to use Netscape because you allow them to change the UI if they want to? If this was the case Mosaic wouldn't have gone anywhere. You can't tell me it was fast.

"my guess is because mozilla is open source more developers will consider this unacceptable and move to correct it"

""Hopefully, they will come to this realization *before* the final release.""

You don't even know that the speed is going to be a factor in the final release. You certainly haven't proved it in any case.

"Does javascript image mouseovers prevent people from using a web site? This will be trivial to most users"

""As web content? No. As the application's chrome? You bet ya. The difference will be far from trivial.""

Umm, why? Sites will have to be developed without the custom UI assumed, so they will be made to enhance the control and navigation of Web sites, not to replace it.

"no one likes the 'windows explorer' in win98..."

""No argument there... ever wonder why?""

Okay unnecessarily CRYPTIC. You have this thing with saying things are a certain way but not WHY. It's like you're repeating, "Because I say so," "Because I say so" over and over again. Use logic to prove your argument or you won't prove it.

Whatever the case of Mozilla v 1., it'll beat the crap out of IE in every way. Sorry, sad but true! And with AOL's 5.0 coming out in September, assuming it uses Mozilla, wonderful IE goes under a 30 share. So much for your hordes of IE users.