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.

#248 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Kovu <>

Sunday May 30th, 1999 10:43 PM

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The problem with pigeonholing Windows users is that there are so many different kinds. And it's about to get worse. They are so far up and down the spectrum of computer users, you can't possibly predict but small branches of them, there are too many variables. You can say "I don't think business users will like it" or "I think people who would ordinarily use AOL would dig it." but even those are huge generalities. Trying to predict how a Windows user will react is the same as trying to predict how a random person in society would react.

As far as native UIs go, they are nice, but static. I can't say it'll beat sliced bread but, until someone comes up with an easier way to accomplish the same task (without putting one engineer in a room all day to add one button) in a better way, some users are going to go with it, anyway. It has to happen some time, because the powers at be want access to that real estate, big time. It has to happen somehow.