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.

#257 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by n cronin

Tuesday June 1st, 1999 12:19 AM

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I know very well that they were implemented natively, but they did not look it: the throbber? the big (ugly, IMO) buttons? And of course, there is the entire paradigm of the hyperlink, which is (was) not native to any OS on an application level at the time.

The point is is that just because something doesn't look like Word or Notes, it doesn't mean that it won't be embraced by the users. Netscape 2.0 turned the software world upside-down, even with its non-win 3.1 look. The bottom line is that it was very useful, and I think to a lot of users, "cool". (It sure beat CompuServe and AOL)