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.

#271 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Dave Hyatt <>

Tuesday June 1st, 1999 1:25 PM

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MSNAK, I do not claim that the XUL-based UI will outpeform a native UI. Obviously if I sat down and wrote native Win32 toolbars and a native Win32 tree widget, they would outperform their XUL counterparts.

However, at some point the UI becomes fast enough, and my belief is that a XUL-based UI will not be sluggish or unresponsive once we've nailed down more of the speed and performance issues.

I understand your concern, but I do think that - once we start optimizing for performance - the XUL-based UI will do just fine.

(Remember, these XUL files aren't large. They're tiny, and there's no reason why they should be taking such a long time to load and lay out.)