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.


#286 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Anthony <muelleram@earthlink.net>

Wednesday June 2nd, 1999 12:43 PM

You are replying to this message

Sure, M$ already experimented with these kinds of ui's with both html and chromeffects. html was the more or less XP method and chromeffects was platform specific utilizing directx, dxtransforms, etc. Despite the programmers enthusiasm with the 'coolness' of it all, especially chromeffects, both methods bombed in usability tests.

In addition, my own experience in the industry leads me to believe that XUL won't be as big of a hit as some may hope.

Do I work for M$? I did for a while under contract but don't even try to mark me as an anti-Moz/pro-M$ freak. I've been behind Netscape since day one and nothing will change that.