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.


#302 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Jake <jake@bugzilla.org>

Friday June 4th, 1999 9:13 PM

You are replying to this message

"a hip-hip-hooray news forum for Moz".... I like the sound of that, unfortunatly, it isn't completely true.

"one of the only people here that understood you, besides myself, was a developer from Moz?"... again, not true.... I (and I'm sure many others here) understood MSNAK's concern just fine. I just didn't think it would be that big of an issue, and may even be enough of a plus to warrent just a hair of sacrafice. No, I'm not a devolper... in fact, I'm not even a programer... I'm a network admin, but it's me feeling (as somebody who constantly deals w/"the average user") that Mozilla needs to do something a little more special than just standards compliant to get ppl to d/l the browser. One of those extra's is the speed of Gecko. Another is the flexibilty of an XUL UI.

As another plus, the XUL is a completely different UI wich better defines a new version (something not needed, but helpful).

Last, but not least, from where I sit, few of the respondants have down right deemed anybody's concern as invalid. Yes this one was deemed to not be of monumental proportions, but there were valid concerns that I feel were addressed. Being this late in the devolopment, it's not really practicle to throw away anthing that has taken so much time unless there are problems of an epic proportion.