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.
#317 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
Sunday June 6th, 1999 4:01 PM
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Well said! I think you may be too late, though, I already shed a tear! hehe! :)
The theoretical argument is that XUL will not perform/look/feel the same as a native UI. The practical argument is that these 'differences' will not be discernable to the user. In either case, the XP UI *will* be 'slower' whether it's discernable to the human eye or not.
Anthony and I both stated that since Mozilla was committed to the XP UI approach that we would support it from here on out with the assumpton that there will be 'no practial difference'. Our objections to the XP UI were coming from valid concerns based on real world data... Not FUD, slams, etc...
As for examples, I'd be happy to show you example(s) that illustrate the differences between native, custom, standard, and XP widgets/controls. It's 2:54pm PST on my clock... I can dig some stuff up that I was working on from last November that I'd be happy to share with you. Let me know.
Plus, if you weren't aware, Anthony and I are starting work on a XUL Tool... it should be pretty slick when all is said and done! :)