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.
#330 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
Monday June 7th, 1999 9:43 PM
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What a way to end such a fine discussion.
I still wonder how anyone could possibly argue, confidently, that XUL is the right thing to do.
Where does all this 'cross-platform saves the world' hype come from anyways?
It's sounds like the same hype I hear time and time again from the same crowd: The Unix crowd.
Sun -> Unix, Netscape -> Sun... Netscape -> Unix? Ah, now it's beginning to make sense.
It's a god damned shame, too, because I wanted Mozilla to take the world by storm the same way Netscape did back in 1995/96... to once again be the undisputed leader in the web client market. (You know what I mean? Type about:mozilla in your Netscape location bar to find out.)
Unfortunately, some out there just don't seem to get that the market to capture is not the Unix market... it's the Windows market.
XP and Windows is like oil and water. Maybe they'll finally just make their XP UI for those who are accustomed to the XP way of life: Unix Users. Leave the native UI to those who are accustomed to the native way of life: Windows Users.