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.
#341 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
Tuesday June 8th, 1999 6:07 AM
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a perfect replica including its UI imperfections? ;) I'll give you another example of a native problem (and this affects both IE and Netscape). Let's say you want to open a file. So you go to the File menu, click on open page and you see the open page dialog (now I have to cancel it in order to type argh!) Now I click on choose file. Now I'm in the open file dialog (I won't even begin to point out the many problems with the file dialog <http://www.iarchitect.com/file95.htm> ). I click on an htm file and click open. Now I'm in the first open page dialog again. Finally I click on open and it opens. That my friend is the price we're paying for native controls. Here's a feature I use at least once or twice a day and remember-I couldn't do any browsing or typing into this form until the operation was completed. (I should point out that Netscape has the stronger UI even though IE and NS are just as convoluted. But NS offers a help button and Open is more specific to the task at hand than OK)