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.


#351 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Bruce

Tuesday June 8th, 1999 9:45 AM

You are replying to this message

Anon,

"why is [Skinnable/Customizable/etc...] UI implementation in the Windows market so rare?"

Because they are. The Windows Plus themes is a far cry from a runtime resolved user interface.... colors and backgrounds... not controls, menus, and widgets.

As far as XUL... I think the Linux/Unix market will eat it up. Windows users, however, won't be so eager to swallow it. Does that mean 100% of all windows users? No, not at all. I'd say about 70% of them.

The button 'demo' that I sent out was to a large group of people... only two of which were from here. It had nothing to do with this XUL thread... it was pertaining to a project started long before this thread even existed.