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.
#49 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!
Tuesday May 25th, 1999 9:09 PM
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I don't have anything against XUL and please don't try to insinuate that. BTW, you misread my cost/benefit statement concerning XUL.
XUL will never, and can never, offer the same 'look and feel' as a native UI. Plain and simple.
You may love it, embrace it, and get excited about customizable skins the same way as *some* WinAmp users do. However, such a style of UI will not go well with the average user.
I hate to sound like I have some crystal ball or something, but just wait until Mozilla is released in final form with the XUL implementation. A lot of kids will use it, a lot of 'geeks' will use it, a lot of Unix users will use it..... but it will barely make a dent in the overall Windows arena and that is the market that counts.