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.

#5 Re:

by WasteOfTime

Tuesday May 25th, 1999 2:26 PM

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While Mozilla wastes time with stupid pluggable buttons, IE5 added real utility to its chrome-UI which focuses on adding functionality to the shell, not the look-and-feel.

I can just imagine all the kiddies at Mozilla giggling with glee... "isn't this so cool. Imagine how the Slashdot/Quake/Winamp crowd is going to love this."

Meanwhile, the other 30 million browser users could care less.

I wonder how much time was spent working on the XUL/Chrome stuff that could have been put into fixing bugs in CSS or some other useful activity?

Fine, XUL allows changing the UI quicker during development. However, it also makes Mozilla alot slower starting up.