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.

#63 Re: MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by Mr Z

Wednesday May 26th, 1999 7:12 AM

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Okay, here's some feedback on the chrome, not the idea of chrome.

The simple chrome would not do anything other than freeze my Mac copy of M5. Didn't matter if Iclicked "download", "preview" or "set as default skin". May be a coincidence, but it didn't have that problem with the others.

Mozillazine M6 chrome. I hate the "back" and "forward" buttons. Why is the text on these two buttons, and only these two buttons, drop shadowed? The result is I can't easily read the text on either button!

I'll take some time someday to learn this XUL and make my own chrome, but frankly I'm not impressed with what exists. I know it is an Alpha and is still in development. And I'm sure somebody will challenge me personally to make one! :)

I just hope some good interface designers jump on this oportunity. I would hate to see 4 horrible/unuseable chromes for every one good/adequate one (like Linux themes, Winamp schemes, and Kaleidoscope schemes).

Anything that makes the browsing experience better has my support.