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.

#8 Re:MozillaZine's ChromeZone Now Open!

by MozillaSupporterNOTAssKisser

Tuesday May 25th, 1999 3:05 PM

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I strongly disagree about the 'waste of time' that your are referring to as far as platform specific UI's are concerned.

The Win32 Operating Systems account for 90%+ of the client side OS market. What *is* illogical is to sacrifice performance and native features to reach an additional *less than* 10%. The rendering engine code isn't cross platform (THANK GOD), why should the UI code be???

I want Mozilla to be an ass kicking success, not some thing for linux die hards to toy with. You *must* appeal to the Windows user regardless of any ill-sentiment towards Microsoft.

The end-user will determine the fate of Mozilla, not the Mozilla developer.

If Mozilla has already set their minds on following through with this XUL implemented UI, then today is a very disappointing day for me because my employees (who are mostly non-technical) will *never* be able to swallow it, and neither will I.