Mozilla Design Patterns Contest

Thursday October 14th, 1999

The "Design Patterns in Mozilla" contest is now underway. Find and document as many design patterns as possible in the Mozilla code, with the chance to win a copy of "Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software" by Gamma et. al. signed by the authors and a $50 gift certificate to

Visit the contest rules page to learn more. It goes into detail regarding the two phases of the contest, the submission rules, the source you need to use, and the prizes.

This is not an official contest, but an incentive program for developers, and is being organized and run by the contest jurors. See the contest rules for more details.

Thanks go to Heikki Toivonen of Citec (creators of Doczilla) for organizing the contest. Good luck, and start hunting.

#3 what about a skins contest?

by wheezy

Thursday October 14th, 1999 1:26 PM

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This is a pretty good idea, although I have to admit I wasn't that happy with the throbber entries or results.

But regardless of my opinion, before such a contest can happen, we have to be sure that the XUL spec is stable...

Also, bear in mind, you'll get far fewer entries. Each full skin is comprised of lots of different XUL definitions for different windows and dialogs... On top of that, it is possible to break the browser functionality by writing bad XUL. So it's really a lot harder to make than the average WinAmp theme...