First Glimpse of New Skin for Mozilla!

Saturday October 23rd, 1999

A number of you may have seen newsgroup posts of a new "skin" coming to Mozilla shortly. The design team has been hard at work, and they are planning on landing the new skin early next week. We haven't heard if it will appear in the nightlies at that point, but we'll keep you posted.

Before we get to showing you the new skin, we'll warn you up front that it's not yet in a final state, and any glaring errors are probably being worked on at this very moment.

That said, we have a screenshot of the browser window, and a shot of the address book. Notice the curved ends of the splitter bars and how the address book's toolbar blends into the address list. Also of note is the search button inside the URL bar on the browser screenshot.

There's a lot to see here, and it's sorta hard to come to a conclusion from just a screenshot of in-process work, so I think I'll hold off judgement until I see a final polished version in action...

#15 Choose the Mozilla skin in a competition!!!

by Anon

Saturday October 23rd, 1999 5:23 PM

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Please... open up the choice of the default Mozilla skin by creating a public competition, much like the competition where we choose the throbber icon. This way, we can ensure that the skin that pleases the MOST people is included with Mozilla. This skin, created by Netscape, should only be one choice in the competition. In a democratic way, by harnessing the huge and diverse population of the Internet, we can create a GREAT browser using this process. This is a very important part of Mozilla, where even people without software development skills can make a most valuable contribution.