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...
#25 Hold off on the contest
Saturday October 23rd, 1999 7:59 PM
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I would hold off on the contest until all of the xul code is settled down. There isn't even a nice function to switch interfaces yet.
If you make a skin now, it will probably be messed up when the final one comes out. IMO its better to let the guys who are programming the xul/js to design it for now. When the beta or just before the final comes out, thats when you have the contest for the best design.