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...
as my lizard folder lacks explanation of its contents, here are some brief notes:
the sidebar one was actually a hack of something chrisn posted to either m.xpfe or m.ui (I can't remember exactly which), IIRC.
The second is an example of some of the changes I've made to skin.css etc., to make Mozilla look a little more like 4.x
the third is, sadly, only a graphics hack (like the sidebar one), but an idea of what should be possible when XPToolkit bugs even out, and widgets start to look like the ones linked off the xpfe page.