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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...


#48 First Glimpse of New Skin for Mozilla!

by Anon

Sunday October 24th, 1999 4:02 PM

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No offence, but has NeoPlanet ever been criticised for it's 'daring' UI design? I have yet to see s single critisim twards smoother designs. I see this UI as Mozilla's interface attempting to catch up with the technology under it's hood. I do see problems with this theme, such as the apparent loss of a personal toolbar and a relatively small button count; however, these problems seem small in contrast with it's possibilities. BTW, has anyone here ever used Star Office, M$ Office, or (to a MUCH lesser extent) IE 5? I love the flexibility and adaptability of customizable toolbars and (,in the case of Star Office,) a simple UI for configuring search engines (EX for Moz: having a dialog to add & subtract entries in Mozilla's awesome new search system) and believe that both systems will have a deffinite place in the not-too-far-off future.

Sincerely yours, ERIIX