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...

#97 Skin + panel on left?

by Anon

Tuesday October 26th, 1999 3:38 PM

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The skin seems to indicate that the Mypanel is stuck to the left. Can it be moved to the right side of the window?

Most people are right handed. For faster access I like menus on the right. Is that panel thing movable?

The skin itself is trying to be too nice and slick, and by doing so will look bad to a lot of people and their own color preferences. Simple and functional should be the default, with a quick and easy button to get to different skin choices available on the net.