Some major Mozilla UI changes

Lot's of changes are under way for the Mozilla browser

- Dave Hyatt is working on customizable toolbars. You can see a screenshot here.

update: a couple more screenshots of toolbar customization are available here and here

- The "Skyline" project, which is a version of Mozilla is being worked on internally at Netscape, "is a short-term project to build a working prototype of a new web client that provides for the daily needs of novice-intermediate users, is fun to use, and really shines in a broadband environment"

- Project "Phoenix", "...a redesign of the Mozilla browser component, similar to Galeon, K-Meleon and Chimera, but written using the XUL user interface language and designed to be cross-platform" (via mpt's site)

- The mozilla/browser project, mentioned a while ago on this site has resurfaced on mozdev. There are some screenshots, but the installable XPI is not working, yet.

» posted by jeffp on August 06, 2002 at 09:33 AM


Ahah.. what about the Mozilla Google bar ( and EasySearch (! I guess they're not recent updates but i love them all the same.

# posted by Geoff Bowers

It seems that all at once, there's a whole lot of UI forking happening in the Mozilla world. It makes sense that the Gecko engine would be employed in many ways -- after all, that's what it's there for, but it's interesting that so many of these projects are taking off at the same time. And then there are cryptic blog entries like these (, ) that make me wonder what the heck is going on. Critically, what in the world is AOL doing?

# posted by d.w.

I think this is mainly about UI work, not just mozdev projects, but as for the Googlebar, things have been busy lately outside of the project. Sometime soon we hope to release a final version- there's a few more bugs to work out, meaning that not everything we wanted will be in, but a lot will. You can get the most recent version from the translations page. But speaking of customizable toolbars- is there any effort to produce a generic version of a toolbar that can be modified by other projects? Many websites have specialized toolbars- like the googlebar- and even mozdev is starting to make a special site toolbar (the mess project). Is there a generic one that all the other projects can use to get a head start, perhaps with general toolbar-related code and some samples of useful javascript? Could make a good project...

# posted by AndyB

I can't believe this. M/b has been renamed Project Piglet, according to M/b's website.

# posted by Minh Nguyễn

Ooooh, Phoenix is looking nice with customization etc. You can get it from Asa's Blog. Props to Blake Ross and Dave Hyatt.

# posted by Shark Daddy

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