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Post Posted November 4th, 2002, 8:56 pm

I have a question for yall that make the really cool, professional looking themes, like Orbit and stuff. What theme authoring software do you use? I tried out Chameleon but it's still not working with current Mozilla builds, only with 0.6, and I couldn't figure out how to open the current modern.jar file to modify it. Any help would be appreciated. I'm interested in creating my own theme, but don't know a lot of the css required to do it manually. Oh, by the way I modified the navigator.css file of the modern theme so that it displays the toolbar icons with text (Mozilla 1.1) and as text/icons/both (Mozilla 1.2b). Go to http://www.cs.swt.edu/~as1130/new/ and you can find a preview picture (preview.jpg) and then also the modified modern.jar files zipped up and ready to download.

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Post Posted November 5th, 2002, 2:26 am

I don't actually use anything beyond a text editor and a graphics editor

this link may help ?

http://www.geocities.com/beforum/downloads.htm - has a link to a pdf by Chris Nelson on how to theme Mozilla, some directory names may be different : )

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Post Posted November 5th, 2002, 4:40 pm

Thanks very much for the reference to the PDF on how to create themes. I wish this document was linked to more prominently, for inatance from themes.mozdev.org (as long as I'm chatting with a maintainer of that site) which currently has two links in the tutorial section, but not to documents as useful (I guess you were getting around to it).

By the way, any chance we can get the themes divided up by the platform they install on (as you have done for Phoenix -- so there is e.g. a 1.2b link that takes one to only the themes that work on 1.2b, and a 1.0 link that takes you to a list of themes that work onthat version).

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Post Posted November 5th, 2002, 5:13 pm

redvine wrote:Thanks very much for the reference to the PDF on how to create themes. I wish this document was linked to more prominently, for instance from themes.mozdev.org (as long as I'm chatting with a maintainer of that site) which currently has two links in the tutorial section, but not to documents as useful (I guess you were getting around to it).


at some point, yeah

redvine wrote:By the way, any chance we can get the themes divided up by the platform they install on (as you have done for Phoenix -- so there is e.g. a 1.2b link that takes one to only the themes that work on 1.2b, and a 1.0 link that takes you to a list of themes that work onthat version).


might get there eventually,

one option might be running the icons in the right hand bar, although there isn't a lot of space :(

ideally I'd have a database of themes to reference, no such luck at present :?

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Post Posted November 9th, 2002, 10:17 pm

I spent some time working on a theme builder, but I've never had the time to take it past a sorta pre-alpha phase. If anyone is interested in something like this, I guess I could try to make it workable again and post a link here.

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Post Posted November 11th, 2002, 11:56 am

That would be awesome!! I would love to see a workable theme builder, triptych!!

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