Greg Knauss on Mozilla’s Ersatz UI Chrome

Greg Knauss in Suck over eight years ago, on the then-new Mozilla’s “skinnable” UI chrome:

Oh, sure, somebody will labor mightily to produce a skin that looks just like each native OS, and he or she might even come close to pulling it off. But close doesn’t mean much in a world where subtlety and nuance actually matter. Common, native controls exist for a reason, and that reason is not to serve as a model for crude simulations.

Just as apt today.

Sunday, 22 June 2008