December 6, 2000

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If you look carefully at Figures 3 and 4, you also will notice some changes in the Menu Bar, Personal Tool Bar, Side Bar, and Status Bar that Netscape made in customizing the Mozilla browser to create the Netscape 6.0 browser.

We show you how to brand your own Mozilla-based browser in upcoming parts of our MozillaQuest Mozilla-skinning series. And we show you how to customize the Menu Bar, Personal Tool Bar, Side Bar, Navigation Bar, and Status Bar too.

Commercially the significance of building and distributing a browser to a Web-site owner, including you, is the portal value of the side bar. Non-commercial organizations can use the portal features to provide users of their customized browsers with easy access to the organizations' on-line resources -- or selected on-line materials from other sources. Of course, non-commercial Web sites still can seek portal revenues to help defray the costs of maintaining their Web sites and to provide funds for other projects.

Schools can brand their own custom browsers with school mascots, mottos, and colors splashed on the title, menu, and navigation bars. Then they can install their customized browser suites on all the school's computers and distribute copies to students, staff, and faculty for their home computers too. Religious, charitable, social, civic, political, and all sorts of organizations can have their own customized and branded browser suites too.

Mozilla Is the Right Choice

One reason we choose the Mozilla browser suite for building customized browser suites is that Mozilla-based browser suites are cross-platform. That means you only have to do the customizing work once. Then your made-to-order, branded, browser suite will run on Linux, Mac, Windows, and other platforms for which Mozilla is compiled -- without the need to port your customized browser suite to each platform.

Moreover we understand the Mozilla open source concept, anyone legally can use the underlying browser to build his or her own browser or browser suite. However, please have your legal advisor check the governing Mozilla and Netscape public licenses before you start distributing or selling your customized Mozilla-based browser suite or any other Mozilla-based applications that you might create or develop. There are links to these public licenses in our Resources Section below.

Article Index

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Introduction &Overview
Page 2

Comparing the Mozilla & Netscape Skins

Page 3

Branding Your Lizard

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Mozilla Is Right Choice

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Mozilla Skinning Easy

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Mozilla Applications Programming Framework

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Lizard Skinning Tools

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Conclusion

Resources Section

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More Resources

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