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8. Hack the Chrome Cleanly > 89. Build an Installable Theme

Build an Installable Theme

Build an installable theme that changes the way Firefox windows look.

This hack describes how to make, bundle, and offer a new theme for installation. Firefox’s theming system is not as comprehensive as some generic GUI skin engines. For example, it can’t completely reorganize the Firefox user interface as flexibly as WinAMP’s themes can. Firefox themes are restricted to effects that are possible within CSS. However, those effects are expanding in number as CSS becomes more popular.

Getting the Content Together

Before building the theme’s bundle, make sure you have the content ready.

Do the creative bit

No one can give you a formula for creativity, and this hack isn’t going to try. Before you can assemble the theme, you have to have a creative starting point, a plan, and a design. That should lead to a set of prepared images and some color scheme information.


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