Thursday, October 25th, 2007

WebRunner Style Customizations

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The WebRunner team has added the ability to add style to your application. Mark Fingle said it well:

One new feature we added to WebRunner is web application styling or theming. You can drop a “webapp.css” file in the bundle and it will be applied to the hosted web application. You can also use platform-specific folders in the bundle to apply specific CSS based on the current platform (Windows, Mac or Linux). We’ll put more details up on the wiki when the feature is released. In the meantime, here is a screenshot of Google Reader hosted in WebRunner, running on Mac, using Jon Hicks’ excellent CSS theme.

Posted by Dion Almaer at 9:19 am

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Also neat to check out is Mozilla Lab’s new Prism, which adds an easy UI to quickly spit out WebRunner apps.

From the site:
“Personal computing is currently in a state of transition. While traditionally users have interacted mostly with desktop applications, more and more of them are using web applications. But the latter often fit awkwardly into the document-centric interface of web browsers.”
“Mozilla Labs is launching a series of experiments to bridge the divide in the user experience between web applications and desktop apps and to explore new usability models as the line between traditional desktop and new web applications continues to blur.”
The first of these experiments is based on Webrunner, which we’ve moved into the Mozilla Labs code repository and renamed to Prism.

Comment by Gavin — October 25, 2007

Maybe it’s just me, but where can I get the WebRunner app? I know of Xulrunner…

Comment by skrd — October 26, 2007

skrd, click the “WebRunner” link above and scroll down to the Installs section. Incidentally, it’s available on Windows, Mac, and Linux :)

Comment by David Carrington — October 26, 2007

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