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Submitting Your Theme to Mozilla

Once you’ve gone though and created your own, original, Firefox theme via the iPox Remix tutorials, you’re next step is to submit it to the Mozilla Addon site for the world to enjoy. Head on over to addons.mozilla.org and register for a free account. Once that’s done, you should see a ‘Developers Tools’ link in […]

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Customizing Toolbar Backgrounds

There are three main toolbars in Firefox, each that can have a separate background. 1. Navigation Bar 2. Bookmarks Bar 3. Status Bar The main toolbar background graphic is named toolbar-background.png and located in the /global/toolbar/ folder. If you just recreate a new png file, you won’t need to edit any of the CSS code. […]

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Custom Firefox Toolbar Buttons

This edition of iPox Remix, we are talking about creating custom toolbar buttons. Good buttons can really make a theme so don’t just rush through them. Update: In iPox Remix for Firefox 3, there is one image for all buttons and not really small and large versions of all buttons.  However, the same basic rules […]

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Graphics Editing for Firefox Themes

In order to create custom buttons and imagery for your Firefox theme, you’ll need some graphics skills and a program. Myself, I use Macromedia Adobe Fireworks CS3. I really like how easy it is to use and how well it mixes vector and bitmap imagery. That’s my choice, but you can choose to use whatever […]

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Creating Your Themes’ Identity & Install Files

Creating your theme’s identity is probability the most important part of creating a Firefox theme. You need to ensure your theme doesn’t conflict with anyone else’s and, of course, give it a cool name. To do this, we’ll need to modify two files inside the iPox Remix Pieces folder; install.rdf and contents.rdf. Each file should […]

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iPox Remix Download Fixed

If you caught the iPox Remix announcement earlier this week, you may have noticed that download didn’t work. No one told me though. 😉 I did stumble across it late last night and fixed the issue. You can successfully download the iPox Remix theme files now.

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Packaging Firefox Themes

One of the first things you need to understand about Firefox themes is how to package them. It’s really simple, so be prepared to have an easy first step. Firefox themes are just zip files, renamed to jar. So, if you can create a zip file, and rename a file, you’ll be done in no […]

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iPox Remix – Modify or Create Your Own Theme

Announcing iPox Remix. No, it’s not a new theme, it’s the iPox source for you to customize. iPox Remix is not only the files, it is going to also be a set of walkthroughs that help you better understand how to create a Firefox theme. They could be used to modify iPox as you wish, […]

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