Mark Surman wisely observed today that there are two sorts of people in the world – those who skin their desktop, browser, media player, etc. and those who don’t. I am firmly in the second camp. However, I was persuaded to try out Personas. These have been incredibly popular, so I was amazed at how simple they were – just two images.
However, after a few hours I switched them off, for one reason – they made the text of the status bar and bookmarks bar harder to read. It seems that a persona can change this text colour, but with a graphical background, one colour is often not suitable for the entire length of the text.
Could this be fixed using text drop shadows? Do those work in XUL?