FW Editor: What are your plans or objectives in the near future?
Ziggy: To keep developing the themes, fixing bugs, supporting the users, responding to suggestions & updating the themes to work with the most recent Firefox versions.
FW Editor: How and when did you start writing the code for LavaFox V1-Green? What inspired you the most? Do you plan to develop new software, or are you more focused on optimizing the current ones?
Ziggy: I started to write the code for LavaFox on April 2009. This is the same code that is used on LavaFox-Green that was established on March 27 2010. I was inspired by a theme called RedShift that was used as a base for the code (with kind permission from it's creator). The design is made by me from scratch & appeared first as a Windows theme which I ported to Firefox. I'm more focused at the moment at optimizing the current themes & updating the code & the design. There's a constant need to update, following the development of Firefox & implementing new features.
FW Editor: LavaFox V1-Green is one of the best Firefox themes from the market. What is the secret?
Ziggy: Thanks for the compliment! I would say that the secret(s) lay in attention to detail. The fact that it's fully skinned (every window & button) in a unified style. The use of special effects, including animated ones & the focus on usability side to side with "eye candy".
FW Editor: When shall we expect the next LavaFox theme for Mozilla Firefox? Can you tell us more about the next concept you are planning to create?
Ziggy: The next themes will be from the BlackFox series. LavaFox already has four color versions (some that were made following requests from the users). Now it's the time for BlackFox series to receive other color versions (Blue, Purple & Green).
FW Editor: What do you love the most at LavaFox V1-Green and what are you planning to change in the future?
Ziggy: What I like the most in the LavaFox series is the use of lava textures & special effects. For the future I'm planning a constant upgrade of features & design ideas, some that comes from the users (who are always welcome to comment on the support forum) & some from my own inspiration.
FW Editor: What are the advantages of using LavaFox V1-Green instead of normal Firefox theme?
Ziggy: The advantages are deprived from the fullness of the design that touches every element of the theme. The default Firefox theme doesn't skin all the elements & uses some plain flat colored menus etc. LavaFox skins all the elements & adds special effects that assist in determining the active elements. LavaFox themes are dark themes that focus on usability, that means they present the eye with a soothing combination of colors that doesn't hurt the eyes (as bright themes often do) while creating a feeling of harmony & clarity.
FW Editor: Which is your favorite LavaFox theme (standard, green, blue, purple, red)?
Ziggy: My favorite LavaFox theme is the original one with the natural red-orange lava colors & red hi-lights. It's a personal preference, since I love warm colors. The other themes were made for the users who love different colors & requested them in the support forum & the reviews.
FW Editor: Would to like to send any message to LavaFox V1-Green users?
Ziggy: I would like to say thanks for all the love & the support that I'm getting from the users & to ask that they'll keep being so active in writing reviews, requests & bug reports. I would also like to say a special thanks for those who contributed, helping to keep LavaFox free & regularly updated. Thanks for choosing LavaFox!
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