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___________________________________________________________________________Did you know that AvantGarde can be used with your favourite Persona?
It's true, I even have some examples below! Usually, themes aren't allowed to work with Personas, but thankfully, there is a work-around. See the Personas Tutorial
on the AvantGarde Blog. I must stress that Mozilla does not endorse this method since it does involve tampering with advanced application settings which may be harmful to the security, stability and performance of Firefox. Use at your own risk. I have provided the tutorial as an option, since so many of my users have requested Personas compatibility.
Do you wish that themes were fully compatible with Personas? I want to make it happen, too. Let your voice be heard by giving feedback to these sites:Personas Plus Add-on PageHendrix - The Mozilla Feedback System
Like quite a lot of people who customised their Firefox, I downloaded many of the most popular themes... but was never satisfied. They're either so packed with character you don't know how to use them, or they're so boring there's barely any point having a theme at all. Sure, the default Strata theme looks professional and works very well, but... there's barely any colour in it. When did colour ever leave our lives?
So I made a theme based on the humble spiral, and I wanted it to be colourful and fun, but also inherently functional and practical. There are certainly colourful and fun themes out there, and there are definitely practical themes out there, but never both. Why? Or more to the point, why not?
"Avant-garde" is a French term, with no real English translation, that essentially means "out of the cultural or accepted norm". Avant-garde artists and designers push the boundaries of what is known, and considered normal - and that's what this theme is all about. It pushes the boundaries of colour, visual association, and user experience.
AvantGarde 5.2 is the only theme for Firefox 4 than is both fun and functional in equal measure.