The Big Lizard - Gecko: A Smaller, Faster Lizard - HTML with Style
Gecko: A Smaller, Faster Lizard
The Big Lizard
Mozilla was Netscape's developers' pet name for Navigator in the earlier days, and also the name of Netscape's mascot, a green Godzilla-like creature that made up in charm what it lacked in sheer scare value compared to its city-devouring relative.
Mozilla is also being ported to a number of platforms. An important development here is the use of Gtk+ instead of Motif for the Unix ports, making the lizard even more free than it was before.
So the trend of smaller, faster and better is not confined to Gecko. Expect these characteristics to appear in Communicator 5.0, as they are appearing in Mozilla right now. Ending our little foray into Gecko's family tree, let's get to the meat of the thing: Gecko's HTML and CSS capabilities.