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Nov 23, 2003, 09:09 PM
 


Something that I started a while ago, got lost in a hard drive wipe, and got restarted thanks to all the neat new themeing apps encouraging me to do so. It's a port from KoL's Cel Shaded for windows, but my roommate bugged me enough to port it, so I am. This is just the green version, but I'm going to work on the blue version, an orange inverted one, and a grey one too.

Any feedback thus far?
     
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Nov 23, 2003, 09:28 PM
 
I like it, it's kind of weird though having the selected tab be green and the others orange. It'd look cool the other way around, so the other ones blend in with the background and the orange/selected one sticks out more. Love it though!
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Nov 23, 2003, 09:33 PM
 
I agree with the above feedback. Other than that, please keep the progress coming :]

Do you have any screenshots of the original theme by the way?
     
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Nov 23, 2003, 09:35 PM
 
Pretty cool, and it won't look bad against Aqua stuff. I agree though that the "selected" tab doesn't stand out like the unselected tabs.
     
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Nov 23, 2003, 09:40 PM
 
Well, then! I'm one to listen to input, so I probably will goa bout doing that. I didn't really think about it anyways, so I'm not set on having it either way.

I've also gotta go back and add a shadow under the pushbuttons. They tend to look better than way.

Here's a big ol' pic of the green and blue variations from the official one: http://www.deviantart.com/view/2590509/
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Nov 23, 2003, 09:44 PM
 
I'm not a fan of the colors, but it could be cool I suppose.
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Nov 23, 2003, 10:03 PM
 
The Blue One kicks major A$$! I want that one first!!!

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Nov 24, 2003, 01:01 AM
 
I like it, though my only gripe would be the little drop shadow under the widgets, which kind of kills the whole "cel-shadedness" of it. Since the idea of it is to have sharp lighting, minus the gradients, the drop shadow feels a little out of place. IMO, of course. Still looks awesome.
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 01:28 AM
 
i agree with the 'fad. the shadows look out of place.
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 01:57 AM
 
Yeah, I actually did remove them before you said that

I've also added them to the push buttons. I'll post another preview soon to see what all your reactions are, but I think it helps pop those pushbuttons off the background a bit better.
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 02:54 AM
 
oh nice
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 03:03 AM
 
I like the blue one as well. A grey one would be nice too.

One thing I like about those Windows pics is the Dock skin. I would suggest including one of those in the package. (anyone know if ShapeShifter will support dock skins in the future?)
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 03:20 AM
 
Do you plan on making the progress bar cel shaded? It would be amazing if you did.
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 04:02 AM
 
Made some changes:




microrario: of course, what's the point of doing a theme if you don't change everything to match
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 08:31 AM
 
yay, sunken widgets now! Looks good so far but you're not out yet.


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Nov 24, 2003, 08:48 AM
 
Looks really good.

I hope you make several color schemes though. I'm not sure about the green and orange. You should do at least one that's just white and grey with color buttons, for pro users. I'd use it for sure then.
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 09:26 AM
 
Looking good.
Oh the irony about talking about this as a 'port' of a Win theme.
This theme was created for OSX first, as seen in this thread. A Windows version was taken from the ideas originally started there, and the OSX version was never compleated or relesed.
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 11:32 AM
 
[keanu]Woah...[/keanu]

Well, I assume KoL got permission, and I got it from him, so I should be good...

Plus, I'm not going to let this fizzle
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 02:21 PM
 
yeah, I totally love both colors. I have wanted this theme since you showed is the screenshot months ago.

Green first man

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P.S. Make sure that you get the tab issue fixed. The orange should be the selected state (in both themes.) Thanx!
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 04:25 PM
 
Originally posted by G0Ducks:
yeah, I totally love both colors. I have wanted this theme since you showed is the screenshot months ago.

Green first man

Ryan

P.S. Make sure that you get the tab issue fixed. The orange should be the selected state (in both themes.) Thanx!
1) I'm not the original guy that posted a WIP version

b) the tabs are fixed in the 2nd shot

lastly, thanks!
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 04:36 PM
 
i like it, though I would consider changing any of the remaining (highly technical term) "blue objects" to orange for the green theme. Ultimately its up to you, and I like what im seeing a lot, but i think that having the colors stay uniform (orange buttons, orange scroll bars, so orange progress bars, etc.) would be best.

keep up the good work though. Any ETA on the theme?
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 04:42 PM
 
Originally posted by cloudaj:
i like it, though I would consider changing any of the remaining (highly technical term) "blue objects" to orange for the green theme. Ultimately its up to you, and I like what im seeing a lot, but i think that having the colors stay uniform (orange buttons, orange scroll bars, so orange progress bars, etc.) would be best.

keep up the good work though. Any ETA on the theme?
he just isnt done yet
     
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Nov 24, 2003, 04:46 PM
 
riiiiiight...stupid me

oh jeez he just started today...NOW it all makes sense
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Nov 24, 2003, 05:19 PM
 
Looking good.
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Nov 25, 2003, 04:49 AM
 
Um, sorry if I'm a bit late to this party, but I notice that your lighting is coming down straight from the top... but yet your shadows are 45° to the right. That doesn't seem particularly consistent... my suggestion would be either change the drop shadows to be directly below, or add in some indication that the light is coming from the upper-left, possibly something like this:



Just a thought.
     
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Nov 25, 2003, 11:58 AM
 
Originally posted by Phoenix1701:
Um, sorry if I'm a bit late to this party, but I notice that your lighting is coming down straight from the top... but yet your shadows are 45° to the right. That doesn't seem particularly consistent... my suggestion would be either change the drop shadows to be directly below, or add in some indication that the light is coming from the upper-left, possibly something like this:



Just a thought.

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Nov 25, 2003, 01:12 PM
 
Geez, I can't believe my throw-away Zelda-theme demo has gone so far
     
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Nov 25, 2003, 03:02 PM
 
Originally posted by bbxstudio:
Geez, I can't believe my throw-away Zelda-theme demo has gone so far
Hehe, I knew there was a reason this theme seemed inherently kewl.

I am so stoked about this theme. I'm just a little bummed that it will only work for SS. So far SS does weird things to my adobe apps and makes SoundTrack really sluggish. I have no idea why

I still am going to figure out how to get around this as I am so overwhelmingly excited about SS and all the themes being ported to it and created for it.

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Nov 25, 2003, 03:35 PM
 
Originally posted by Phoenix1701:


Just a thought.
But that just ends up being a colorized plastic button...not what I'm going for



The original drop shadow doesn't make much sense either, but this is a cartoony theme, things don't have to make sense!
     
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Nov 25, 2003, 03:36 PM
 
Originally posted by bbxstudio:
Geez, I can't believe my throw-away Zelda-theme demo has gone so far
A Mac port of a Windows theme designed by the Mac themer.... crazy :S
     
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Nov 25, 2003, 03:52 PM
 
Originally posted by G0Ducks:
Hehe, I knew there was a reason this theme seemed inherently kewl.

I am so stoked about this theme. I'm just a little bummed that it will only work for SS. So far SS does weird things to my adobe apps and makes SoundTrack really sluggish. I have no idea why

I still am going to figure out how to get around this as I am so overwhelmingly excited about SS and all the themes being ported to it and created for it.

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Nuts! It's going to be an SS Theme? I was hoping for .dlta Well, maybe someone will be nice enough to port one over for us non SS users. SS does weird things with some of my apps and getting to the Preferences; makes the apps quit like <snap!> that!

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Nov 25, 2003, 05:38 PM
 
i'm confused? Hows it a Win theme if it started on teh MacNN forums?
     
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Nov 25, 2003, 06:27 PM
 
Originally posted by brien:
i'm confused? Hows it a Win theme if it started on teh MacNN forums?
Because as soon as a screeny goes up it's open season on ports/adaptations/versions, etc... precisely why I never post screenies of unfinished themes (this one started off as a 'I think a Zelda cell-shaded theme would look like so' and it went fom there - it was a quick example I never intended to flesh out). The XP kids cruise this forum as well
     
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Nov 25, 2003, 06:39 PM
 
Lol... I was kinda wondering, wasn't this something BBX had mocked up? That's kinda weird it came out for windows...

Pretty hilarious.

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Originally posted by phillryu:
Lol... I was kinda wondering, wasn't this something BBX had mocked up? That's kinda weird it came out for windows...

Pretty hilarious.
All I know, is that I have been waiting a long time for this bad boy. I love the green, I love the blue, I love the colors. I am so down with this theme

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Nov 26, 2003, 01:24 PM
 
When can we try it? It looks so cool.
     
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Nov 26, 2003, 02:35 PM
 
I'll release a guiKit and dtla format. I'm designing it in guiKit mode under Theme Park, so there amy be some bugginess with dtla users, but I'll do my best to fix things up.

Oh, and this is gonna take some time just because it's my first OSX theme
     
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Nov 26, 2003, 05:14 PM
 
Very cool!

Thanks for thinking of us .dlta users!

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Originally posted by Lefo:
Very cool!

Thanks for thinking of us .dlta users!

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Dec 2, 2003, 03:33 PM
 
It looks nice. But I would not use it^^ Too much colors
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Dec 2, 2003, 04:20 PM
 
Nothing really major to report at this time. Just continuing work. I'll be slowing down a bit with finals coming up next week, but not stopping

Oh, and 1c3, I'm making a grey version, if that helps
     
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Hehe, that will be nice ;D
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Dec 2, 2003, 06:56 PM
 
Originally posted by phillryu:
Lol... I was kinda wondering, wasn't this something BBX had mocked up? That's kinda weird it came out for windows...

Pretty hilarious.
Ya I was wondering about that... I thought that this idea was created on this forum and never an XP theme before.

Those stupid PeeCee users can't even think for them self's. There are very few unofficial Mac ports of Windows themes and about every original Mac theme ever has been ported to XP ether unofficially or officially...
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Originally posted by timdorr:
Nothing really major to report at this time. Just continuing work. I'll be slowing down a bit with finals coming up next week, but not stopping

Oh, and 1c3, I'm making a grey version, if that helps

Ahh, finals. Dude, If I were you, I would put this on the back burner until you are done with finals. I have them too, I feel your pain.

UnleEees, you only have some easy finals! Then work like a donkey to finish!

A grey version!? KEwhew! Though, I am giddy about the green and blue ones.

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i would love to see these theme but with the aqua colors, please!
     
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A question about the final release- are you trying to make it look more like BBX's original mockup?
     
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Dec 6, 2003, 02:17 AM
 
Well, from what he made, it looks very much similar. The widgets are a bit different, but look ok, I think. I've gotta do the sunken effect to the toolbar button, but that should be cake with the other buttons done.

I've done a lot since the last screenie. I want to get some more done before showing anything else, but it's still a-comin'

I even managed to get one easter egg in there
     
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Originally posted by timdorr:
Well, from what he made, it looks very much similar. The widgets are a bit different, but look ok, I think. I've gotta do the sunken effect to the toolbar button, but that should be cake with the other buttons done.

I've done a lot since the last screenie. I want to get some more done before showing anything else, but it's still a-comin'

I even managed to get one easter egg in there
Ohhhboy, he is starting to even SOUND like BBX
Save the easter egg thing...

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Hey, at least I posted a screenshot of my theme
     
 
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