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Sep 5, 2004, 01:44 PM
 
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OMG, I just caught a DJ screenie without HandelGotLig
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 02:57 PM
 
Demograph try having it have an outer glow instead of blurring it.... it makes it look weird when blurred
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 03:24 PM
 
Originally posted by Komisar:
Demograph try having it have an outer glow instead of blurring it.... it makes it look weird when blurred
Yah there's a fine line for contrast, and it's getting too soft again. A nice crisp Apple is better than a soft fuzzy one IMO.
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Sep 5, 2004, 08:35 PM
 
I think NightShadow's right... Im gonna go with a sharp apple. glowing on the roll over... I will have a beta for testing tomorrow, if anyone's interested in helping test? send me an email. dragun415@mac.com.
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 11:32 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Edit: More contrast and sharpness as requested.
dunno about you guys, but that's the best I've seen so far..
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 11:49 PM
 
if thats when you click on the apple, then that looks good to me.
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 01:07 AM
 
now thats what im talking about!
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 01:09 AM
 
That's awesome Demograph... Could you post that PSD?
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 01:23 AM
 
This theme is coming out WAY better than SIRO. Good job man... now maybe I'll have an excuse for using a black theme.. this looks killer dude!
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 02:50 AM
 
AWESOME!!! Cant wait for this one! Good Job1

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Sep 6, 2004, 02:37 PM
 
That's excellent demograph68. Very nice.
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 03:05 PM
 
Looks hella good.
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Sep 6, 2004, 05:00 PM
 
That looks absolutely incredible – the best-looking theme mockup I've ever seen, black and non-black! Those are some serious Photoshop skills.
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 02:43 PM
 
I think it would look TONS better if the finder buttons didn't stand out so much.

Besides that,
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 05:38 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Yo really goooood!!
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 09:01 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Could you post that PSD?
Link It still needs alot of work though.
     
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Sep 9, 2004, 12:48 AM
 
anything new going on with this theme? i'm really looking forward to it.
     
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Sep 9, 2004, 02:35 AM
 
Originally posted by Sage:
That looks absolutely incredible – the best-looking theme mockup I've ever seen, black and non-black! Those are some serious Photoshop skills.
Word to ya muthah

WTF? I mean, uhhh... yeah, I agree.

Anyway... I think this will be one of the rare dark themes that will be easy to use on a daily basis. It has all the makings of a beautifully crafted, consistent, classy theme.

Can't wait to use it!

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Sep 9, 2004, 11:00 PM
 
Originally posted by crooner:
Can't wait to use it!
I'll probably procrastinate on this one guys... sorry.
     
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Sep 9, 2004, 11:21 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
I'll probably procrastinate on this one guys... sorry.
You seemed to be making good progress, what happened? You just get burned out?

Sucks that there are so many needless resources in an X theme, even worse I bet your theme is going to pop up for Windows based on your screenshots.

If you're reading smegger, is there any way ShapeShifter (in some unspecified future release) could ever work around the enormous resource barrier to X themes and somehow make the process reasonable? I'm guessing it's beyond the scope of a third party but I asked anyway.

Maybe that's more the realm of ThemePark?

Sorry, that was off topic.
     
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Sep 10, 2004, 12:29 AM
 
Offtopic:
I've suggested that Theme Park be implemented to import from slices of a photoshop file/template. I don't know if that would work, but it seems like a reasonable possibility if all the slices were the correct name...

On topic: I'd really hate to see this theme fizzle out.
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Sep 10, 2004, 12:53 AM
 
if your not goig to finish it, maybe send someone the theme to work on it..?

i really was looking forward to this theme.
     
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Sep 10, 2004, 04:27 AM
 
great work!!

dont' procrastinate!! please!! massive props to you for continueing the development of your way cool looking theme! 8)
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 07:30 AM
 


My first attempt at editing the sidebar color. Piece of cake!
(I hope iTunes will be as easy though)
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:49 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:


My first attempt at editing the sidebar color. Piece of cake!
(I hope iTunes will be as easy though)
Mmmm. That looks very nice.
Nice to see a colour other than white in there
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:59 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
My first attempt at editing the sidebar color. Piece of cake!
(I hope iTunes will be as easy though)
Makes me hungry. Would you tip me where in TP to find the cake ?
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 02:59 PM
 
Good Golly, As a lover of dark themes this one is looking superb.
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 04:13 PM
 
Looks awesome. Would you be so kind as to letting me know how to change the color in the sidebar, it would be appreciated.
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Sep 20, 2004, 05:00 PM
 
Originally posted by Solsonic:
Looks awesome. Would you be so kind as to letting me know how to change the color in the sidebar, it would be appreciated. EMAIL
Open HexEdit. Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder
Press command+J and type in 0029EB10

You'll see this:


Open up DigitalColor Meter app inside Utilities folder and set it to RGB as Hex Value, 16-bit. Now say I get this example: R 8888 G A4A4 B B9B9 In hexedit, replace FF FF FF FF FF FF with 88 88 A4 A4 B9 B9 Save to desktop.

Now just replace the original from Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder to the one you just saved. Log out and in again. Done!

(Note: This works only for 10.3.5)
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 05:03 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Open HexEdit. Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder
Press command+J and type in 0029EB10

You'll see this:


Open up DigitalColor Meter app inside Utilities folder and set it to RGB as Hex Value, 16-bit. Now say I get this example: R 8888 G A4A4 B B9B9 In hexedit, replcae FF FF FF FF FF FF with 88 88 A4 A4 B9 B9 Save to desktop.

Now just replace the original from Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder to the one you just saved. Log out and in again. Done!
Im gonna need to bookmark this for future reference.
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 06:40 PM
 
Freaking Shweeet. Works like a charm,thanks.
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Sep 20, 2004, 06:55 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Open HexEdit. Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder
Press command+J and type in 0029EB10

You'll see this:


Open up DigitalColor Meter app inside Utilities folder and set it to RGB as Hex Value, 16-bit. Now say I get this example: R 8888 G A4A4 B B9B9 In hexedit, replace FF FF FF FF FF FF with 88 88 A4 A4 B9 B9 Save to desktop.

Now just replace the original from Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder to the one you just saved. Log out and in again. Done!

(Note: This works only for 10.3.5)

Here I was expecting the answer to be some easy aspect of ThemePark I had overlooked.

Oy.
Seriously, thanks for the cool tip, Demo! Nice work. Now all we need is for some enterprising software author (with plenty of free time) to make a utility to do this as well as allow for easy tiling of images in Finder Windows. (I'm getting sick of hacking into the Finder .plist file, ya know?)

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Sep 20, 2004, 07:50 PM
 
My email isnt working so ill post my beta bugs here...... right now we need skins for the apps i hope you'll do plenty of em.... also when sending a .mac email the title text of the message your writing comes out black and blends.
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:13 PM
 
Thanks to all helping with the beta.

Sorry haven't been able to respond to some, but I am thoroughly going over all the comments, suggestions and bugs and have worked on many of the issues including readability of type on the buttons, application skins and Im using menu enhancer for the menu bar. And in general getting the theme more consistent.

Should have a second beta release sometime this week.
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:17 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Thanks to all helping with the beta.

Sorry haven't been able to respond to some, but I am thoroughly going over all the comments, suggestions and bugs and have worked on many of the issues including readability of type on the buttons, application skins and Im using menu enhancer for the menu bar. And in general getting the theme more consistent.

Should have a second beta release sometime this week.
I can't wait for the next beta! Thanks!
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:31 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
I can't wait for the next beta! Thanks!
Same here. Text color is the main problem you need to work around. It's a pain with black themes. Looks great though so far.
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:37 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Open HexEdit. Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder
Press command+J and type in 0029EB10

You'll see this:


Open up DigitalColor Meter app inside Utilities folder and set it to RGB as Hex Value, 16-bit. Now say I get this example: R 8888 G A4A4 B B9B9 In hexedit, replace FF FF FF FF FF FF with 88 88 A4 A4 B9 B9 Save to desktop.

Now just replace the original from Open System/Library/CoreServices/Finder/Contents/MacOS/Finder to the one you just saved. Log out and in again. Done!

(Note: This works only for 10.3.5)
Is it possible to intergrate this "hack" into shapeshifter?
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:40 PM
 
Originally posted by Ice Spectre:
Is it possible to intergrate this "hack" into shapeshifter?
I doubt Jason would go for it. ShapeShifter has a strict rule of not editing/replacing ANYTHING. it only re-directs images... or something like that. This sounds too much like it could go wrong and has a huge potential for failure. Each version of OSX probably needs a different hex address.
     
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Sep 20, 2004, 08:52 PM
 
Originally posted by MacMan4000:
I doubt Jason would go for it. ShapeShifter has a strict rule of not editing/replacing ANYTHING. it only re-directs images... or something like that. This sounds too much like it could go wrong and has a huge potential for failure. Each version of OSX probably needs a different hex address.
Well there might be a safe way to... APE is really powerful.
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