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Dace
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Apr 24, 2004, 11:04 AM
 
Was just wondering if i could pull off a ttheme that captured the essence of Smoothicons. This is what I have so far:



Yes, I know the border isn't possible in Aqua apps and that it might look weird in apps such as Safari...but I don't care. Hey, I'm not a great (or even professional) graphic designer....but it doesn't look to bad. I might finish this theme or I might not, just like you might like it or not. That's all for now.

edit: the blue toolbar button appears only when pressed


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Apr 24, 2004, 11:29 AM
 
WOW! looking nice! Perhaps one day you could do a GANT theme !? I like this very much. please continue.
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Apr 24, 2004, 11:36 AM
 
I like it as well!
     
rhythmicmoose
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Apr 24, 2004, 12:08 PM
 
Oh man, what a great idea! Definitely finish it!
     
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Apr 24, 2004, 12:14 PM
 
I thought about this type of theme for a long time. Ater seeing those icons... I thought about how much they DIDN'T match the overall look of Aqua. The best looking theme for Mac OS X is *sigh* Aqua... it's the most consistent theme out there. Heh. This theme is lookin' cool though. Can't wait to see how it comes out.
     
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Apr 24, 2004, 01:33 PM
 
Originally posted by TheSpaz:
...it's the most consistent theme out there.

Aqua Extreme is the most consistent theme out there. Aqua itself is... just... NOT.
     
Algernnon
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Apr 24, 2004, 01:42 PM
 
That looks very cool! Great idea!

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Apr 24, 2004, 02:10 PM
 
Pretty cool. Just two comments to make, regarding the toolbar buttons:

1. I think it'd be better to have the thick outline around the buttons the same width on all sides... it looks a little funny with the top outline being thinner than the rest.

2. The Finder Forward button should have its shadow going up, not down.
     
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Apr 24, 2004, 02:28 PM
 
perhaps add a bit of a highlight to the window corners like the icons do?
Oh and change the colours the grey and bright aqua pills are pretty awful looking (just the colours though i like the idea)
     
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Apr 24, 2004, 03:48 PM
 
Originally posted by rhythmicmoose:
Oh man, what a great idea! Definitely finish it!
He didn't even start it...
and knowing Dace....
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SilentEchoes
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Apr 24, 2004, 04:05 PM
 
Actually I think the widgets look great. I would defiantly use this theme.
     
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Apr 24, 2004, 05:58 PM
 
Originally posted by SilentEchoes:
Actually I think the widgets look great. I would defiantly use this theme.
Defiantly? Who are you defying? ... Just kidding, whenever I use spell check I either have to choose definitely or defiantly and they do look very close..

Anyway, I agree with the comment about having the outline be the same thickness. I think that they are only different in the icons to add a sense of perspective (unless you are gonna try that with the elements as well).
     
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Apr 24, 2004, 06:18 PM
 
I love it
     
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Dace  (op)
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Apr 25, 2004, 12:09 AM
 
Originally posted by chezpaul:
He didn't even start it...
and knowing Dace....
I did too start it....that's no mock-up, that's the real deal. And I loooove Smoothicons. I use them with most themes, including Aqua even though both (Aqua and Smoothicons) don't exactly match in styles. So I'm likely to work on this theme so I can have a matching theme and icon set.

And I agree, I prefer Max's Aqua Extreme, although I prefer he had use plastic buttons for the Finder rather than Aqua.

The forward button is a result of having cheated by flipping the back button...but I'll fix that. I also find the outline weird on the Finder buttons...not easy making a dynamic outline So I'll just make it even.

Not sure what I'll do for the menubar, titlebar and backgrounds...I'll have to think about how to "smooth" them.

Stay tune for updates.


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SilentEchoes
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Apr 25, 2004, 07:30 PM
 
Originally posted by deej5871:
Defiantly? Who are you defying? ... Just kidding, whenever I use spell check I either have to choose definitely or defiantly and they do look very close..
haha oops I do that all the time, I type real fast then I butcher a lot of words, so I go back and right click on them and select the right one. Every now and then I select the wrong one Oh well. At-least the wrong word is spelled correctly.
     
iNeusch
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Apr 26, 2004, 04:53 AM
 
Looks great
Make it !!
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 04:21 PM
 
wow, that's really great stuff!

so when can we have a download link?
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 04:26 PM
 
LOVE IT!!!!!

I hope this theme actually gets made. Keep it up.
     
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Jun 3, 2004, 04:54 PM
 
you definitely have to keep that smooth ripple that is used on the buttons for the rollover menus.

damn the "candy" coloring is fun.


     
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Jun 3, 2004, 07:16 PM
 
I agree with Sage, and sushiism's highlight suggestion. =)
However, there are a few other things I would change:

1. The widgets need to be remade smoother.
(They need to be perfectly round. At the moment they look a little eight sided)

2. The window outer corners need their masks adjusted...
there are some lighter pixels showing through.
In fact it might be better to fill in the outer background of the window image. (outside the line), so that the mask is creating the outer edge of the line.

3. This is a personal taste choice. I would replace the flat grey window colour, with a blue gradient to match the icons, adding the darker blue inside the lower and right black edge, and using the negative highlight from the bottom of the icon, for the growbox.
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