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Sep 27, 2004, 03:30 PM
 

That's right, I am FINALLY updating my wood theme. I renamed wood to Applewood, and then made Silverwood. Now I am making amazing versions [since i have now improved a great amount] of each, which will be combined into a guiKit called WOOD2.

I'll post all mockups, screens, and ideas in here shortly
I will start with making Applewood2
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Sep 27, 2004, 04:57 PM
 
What if the buttons looked like nails?
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 05:31 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
What if the buttons looked like nails?
How about open/close widgets as philips and flathead screws?
     
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Sep 27, 2004, 08:51 PM
 
omg what a sweet idea thnx!
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Sep 27, 2004, 09:45 PM
 
That is a good idea, close be a nail, and min/max be philips and flat screws. I'm excited for this update either way.
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Sep 27, 2004, 10:36 PM
 
thnx, i'll use that for silverwood

but for now, here's the mockup SO FAR for applewood2:

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Sep 28, 2004, 02:01 AM
 
If you could get the hues to match the wood grain in garageband, that would be sweet.

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Sep 28, 2004, 08:43 AM
 
can't wait to see how it turns out, i hope you have some screenshots to show soon.
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 01:18 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
How about a philips screw turned so it's an X for close, a flathead turne so it's an - for minimize, and one turned so it's a + for maximize...

Penguinn, that't what I would do... and give them a recessed look with a mouse-over, perhaps? As if they were screwed in?
     
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Sep 28, 2004, 02:30 PM
 
uuuhh... that looks nice!
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Sep 28, 2004, 04:49 PM
 
Originally posted by efuseakay:
How about a philips screw turned so it's an X for close, a flathead turne so it's an - for minimize, and one turned so it's a + for maximize...

Penguinn, that't what I would do... and give them a recessed look with a mouse-over, perhaps? As if they were screwed in?
that's actually exactly what i was thinking lol....
kinda creepy that u can read minds?
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Sep 28, 2004, 06:10 PM
 
Sorry to be immature, just had to note what this reminded me of.





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Sep 28, 2004, 07:34 PM
 
Originally posted by OwlBoy:
Sorry to be immature, just had to note what this reminded me of.





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Sep 28, 2004, 07:59 PM
 
no, that's actually very mature

within the past 2 hours i started on applewood2, and managed to update blackcherry... i'll release that now actually

i'll post a screenshot once there's something to show
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Sep 28, 2004, 08:05 PM
 
Why not have a wood texture for the Aqua window backgrounds instead of plain brown?

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Sep 28, 2004, 08:38 PM
 
you're right: Why Not
i'll do that thanks... it really would make it more woody
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Sep 28, 2004, 09:47 PM
 
Originally posted by efuseakay:
How about a philips screw turned so it's an X for close, a flathead turne so it's an - for minimize, and one turned so it's a + for maximize...
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That's a good idea! (Check out my Titanium theme... you can use the idea though as far as I'm concerned)


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Sep 28, 2004, 10:07 PM
 
i've always seen that theme around and think to myself "That is a good theme. I enjoy it"
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Sep 28, 2004, 11:28 PM
 
can't wait to see more of this one
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:02 AM
 
Originally posted by penguinn:
that's actually exactly what i was thinking lol....
kinda creepy that u can read minds?
You should not have had that glass of water this morning... I now control your mind... mwahahahahaha!

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Sep 29, 2004, 08:14 AM
 
You should not have had that glass of water this morning... I now control your mind... mwahahahahaha!

Anxious to see the widgets!
if you can control my mind, why are you making me go to school
i wish i could stay home and finish the theme
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:38 AM
 
awesome, give me a screenshot soon
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 02:06 PM
 
Cool!
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Sep 29, 2004, 05:34 PM
 
Originally posted by penguinn:
if you can control my mind, why are you making me go to school
i wish i could stay home and finish the theme
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:28 PM
 
here's what i've done today [i've finally found time for the theme]
http://penguinn.com/dextop/woodprev.jpg
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:35 PM
 
Originally posted by penguinn:
here's what i've done today [i've finally found time for the theme]
http://penguinn.com/dextop/woodprev.jpg
You should make the menubar and titlebars look like the buttons. They don't look like wood at all now, but the buttons sure do. The widgets need more loving too, but the background and menu fills look perfect; just like plywood... maybe you should put in a knothole here and there :-]

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Sep 29, 2004, 08:42 PM
 
yea I agree.... the menubar looks like a stretched brown aqua button.
I'll make it more woody, don't you worry! I just don't want it to look too much like a brown variation of Max's Brushed.
I'll think of something
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Sep 29, 2004, 08:53 PM
 
That "wood" desktop looks more like "brass" IMHO

Wood is more flat than shiny.
     
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Sep 29, 2004, 09:02 PM
 
i've updated the menubars as you can see in the image:
http://penguinn.com/dextop/woodprev.jpg
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Sep 29, 2004, 09:19 PM
 
Originally posted by penguinn:
I'll make it more woody, don't you worry! I just don't want it to look too much like a brown variation of Max's Brushed.I'll think of something
That new one is much better, but can't you just make the bars look like the push buttons? They look GREAT!

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Sep 29, 2004, 09:47 PM
 
the type would be hard to read unfortunately or else i would've done it
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Sep 30, 2004, 10:51 AM
 
Do you remember this submission for the mockup contest?

Wood

Maybe you could team-up with the author and make his/your theme a reality?

His mockup looked very nice IMO
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 04:10 PM
 
i made wood like 1.5 years ago with themepark beta
it was sort of popular i guess, but it lacked quality, so then when i saw that mockup it upset me

i don't need any help on this project, i'll be fine thanks... i suck with collaborating with others, Its too difficult cuz we each have a different idea on our heads....
and i don't see how that mockup any more realistic than mine

now i'm going to make this theme, and ur gonna like it
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Sep 30, 2004, 04:48 PM
 
i'm going to have a preview version (v0.1) of Applewood available this saturday....
i'll offer it to the first 5 people who ask [just to make people want it more]

today i've made a lot of progress.... its looking great so far, i'll post more screens later!!!
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Sep 30, 2004, 05:02 PM
 
woah dude, never said you needed help or tried to put down your work!!!

still looking forward to see your woody... ugh... wood theme... never mind
     
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Sep 30, 2004, 05:28 PM
 
hahahaha
ooo but i do need help.... i need people to test it
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Sep 30, 2004, 07:19 PM
 
I'd love to test it out!

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Sep 30, 2004, 08:14 PM
 
okay cool
remember not till saturday [not enuff of the theme is done for a test yet]
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Sep 30, 2004, 08:24 PM
 
You should make your theme so it matches these icons:


Think Natural - by Christophe Bouchard

I've always liked these icons


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Oct 1, 2004, 07:38 AM
 
wohoo! tomorrow right? I wanna test it!
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These Wood Shapes are nice IMHO.
Resexellence had 4 or 5 rather complete wood sets, but since their server problems they're not there - for now...
     
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Oct 1, 2004, 08:20 AM
 
yea, i'll steal wood shapes and put it into the sit package
I might also make a cursor if i have time [for mightymouse]
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Oct 1, 2004, 09:05 AM
 
That theme looks greatm penguinn. Nice work.
     
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Oct 2, 2004, 11:09 AM
 
incause you are interested:


i like em
i'll be done a preview version by the end of today [i can't give an exact time, cuz that's just how it is]


and look at ichat file transfer window:
( Last edited by penguinn; Oct 2, 2004 at 12:12 PM. )
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Oct 2, 2004, 08:08 PM
 
here's all i themed so far.....
if you still want the preview, then email me [email protected]

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Oct 3, 2004, 10:55 AM
 
Originally posted by penguinn:
here's all i themed so far.....
if you still want the preview, then email me [email protected]

Andrew, I just sit back and watch folks telling you to do one thing or another (all with good intentions - I'm not bashing anyone) while you stick to your plan and I marvel at how adept you've become at theming in what seems like a short time span.
As I struggle with the ThemePark half of Vette (designed beautifully by NetworkShadow) I smile and shake my head at the great job you're doing.

Way to go.

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Oct 3, 2004, 12:32 PM
 
wow i submitted a reply to you crooner but it didn't work....... i hope i didn't start a new thread or something

thanks crooner, i hope that vette works out well
patience is a key element to theming, if you take your time, then the theme will be great.

Here are some screens of what i've done so far:
http://penguinn.com/wood2/aws1.jpg
http://penguinn.com/wood2/aws2.jpg

Remember, if you want a preview guiKit email me at: [email protected]
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I actually have all the wood icon sets from Resexcellence....I always thought they were cool but never had a theme to go with them...right now im using the mizu (water) theme. just a pre-release but it really is amazing. Transparent titlebars and all!!
     
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