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elroy el 1327
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Mar 24, 2004, 03:10 AM
 
I've been working on my first theme for a few days now and I'm at the point where I've replaced most of the aqua stuff (or at least modified it to suit my purposes.

here's a preview

I'm not sure when it will be 'done', or even if anyone will be interested in a copy when it is.. but I'm having trouble thinking of a name for the theme, so suggestions are welcome - already on the list:

"It looks like ass" and "I like the default theme better"

note to self: girlfriends are not always the best people to ask for theme name suggestions.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 03:34 AM
 
Hmmm...names that pop in my head when I saw your preview are:

Office
Cubic
Square (Squared (?))
GeoMetric (GeoMetrix)
Flatron

That's about it...


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Mar 24, 2004, 03:35 AM
 
Lagoon sounds cool to me, as in the blue lagoon
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 03:37 AM
 
At least she didn't say "But it's so small!" Or, as a friend said while looking at my work of about 4 months on something not related to themes, "That's it?"

Seriously though, that's a mighty fine mix of colors you've got going there, very easy on the eyes. Very unique toolbar widget, too. As for a name... do what I do and name it after some random geographic location that has absolutely nothing to do with the theme, then watch people try to pronounce it. That, or just do a google search for "name generator" and pick the one you like best! I'm a big fawn of the Lous Farrakhan African Name generator... being known as Shekwan (or Shaft, depending on which name it randomly picks) to my brothers and sisters just seems cool.
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:13 AM
 
Mmmm... I like... but I suck at making names
     
elroy el 1327  (op)
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Mar 24, 2004, 11:24 AM
 
Thanks guys - I like the random place name suggestion.. and inspired by wibs post I've referred to the Douglas Adams/John Loydd book "the meaning of Liff" and have sourced what I'm going to now consider the themes' "working title".. and that is "Duntish".
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 01:59 PM
 
I like 'no name'
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 03:37 PM
 
Hmm, maybe Azul? (spanish for blue)
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 03:39 PM
 
Hmph. I'm liking the looks of it... I'll certainly be interested in a copy when it's done.
My name suggestions aren't very good. I'll I could come up with was:
- Squary-ness
- Blue Squares
- Bluey
- Blue and gray with squares

Although I do like "Flatron" as Dace suggested...

I don't think "Duntish" is a very good name. It sounds like an insult.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 03:56 PM
 
I like Azul, although the name reminds of Rhapsodized... (and just OS9 in general)

I would name it Denim Monkey, because of my love for creating mutant denim monkeys in my lab
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:20 PM
 
Originally posted by Jaey:
My name suggestions aren't very good. I'll I could come up with was:
- Squary-ness
- Blue Squares
- Bluey
- Blue and gray with squares
hahaha... that's one of the funniest things I've read in a while.
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:21 PM
 
It looks very "officey"... in a good way.

So I say name it - Ophis
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 04:29 PM
 
Elroy?

Sweet looking theme.

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Mar 24, 2004, 04:35 PM
 
How about "Windows" - I mean, that's what it looks like!
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 05:02 PM
 
  • Klatchapin
  • Mohjiophin
  • Jeoloroan
  • Bechiehian
  • Mungus
  • Squraughina
  • Squarphina

don't use "Mungus" though. im using that for my theme.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 05:23 PM
 
roxy?

biloxy?
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 05:25 PM
 
slate?
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 05:33 PM
 
ooh, ooh i got a new one:
"Better-jpg-compression"!
it rocks, doesnt it
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 06:48 PM
 
Can i try it out? I wanna install it.

Oh yea names, ummmm I can't think of any good ones. Ohh The Theme Formally Known as Aqua
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:28 PM
 
Originally posted by cloudaj:
slate?
Damn you read my mind.

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Mar 24, 2004, 07:43 PM
 
Originally posted by wibs:
hahaha... that's one of the funniest things I've read in a while.
Is that sarcasm?

Oh, and slate sounds good, too.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 07:52 PM
 
Originally posted by swiz:
Damn you read my mind.
hehe, i was kinda surprised no one had said slatee yet because it was the first thing that popped into my mind when I saw the screenshot.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 08:28 PM
 
Nice looking, though it's a bit windows looking. Not sure what I'd call it.
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Mar 24, 2004, 08:33 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
Nice looking, though it's a bit windows looking.
True, but in a good. Kind of like Watercolor is very Windows-looking but is really cool.
     
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Mar 24, 2004, 08:52 PM
 
Originally posted by Jaey:
Is that sarcasm?
no... perfect delivery. maybe it's some sort of weird personality flaw, but big long descriptive names are hilarious to me. I can just see the post at ResExcellence announcing Blue and Gray With Squares, hehehe.
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Mar 24, 2004, 09:43 PM
 
Dusk

Night

And, a few Atlas Shrugged refs:

Rearden (as in Rearden Metal)

Atlas

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Mar 24, 2004, 10:37 PM
 
Originally posted by MacDog:
How about "Windows" - I mean, that's what it looks like!
Just because the widgets look a little like those found on Windows make it a Windows theme not. To me it bears a stronger resemblence to old NeXT interfaces. I might suggest making the fairly standard grey color in the body of windows a little bluer.

I'd use an obscure geographic name like wibs suggested; 'Slate' is cool, but sounds too boring and bland imho.
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Mar 24, 2004, 10:59 PM
 
Another vote for slate. Also, I like the theme. It looks like I may have another things besides dxb in my "themes I can use for long periods of time" list.
     
Jaey
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Mar 24, 2004, 11:10 PM
 
There looks to be an AQUASlate already at Resexcellence....
     
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Mar 25, 2004, 01:14 AM
 
Why are the widgets on some windows not centered vertically? Makes it look like crap..

I like the theme though
     
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Mar 25, 2004, 01:26 AM
 
Originally posted by mrbiiggy2:
Why are the widgets on some windows not centered vertically? Makes it look like crap..
metal windows bump the widgets a few pixels down and to the right, the only real way around it is playing with the bevel to make it look more centered.
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Mar 25, 2004, 09:49 PM
 
Placid
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Mar 25, 2004, 10:52 PM
 
I really don't care what it's called, when you gonna release it? It looks fricking sweet! Clean and with awesome hues of blues.

How about "Beryllium"?


"beryllium __ _
A high-melting, lightweight, corrosion-resistant, rigid, steel-gray metallic element used as an aerospace structural material, as a moderator and reflector in nuclear reactors, and in a copper alloy used for springs, electrical contacts, and nonsparking tools. Atomic number 4; atomic weight 9.0122; melting point 1,278C; boiling point 2,970C; specific gravity 1.848; valence 2. See table at element." (from www.dictionary.com)
     
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Mar 26, 2004, 01:09 AM
 
Graphite Slate. The slate has to remain. I like it--along with the progress of the theme thus far.
     
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Mar 26, 2004, 06:34 AM
 
"Blockhead"
     
elroy el 1327  (op)
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Mar 26, 2004, 01:18 PM
 
how about this - in an effort to use as many of the great suggestions so far.. along with the idea that 'slate' should be in there somewhere AND the idea for making the name weird and hard to pronounce... AND rediciously long... I present to you:

Beryllium-Roxy-Azul-Cubic-Flatron-Atlas-Rearden-Squared-Ophis-Graphite-Office-SLATE pro

or

Bracfarsogo-Slate pro

[Brak far so go]


it's the 'pro' on the end that does it for me!
     
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Mar 26, 2004, 01:27 PM
 
well that first one would like mighty funny if / when it was listed on macupdate.com, thats for sure
     
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Mar 26, 2004, 04:18 PM
 
Originally posted by elroy el 1327:
Beryllium-Roxy-Azul-Cubic-Flatron-Atlas-Rearden-Squared-Ophis-Graphite-Office-SLATE pro
NO!

Beryllium-Roxy-Azul-Cubic-Flatron-Atlas-Rearden-BLUE AND GRAY-Squared-Ophis-Graphite-Office-SLATE pro

     
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Mar 26, 2004, 07:35 PM
 
off of cubic...cubical?
     
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Mar 26, 2004, 11:05 PM
 
Gosh, that's a beautiful theme, though I'm really at a loss for words.

But why do people insist on murdering their screenshots with JPEG instead of PNG, and then take a screenshot with iChat and blot out the buddy list? Why not omit iChat or make a new account with a blank buddy list? I never understand this... it destroys the attempt to look at the screenshot for me; all I see is a big blur and I can't focus on the actual shot. Do people think they're being clever?
     
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Mar 27, 2004, 12:39 AM
 
"Theme"
     
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Mar 27, 2004, 12:56 AM
 
Originally posted by dole:
Nice sig!
     
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Mar 27, 2004, 03:08 AM
 
How 'bout GenerOS?

Stupid I know... I just thought it sounded nice...


R
     
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Apr 13, 2004, 12:10 AM
 
Will you be releasing this theme for us to enjoy?
     
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Apr 13, 2004, 12:25 AM
 
how about "elroy"?

seems to be up there a lot...
     
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Jul 20, 2004, 08:41 PM
 
Elroy, have you finished this theme? I really like it and was hoping you'd post it for us to enjoy. Has a good clean look to it...
     
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Jul 20, 2004, 09:25 PM
 
Originally posted by cgc:
Elroy, have you finished this theme? I really like it and was hoping you'd post it for us to enjoy. Has a good clean look to it...
it does have a nice clean look.
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I emailed elroy who said he might finish this one up I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
     
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