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Originally posted by Mike S.:
Anyone want to second a cathode lit Apple in the corner? Things just feel weird without that little logo up in the corner :-)
I agree... something about themes that don't have the Apple logo up there just bug me. I kinda feel like there are just some things in the themes that should never be messed with... and that's the biggest one!
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Sep 3, 2004, 04:19 PM
 
Okay... putting back in the apple, and added some lights to the menu bar and scroller.Cathode v.0.2
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 04:25 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Okay... putting back in the apple, and added some lights to the menu bar and scroller.Cathode v.0.2
Looks really cool, but you need to work on the Apple a bit to make it recognizable... it's glowing a bit too much. Get some contrast in there and make a distinguishable edge to the Apple. Looks awesome otherwise.
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Sep 3, 2004, 04:30 PM
 
BTW... the font used in the mock up is from Andrew Childs Typography called DUMONT.... He's got some really cool pixel font sets... Dumont is FREE... his other sets run about $10.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 04:30 PM
 
yeah, a little more work with the apple should to be done.

are you making a set of icons to go with it? i notice you have some in that window..
     
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those finder buttons are ugly.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 04:44 PM
 
i like the buttons also... i love the old finder button instead of the apple!
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 06:10 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
BTW... the font used in the mock up is from Andrew Childs Typography called DUMONT.... He's got some really cool pixel font sets... Dumont is FREE... his other sets run about $10.
link to the font http://www.glomerate.com/type/

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Sep 3, 2004, 08:07 PM
 


I liked your idea1 better but I also liked the gradient used for idea2 with the finder buttons. I combined the two but gave the borders more definition as well as a soft glow effect for the button icons. I hope you like. i can post a psd for you to use, plus more help with resources if you like.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 08:21 PM
 
heres the obligatory omega comparison:

i bet its going to look like omega.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 08:30 PM
 
Dude, Thanks... I like how your idea looks like its glowing horizontally between a bevel... Im gonna try to comp that up.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 09:21 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Dude, Thanks... I like how your idea looks like its glowing horizontally between a bevel... Im gonna try to comp that up.
Here's a PSD



The Apple menu icon. Advice?
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Sep 3, 2004, 09:23 PM
 
Looks interesting. Will be great to see the final. Keep up the good work!
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 10:14 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:


The Apple menu icon. Advice?
Still too soft looking. Try a black Apple and put an inner glow on the edge, or a black Apple with an outer glow. It's just too small to do too many effects with at once, try for simple contrast. Even a plane white Apple with little or no glow would be nice.
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Sep 3, 2004, 10:22 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
Still too soft looking. Try a black Apple and put an inner glow on the edge, or a black Apple with an outer glow. It's just too small to do too many effects with at once, try for simple contrast. Even a plane white Apple with little or no glow would be nice.
I thought that.

     
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Sep 3, 2004, 10:38 PM
 
I see you're making changes to the mock-up image but is that indicative of changes being made to the theme or is this just a moving mock-up at this point?

The theme is really slick, kind of evil looking.

It's great and unique.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 10:58 PM
 
I have many of the main elements in place and working in a pre-beta running as i update and add to complete the theme... at this rate... I might have a full beta by end of this weekend.
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 11:23 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
I thought that.


That looks pretty good..

is it possible to make it glow or something when pressed?

[edit]this just came to me; for an elegant touch, just make the little apple stem glow instead of the whole apple..?
     
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Sep 3, 2004, 11:36 PM
 
Originally posted by Banghazi:
this just came to me; for an elegant touch, just make the little apple stem glow instead of the whole apple..?
Way ahead of you!

     
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Sep 4, 2004, 01:45 PM
 
Great to see that this theme building is so active. Way to go mate.
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 01:49 PM
 
i can't wait for this theme it might actually replace my current favorite
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 04:17 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Way ahead of you!

u mean that's the button pressed, right, cuz i dont see the stem glowing

whatever it is, it looks pretty good
     
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Sep 4, 2004, 07:12 PM
 
I don't know about the one on the right the left one is good if that is supposed to be pushed and un pushed then the right is push right?
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 07:31 AM
 
WOOOOOOW

Fantastic job!

can't wait!!!!!
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 10:41 AM
 
Originally posted by Banghazi:
u mean that's the button pressed, right, cuz i dont see the stem glowing
Umm...
Originally posted by Komisar:
I don't know about the one on the right the left one is good if that is supposed to be pushed and un pushed then the right is push right?
Good point...
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 11:25 AM
 
Dj thats a awesome but not cathody enough in my opinion
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 11:57 AM
 
i can't wait for this theme to be finished
     
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Edit: More contrast and sharpness as requested.
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Sep 5, 2004, 12:42 PM
 
i like this one more..

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Sep 5, 2004, 01:57 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, 02:24 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, 07:35 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. [email protected].
     
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Sep 5, 2004, 10:32 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, 10:49 PM
 
if thats when you click on the apple, then that looks good to me.
     
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now thats what im talking about!
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 12:09 AM
 
That's awesome Demograph... Could you post that PSD?
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 12:23 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, 01:50 AM
 
AWESOME!!! Cant wait for this one! Good Job1

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That's excellent demograph68. Very nice.
     
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Sep 6, 2004, 02:05 PM
 
Looks hella good.
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Sep 6, 2004, 04:00 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, 01:43 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, 04:38 PM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Yo really goooood!!
     
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Sep 7, 2004, 08:01 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Could you post that PSD?
Link It still needs alot of work though.
     
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Sep 8, 2004, 11:48 PM
 
anything new going on with this theme? i'm really looking forward to it.
     
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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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Originally posted by crooner:
Can't wait to use it!
I'll probably procrastinate on this one guys... sorry.
     
 
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