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Oct 17, 2004, 07:47 AM
 
The closer this gets to release I keep expecting the toolbar buttons and buttons previewed in general to less resemble mine from JetBlack, is this on the todo list? I think if you were to use the "glowing" lower efect on them they would much better represent this theme. Or do they do that but just on the pressed state?

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Oct 17, 2004, 10:41 AM
 

That looks awesome!
But did anyone else notice the grey around the bookmarks icon is Safari? You can change that.
     
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Oct 17, 2004, 10:45 AM
 
I am new to Mac's and have a question about themes. In WinXP you had to have a program like WindowBlinds to run different themes. I have not seen anything like that in Mac's. Maybe I'm looking in the wrong places.

Can anyone please help me with info on how to run different themes on a Mac?

Thanks in advance.

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Oct 17, 2004, 10:50 AM
 
It is a program called shapeshifter you can get it on unsanity.com i think...
     
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Oct 17, 2004, 12:03 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
Alright, just sent out a second beta to testers. New fixes include:
brighter widgets, fixed problems with popup buttons in carbon, menu enhanced selections, progress bars (still not happy with it), new scroll bars.

Still can't figure out safari... Took themepark to work and safari skin loaded up just fine, but when i brought it home, same ol problem.... anyway... i skinned safari at work but i couldn't test it there nor at home so, if anyone thats beta testing can post/send me a screenshot, that would be great....

As for a public beta, maybe soon.

anyway heres a screenshot.

[img]http://www.khemistry.com/cathode/screen3a.jpg


What is the app in the bottom right there?
     
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Oct 17, 2004, 12:38 PM
 
Originally posted by Tick:
What is the app in the bottom right there?
http://www.donelleschi.com/stickywindows/

     
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Oct 17, 2004, 12:39 PM
 
Originally posted by swiz:
The closer this gets to release I keep expecting the toolbar buttons and buttons previewed in general to less resemble mine from JetBlack, is this on the todo list? I think if you were to use the "glowing" lower efect on them they would much better represent this theme. Or do they do that but just on the pressed state?
They are similar but different enough. They do glow when selceted or clicked also.
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Oct 19, 2004, 03:38 AM
 
Originally posted by rpeterclark:
Looks nice, my only other comment would be it's passing similarity to the "Carbon" Winamp skin I just released...

http://www.rpeterclark.com/Scrap/Multipass-Carbon.jpg

It was the dark plastic with gloss highlight and edge insets (upside down) that caught my attention, different enough though...
Um, I don't think it looks anything like your win-amp skin.
     
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Oct 19, 2004, 09:54 AM
 
Originally posted by Komisar:
It is a program called shapeshifter you can get it on unsanity.com i think...
That was it. Thanks Kosimar.
     
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Oct 19, 2004, 10:11 AM
 
Originally posted by ohm^n:
Um, I don't think it looks anything like your win-amp skin.
This skin has changed alot since it's initial concepts which were, imo, more similar to my design. I never meant for to come across accusatory and clearly stated that any similarity was in passing. This thread then let loose with enough animosity to make me wish I had never made a simple observation to this rather hostile community. Rest assured I'll not make any more unecessary appearances here.
     
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Oct 19, 2004, 11:38 AM
 
guys & gals, please ... similarities between themes is a topic that has already been bludgeoned to death in countless threads. It is something that is inevitable because every theme is a source of inspiration for every other theme. let us all cool down and enjoy whatever masterpieces these masters create.

@rpeterclark: can i request you not to take offense and please stick around? your inspiration could become a guikit soon (multipass carbon) and we cannot lose a talent like you.

@MODS: can we please change the title of this thread to reflect the theme name ? will make it easier to locate in the page, me thinks
     
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Oct 25, 2004, 01:16 PM
 
I actually like the non-apple apple menu so much better. It gives the menubar this slick feel. Can it be an option? I really really really liked the menubar without the apple logo.
     
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Oct 25, 2004, 03:42 PM
 
Originally posted by jcontonio:
I actually like the non-apple apple menu so much better. It gives the menubar this slick feel. Can it be an option? I really really really liked the menubar without the apple logo.


i agree with him.. defintitely much more cleaner look without the apple logo..

i cant wait for the release.
     
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Oct 25, 2004, 06:50 PM
 
Originally posted by rpeterclark:
This skin has changed alot since it's initial concepts which were, imo, more similar to my design. I never meant for to come across accusatory and clearly stated that any similarity was in passing. This thread then let loose with enough animosity to make me wish I had never made a simple observation to this rather hostile community. Rest assured I'll not make any more unecessary appearances here.
Hey, just buy a mac and start theming OSX, you got some great stuff at your site...
     
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Oct 26, 2004, 05:40 PM
 
So, now that SS 2 is out, you can fix the text issue and release, no???

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Oct 28, 2004, 02:24 AM
 
SS2 / TP2 is awesome!

Without too much compromise, even Photoshop is 100% usable with Cathode now.

     
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Oct 28, 2004, 02:56 AM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
SS2 / TP2 is awesome!

Without too much compromise, even Photoshop is 100% usable with Cathode now.

Yup. Let me restate myself by saying that Jason rocks. Dark themes are now worth making.
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Oct 28, 2004, 04:59 AM
 
Excellent! Now there's progress...
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 05:56 AM
 
Yeah I am extremely exited about this theme. Very Very impressive not only for a first time themer but, I think, for a pro themer as well.

I do believe this and SimpleX are my favorite themes and I have not even used this one yet..
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 12:26 PM
 
Just wish it would be released.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 01:26 PM
 
this is really nice looking - let's have it!
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 04:55 PM
 
Thanks for everyone's help... and especially Jason for making this all possible!

I am putting together the final beta. Then probably a release.

Here's a look.

     
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Oct 28, 2004, 05:04 PM
 
if you need another beta tester, I'd be glad to take a swat =)

otherwise, it looks great. Can't wait to have it.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 05:58 PM
 
Ditto... I'm ready to test it
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 06:54 PM
 
Awesome job Dragun! Thanks for allowing to me participate in the beta testing. I'll be waiting for beta5 and the release.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 07:01 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
I am putting together the final beta. Then probably a release
Yay!

Can't wait...
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Oct 28, 2004, 07:51 PM
 
Looks usable now. Great work dragun415.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 07:57 PM
 
Yeah I'm very exited too, 2 things I am worried about, Hows it work with photoshop? And hows it work with proteus when you have more than one conversation going, by that I mean the little chat toolbar that slides out showing you your participants.
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 08:15 PM
 
Originally posted by dragun415:
SS2 / TP2 is awesome!

Without too much compromise, even Photoshop is 100% usable with Cathode now.

Originally posted by SilentEchoes:
Yeah I'm very exited too, 2 things I am worried about, Hows it work with photoshop? And hows it work with proteus when you have more than one conversation going, by that I mean the little chat toolbar that slides out showing you your participants.
Seems photoshop works well with it...

Don't know about Proteus...
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 08:17 PM
 
can someone explain exactly what it is that is new in SS 2.0 that allows dark themes to be more useable now?
     
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Oct 28, 2004, 08:28 PM
 
I have a couple of comments:

- I would really like to see the Safari/Finder buttons (and any more that are like that?) looking like the push buttons and tabs, they look great.

- It would be nice if some of the elements were tightened up (Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, the Slider).

- The indeterminate progress bar doesn't really seem to match the theme at all.

     
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Oct 29, 2004, 01:23 AM
 
"My First Theme" couldn't have been better looking than this, ever I've been using SIRO since it's beta release, guess it's time to move over to something new, and now that SS2.0 support some new black theme thingies, this could actually work.

Please release it with those toned-down apple desktops, they rock You rock!

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Oct 29, 2004, 01:34 AM
 
Dragun could you include a sub-style to the theme.. with instead of the apple on the corner.. like this Screenshot i think this was one of the frist betas i tihnk it looks so much cleaner looking with the menu bar without the apple in the corner and the glowing line better. i really hope you consider doing. it.
     
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Oct 29, 2004, 03:02 AM
 
There's something wrong with not having an Apple though...
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Oct 29, 2004, 03:22 AM
 
Originally posted by justinp:
I have a couple of comments:

- I would really like to see the Safari/Finder buttons (and any more that are like that?) looking like the push buttons and tabs, they look great.
...
yeah i was thinking that too. Did you change them? Now they look more like jet black (sorry)

i really liked these finder buttons : http://www.khemistry.com/cathode/screen4.jpg

either way it looks good though!
     
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Oct 29, 2004, 07:18 AM
 
Dragun, my only concern is with the visibility of the text in the titlebar of a non-active window. can this be made more readable? This theme looks really good.
     
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Oct 29, 2004, 03:32 PM
 
hmm... when is this theme gonna be ready? Looks GREAT!
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Oct 29, 2004, 04:08 PM
 
I do have to say that this looks amazing.

This is definitly a contender with Calibri.

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Oct 29, 2004, 08:43 PM
 
calibri?

If it really looks neat, you must release!



     
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I think you mean Calabi...


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Oct 29, 2004, 09:23 PM
 
ok.... by that last screen shot, this theme looks totally ready. Where's the bacon???

Thanks for all your hard work man!


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Why doesn't he release the theme??? I WANT THAT THEME! It looks ready...
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Oct 31, 2004, 09:33 AM
 
Originally posted by justinp:
I have a couple of comments:

- I would really like to see the Safari/Finder buttons (and any more that are like that?) looking like the push buttons and tabs, they look great.
I agree they are still looking exactly like the JetBlack Safari and toolbar buttons in the normal state; they really should be made to match the rest of the custom Cathode button/tab styles for total cohesiveness. They have more definition in their "gloss" around the edges and stuff so with the two different styles it makes it feel more inconsistent.

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Oct 31, 2004, 08:21 PM
 
Originally posted by swiz:
I agree they are still looking exactly like the JetBlack Safari and toolbar buttons in the normal state; they really should be made to match the rest of the custom Cathode button/tab styles for total cohesiveness. They have more definition in their "gloss" around the edges and stuff so with the two different styles it makes it feel more inconsistent.
I disagree swiz...

They look plenty different, the screen speaks for it's self.
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Oct 31, 2004, 08:36 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
I disagree swiz...

They look plenty different, the screen speaks for it's self.
those look pretty similar to me. I think he should use the buttons in this image: http://www.khemistry.com/cathode/screen4.jpg
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 09:28 PM
 
Originally posted by C o r p:
those look pretty similar to me.
I cant believe others dont see it.

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Oct 31, 2004, 09:31 PM
 
They are both pretty close to the original finder buttons, so it's hard not to have something similar if you are basing things off of apple's own.


Which is.. annoying
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 09:34 PM
 
Originally posted by swiz:
I cant believe others dont see it.
Well it's not like he's ripping you off... JetBlack's are bigger, lighter, flatter and a different color.
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Oct 31, 2004, 09:41 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
Well it's not like he's ripping you off... JetBlack's are bigger, lighter, flatter and a different color.

And one of the widgets is totally different.
     
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Oct 31, 2004, 10:43 PM
 
Originally posted by NetworkShadow:
Well it's not like he's ripping you off... JetBlack's are bigger, lighter, flatter and a different color.

Its never been an issue of ripping me off, he used alot of JetBLack elements in this in the beginning, it was no secret. Im just voicing my support of justinp's comment that it would look better if all the buttons were styled with the same treatment.

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