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Yet another mockup!
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dragun415
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Sep 22, 2004, 08:32 PM
 
Thinking about doing another theme. Won't start until I finish my first. but Just curious if this was worth the effort, there are bunches of light glossy hard candy coated themes already. Letz me knows.

     
digitaljames
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Sep 22, 2004, 08:40 PM
 
Absolutely make it and add me to the beta list....
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Sep 22, 2004, 08:41 PM
 
Wow

Put me on the beta list for this one.

Only comment would be to maybe have a few alternate colors in addition to orange for hi-lights.
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Sep 22, 2004, 08:43 PM
 
completely awesome make it count me on the beta list too!
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 08:44 PM
 
i voted for kill it just for the hell of it, but i didn't mean it.....
make the theme
its great!!!
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Sep 22, 2004, 08:47 PM
 
Make it for sure.
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 09:02 PM
 
Supreme ! Beta list,please. Man you got some skillz-please keep us posted. WERD!
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Sep 22, 2004, 09:05 PM
 
love it!!! beta tester right here!
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demograph68
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Sep 22, 2004, 09:18 PM
 
Cathode is better than it IMO.
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 09:49 PM
 
why not have it made? more themes = more selection = me happy
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 09:50 PM
 
Originally posted by digitaljames:
Absolutely make it and add me to the beta list....
Ditto! Count me in. I think it looks great and manages to set itself apart from other white themes.

You, my friend, are on a serious roll!

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Sep 22, 2004, 10:07 PM
 
awesome

only 2 things i would recommend..
1 - offer hi-light variants like NetworkShadow mentioned.
2 - i don't like the small round button. should make it more of a hi-light than a solid squarish orange dot.
     
rhythmicmoose
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Sep 22, 2004, 10:23 PM
 
That window titlebar is killer, but the rest could use some work. I like the concept you have with the widgets, and I think you should apply that to the buttons and other elements as well.

Beta testing? Sign me up!

EDIT: Also, I love the low-profile dark grey text.
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Sep 22, 2004, 10:24 PM
 
That looks good. A couple of suggestions:
Can you make one brighter, or at least give us some AA like colors
Sunken widgets?
OH yeah, once you fix that Apple in the o left, try using the Theme Preview to show us a good preview. And maybe use a regular font when doing that.

Keep up the good work.
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 10:26 PM
 
Originally posted by digitaljames:
Absolutely make it and add me to the beta list....
i want on the beta list too .. that's frickin cool!!

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Sep 22, 2004, 10:51 PM
 
Looks cool, but maybe add a touch more contrast. Good work!
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 11:10 PM
 
My two cents:

1. Slightly higher contrast.
2. The orange highlight looks awesome. Have that soft hue pop up around the theme.
3. The progress bar is somewhat bland.. it needs to stand out more, especially so one can see the progress at a glance. Perhaps use that nice orange shadow? The higher contrast will help here as well.
4. I would think some awesome, subtle animations for the progress bar or the default button could come from that orange highlight.
5. Along the subtle orange thing, perhaps soften the highlighted small round button.

Great job though, it looks excellent. The grey text is good.

What if the sunken window control widgets had a slight colored shadow too(inside the sunken part)?
     
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Sep 22, 2004, 11:36 PM
 
I'll second the higher contrast request (maybe a darker gray overall, but not darker buttons alone) The orange glow rocks. However, how 'bout adding an inner glow to glowing orange elements. Heck, you could just use an outer glow and inner glow for the clicked states and then inner glow only for default states (default push button). This definitely shows promise...the elements look like bits of seamless glass on top of the window's surface to me; excellent idea!

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Sep 23, 2004, 12:48 AM
 
Originally posted by demograph68:
Cathode is better than it IMO.
Thats a great reason not to make it man.

OH DUDE, BBX OMEGAS BETTER THAN ANYTHING!!! LETS NOT MAKE ANYMORE THEMES!!!


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Sep 23, 2004, 12:50 AM
 
Nice.
     
dragun415  (op)
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Sep 23, 2004, 03:07 AM
 
OH DUDE, BBX OMEGAS BETTER THAN ANYTHING!!! LETS NOT MAKE ANYMORE THEMES!!!
oh my god... just checked out the BBX article on Macthemes.net.
WOW... What the F***. Never seen anything like that!
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 10:38 AM
 
dragun, that mockup looks awesome!!!

My only suggestion would be to make it sharper and not too soft like it is right now. Or as others said, more contrast...

Other than that, nice color mix. I like it alot
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 10:51 AM
 
beau-t-Y-full !
add me to beta list too. That is very very nice. Breaks out of the mold in an elegant way
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 11:41 AM
 
Originally posted by Holigen:
Thats a great reason not to make it man.

OH DUDE, BBX OMEGAS BETTER THAN ANYTHING!!! LETS NOT MAKE ANYMORE THEMES!!!

OR HES JUST SAYING MAKE CATHODE FIRST SINCE HE DESIGNED CATHODE?!
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 01:21 PM
 
I miss themes...
     
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Sep 23, 2004, 02:18 PM
 
Go ahead mate. This is looking cool...
     
demograph68
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Sep 23, 2004, 03:41 PM
 
Originally posted by Holigen:
Thats a great reason not to make it man.

OH DUDE, BBX OMEGAS BETTER THAN ANYTHING!!! LETS NOT MAKE ANYMORE THEMES!!!

     
demograph68
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Sep 23, 2004, 03:44 PM
 
Originally posted by fireside:
OR HES JUST SAYING MAKE CATHODE FIRST SINCE HE DESIGNED CATHODE?!
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 01:12 AM
 
lol waiting for themes ... the hard part

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demograph68
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Sep 26, 2004, 01:44 AM
 
Maybe the orange glow effect for most of the other elements? That would be cool.
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 02:37 AM
 
Originally posted by cybergoober:
I miss themes...
It's a alot of a time and work to make a theme, it's not like hey I'll throw one together tomorrow. If that where the case we'd see alot more themers...
     
haley
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Sep 26, 2004, 08:47 AM
 
Wow, thi sis looking awesome. I agree that there should be a bit more contrast, but not too much. But maybe changing the font to the default Lucida Grande will be different for the text contrast.

And for the orange, I'd say definitely don't overuse it. I like what you do have with the orange right now, but maybe add it only to items on clickdown.

Oh, and I'd love to help out in beta testing, but it looks like you've got plenty of volunteers already.

     
dragun415  (op)
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Sep 26, 2004, 01:16 PM
 
Yeah, I posted this preview just to see if this was worth making. But I won't start until i finish Cathode which is still Beta. Depending on feedback from testers, I hope to release soon.
     
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Sep 26, 2004, 08:40 PM
 
Wow, didn't realize you're the guy making Cathode too... This is awesome! Why didn't you get into theming earlier?

You've got some great talent though. Glad to see you busy with those themes!
     
   
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