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[REL theme] V O I D 4
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Gerrit Vanoppen
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Jul 18, 2006, 12:34 PM
 


Theme previews : Black version - White version

Resexcellence previews : Black version - White version

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Download theme and icons from my mac Page or my DA Page

Enjoy !
     
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Jul 18, 2006, 01:06 PM
 
WOW! Looks amazing.

Going to d/l it tonight.
Can't wait! Thanks for another one of your fine contributions, Mr. Vanoppen.
     
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Jul 18, 2006, 01:28 PM
 
Looks great, it's a nice evolution of the theme. What program do you use to apply the icons in that format? Do you do it manually? Candybar?
     
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Jul 18, 2006, 05:13 PM
 
High class Gerrit. From version alpha to version omega, this theme evolves to pure beautiness, ....

Thank you for sharing your skills and your beautiful sense of minimalism
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 01:18 AM
 
Best theme I've seen!

Thanks for the hard work!

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Jul 19, 2006, 01:21 AM
 
sweet release! congrats gerrit
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 01:53 AM
 
SWEET! only one thing... what font did you use for the top icons in finder ? i would like to make an adium theme for this.
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 02:13 AM
 
@ all : thanks a lot for the positive comments. For a moment I thought I'd been taken the minimalistic concept too far (which is why I left VOID3 available still). All feedback is welcome.
@ Ren Qian : I always make a guiKit for my system replacement iconset. Let me know if you want me to upload the file (combination of VOIDappEXT and VOID4).
@ number_six : please don't loose track, this is only version delta. We'll say omega on version 24, right ?
@ n00bsss : the font is uni 05_53 from miniml.com and can be downloaded for free. Please keep us posted about your Adium theme, I'd be happy to link.
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 02:36 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
@ all : thanks a lot for the positive comments. For a moment I thought I'd been taken the minimalistic concept too far (which is why I left VOID3 available still). All feedback is welcome.
@ Ren Qian : I always make a guiKit for my system replacement iconset. Let me know if you want me to upload the file (combination of VOIDappEXT and VOID4).
@ number_six : please don't loose track, this is only version delta. We'll say omega on version 24, right ?
@ n00bsss : the font is uni 05_53 from miniml.com and can be downloaded for free. Please keep us posted about your Adium theme, I'd be happy to link.
*EDIT* nevermind i googled it and found it elsewhere
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 03:01 AM
 
ok... i was gonna whip up the list layout and i cant find out how to turn off font smoothing or crispness or whatever it is... which makes the pixel font look TERRIBLE.... i tryed opening the
list layout file in text edit but im still clueless... any ideas ?
     
Gerrit Vanoppen  (op)
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Jul 19, 2006, 03:10 AM
 
Originally Posted by n00bsss
ok... i was gonna whip up the list layout and i cant find out how to turn off font smoothing or crispness or whatever it is... which makes the pixel font look TERRIBLE.... i tryed opening the
list layout file in text edit but im still clueless... any ideas ?
Set font size to 8 px only (it's in the ReadMe), next open SystemPreferences/Appearance and turn off text smoothing 8 px and smaller. PM for more font issues, we're OT
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 03:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
Set font size to 8 px only (it's in the ReadMe), next open SystemPreferences/Appearance and turn off text smoothing 8 px and smaller. PM for more font issues, we're OT
ok and the other problem is all CAPS. the font how you used it is always on capslock. i would ask the adium forums noobs. but cocoaforge is down till tuesday
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 04:32 AM
 
Ok. the adium theme is finished... i will add the iChat status icons gerrit used in a update. will be dont within the next week. i will upload what i have done tomorrow
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 06:04 AM
 
Thanks a lot for a theme.

I have a problem with black variant:
the spotlight corner is renedered with aqua elements.
is it only me?

The theme is really beatiful.
is there a chance to get icons as a SS guikit.?

arcadi
     
Gerrit Vanoppen  (op)
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Jul 19, 2006, 07:13 AM
 
Obviously, the Spotlight graphics are "VOID'ed".
I suggest you try a logout/login again, or a restart, or a restart with zapping PRAM.
Best of all -IMHO- would be to empty the SS Cache folder and reapply the theme.
Hope this will help !

Also, the VOID4 iconset (as guikit) can now be downloaded from my mac page
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 11:07 AM
 
GuiKit for the icons would be awesome, if you don't mind. I have candybar, but prefer to use shapeshifter to switch my icons if possible- so much more convenient. Keep up the great work!
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 11:45 AM
 
Thanks, it works - my fault.

thanks for icons.
arcadi
     
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Found the icon guiKit, thanks!
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 04:56 PM
 
ok. we seriously need to find a way to get pixel fonts to work. this theme deserves it.
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 05:17 PM
 
Grey?! Blasphemy!

Just kidding. I love the little icons.
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 05:19 PM
 
Originally Posted by air
ok. we seriously need to find a way to get pixel fonts to work. this theme deserves it.
I know that Engrii from Minifonts.com works well in the menubar and I believe window titlebars (basically, anywhere the OS uses it at 13pt) And it doesn't look horrible when it gets scaled to 12 pt... I used to use it a lot. It's the closest to a nice pixel font, but it's much worse that it could be
     
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Jul 19, 2006, 06:25 PM
 
great work Gerrit, love it. Keep it up
     
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Jul 20, 2006, 12:33 AM
 
Ok... here is the forst copy of the adium theme.. i will add another status icons variant soon... if you want this to look like the theme rename your buddys aliases so their names are in CAPS.

LINKY http://www.box.net/public/qlzlo5pbqr

ok guys i added the status icons that are in ichat... so enjoy
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Jul 20, 2006, 12:47 AM
 
Great theme Gerrit. I posted a screenshot of my using it.
     
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lol i just realised the background is black ill change it soon... i was sleepy when i made it
     
Gerrit Vanoppen  (op)
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Jul 20, 2006, 02:01 AM
 
Originally Posted by Syzygy
I know that Engrii from Minifonts.com works well in the menubar and I believe window titlebars (basically, anywhere the OS uses it at 13pt) And it doesn't look horrible when it gets scaled to 12 pt... I used to use it a lot. It's the closest to a nice pixel font, but it's much worse that it could be
Thanks for the tip, Syzygy - so I ran and purchased a few. Here's some test shots (feel free to ask for more), you people can judge for yourselves :

Energii
Epitomi
Pico12

Sorry for the little OT - I suggest more font discussion to be taken into a new thread by anyone interested. Thanks !
     
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Jul 20, 2006, 10:18 PM
 
Wow, you have seriously outdone yourself. I love (absolutely love) the changes you have made in this. awesome Gerrit. LOVE IT!!
     
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Jul 21, 2006, 04:19 AM
 
Dear Unsanity Slaves,

Please pump the churn a little harder so that we macIntel folks can tasty up to beautiful themes such as this.

Faithfully yours,

R
     
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Jul 24, 2006, 10:29 PM
 
Hey Gerrit, what font are using for the menubar in the preview?
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 12:00 AM
 
Gerrit, this looks gorgeous. Great job, again and again.

still waiting for UB shapeshifter....can't wait to try this.

Thanks!!!
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 12:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by simz
Hey Gerrit, what font are using for the menubar in the preview?
Myriad Apple Text
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 03:40 AM
 
ok.... Since VOID is really the only theme that I ever use, but can't now, I really really wish there was a universal instal for this theme.
And while I hear that there is going to be a beta of SS next month... who really knows?

Anyway... drooling from afar

R
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 09:20 AM
 
Hey gerrit, I've (semi*) fixed my SS problem so I am now testing out the new VOIDness - it's looking minimaltastic!

I have one minor bug however, and that is that all the icons have a slight transparent white background to them, it doesn't show on my iMac's LCD but on the Barco CRT at work it really stands out.

Congrats on an excellent update, you keep managing to keep this theme fresh. I love the little arrows in the root menu items, first time I've seen someone use graphics up there!

Now where's that gott-damn SS update, Unsanity? I need to get my tweak on...


(* that is to say APE/SS are working again, but everytime I change themes or icons I have to empty the system caches with OnyX and restart for it to work. Grrr!)
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Jul 25, 2006, 09:24 AM
 
Gerrit - excellent update. I miss the red in the white version but this theme is an evolution. Nice work always.

a Barco CRT - :insert Homer drool: - joy - I miss mine.
     
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Jul 25, 2006, 10:01 AM
 
LOL - yeah, a five-year-old Barco CRT.

I'm planning to replace it with an Eizo CG221 very soon though. Permission to drool granted.
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Gerrit Vanoppen  (op)
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Jul 25, 2006, 10:09 AM
 
Another word of thanks to all here ! Your appreciation goes beyond my expectations, I even left VOID3 available just in case…

@ siMac : (good*) news you've got SS to work again. About the icons : to make them clickable, the only solution I found so far is to add a transparency layer. I know it's noticable on relatively dark backgrounds, but hardly on light ones. Maybe the CRT behaves differently…
I'd be happy to hear about alternative solutions for a clickable icon.
     
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Hmm, good point. Icons do tend to work better when they're clickable.

Shame OSX icons can't have independent click masks like other GUI elements. Damn OSX's lack of consistency, both visual and technical!
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[OffTopic]

LOL @ MTF

Originally Posted by MacThemesForums
Good to see Gerrit is still productive. I do wish he'd stop skulking about in the shadows that are the MacNN forums though, and come back to where the cool kids hang out.
Emphasis mine.

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Jul 25, 2006, 01:41 PM
 
I noticed Stefanie Koerners pxlprt icon set has clickable transparent areas. Did she accomplish that by using the transparent layer you are talking about?
     
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If you look close enough, you'll see a somewhat lighter background on both :

I'll soon ask Stefanie how she did her icons (we're working on a pxlprt update at this moment).
     
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[FONT="Courier New"]VOID4 updated to version 4.1[/FONT]

There's now a third "color" variant included, in which the white backgrounds were replaced by a very light shade of grey. This was particulary developped to achieve a little contrast between tool palettes and document working areas - in applications such as PhotoShop, VectorWorks, etc.
Aside from the background color, the scroll elements of the grey variant were modified a little.

Although VOID has always been about black and white, the introduction of grey elements in version 4 (buttons, menu item selection…) has approved the overall usability quite a bit IMHO. Hopefully, for some, this third variant will add even more visual support.

Preview grey version

Download from my mac page or my DA page
     
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Jul 26, 2006, 01:28 PM
 
Thanks gerrit it's amazing !
     
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Awesome in grey.
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just wonderful.... One more reason Unsanity should get on the beta ball

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Yeah, another reason unsanity should finish the damn intel one so they can continue working on new features which will allow this theme to be more amazing
     
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Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
Thanks for the tip, Syzygy - so I ran and purchased a few. Here's some test shots (feel free to ask for more), you people can judge for yourselves :

Energii
Epitomi
Pico12

Sorry for the little OT - I suggest more font discussion to be taken into a new thread by anyone interested. Thanks !
And I suppose you could turn off AA with silk. I'm sure unsanity could find a way to modify each specific font instance so the pixel ones would only be used where they should be, but sadly that probably won't be till ss3
     
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4.1.1 was uploaded - double scrolls of the grey version now themed properly (sorry folks)
     
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Originally Posted by Gerrit Vanoppen
If you look close enough, you'll see a somewhat lighter background on both :

I'll soon ask Stefanie how she did her icons (we're working on a pxlprt update at this moment).
thx for the detail - I must use noisy DTs that I never noticed that before. Tough decision for the iconbuilder that wants transparent areas. On dark backgrounds that box becomes quite unsightly if the monitor gamma is tweaked too high.

Good news on the pxlprt too!!!

great update but I must say some of the AGVs in progress have some very tempting names...
IndustrialAGV, Prezzo, TechNico
you are a very busy themer cause some of those is PC ports
     
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anyone suggest a good growl theme for this guikit?
     
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Where can I get this theme?
None of the above links are working for me.
     
 
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