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Enzo

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Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« on: July 07, 2011, 07:50:58 AM »
Themes are pretty fun to make, they are simple and provide good exercise in design for me. I've actually scrapped a lot of themes, some of which are partially done. I'm putting this up to possibly gather suggestions/direction or maybe just see which designs I should prioritize and actually finish =P.

Minimally Dark: I at one point was feeling the dark look.


Shelved: Everything borrowed but the shelf for mockup purposes.


TF2 War: Sort of complete, but unhappy with the end result. The Cham bug with transparency in opt screen is the main annoyance =/


Retro feel: Rainbow Apple FTW


I also have several ideas that I haven't yet created mockups for:
  • Minecraft styled theme! - Top of my list really =D
  • Retro-styled theme. Something that capitalizes on the Rainbow Apple icon ;-).
  • Another "list" vertical theme - featuring 32px device icons.
  • Metro/Win8 Theme - why not? =P
I will update whenever I have new mockups to present ;-)




Completed:
Angelbird
LoginToLion
« Last Edit: November 23, 2012, 09:55:46 PM by Enzo »

Blackosx

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2011, 08:53:14 AM »
Hey Enzo

Lol.. I know what you mean for having unfinished / shelved ideas lying around.. :)

From looking at your post I would say release all of them! but then again I know how much work is involved to finish a theme so I understand why you haven't. Angelbird does look finished so I think that must be the first one to complete.

Well done with your continued drive with themes as your work is loved by all - so keep it up.
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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2011, 07:24:27 AM »
  • Retro-styled theme. Something that capitalizes on the Rainbow Apple icon ;-).

And "yellowed plastic" colored background ;D like an old Mac Plus or Apple II.
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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2011, 08:52:16 PM »
  • Retro-styled theme. Something that capitalizes on the Rainbow Apple icon ;-).

And "yellowed plastic" colored background ;D like an old Mac Plus or Apple II.

Played with the idea:

Gringo Vermelho

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 12:31:11 AM »
That's cool!

Maybe this will inspire you, this is an old Apple HD20, a Mac Plus hard drive:
http://museumvictoria.com.au/collections/itemimages/236/706/236706_medium.jpg

And the Apple ProFile, a 5MB ;D hard drive for the Apple II:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/24939414@N07/2356745680/

Apple M3958 External SCSI CD ROM drive:
http://www.recycledgoods.com/products/Apple-M3958-CD-600E-External-CD-ROM-Drive.html
« Last Edit: July 11, 2011, 07:53:58 PM by Gringo Vermelho »
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Enzo

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2011, 06:58:54 AM »
AngelBird finally up. Will have to work on another one soon...

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2011, 11:50:15 PM »


Half of the work is half done =P

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2011, 12:49:30 AM »


Half of the work is half done =P

This is like um.. F*cking awesome :D hoping this will release soon :D

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2011, 07:05:26 PM »


Half of the work is half done =P

Simply amazing. Thanks for putting this together, Enzo. I look forward to its release.

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2011, 01:03:25 PM »
Yep. Nice works as always Enzo. Your attention to detail makes your themes stand out. Well done :)
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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2011, 10:08:48 AM »
Thanks =)

I hadn't really worked on it since lol, but I'm back on it, got the circle frame down, playing with images for Linux/Win. I think what I'd prob do is do a pre-release with only linux/win/mac devices and some recycled menu icons here in this thread (for anyone that's in a rush to get it?). I know I'd start using it soon as it suited my needs =P. It's the rest that takes me a little more time anyways.

Edit:
Keeping the whole "User Accounts" feel with photo-ish images, and as for the selection, installer look anyone?  :P:
http://kttns.org/zmjmx
I think this is the way I'll finish it up, but I'm already thinking of doing simple icon alternatives haha.
This is the basic resources done, I'll start cranking out the theme files tomorrow.
« Last Edit: July 23, 2011, 11:25:52 AM by Enzo »

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2011, 06:24:42 PM »
Dude..shelves looks great..I'd love to see a full version of that :)

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2011, 04:37:24 AM »
Crunched out the basics today, so only:
•GenericLinux, Win, Lion Device icons, the rest use the same Generic icon
•Backgrounds for popular resolutions in Alternates Folder
•Only a simple progressbar
•Apple Logo

Still need to do proper menu icons matching the shutdown/restart icons in Lion Login window. Also need to match all elements in Chameleon (info boxes, etc). Font seems ok, can be better. Might also do alternate icons for all OS'.

LoginToLion, a pre-release version ;) : http://cl.ly/8glO
Looks something like: http://kttns.org/f/jyjmw
« Last Edit: July 24, 2011, 04:39:06 AM by Enzo »

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2011, 05:02:46 AM »
Wow Enzo really impressed by your work :D just a little idea from myself: it would be cool of you could create some "circles" for windows/linux/os x based on the default background of these operating systems (with linux, i mean the background of ubuntu), would be really cool also, but thanks already for this prerelease :D

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Re: Half-Way Themes and ideas =)
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2011, 05:03:40 AM »
Wow Enzo really impressed by your work :D just a little idea from myself: it would be cool of you could create some "circles" for windows/linux/os x based on the default background of these operating systems (with linux, i mean the background of ubuntu), would be really cool also, but thanks already for this prerelease :D

That would be easy to do, I'll have it in the soon final version ;)