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New Theme Realized

Postby shae » Mon Mar 08, 2010 8:00 am

rafaellaguna earlier posted a mockup of a theme, but it seems that the files have disappeared from his server. Luckly the screenshot remained and I used that as inspiration to peace together a new theme which combines a modern, fresh approach with colors that stay out of the way of the user. I have completed or found the following that fits nicely together:
  • Wallpaper (pending permission for usage)
  • Icon Theme based on Humanity Icon Theme
  • GTK Theme based on Clearlooks
  • Openbox Theme
  • Panel Background
  • Menu Icon

Please check out the screenshot I have included. Once I receive permission to use the wallpaper, I will post the completed theme here for you guys to try out first hand. In the meantime, I would love to hear what you think?

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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby phillipe » Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:25 pm

Man, I'm really liked this desktop!
Very, very good! :D
But, I think that the icon theme that fit better to that desktop theme is the Elementary icon theme or similar.
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby shae » Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:07 pm

I will give the elementary icons a look, but I think I am going to tweak the color of the humanity theme a bit before releasing it tonight! I remember I tried the elementary icons some time ago and I was not amazed, but I will give them a try tonight to see what I think. One thing worth noting is that any icon theme that distributes icons for Firefox might be in a bit of a legal mess and we might want to avoid or remove those from the theme we pick.

I would like to thank Joseph Dye for permission to use the Wallpaper (I had to ask because he did not seem to list a license when he posted it around the Internet).

So please check out the theme on your computer when I post it later today after I finish my classes (at school now).
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby shae » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:02 am

Screenshot:
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lxde-theme-0.0.1: http://omploader.org/vM3MwZQ

Changelog:
  • First Release
  • Changes from first screenshot
    • Changed the tint to be lighter, greyer

Instructions:
  1. Uncompress the file
  2. Place the folders in "icons" into ~/.icons
  3. Place the folder in "themes" into ~/.themes
  4. Place the images from "images" into a safe location, e.g. ~/Pictures
  5. Use LXAppearance to set the GTK theme to LXDE and the icon theme to Humanity-LXDE
  6. Use Obconf to set the Openbox theme to LXDE
  7. Right click on your current menu icon and set the icon to the menuicon.png that you saved in step 4
  8. Modify your panel properties to set the background to panelbg.png that you saved in step 4
  9. Reboot or relogin to fully appreciate the changes (Is this a bug?)
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby maces » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:11 pm

Hi,

both themes look very good. I prefer the second. The other one is a bit glossy ;)

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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby phillipe » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:21 pm

maces wrote:Hi,

both themes look very good. I prefer the second. The other one is a bit glossy ;)

maces


I prefer the second too.
It's really a nice theme! :D
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby shae » Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:34 am

screenshot-desktop.jpeg
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screenshot-openbox.jpeg
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screenshot-appearance.jpeg
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lxde-theme-0.0.2: http://omploader.org/vM3NlZA

Changelog:
  • Contrast
    • Made the blue of the GTK theme and Openbox theme slightly darker
    • Made the panel background slightly lighter
    • Moved to a customized theme based on ubuntu-mono
      • Features darker status icons
    • Made the menu button darker
  • Fixed Openbox Alt-Tab theme
  • Made the iconify, maximize, and close buttons larger

Instructions: Same as before

I hope you would consider this improvement upon the previous theme for inclusion in Lubuntu and for becoming the default for LXDE.
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby john100 » Wed Apr 07, 2010 8:17 am

1. Uncompress the file
2. Place the folders in "icons" into ~/.icons
3. Place the folder in "themes" into ~/.themes
4. Place the images from "images" into a safe location, e.g. ~/Pictures
5. Use LXAppearance to set the GTK theme to LXDE and the icon theme to Humanity-LXDE
6. Use Obconf to set the Openbox theme to LXDE
7. Right click on your current menu icon and set the icon to the menuicon.png that you saved in step 4
8. Modify your panel properties to set the background to panelbg.png that you saved in step 4
9. Reboot or relogin to fully appreciate the changes (Is this a bug?)
get pass 642-642 and 642-654 and more about 642-655 and 642-661
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby miki100 » Wed May 05, 2010 9:53 am

Could somebody reupload this theme? Because download links aren't working... :|
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Re: New Theme Realized

Postby phillipe » Wed May 05, 2010 5:51 pm

miki100 wrote:Could somebody reupload this theme? Because download links aren't working... :|


Here is the link of the file reuploaded my friend: http://www.mediafire.com/?i2tmt2ztjye
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