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surr3a1 theme 2 by surr3a1 surr3a1 theme 2 by surr3a1
Again, Hi to all.

I've decided to upload this version of the theme. It is almost finished to the point that I can use it normally. The shell is not done because I just don't know how :(.

Enjoy!
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:icondnipower:
dnipower Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2007
HI!

Amaizing desk!
Could u share your icon pack?
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007
Sure man... the icons are all here somewhere. Just tell me which icons u want and I'll mail them to you if you can't find them.
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:iconpinguim09:
pinguim09 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist
Well, I can make the shell for you. Justg gimme the Icons, ok?


Nice Style, indeed.
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:iconpinguim09:
pinguim09 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist
Sorry. I need the dll files, not the icons. Thanks ;)
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:iconjohnburns:
JohnBurns Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
Was this ever completed? I've been watching, but haven't seen dowload capability yet - did I miss it?
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Now John there is a download. It is not completely finished but is usable.
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:iconteheimar:
teheimar Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well I like it. Looks somewhat synthenic make of StarCraft or similar.
Well I woulds uggest making some borders a bit either darker och brighter. Depending on how it looks, you could ieasier see the difference between windows. Otherwise it looks really cool. :-D Easi on the eyes too.
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:iconbishop7:
bishop7 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007   Interface Designer
Wow this is getting better by the second :D
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:icondnipower:
dnipower Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
Hi!

Where can i download this theme?
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
I'm still gettin impressions about it and improving it. This is the preview! But nearly finished. Thanks for the interest
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:iconbishop7:
bishop7 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2007   Interface Designer
Very nice update ;)

Suggestions:
Try to implement some gold in the theme
and a pixel font would look great with this. If stylebuilder doesn't work (with changing fonts) try to change it manually with resedit :)

Now this is :+fav: worthy :D
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:iconcubikal:
cubikal Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2007   Interface Designer
alright, im gonna be critical so be prepared to hear it all.

firstly, all the colors look very muddy and subdued. it needs more clarity and contrast with the colors. there are certain elements like the titlebar text that are very hard to read. with that said, everything is too dark and the colors are too close together. pick a brighter red and the text needs to stand out more too.

secondly, the patterns need to be resolved. the stripes look broken up and unresolved and the dot pattern is inconsistent. think about it like a tablecloth, right now it has wrinkles that it needs to be smoothed out.

thirdly, think about your font choice. the dungeon font and arial font are probably not what you should go with. the dungeon font has thick and thin relationships with the stroke which is not consistent with your visual style. chose something that is consistent with the style. my suggestion is handelgotd, but im sure there are other fonts you could use.

with all that being said, i think it can turn out to be a really nice visual style that is very nice to look at.
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2007
thanks for the details man.

I did not pay that much attention to the font at this stage.

The colors and the contrast: i make this skin on my laptop which has 1440x900 tft screen. Now on that screen the colors are more like brownish and dark and look pretty nice. On the other hand i have a 19" LCD on the desktop where the colors are more bright and not so good (and i suppose that this is what you see).

For the title bars font colors I will try it with a lighter color. But i have problems of changing that font... it just wont work and the arial won't change. the styler software has bugs in it.

The strypes - i know that they are broken pattern but even so i tend to like how they build up finally :)

The dotted pattern at the status bar and the task bar I suppose you don't like but it was intended like that... maybe it needs to be changed (i really do not think that the title bars patterns are wrong).
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:iconfrankjsc74:
frankjsc74 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
I was hoping the '+' and '-' looked more like the 'start' white with a red stroke around it, showing more consistency. Maybe you can try that and see which looks better.

Does you dialog boxes not have a lining at the sides or did you trim too much off that screenshot?

It's looking like a winner so far.
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:iconnordoelum:
Nordoelum Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2007
Will that font support זרו. In other words, european letters?
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:iconpillipinoguy:
pillipinoguy Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
nice. finally something different. i getting sick of all these vista [link]
Frustrated
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:iconfrankjsc74:
frankjsc74 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
The help glyph looks misaligned. The tray expand looks exactly the same as the start button? maybe you can go for a '+' instead for normal state and '-' for collapse. :)
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surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Oh, Yes. The help is not done yet. The tray hint seems reasonable.... will try to see how it fits.

P.S.

I named it "Retro" since you first said it :)
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Guys, thanks!

There is a huge update coming today. I think you will like it. It's much clean and minimal :)
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:iconbachbeet:
bachbeet Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
I think it's great! Love the colors and textures. Fonts go well with it. Great first time piece.
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:iconbishop7:
bishop7 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007   Interface Designer
Has a nice Famicon feel. Personally not my style (I'm a minimalist lol) Great job so far.
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:iconkanibus27:
Kanibus27 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
will it come in other colors? like baby blue perhabs? if not its still cool. Looks really nice, i'll def download it when it becomes ready. good job on ur 1st VS!
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:iconjohnburns:
JohnBurns Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Thanks - good work
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
to ~JohnBurns:

mate this is just a screen. the theme is not ready yet. i just wanted some comments to make it as good as possible. It already works and I did some changes.

Thanks to all of you!
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:iconjohnburns:
JohnBurns Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
I can't seem to download this - anyone know what might be wrong? Thanks
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:iconserial-x:
serial-x Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
I'm really liking that taskbar and tab style.. but i'm really not a fan of the watermelon red colour.
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Thanks man. You mean the Title bar or in general that thin red lines on the buttons and stuff?
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:iconserial-x:
serial-x Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
The title bars. I like the thin lines although i'm not a huge fan of red, that red is better than the watermelony colour of the title bars.
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:iconsurr3a1:
surr3a1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Thanks for the comments. If I only knew how to delete it.

The tab was just changed... it was bad yes.
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:iconfrankjsc74:
frankjsc74 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Not too shabby, has a retro feel. The active tab doesn't look right, it looks inactive instead.
Remember to delete the 1st one, keep DA clean. :)
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:iconkaspers:
Kaspers Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007   Interface Designer
just deleted the first one then..
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