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#1 Bubbabyte

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:37

I haven't made a visual style since the days of XP and haven't really had any desire to do so and since using Win 7 i've been pretty happy thusfar with aero, but i got the itch to make a mockup. Now keep in mind that this is just a mockup, i have no idea how to use skinstudio to make windowblinds skins and don't know if i have the patience to learn but who knows. Maybe i'll pass it along to a well known WB skinner or maybe I'll try to learn. Let me know what you think or if i should continue with this.



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#2 +jamesyfx

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 05:42

It looks nice, though I think you should reduce the size of the caption buttons and window borders a bit, dayum. :o

I like how you've designed it so that it is actually feasible as well. You should definitely try and get someone to make this.

#3 OP Bubbabyte

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 07:23

It looks nice, though I think you should reduce the size of the caption buttons and window borders a bit, dayum. :o

I like how you've designed it so that it is actually feasible as well. You should definitely try and get someone to make this.


yeah that can all be easily edited. I was just kinda building it from a screenshot of my aero desktop, thus why the buttons and borders are big. Still not sure if i should attempt to learn skinstudio or not..lol

#4 OP Bubbabyte

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 20:27

Thinned out borders, new caption buttons, made caption bar gradient smoother, removed colored search bar from start menu and a few other small adjustments. I didn't get a great response to the red in the first mockup so i thought i'd try a nice blue. Comments appreciated, also if there is a skilled WB skinner that would like to take on this project, send me a msg.

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#5 wolfman1380

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 23:24

You might want to ask someone over at the Wincustomize forums as well. The mockup looks quite good and would consider using it. :)

#6 +Nik L

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 23:32

I think if offered in a number of different colours, then it could be a winner...

#7 Island Dog

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 17:01

I would definitely use it. :)

#8 Damien

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Posted 03 February 2010 - 13:39

Very nice, I say go for it. :)

#9 Winswy

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 18:50

Looking at the second mockup, honestly I think the title buttons are waay too big, uf your going to keep them that size then center the glyphs vertically over the 'background'

The whole theme is a bit too gradient'y imo and the buttons, at least, for me are too rounded, making them a wee bit bulky.

Not much to it really, then again, aint much to win 7 either , there's not much original here to really judge. Refine it some and it would be used by some, I wouldn't call it great.. or bad.

Lastly that dark default button will cause issues but you knew that already I'm sure.

I know its a mockup and I know how we skinners usually end up with something completely diff. to the original mock-up so have a stab at SKS 7 and see how u like it and how Seven skins Joe, its a blast! :rofl:

#10 OP Bubbabyte

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Posted 28 March 2010 - 19:28

Ok looking again at the mockups, they are pretty big and bulky and generally everything I dislike about WB skins. So I've created a new mockup, which is completely different but again, I have no skinstudio knowledge as to if some of this is even possible, so who knows if it will ever come to life, but if someone wants to take on this project send me a pm. It's a bit inspired by Acrylic 7 and scanlines are inspired by Winswy's upcoming theme venom (which is pretty awesome btw)

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