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coz English 47 fabounet [Read]
29 December 2009 à 14:48

coz, Sunday 20 December 2009 à 01:53


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Salut,
I am working on this dock and it is taken after Maththias's text based theme.
I like that theme and wanted to try it with backgrounds.
If any of you would test and give feedback I would appareciate it.
The BIG problem for me,, is creating a clock.... I dont know how to actually create the clock images correctly at least with this theme.
Any help with that problem would also be appreicated

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel-packages.tar.gz

coz

matttbe, Sunday 20 December 2009 à 16:40


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Hey,

One thing is sure : it's different that your other themes .

http://uppix.net/a/8/d/523a345668c85451bbad377551a62.png


But for this one, I'm not a fan for two reasons :
  • The color (but I'm sure that some/many people like it )
  • The font for two reasons too :
    • I doesn't like this kind of font (Too much like Times New Roman, MS, etc. )
    • It's too "detailed" => CD minimises icons... so they seems "blurred". => Or maybe when there are svg files in the dock, they can be loaded twice : one with the minimum size and one with the big size. When the "mouse" is in the dock, CD loads the big sizes (if it's not to slow )


But I'm sure this theme will be appreciated !

matttbe, Sunday 20 December 2009 à 17:53


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I prefer this screenshot : http://imagebin.ca/view/yhADMNSk.html

fabounet, Sunday 20 December 2009 à 20:39


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I basically agree on font and color
what if, inside of a color, you use a square as a background image for the icons ?
then it would be easy to change the color.

for clock, all the images must be square of he same size, and the needles must be drawn horizontally, from the left top corner.
maybe you can try your clock in cairo mode, because the opengl drawing needs an additionnal (though optional) conf file.

coz, Sunday 20 December 2009 à 22:46


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Salut
Ok try this new one with different font

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel-packages.tar.gz

I havent changed the colour yet

coz

coz, Monday 21 December 2009 à 03:12


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Salut
Ok here is a Black version of the dock;;;

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel-black-themes.tar.gz

I think this one looks better and I am making one with both colours alternating icons

coz

fabounet, Monday 21 December 2009 à 10:18


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Nice , thanks !
did you try the idea of using a background image for icons (a colored square), and just the text for icons ?

coz, Monday 21 December 2009 à 11:56


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Salut fabounet,
No I didnt try that yet... I will do that today
Also will make a version that has both blach and grey icons like checkerboard

coz

coz, Monday 21 December 2009 à 13:29


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Salut fabounet,
here is a Clear one with "icon-backgrounds" folder to change background icon images.
See if this is what you meant!

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel-clear.tar.gz

coz

matttbe, Monday 21 December 2009 à 13:47


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Can you post a screenshot ?

EDIT : I like that there are more than one background ! . And I prefer this font.

fabounet, Monday 21 December 2009 à 14:15


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Thanks Coz, I'll test it asap !
a little screenshot to see from job what it looks like ?

coz, Monday 21 December 2009 à 19:48


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Salut,
here are a few screenshots of the last one'''''

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/screenshots/Screenshot.png

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/screenshots/Screenshot-1.png

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/screenshots/Screenshot-2.png

coz

matttbe, Monday 21 December 2009 à 23:29


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Yeah, you've choosen an excellent font

coz, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 00:22


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salut,
thanks matttbe... I should have concentrated on fonts before doing this since there are no icons pics and the font is the main focus... I may try another font but I sort of like this one as well
also here is the black ones' clock and gauge if I didnt include them

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/btpanelblack%20.tar.gz

coz

coz, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 05:51


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Salut,
Ok, I just found out that the font used in this theme is NOT going to work on everyone's system unless they have that font installed already...so I need to redo all of the icons and embed the font into the icons so it doesn't need to be installed.
matttbe..this may be why the first comment about the bad font.... the font I had used was an outlined font not a solid filled one...
I don't think that showed up on your end.
So I have to redo all of these for them to work ,,, but I have a few people to test it first and then I will re-upload the themes again.
Apologies to you ... I should have realized this before uploading it for testing
coz

fabounet, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 10:10


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why do you want to redo the icons ?
once they are images, the font is no more used.
the only font you have to care is the labels and dialogues one, and you can safely choose the default system font
Very nice theme by the way, I like the 2nd very much !

PS : the tarball http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/btpanelblack%20.tar.gz does not work (maybe the space in the name ?)

matttbe, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 13:32


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Maybe you can force the location of your font by editing the svg files ?

fabounet, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 13:49


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ah, silly me, I didn't realize it's SVG images
well you could png-ize them to avoid any problem.
128x128 is enough. It may eat some unnecessary memory though, maybe 96x96 is enough for this kind of images.

coz, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 14:05


Subscription date : 25 March 2008
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Salut guys,
Ok here is the edited theme...and if all went well...the font is now embedded into each icon...I will have someone test this who does not have that font installed;;;

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-black.tar.gz

If this works the way I believe it will... I will have to edit the other themes based on this design the same way I do apologize again... I should have realized this when dealing with svg format and fonts

coz

coz, Tuesday 22 December 2009 à 17:59


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Salut guys,
Ok I think I have them

Green-grey = http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-grey-packages.tar.gz

Clear = http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-clear.tar.gz

Black = http://dl.dropbox.com/u/132551/My_cairo-dock_themes/BTpanel/BTpanel-black.tar.gz

Let me know if these dont work..
also included in the package is the "icons backgrounds" folder

coz

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