- 01-12-2010, 02:00 PM #1
Beautiful Widget Skins
Looks like Tama is already working on skin support:
"People should start working on beautiful weather skins as I started to work on skin support."-Tama Chan/levelupstudio
- 01-12-2010, 02:29 PM #2
- 01-14-2010, 01:42 PM #3
We have to wait a little while longer until he updates with theme support though.
Also, based on the looks of this mockup, he really does have a good relationship with HTC now. Hey flipclock!
- 01-14-2010, 02:20 PM #4
I dont dig the flip clock. I got used to the Droid font.
- 01-14-2010, 02:43 PM #5
I don't dig the flip clock, but then, I am perfectly happy with my smaller clock and look forwards to the update with the theming kit.
I would like the templates to knock up themes in Eclipse as soon as he has them ready so I can do an awesome steampunk clock...
- 01-15-2010, 08:14 AM #6
He just released the template for skinning the widget. It's on his twitter.
- 01-15-2010, 10:49 AM #7
- 01-15-2010, 10:53 AM #8
- 01-15-2010, 10:55 AM #9
- 01-15-2010, 11:03 AM #10
Thanks mate. I can at least start playing around with designs before the full kit comes out and see how they look.
I have ideas for rather ornate backgrounds taking the best from the steampunk world. Now to search my Second Life textures and certain web sites I know for components...
- 01-15-2010, 11:04 AM #11
- 01-15-2010, 11:42 AM #12
I am thinking of a dark brown photo plate texture for the background then find some way of decorating the number panes with some kind of filigree...
I have also found some nice steampunk background textures on a CC license through deviant art, so that could also be a possibility for later additions.
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- 01-15-2010, 11:44 AM #13
- 01-15-2010, 11:49 AM #14
- 01-15-2010, 12:08 PM #15
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- 01-15-2010, 12:46 PM #17
Songs theme sample
Just a sample image from the Songs theme I am working on.
Maybe I should make them slightly transparent or does Beautiful Widgets set the transparency itself? I dunno.
The numbers are gonna be a PITA for me to do. I might just tint them an appropriate colour and have done with it.
- 01-15-2010, 12:46 PM #18
It worked. I renamed one old and the new one new.
That will make them easier to find.
- 01-15-2010, 12:47 PM #19
- 01-15-2010, 12:53 PM #20
- 01-15-2010, 12:57 PM #21
I guess I can just stick a new transparent layer set to multiply mode and just fill a solid colour into that new layer, thus tinting the number underneath, or paste in a texture for textured numbers...
I will make a separate folder with the numbers and dots in and just mess around with them in the GIMP. There's only one way to find out, after all...
One thing I would like to see happen with the BW update is for the current clock designs to be kept as options with the "new" clock face as a third widget option as I do rather like the two current ones, and would hate it if they were dropped. I prefer those two over the HTC-type design myself. And more options is always good for sales...
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- 01-15-2010, 01:18 PM #22
- 01-15-2010, 02:07 PM #23
It might be that one could override the theme's number fonts with the standard ones, although why one would want to when the theme maker has gone to all that trouble to make the numbers go with his theme is anyone's guess.
I still have to re-tint those numbers for the Songs theme I am working on, but I have been doing other stuff right now like updating my web site with a new blog entry and stuff...
There's never enough hours in the day, is there?
- 01-15-2010, 02:58 PM #24
It was easy to do as I described in an earlier post.
Just remember when saving as PNG that you DO NOT want to save the background colour in order to preserve transparencies.
- 01-15-2010, 03:31 PM #25
How'd you retint the numbers? Did you grab the image files that come in the example folder? Or did you use the PSD and do everything from scratch? Just wanna know before hand since I'm looking to start on them when I get home.