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Simplify WIP by dpcdpc11 Simplify WIP by dpcdpc11
hey people... here's some primitive WIP of my next thingy...
damn this windows theming is addictive!

what do you think so far?
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mega-SLK Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Artist
Nice. Is this for Windows 7?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Of course since it was published way back in 2011.
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sma232 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
I love how the window border looks in this, so simple. Do you think you could send a link my way?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
a link to what my friend?
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sma232 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
this WIP version of the windows theme. :)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I don't have the WIP windows theme anymore. The final version went in a different direction. So I only kept some PSD files.
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sma232 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
Is theming hard? I wouldn't mind trying to recreate it, it looks pretty simple. :P
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Oh man... you have no idea! But the good thing is that you can find a lot of resources and tutorials on the web.
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thedefectiveram Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2013
Love it! Do you a link to the wallpaper?
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winplayboy Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012
from where the gadgets are coming in the screen shots..........I tried to find what it is I didn't got it what is it?
Is it a third party tool..........?
can u give a link to me.........?
thanks..........
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
it's a Rainmeter theme called Illustro modded by me.
I think Illustro comes with the default Rainmeter installation but I'm not sure... I don't use Rainmeter anymore.
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unperse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Student Interface Designer
awesome man, but Toolbar's background in foobars looks ugly for this perfect VS. Also, Try to change rainmeter skins to smth squared&transparency
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ATiGr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
well.... It's cool of course... But still, I felt it's a bit too black.
Lack some sense of life or energy in it.

Maybe something light would improve it.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
what exactly do you think it's too black: the taskbar or the window frame? these are the only elements skinned in the shoot... personally I really like the taskbar a lot but I'm not totally convinced about the window frame... it has a 1px glow around it before the shadow which is cool and all but I dunno... something is missing. I'm not really into black/dark window frames because they are not really easy on the eyes and usability is king for me. The taskbar on the other hand looks pretty cool even though it's really dark.
what do you think?
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ATiGr Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2011
Actually It is the window frame that had been too black.
You know that we are kinda stucked to window frames all day long as soon as we don't make apps fullscreen. And what windows sucks is that all their default windows frame look awful and gradually kill us every second of the day.

The blackish feeling of this new windows frame even reminds some of the Vista experience, which looks fancy at first and soon exhausts my eyes. So I think we share the same attitude on the usability side.

I think the part missing in the window frame is |Life|. Like what you did in the minimal taste flat, the grey gradient brings purity to life and easy for us to stay all day long enjoying watching it. Though I said earlier a little bright color would make it even better to see. (That's exactly why the tiny part of Traffic light buttons in Mac OS impresses people that much. They just pop out.)

And in the new all black window frame. Nothing pops out. And I always felt it alive only when something pops out just like saying, look at me~~ XD

As the taskbar goes, it look gorgeous. The progress color, even only 1px or 2 colorful, gives the feeling of poping out. I loved it!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
We're on the same page here... the concept here was to give the windows frame the same color and transparency as the taskbar... it looks ok but it's not really practical. One cool thing about the frame are the caption buttons which have a really cool morphing effect... I'm talking about the glyphs to be precise.
And if I make the frames just transparent, they will look so plain and much like other 90% of windows themes and I really don't want to do that!
I'll try keeping the top frame dark and leaving the rest transparent and vice versa. Now just to get some time on my hand and I'm good to go.
Glad you like the taskbar though... I've spent quite some time making it look good. I'll post some screenshot with the progress of my next theme to get some feedback so stay tuned!
Thanks for your feedback!
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ATiGr Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
through your minimal taste flat I know your theme would be a great one because you understand how a great theme work and modifies Windows theme with less distracting elements and emphasizes the key ones.
Do put up your WIP updates. I can't wait to see the final version. :P
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kamoteprotocol Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Student Interface Designer
nice work ,,, :) do you have a smaller version of your taskbar,... probably the smallest one .. thanks... :)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks but I'm not sure what you're saying... are you asking me if I have a smaller version of this taskbar? in this case I can't make the taskbar any smaller.
and hopefully by the end of the month I will finish this new theme.
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jadid2k9 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
try faster :D
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jadid2k9 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
how long will it take??
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
not sure... currently I barely have time to sleep... too much work to do and I can't neglect my clients you know!
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mrscaramelle Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Student Interface Designer
i like.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
glad u do!
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Another question.. How this Themes made posible with what? Themes Creator??
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
sorry to disappoint you but I dont have a release date. I am really busy right now, got many deadlines and clients breathing down my neck. and they are my no 1 priority right now. plus I also got a life u know. The theme is being made using windows style builder.
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
wait.. its it Ave windows 7 stlye builder?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
yes.. that's the only software available for creating win7 styles.
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Yeah! I created My own Start Orb I wonder if it nice.. tell if it nice by click on the [link] . :new: :star:
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
looks awful man! those colors, those borders... why???
seems so cheap and amateurish!
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
Any Sugestion? I new to Creating start Orbs. visual stlye.. Or you can help me make one with iAzerous logo =P.. But really Any Suggestion to make it Better =P
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I don't think ur Creating Start Orbs skills are the problem here... by the look of this it doesn't seem you have any sens on graphic design whatsoever. My suggestion to you is: start reading a Graphic Design Book! and then practice, practice, practice!
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011
Sorry bout that.. Thanks for the imformation.. Love your themes =P
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
don't be sorry my friend! glad to have such a great fan!
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Its been very long now.. when is this Releasing? =P Very excited! cuz Nowadays lots Of visual style got Bugs.. only the best Visual style 7 can been found in dpcdpc11 profile.. Release Date?
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry I haven't gotten the chance to really work on it yet. But this does look pretty good! I think when I start working on mockups again, I'm going to try a metro theme, since that seems to be all the rage, and I haven't seen any good ones yet.

Anyway, great job so far!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks... glad u like it V... this is actually another style, different from what I sent you.
maybe I'll work on that one as well but not right now.
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outofashion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
*thumbs up* ;)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks!
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outofashion Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
maybe i have 1 single issue but instead of here i want to talk about this in a im.

and about the linux stuff ...maybe i found a good slution for both of us (i'm talking about the lack of drivers and codecs in ubuntu 11.04) - just in case you don't already know this: [link] .
i think its worth a try.
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setya5785 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
you just need to ad extra repository for codec :)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
thanks for the tip... I will give SuperOS a try one of this days... just downloaded Linux Mint 11 and I have to try that as well.
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TN-048 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Personally I like to use Debian sid with KDE as it seems to be the fastest, safest, and least bloated Linux distro out there. I also have very high hopes for kernel 3.0. I cant wait!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
gonna try the new linux mint 11... once they update their LMDE release I'll try that as well.
don't like the new KDE 4... plasma seems so shitty, slow and unstable... every time I tried it, I somehow managed to crash it.
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TN-048 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
The new KDE 4.6 is alot better than the old ones. It runs fine on my computers, one is a low end acer laptop and the other is a dual Xeon/Nvidia gaming computer. KDE 3.x is still much more stable but it doesn't have all the features of 4.x which I am getting so used to
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
didn't have a chance to test the 4.6 kde, so I can't say how great does it work... but I'm curious what kind of features are you missing in 3.x that 4.x have?
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TN-048 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I'm missing my eye candy which is unnecessary, but I like. Also along with that are the window manager things like a cover flow Alt+Tab and having it maximize windows when you drag them to the screen edges. And Plasma, I love having plasma widgets. I hate Compiz and KWin is much better in KDE4, and rewrites in most of the KDE apps that I use most (Dolphin, Kmail, Kpatience, Kate, Konsole, ect) make it much more efficient and easy for me.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the inside my friend!
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TN-048 Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
no prob!
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19Nightwing91 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
Hey GOT a BIG question.. Which linux Distro is the best? Solaris? Debian? Ubuntu? Zorin OS? Macintosh (is not linux ask only)? or Redhat?
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