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Darren Jones Manchester, United Kingdom
Metacity Themes

ICE

Metacity Themes Jul 15 2009
Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes

Black ICE

Metacity Themes Nov 09 2008
Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes

Googol

Metacity Themes Sep 13 2008
Score 63%
63 Likes
37 Dislikes

Playstation

Metacity Themes Jul 05 2008
Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Beryl/Emerald Themes

Cloud 9

Beryl/Emerald Themes Jul 10 2008
Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes

Playstation

Beryl/Emerald Themes Jun 30 2008
Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes

Googol

Beryl/Emerald Themes Jun 28 2008
Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Icon Themes

ICE icons

Icon Themes Apr 19 2009
Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Individual Icons/-sets

Lazer

Individual Icons/-sets Apr 20 2009
Score 52%
52 Likes
48 Dislikes
symbol Icon Project Preview

Individual Icons/-sets 27 comments

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Apr 28 2009
Just to reiterate what other people have said - this is a huge project, putting together a whole icon theme can take a long time.

But, this is no reason to not get this theme going. As Dan Rabbit says on the Elementary Icon Project page - it all started with one blue folder icon. You have to start somewhere and this is a great start - just look at the buzz that has been created here. Gnome 3 would really benefit from a full set of new and original icons and this looks like a great start.

I like that these icons have a bit of a shine and gloss to them - too many of Gnome's icon sets are a bit drab and have a matte finish. Some of them do look a bit too close to Apple icons though ... perhaps some differentiation is needed in some of the icons?

A website would be a good idea - especially if there was an area where people could upload ideas and comment on them. How about a flickr group for ideas? It might also be an idea to develop the theme on a modular basis - mimetypes, actions, devices, apps etc. That way the work can be easily delegated and spread out to different people.

I really do hope that this takes off and eventually develops into a full theme with metacity, backgrounds and gdm themes too.

DAZ - Apr 29 2009
white folders with subtle grey shades would look very cool, be different and go with most things....

DAZ - Apr 29 2009
ICE icons

Icon Themes 46 comments

Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Apr 19 2009
I thought it might be a gtk theme issue as I couldn't recreate it. No worries though.

... I'd still like to get the 'okay' button working though.

DAZ - Apr 20 2009
Thanks for the help. I use the Gnome icon theme to get the names right, but the 'okay' button doesn't have a scalable version, only normal png icons. This seems a bit like a bug to me. The naming conventions always change as well, so I'm going to wait until the new version of Ubuntu comes out next week then try and get it to work.

I don't quite understand your second problem - what is the actual name of the icon and what do you mean by 'lit'? Send me a personal message or email if it's easier and I'll try and sort it out.

cheers again,

DAZ - Apr 19 2009
I know, I know ....

I can't seem to find how the naming works for this. It doesn't seem to work with scalable icons at the moment - I'm trying to get this sorted as it really annoys me too!

Thanks for the praise though ... on my way to check out your themes now.

DAZ - Apr 19 2009
Thanks for the kind words. I'm thrilled that you'd want to use some of them in your icon theme - feel free to do so, and modify anything that you need to.

I'm not a licensing expert, but I'm pretty sure MIT means you can use it in any of your own projects. Anyway, take this as my permission granted.

It would be nice to see your updated icons.

cheers,

DAZ - Apr 17 2009
Thanks for the kind feedback. I'm glad the ICE theme fits into what you want. Hopefully with the new icons, it fits even better - let me know if there are any other icons in particular that you want to see.

cheers,

DAZ - Apr 15 2009
Sorry for the delay in replying.

All the icons should now be scalable. Is this still a problem?

DAZ - Apr 15 2009
Hi Katie, that's really weird because I'm running Hardy too and I can edit the colour schemes for Glossy. I'm not sure it's that important to use Glossy, try some of the other themes for controls and try to edit the colours so they are the same as the ones mentioned on the cloud 9 page.

Just one other thing - the folder icon in the screenshot won't appear in this theme - it is from an icon theme called Vista Inspirate (http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Vista-Inspirate?content=28352).

Hope that helps, keep asking if you need any more help,

DAZ - Aug 15 2008
Hi Katie,

You just need to right-click on the desktop, select 'change desktop background', then select the 'theme' tab and click on the 'customise' button at the bottom. Now click on the 'controls' tab and select 'Glossy', then click on the 'Colours' tab and choose the colours listed on the Cloud 9 page. Then click on the 'icons' tab and select ICE.

The only other thing you would need to do is to install the Cloud 9 emerald theme - have you got Emerald on your machine?

Hope that helps, let me know how you get on.

DAZ - Aug 13 2008
Yes, I see what you mean. I do keep getting new ideas. At the moment I'm working on folder icons, ubuntu logo, wireless, battery and volume icons.

I can see making a whole set taking a whole lot of time, but hopefully it will make a nice, complete theme. The fact that it is so simple and minimalist should mean that it doesn't look dated. There is also scope for making some derivatives in different colours ... how about a FIRE theme??


Any help from anybody would be greatly appreciated.

DAZ - Aug 12 2008
Hi Katie,

The theme is an emerald theme that I made called Cloud 9, you can get it here:

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Cloud+9?content=83590

That page also has the gtk settings and the colours used.

Hope that helps,

DAZ - Aug 12 2008
Ah, yes that makes sense. Of course, choice is the main point of using linux and open-source. It would be nice if the way icon themes worked was more modular, so you could use one theme for the actions and another for the apps. This theme is much more focused on the gtk menu actions.

DAZ - Aug 11 2008
I'd love this to be a full icon theme too. Certainly there is scope for different coloured versions also. I'm making icons as I think of them and as time allows, but any help that anybody can offer to make more icons would be most welcome.

cheers,

DAZ - Aug 11 2008
Thanks for the comment, but not sure what you mean about step-by-step and people being able to choose??

DAZ - Aug 11 2008
Thanks! Not sure that you could get a wifi connection in an igloo though!

DAZ - Jul 23 2008
Thanks for the nice comments and rating. The trash bin icon isn't included in this set - only the delete option on menus and in windows should change. At the moment all other icons being used are from Human and Gnome, but you can easily change this - see the instructions at the top of the page, if they don't make sense, then let me know.

DAZ - Jul 23 2008
Cheers mate - yep there should be more Stone Roses in Linux, I feel they bring a certain cool to this theme! ;)

DAZ - Jul 17 2008
Just to add to that.
The background I'm using can be found on Gnome Art:
http://art.gnome.org/backgrounds/abstract/2519

The Window manager is one of my own themes for Emerald:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Cloud+9?content=83590

I'm also using various icons for apps that can be seen in the dock, but most of them are from this OSX theme:
http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/OSX?content=31618

DAZ - Jul 16 2008
I'm using Ubuntu. The icons themselves are not a port of anything - completely original. My desktop (featured in the screenshots) is a bit of a mix of Ubuntu, Vista and Mac.

The dock is Cairo Dock:
http://developer.berlios.de/projects/cairo-dock/

The widgets are Screenlets - this can be installed using Synaptic.

Hope that helps,

DAZ - Jul 16 2008
Thanks for the positive feedback HolyCheater. If you mean icons for folders, I am not planning on making these as my intention is for these icons to integrate with the gtk windows and menus (e.g. 'refresh' and 'create folder') not to replace icons that are seen on the desktop.

DAZ - Jul 13 2008
Thanks! I kinda like 'Ice' as a name actually......

DAZ - Jul 09 2008
Black ICE

Metacity Themes 3 comments

Score 61%
61 Likes
39 Dislikes
Nov 09 2008
Thanks for the feedback guys. Hopefully I can make some other derivatives of the theme in other colours too as it is a very simple theme. I made this one because lots of people commented that they use dark themes.

cheers,

DAZ - Nov 14 2008
Playstation

Metacity Themes 21 comments

Score 70%
70 Likes
30 Dislikes
Jul 05 2008
Thanks for all the feedback. I will be coming back to this theme soon and hopefully implement a few of the changes suggested and also some other improvements to make this theme even better.

cheers,

DAZ - Nov 14 2008
I'll certainly have a go at making a thinner version when I've finished this one. Have you got any ideas about what sort of dimensions you'd like?

DAZ - Jul 07 2008
My next job is to have a play at doing a port of the Googol theme. Like I said, I'm still trying to figure some of the intricacies of metacity out, but its actually quite good fun when you get going. I'll start work on Googol soon and have a few other ideas too.

Thanks for the vote!

DAZ - Jul 03 2008
Thanks. I'd love to know how you get on with running this on a PS3...

DAZ - Jul 03 2008
Thanks again! I'm not sure this counts as a first attempt as all the buttons are exactly the same as the emerald theme, but learning how to do metacity themes wasn't a trivial task! Loads and loads of settings in one giant xml file!!

DAZ - Jul 03 2008
Thanks for the positive feedback! I enjoy making and contributing themes and hope you enjoy using them.

DAZ - Jul 03 2008
Thanks! I think there will be more improvements as I improve my metacity knowledge, so keep a lookout for updates. I hope that you enjoy using it.

DAZ - Jul 03 2008
ICE

Metacity Themes 10 comments

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Jul 15 2009
You need the ICE icons too (see the link in the theme description).

DAZ - Oct 20 2008
I've started a Black Ice theme already and am planning on making a Fire theme soon. - Oct 20 2008
Thanks Hawk. Glad you like it. I think this theme could easily have some spin offs - Black Ice, Fire....etc

DAZ - Oct 20 2008
test comment - Sep 24 2008
Googol

Beryl/Emerald Themes 31 comments

Score 75%
75 Likes
25 Dislikes
Jun 28 2008
Hi Firm,

Sorry for the delay in replying.

I'm sure that if you keep experimenting you will get a version that fits your needs. That's the thing with themes, you have to keep playing around with them until you get it just right.

I do hope to make some more icon themes, but they take a lot of time to make - not as easy as the emerald and metacity themes. They are difficult to keep the file size down too as they contain so many images. The googol icons will basically be a recoloured version of the ice icons, but at the moment I can't find a quick way of recolouring them without having to do each file individually! I'm sure there must be a quick way. Anyway, I will try to get something done as soon as possible.

Thanks for the comments!

DAZ - Oct 06 2008
Thanks for the kind words firm!

To make the white parts totally transparent, why not try editing it? Go to System > Emerald Theme Manager, select the googol theme, then click on the edit themes button. Select the 'Theme Engine' tab, then select vruner. The first three options (left blend, middle blend and right blend) then just need changing to transparent by sliding the opacity slider down to zero.

You could then release this on Gnome-look as a variant theme!

Hope that helps - let me know how you get on!

DAZ - Sep 29 2008
Icon theme should be ready in a few weeks - it's taken a bit longer than I though, sorry.

The dock is Cairo Dock (get it here - http://developer.berlios.de/projects/cairo-dock/)

DAZ - Jul 17 2008
Cheers!

DAZ - Jul 17 2008
Don't worry, I'll try to get the icons right (not sure if they'll be 'perfect', but I'll do my best!). Most of them are finished, but it takes quite a bit of time resizing them all and then matching all the name conventions.

DAZ - Jun 26 2008
Thanks for the positive feedback - it's great to here that you like the theme.

If you could send me a copy of your modded version that would be great as your ideas might look better and (with your permission) could be integrated into the main theme.

cheers,

DAZ - Jun 25 2008
Thanks. There definitely needs to be more high-quality themes that are not just copies of Vista and OSX - and it would be even better if these themes were the highest rated and most downloaded.

DAZ - Jun 25 2008
I couldn't believe there wasn't something to do with Google on here either - especially when all the 'Google OS' rumours start.

Icons are taking a bit longer to put together but should be finished later this week.

DAZ - Jun 25 2008
Thanks for the kind words. I will definitely keep working on different themes - icons to go with this theme are my next plan.

DAZ - Jun 24 2008
ubuntuolympic

Wallpapers Ubuntu 7 comments

Score 54%
54 Likes
46 Dislikes
Aug 11 2008
Nice idea - I like seeing stuff like this.

DAZ - Aug 11 2008
Playstation

Beryl/Emerald Themes 14 comments

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Jun 30 2008
How strange that these themes were published at such similar times! But you're right, penguinstation did come first, although I didn't copy it or even know about it!

DAZ - Jul 23 2008
Thanks for the vote and feedback. Glad to bring back some memories!

DAZ - Jun 29 2008
Can the PS3 not run compiz/beryl? I'm happy to make a metacity version of this, but don't know how - anybody know any instructions?

DAZ - Jun 29 2008
Thanks for the vote. I'm glad that you like it!

DAZ - Jun 28 2008
The other button (circle) is used for the menu - but it is on the left hand side, so not shown in the screenshot.

DAZ - Jun 28 2008
Cloud 9

Beryl/Emerald Themes 10 comments

Score 67%
67 Likes
33 Dislikes
Jul 10 2008
Thanks for the kind words! - Jul 23 2008
Simple

Icon Themes

Score 77%
77 Likes
23 Dislikes
Apr 26 2009
symbol Icon Project Preview

Individual Icons/-sets

Score 72%
72 Likes
28 Dislikes
Apr 26 2009