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Mikha Mikha ben Hillel
GTK2 Themes
Mockup 1.1

GTK2 Themes 40 comments

Score 50.0%
Aug 23 2006
How do you remember your username? - Jan 10 2006
Gentle Gnome mockup

Various Gnome Stuff 187 comments

Score 58.0%
Jan 12 2006
Lack of creativity? Maybe nobody thought of it until you did? Maybe nobody had the time to implement it? God knows that there are dozens of people making tiny modifications to Clearlooks and releasing them, and dozens more making the next OSX theme. I bet there are only a small handful of people that work on making truely new and different kinds of themes, and even fewer people working on new engines or modifying old ones to suit their needs. Most of the themes here are ugly, perpetually half-finished, compilations of different MC and GTK themes put together and renamed, or just trying to mimic OSX once more. People that make a new theme that is of any quality are truely rare. And you can tell who they are by all the people following behind with their slightly modified versions :)

So be prepared for riches and glory if you make this theme a reality. - Nov 21 2005
First, I was wondering what tools you used to make this concept? Inkscape or AI 11? The MC theme was made in AI 11 for sure, but what about the rest? And what operating system did you make it in? It looks like OSX judging by the quality of the fonts.

Second, I don't understand why this is a concept. It looks like little more than a theme with a modified toolbar. I don't see anything huge that is done in this concept that can't be done by theme/engine makers right now. Sure, the toolbar is collapsed, but that can actually be a detriment. I suggest showing how the collapsed toolbar is affected by large (12-14 pt) fonts.

I like it so far, but I'll hold out judgement until you show more of the flexibility of your concept. I'm especially anxious to see a dark theme, rather than these blinding-white themes that are so prevalent. - Nov 21 2005
Smoked Glass v0.9.5

GTK2 Themes 61 comments

Score 75.5%
Jul 31 2005
Orange Velvet

GTK2 Themes 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Jun 22 2005
It looks good, I like the tabs and the text color, but I'm not too keen on the scroll bar. It seems flat and a bit out of place. It seems to be attempting to be more beveled, but it is flat instead. It is in contrast with all the other orange elements that seem to be very glossy and look a lot like gel. The arrow buttons I especially dislike--they feel out of place the most.

Other than that, it's good. - Jun 08 2005
Neos

GTK2 Themes 38 comments

Score 43.3%
Jul 01 2005
The Metacity theme has some issues with the buttons. They are cut off on top and sides a wee bit. I'm not too keen on the button style altogether anyway, the black borders kill it. Other than those two critiques, I like this. - May 17 2005
Clearlooks

GTK2 Themes 250 comments

Score 53.3%
Jun 30 2005

Dark themes are much better now, but there is still room for improvement. I'll show you what I mean.


http://img37.echo.cx/img37/354/darktheme5cr.png

The problem is the buttons and the scroll bar. It's really hard to see them as it is, but you can find them by moving the mouse over the button or scroll bar. For the buttons this looks good, but for the scroll bar it looks ugly. It uses a gradient of the current color of the scroll bar and purple (I suppose for consistency with the buttons), and this looks ugly.


There is a contrast option in the gtkrc file, but setting it to anything higher than 1 or 2 makes the toolbars look bad (ugly bright lines, wouldn't be so bad but one of the lines is 2 pixels thick).

If there was a way to separate the scrollbar/button contrast setting from the rest, than it would be complete. Although, it would be nice to be able to set the brightness of the highlights as well (the highlights used to be completely white in 0.4, which you updated to be a bit more sane).


If these issues get resolved, than CL would be completely Dark Theme friendly. - Apr 14 2005
Clearlooks is a nice engine, but last night I found one of its weak points. The engine is not very dark theme-friendly. I use a mixture of the Tenebrific GTK theme and the Rmilk-Black Metacity theme, and I was hoping to make a dark theme similar to Tenebrific; however the highlights can't be changed, and it would have too much contrast if it was just black on white. Also, the subtle differences in color from the menubar or toolbar to the rest of any given window is not there. Maybe it's a lack of understanding on how to make the theme, because this is the first time I've tried making a theme using any engine. I spent a bit of time just figuring out what things like fg[ACTIVE] changed :P.
In conclusion, I'd like to request that you make clearlooks a bit more dark theme-friendly. If you did that it would make my day. - Feb 27 2005
Milky Smooth

GTK2 Themes 14 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 23 2005
Not that unique, just another white/grey theme. The lines are shamelessly copied from previous Mac or Mac-like themes. There are about a dozen themes that look like this, so you'll need more than lines to distinguish it from those other ones.



Myself, I prefer dark themes. Infact, I use a combination of Rmilk-Black metacity with Tenebrific gtk2 for my environment. When one uses a computer alot, and at all during the night, one appreciates dark themes. They really make a difference on the eyes. - Feb 24 2005
Karakorum Gnome Splashes

Gnome 2 Splash Screens 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Oct 16 2004
The 3rd one looks the best in my opinion! The lighting and excellent. - Oct 17 2004