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Post by artguy10 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 6:54 pm

Reacter wrote:No offense meant, but, do you mind merging your posts, and not double posting(or quad)?
From where I come, double posting means posting the same thing twice. But now I think here it means don't make any two posts twice in a row? I'll merge...

Edit: Is there any good way to merge instead of just copying and deleting content? I don't get the option to delete my posts, and I see no "merge" button.

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Post by Z98 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 7:49 pm

The double posting rule here is more geared towards keeping people from resurrecting really old posts as well as a general organization method. The only reason for someone to double post is if they wrote a massively long post that exceeded the max word count.

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Post by artguy10 » Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:20 pm

A little bit more Mac inspired, if that is okay. The further from Windows, the safer, I guess? Anyhow, I think this looks pretty nice.

The firefox window is open here, too.

I got rid of the transparency (except for the shadows), but why would transparency be difficult for a theme?

Still wondering about ideas for the start menu.

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Post by kevintrooper » Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:42 am

artguy10 wrote:A little bit more Mac inspired, if that is okay. The further from Windows, the safer, I guess? Anyhow, I think this looks pretty nice.

The firefox window is open here, too.

I got rid of the transparency (except for the shadows), but why would transparency be difficult for a theme?

Still wondering about ideas for the start menu.

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that looks cool! i like the atom start button! :)

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Post by artguy10 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 8:04 am

kevintrooper wrote:that looks cool! i like the atom start button! :)
Great! Except, that's not an atom. An atom is a mass of neutrons and protons bundled in a tiny center surrounded by a large cloud of tiny electrons. The ReactOS logo gives half the illustration of an Atom: Nucleus is WAY too large (and shiny!) the electron paths are four (in an super unlikely combo of paths), even though there is only one sphere in the center. Hehe, I liked science class.

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Post by dreams » Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:48 am

artguy10 wrote:A little bit more Mac inspired, if that is okay. The further from Windows, the safer, I guess? Anyhow, I think this looks pretty nice.

The firefox window is open here, too.

I got rid of the transparency (except for the shadows), but why would transparency be difficult for a theme?

Still wondering about ideas for the start menu.

[img]http://img95.imageshack%20.us/img95/2601/reactosflatmilkub2.png[/img]
I like this a lot! It looks clean and modern, and has a very distinctive style. Some small things that could be improved imho:

The ReactOS logo for the startmenu could be a bit bigger so it stands out more.

The fonts (except for the title bars) should be in a way modern font. Especially in the start menu. I like DejaVu Sans Condensed, but there may be more (open and free) fonts.

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Post by artguy10 » Mon Aug 13, 2007 6:48 pm

I used Helvetica Neue for everything, which I think is very readable. I could switch over to another font, but is DejaVu free? I couldn't find it on www.fonts.ro and it's not on my computer. Where could I download it, or a free similar font, if Helvetica isn't okay? Is Vera Sans okay?

About the start menu... I originally had it in an orb (like the Vista start menu) so it would be clear that it is a button, but some people wanted it just as the "atom". I can't make it too big, otherwise it would get in the way of other stuff and would just look unusual.

Here's my try at getting a bigger button:
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It got in the way of the start menu, so I tried a redesigned start menu to try and take care of that.

And let me know about the fonts.
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Post by kevintrooper » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:22 am

this is the best! i ment to vote for this but i choose vista :(

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Post by mf » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:09 pm

I hope you all realise this is all wasted effort because we're not going to have visual styles support in ReactOS anytime soon?
It compiles, let's ship it!

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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:26 pm

mf wrote:I hope you all realise this is all wasted effort because we're not going to have visual styles support in ReactOS anytime soon?
:cry:

Is it wasted if it means the project will look nicer once visual styles are supported? I don't expect that the project will stop before it becomes a finished, full-fledged operating system, will it?

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Post by mf » Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:43 am

artguy10 wrote::cry:

Is it wasted if it means the project will look nicer once visual styles are supported? I don't expect that the project will stop before it becomes a finished, full-fledged operating system, will it?
It's wasted because by the time visual styles are implemented this thread will be long forgotten.
It compiles, let's ship it!

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Post by artguy10 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:40 am

mf wrote:
artguy10 wrote::cry:

Is it wasted if it means the project will look nicer once visual styles are supported? I don't expect that the project will stop before it becomes a finished, full-fledged operating system, will it?
It's wasted because by the time visual styles are implemented this thread will be long forgotten.
Well then, remember it. :wink:

Actually, this thread got ideas from the community, and I have the files on my comp, so I could bring up these ideas again once the time is right. So you see, it's not a waste, or else... :cry:

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Post by .aart3k » Thu Aug 16, 2007 6:51 pm

Why wasted o.O? You can always try to make uxtheme, artguy10, it's documented, you can test it on Windows and there'll be time ROS support these.

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Post by Nmn » Mon Aug 20, 2007 10:01 pm

mf is really discouraging people for no important reason... For one thing, its not necessarily set in stone that its needed to use themes and make it look cool immediately -- ever tried Vista with the performance settings? XP will do the same thing on the performance geared mode.

Plus, don't let the thread die. Keep bringing up improvements. That takes care of it altogether.

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