Metal Vista1.0 for WB5
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Metal Vista1.0 for WB5

Updated Apr 11, 2006 by lypnjtu


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Excalpius
Comment #21 Monday, April 17, 2006 2:37 AM
transparent aluminum...I saw that on Star Trek once.

Nice work!
Hapkido
Comment #22 Monday, April 17, 2006 7:25 AM
lypnjtu: where can one get the Styler Toolbar skin you are using in the screenshot?
dudeman
Comment #23 Friday, April 21, 2006 2:42 PM
I'm not getting the transparent menu like you have in your screenshot. It's solid. I have WB 5. What is wrong?
Darryl Ba
Comment #24 Friday, April 21, 2006 10:34 PM
I have the parse error as well.
Hapkido
Comment #25 Saturday, April 22, 2006 3:06 PM
Citizen Suk It asked: (an ignominious name to be sure)
I'm not getting the transparent menu like you have in your screenshot. It's solid. I have WB 5. What is wrong?

Generally this happens when you are using the "Trial version" of WindowBlinds 5. The Trial version will only display transparency items for those skins that come with the program, e.g, "Aura", "Arrow", etc. The full version which you can purchase doesn't have that restriction. So IF you are using the Trial version, that would explain the problem.
Morpheous416
Comment #26 Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:40 PM
transparent aluminum...I saw that on Star Trek once.


OT: Yeah, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home!

bclarke
Comment #27 Tuesday, April 18, 2006 1:14 PM
Nice skin. However, I thought your color selections for Hilight and HilightText were backwards, so I changed them. In your default color list, highlighted items appear lighter -- grayed out -- than other items, which seemed backwards from standard UI behavior. So, in Skin Studio under Miscellaneous/Colors, I changed from this:

Hilight=245, 245, 245
HilightText=103, 103, 103

to this:

Hilight=103, 103, 103
HilightText=245, 245, 245

This makes the highlighted item stand out instead of dropping into the background.

Bob
CmputrAce
Comment #28 Monday, April 17, 2006 11:20 AM
Very Nice!
aquagreen
Comment #29 Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:43 AM
cool..so I download..
now is my new desktop...
thanks..^^
Sum Dum Guy
Comment #30 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:59 PM
Overall, an elegant and efficient design. You may want to pay special attention to these details for a future update:

1.) In a maximized window, there is a dead space of about 1-2 pixels that needs to be filled.
2.) Per-pixel blending on the rounded corners would help.
3.) Instead of glowing buttons as suggested earlier, have you considered making the actual icon(s) IN the buttons glow? That's something I have not seen done well, yet.
4.) You may also want to consider including a sub-style that has a smaller Start button. Just for people who still like the "traditional" XP style for Windows.
5.) Consider people who also prefer having the Taskbar arranged at the sides (vertically). There are few, on average, but they MUST be taken into account.

So far, this skin is rating VERY high on my list of faves. I can't wait to see the idea pushed to its full potential!
Scott Warner
Comment #31 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:41 PM
This is a great skin except I am getting the magic pink on the MDI buttons
DesignCaddy
Comment #32 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 9:14 PM
i've never been a fan of brushed metal, but this is slick! very tight. good job. It's smooth all across. You should take care of those corners, and add verticle task bars
Damang Jalai
Comment #33 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 5:13 PM
This is a great skin and i can see why it took you very long time to make. I like the idea of turning Mac into Vista which is a brilliant idea. However, I am not using thin skin now, not because it's not good but there are other skins that i like better. For future realease, i'd like to see this skin has trasparant border, colored max-min-close botton glow (red? or following vista colors), colored start botton glow and 3D minimized bar.
WeatherBound
Comment #34 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 4:46 PM
Love the skin.

When I click on control panel, I get a error mesage.
Parse error '<' at line 1.
control panel neve pops up.
Then i change the skin to any other windowblind skin and it works again.
Am I the only one with this problem.
Robbie_Boy
Comment #35 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 4:09 PM
this is the best windows vista i've seen great job mate (how did you make the metal affect???)

no glass anywhere !!!!!!



The jagges are a bit nasty
The mouse over on the taskbar (not good) can just about see it???
skinz2nice
Comment #36 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 2:30 PM
It is very clear that you spent alot of time on this. This is an awsome skin. I like uniqueness of the start button. But the only thing that I probably don't like is that the log off and turn off buttons are out of place from where they need to be. But it is an excellent skin and I can tell you put hard work into it. Good Job My Friend.
Magz396
Comment #37 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:22 PM
i like this a lot shame none does a roll up feature for these vista skins

If you go into your blinds program....User overides...Advanced settings....Click on the down arrow, you can add that feature to any skin...

Magz396
Comment #38 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 1:20 PM
I can't get the shut down to work on it..
fjord
Comment #39 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 11:05 AM
Great job on the skin, it's clear you did spend a lot of time on this one! Just a little more work for the rounded corners will really put it over the edge. Thanks for sharing this skin!
whatamitnick
Comment #40 Tuesday, April 11, 2006 10:43 AM
Best Skin I have seen all Year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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