Alysseum - Plus!
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Alysseum - Plus!

Updated May 17, 2006 by ^^Gabriel


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srdiamond
Comment #21 Thursday, May 18, 2006 4:56 PM
In the original version, the page received a different subtle tint, depending upon the substyle chosen. In this version, every substyle has an identical subtle tint (aqua, turquoise, blue-green, whatever you want to call it.) What was your thinking behind this change? A change in your taste, a change in skin fashion? On the surface at least, the change seems like a change backwards (as opposed to being a "plus" version).

[I'm not optimisitic about getting a response. Do skin artists avoid explaining their rationales and aesthetic theories because they are safeguarding trade secrets, because they are unreflective, because they are above talking to non-skinners, or what?)
danioc
Comment #22 Thursday, May 18, 2006 9:18 PM
Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Very easy to use, great colors, great graphics, five stars skin.
treetog
Comment #23 Thursday, May 18, 2006 10:06 PM
one word: awsome! GO! GO!
^^Gabriel
Comment #24 Thursday, May 18, 2006 11:49 PM
In the original version, the page received a different subtle tint, depending upon the substyle chosen. In this version, every substyle has an identical subtle tint (aqua, turquoise, blue-green, whatever you want to call it.) What was your thinking behind this change? A change in your taste, a change in skin fashion? On the surface at least, the change seems like a change backwards (as opposed to being a "plus" version).


I have no idea what you are talking about... Page tint?
Fenek100
Comment #25 Saturday, May 20, 2006 6:01 PM
Great skin, but...
I have no shadows under menus... Is it a bug? Or is something wrong with my WB?

NightTrainthedark
Comment #26 Saturday, May 20, 2006 6:29 PM
popeyenz
Comment #27 Saturday, May 20, 2006 6:53 PM
Thank you for a great skin. I also find the user pic panel an eyesore, whoever in microsoft came up with that brain child obviously has an identity problem.
Fenek100
Comment #28 Sunday, May 21, 2006 9:37 AM
This is now my default skin. I'm doing a modified version of Charger substyle. Smaller scrollbars, darker fonts, menus with shadows... and of course a litestep theme.

Thank you Gabriel for this awesome skin.
Rigido
Comment #29 Sunday, May 21, 2006 2:38 PM
Hi,
this is my new default skin but let me say something on it:
(+) no shadows on windows so I can use Y'z shadow (I like the way it drops shadows more than some built-in skins do)
(+) Really thin title-bar
(+) Citron!!!
(-) User pic panel on Start menu (I put the bar on top of the screen)
(-) On the readme you should write that ClearType has to be used
(-) I like grid lines on some programs, with your skin they are almost invisible
(-) A little bit narrow scrollbar would be better

Finally I hope on a future release with some glow (and more visible) effects on window buttons.

Great Skin!
isomerboy
Comment #30 Sunday, May 21, 2006 5:05 PM
This is now my default skin. I'm doing a modified version of Charger substyle. Smaller scrollbars, darker fonts, menus with shadows... and of course a litestep theme.


how did you got the menus with shadows? I want it.
srdiamond
Comment #31 Sunday, May 21, 2006 5:19 PM
Display:Appearance:Advance:Other Advanced Controls, and click on the white page area, you can set the coloration for the page.


No, as I said: Display:Appearance:Advance:Other Advanced Controls. These are different variables. Desktop color is the color of the desktop when no wallpaper is set--a default wallpaper color. The variable I'm talking about--the color of the background window is what it's called in SkinStudio--is the color of a page in an application. Like if you open MS Word, in your latest version of Alysseum the page will be grayed from the default maximum brigtness and also made very slightly aquamarine. This is done the same way in all your plus skins. It was done differently in the original Alysseum. There the page was darkened--that's the same--but the tint depended on the substyle.

Page color depends on the skin. You can set it from Advanced Appearance (NOT from "Desktop"), but on a reboot it will revert to the skin's value. It is much more an integral part of the skin than is the Desktop color.
Fenek100
Comment #32 Sunday, May 21, 2006 5:36 PM
>> how did you got the menus with shadows? I want it.

I got a small problem with these. I'm going to fix it tommorow. Now the menus are without shadows.
drklantern
Comment #33 Sunday, May 21, 2006 6:55 PM
any idea about a wallpaper?
Morpheous416
Comment #34 Monday, May 22, 2006 11:59 AM
Sweet. Very simple, yet very elegant. The features you've used in this theme compliment each other, and work very well. I love the fact that it's a "dark", yet "light" theme. Great combination of color usage, and usability.

Very nice.
WebGizmos
Comment #35 Monday, May 22, 2006 4:10 PM
Awesome Gabe! I was wondering when we would see another great skin by you! Love the color schemes as well!
sleepydawg4
Comment #36 Wednesday, May 24, 2006 6:24 PM
Great Skin ^^Gabriel, Top of the line. Thanks for sharing it.
srdiamond
Comment #37 Thursday, May 25, 2006 4:09 PM
May I try again? Here goes: You say Alysseum Plus has a few new features and a changed color scheme. In fact, all the color schemes are substantially changed by the subtraction of a feature. The subtracted feature is that the tool bar region and the page used to match the hue of the title bar for each substyle, whereas now the hue of the toolbar and the page (in any editor-type application) is blue-green, in every substyle. Just so we're clear--my favorite in the first version was "Pirk," the eliminated one. In Pirk, the page and the title bar are reddish, because that's the substyle color. In a different shade, it is also the substyle color of "Brick," but "Brick" has a blue-green title bar and page color, not a red one, which would match.

Maybe you think I'm complaining or criticizing. Well, I did like the first version better, but that's certainly not my point. In fact, I don't have a point. I'm just interested in thte process by which you made this aesthetic choice.
^^Gabriel
Comment #38 Thursday, May 25, 2006 7:10 PM
May I try again? Here goes: You say Alysseum Plus has a few new features and a changed color scheme. In fact, all the color schemes are substantially changed by the subtraction of a feature. The subtracted feature is that the tool bar region and the page used to match the hue of the title bar for each substyle, whereas now the hue of the toolbar and the page (in any editor-type application) is blue-green, in every substyle. Just so we're clear--my favorite in the first version was "Pirk," the eliminated one. In Pirk, the page and the title bar are reddish, because that's the substyle color. In a different shade, it is also the substyle color of "Brick," but "Brick" has a blue-green title bar and page color, not a red one, which would match.

Maybe you think I'm complaining or criticizing. Well, I did like the first version better, but that's certainly not my point. In fact, I don't have a point. I'm just interested in thte process by which you made this aesthetic choice.


Well, the original is still right... Link
Super Vegito
Comment #39 Thursday, May 25, 2006 9:40 PM
hmm....well, finally one of the cool classic artworks. Keep it up..
Patriots
Comment #40 Monday, June 12, 2006 1:34 AM
wonderful Skin thank you very much for a great skin

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