Naked - [Noir] WB - WIP

Strip it... Strip it good

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 by vStyler | Discussion: Community

After seeing the popularity of transparent themes in the past few months I thought it was time for me to put my own version of the concept together. Hopefully I can do it justice, and provide a high quality Master skin with my own take on it.

The basic concept is a stripped down, very transparent, very fast WB that is perfect for screenshotting and showcasing wallpapers

There will be zero bevels or gradients, all the buttons will be flat and designed to be more like a touch screen interface.

It will have a white text and black text start menu substyle for use with light or dark wallpapers.

Heres a small screeny of what I have after a couple of days, I'll try to expose more as I strip it down.

 

I hope everyone can get Naked soon

 

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LightStar
Reply #1 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:25 PM

Superb work as always my friend! 

ZubaZ
Reply #2 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:40 PM

I usually run many windows  . . windowed.  Layering is critical for me.  I look forward to see how you are going to handle that.

DrJBHL
Reply #3 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:41 PM

Sheesh. Durn, but I really like it, v.   I wonder how it will interact with Deskscape...

Skinhit
Reply #4 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:52 PM

Do it Naked John....Do it

vStyler
Reply #5 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:54 PM

I usually run many windows . . windowed. Layering is critical for me. I look forward to see how you are going to handle that.

Best way to handle that.. is an opaque theme. If layering is critical for you, this isn't the theme for you.

 

If WB would correctly blur frames over frames as Vista does it wouldnt be a problem, unfortunately the only area it doesn't blur, is exactly what it needs to.

Having said that, naturally I'll design it the best I can to be as usuable as possible at a very high level of translucency.

Most folks who like transparent themes have found their own ways to use them comfortably, I'm not concerned.

Hankers
Reply #6 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:57 PM

Looking good as expected.

Vaeyrik
Reply #7 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 12:58 PM

Looks great soo far.  I'm in the same boat with Zubaz though..  If the layering is great..  I'll be happy. 

bilbo1930
Reply #8 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:08 PM

Wohohoho!  Naked...

DjiRate
Reply #9 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:09 PM

freakin awesome john as always man...cant wait to see finished product...i have been waiting for a good clear theme to come out since jj yings dreamland too

WebGizmos
Reply #10 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:13 PM

 I like naked! Naked rocks!

messiah1
Reply #11 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 1:14 PM

Every theme out there is not for everyone.  As a designer, you can't please all of the people, all of the time.  That said, vStyler's work is always amazing.  He puts a lot of effort into each one of his skins to try and please as many people as possible while still providing an outstanding, technically executed skin.  Sometimes though, you have to move forward with an idea, even though you know it isn't going to work perfect for everyone.  This is one of those skins.  It is not for everyone.

 

  He's telling you up front:

 

If layering is critical for you, this isn't the theme for you.

 

From the early build that I have, I love it.  It's very easy on the eyes, very non-distracting.  I think it's going to be great, but then again, v's skins always are.

ALMonty
Reply #12 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 2:09 PM

You shouldn't tease us. BTW what happened to the other Master skin you were working on? (light blue and white)

Edit: Nevermind I saw the other thread.

vStyler
Reply #13 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 3:07 PM

Thx Messiah..

The 'other skin' will show up at some point.. im sure.

Sc4rfy
Reply #14 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:09 PM

Clean, usable and original...good work vStyler

Snowman
Reply #15 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 6:15 PM

I see nothing new here.... far from.
Looks pretty much like the multitude of "Vista glass" clones allready available.

cplair
Reply #16 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:07 PM

very fast WB that is perfect for screenshotting and showcasing wallpapers

You hinted about this one to me right after you released V2 Spectrum John!

Just to let you know that I've been waiting for this since friggin 2007 dammit!!!

You already know what I'm going to do with it!

Can't wait...

    

vStyler
Reply #17 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:09 PM

I see nothing new here.... far from.
Looks pretty much like the multitude of "Vista glass" clones allready available.

Rather a crappy comment from a WC mod IMO but fair enough...I'll retort.

 

Sorry but I'll have to disagree with that assesment, other than being transparent it holds zero similarity to Vista.

 

In fact.. please.. I'd like to hear from you what makes this skin, from the little shown, a Vista clone.

Owning tons of skins doesn't neccesarily improve your judgement, but your entitled to your 'expert' opinion 

Not for you? Guess you won't be owning this one.

 

  

 

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Thx Curtis, had you in mind when I was formulating the concept. 'Preciate it.

cplair
Reply #18 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:20 PM

Thx Curtis, had you in mind when I was formulating the concept. 'Preciate it

The second I glanced at it I kinda knew that brother!

 

When I finish the skin and get it posted I'm going to have a contest for best screenshot.

You might as well engrave my name on the first place trophy now dude!

I'm already there!

vStyler
Reply #19 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 7:37 PM

When I finish the skin and get it posted I'm going to have a contest for best screenshot.

 

Details still to be worked out but hopefully it'll be a little fun.

bk13GarbageMan
Reply #20 Wednesday, April 29, 2009 8:04 PM

Looks cool John!  

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