Frosted WIP

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by Mirsguy | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Just thought I'd make public my plans for my 5th WindowBlind skin. I'm calling it "Frosted." It is basically a white version of Tinted.

When I finished Tinted, I began to think about the type of skin I'd like to do next. I just couldn't shake the desire for my own take on a clear, light and fresh glassy skin. Believe me, I tried to shake the notion!

Part of me would really like to move on to my other plans... which will be announced shortly... but before I do, I show you my progress on Frosted!

At the rate I'm going, it should be finished in early January. It will contain substyles for XP, Vista, and W7.

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Ausvet
Reply #1 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:41 AM

Looks awesome and so neat and precise.

karmat
Reply #2 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 2:55 AM

Looking really good so far!

Deea19
Reply #3 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:15 AM

This is beautiful! I love it.

DrJBHL
Reply #4 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:23 AM

I like the clean and sharp look, Brian. Finish it up!

starkers
Reply #5 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:36 AM

Yeah... orright... I could see myself using it.  In fact, based on thelooks of the screenie, I could see myself actually liking using it.... too.

And if I have to, I could even see myself wating patiently until early January to test this theory out.... but only just.  Any longer and I could very well suffer with anticipation and anxiety issues, thus requiring me to go back on meds and maybe even dusting off the strait jacket.... tho I might have to get the seams let out... put on a bit of weight over Chrissie.

Best not dilly-dally, then.

Mirsguy
Reply #6 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:20 AM

Thanks guys! It just so happens that the parts of the skin that I haven't finished yet are also some of the most time consuming ones.

I'll work as fast as I can... while still getting it right.

theAVMAN
Reply #7 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:29 AM

Awesome Brian!!!!!!!!!!!!

starkers
Reply #8 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 3:43 PM

I'll work as fast as I can... while still getting it right.

No real hurry now, Brian... the missus let out me strait jacket and I just filled another script for calm-me-downers...

.... just in case.

Of course, you know, you'll have to do a dark version/sub-style to cover a 'black frost'

And maybe one with a yellowish twinge....  a 'yellow snow' sub-style, so to speak. 

Mirsguy
Reply #9 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:00 PM

Of course, you know, you'll have to do a dark version/sub-style to cover a 'black frost'

And maybe one with a yellowish twinge.... a 'yellow snow' sub-style, so to speak.

Hehe! Nope, I usually stay away from yellow snow...

Besides, this is the third skin where I'm using the same base template. I'm moving on to something radically different on the next one...

starkers
Reply #10 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:55 PM

Hehe! Nope, I usually stay away from yellow snow...

Same here!  Which is probably why I'll never holiday in Alaska.  You just never know when you're going to run into Sarah Palin... or where she's 'been'.

Besides, this is the third skin where I'm using the same base template. I'm moving on to something radically different on the next one...

Hmmm, that sounds intriguing.  Something "radically different' has me all eyes and ears with antici... pation.

DjiRate
Reply #11 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:05 PM

smooth as a babies bottom...looks mostly master status too

RedneckDude
Reply #12 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:07 PM

Ahem......

 

Droolin' Dude, Droolin'!!

DrJBHL
Reply #13 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 6:14 PM

DjiRate
smooth as a babies bottom...looks mostly master status too

mostly....MOSTLY?!

Completely.

PurrBall
Reply #14 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:33 PM

That's looking really nice!  

Mirsguy
Reply #15 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:14 PM

Thanks for the positive feedback everyone!

Just sitting down to work now...

WebGizmos
Reply #16 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:15 PM

OK...who are you and what have you done with Mirsguy!

Mirsguy
Reply #17 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:22 PM

OK...who are you and what have you done with Mirsguy!

He'll be back...!

tazgecko
Reply #18 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:25 AM

its a goer

Any chance of the start button going black ...

 

Mirsguy
Reply #19 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 1:18 AM

Any chance of the start button going black ...

Not currently; having one black element would cause a major inconsistency in the look of the skin. However, I may be able to be bribed into doing a clear & black version. I had considered it anyway...

All in favor...

Mirsguy
Reply #20 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 1:21 AM

Status Report:

Everything's done except for the Vista/7 Navigational buttons and the XP file animations. Then I have to set the substyles. Then testing... At the rate I'm going, I should have this puppy released sometime next week.

Jim, you've got mail!

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