Ideas for a Community Theme Project - Valentines Day Edition

Tuesday, December 29, 2009 by Philly0381 | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

Okay folks, taking up from where Island Dog left off, Ideas for a Community Theme Project - Holiday Edition, I thought it would be nice to continue this with a Valentines Day Theme.

I haven't jumped out here and taken responsiblity for much of anything so i thought it would be nice to take the lead for a ommunioty project for a Holiday Theme.

What do you say?

My idea, subject to further input from the community.

Valentines Day Theme Pack with a Dream as being the core for the Theme

This would include at the minimum:  (updated to show skin volunteers)

•WindowBlinds theme (for XP, Vista and Win 7) - k10w3

•DesktopX Theme - RedneckDude

•DesktopX Widgets - RedneckDude

•CursorFX theme - Vampothika

•Dream - CarGuy1

•Rainlendar - RedneckDude

•RightClick Skin - Nimbin

•ScreenSaver Skin (based on the Dream) - CarGuy1

•Icons (IP or just some dock icons) - Vampothika

•Object Dock backgound - RedneckDude, DisturbedComputer

•Wallpaper (based on the Dream) - CarGuy1

•Logons (based on the Dream) - CarGuy1

•BootSkins (based on the Dream) - CarGuy1

(If you would like to do a skin that is not listed please leave a comment on the thread)

At the end this would all be wrapped up in a Theme Manager suite, I have to do something.

We need ideas for a unique name plus design ideas for the Dream.  If someone is all ready working on a Dream, all the more better.

Now, I'm a non-skinner so you folks need to let me know if there is enough time to pull this together for Valentines day.  We are only talking a little more than five weeks as we should have it done in time for folks to use the theme.  In that line of thinking the Theme probably should not just say Happy Valentines Day in words but show more of what Valentines Day means between two people who care about one another, if that makes sense.

Okay, so lets hear your thoughts. 

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Philly0381
Reply #21 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:47 PM

I was thinking more grunge.

Well it is for Valentines Day, and as far as I know every male, whether they admit it or not has a feminine side.

So what exactly do you see as the style for the WB?  Not quite sure what 'grunge' would look like.

k10w3
Reply #22 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 7:53 PM

Po'Smedley did an IconPackager for Valentine's day that is more of the route I was thinking.  Like this:  https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=1447&libid=2

A little more hard edge, a little torn, and not so....prissy?  Uppity?  I don't know what you want to call it.  Like Vampothika said...less soppy.

Vampothika
Reply #23 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:01 PM

yeah less soppy otherwise it wont appeal to everyone. Im with karen, it needs a bit of grunge and wider appeal, if its just love hearts and er doilies, i cant see the mainstream appeal. me and karen were thinking of a deeper red, cranberry red is too pink and girlish.

Philly0381
Reply #24 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:11 PM

Po'Smedley did an IconPackager for Valentine's day that is more of the route I was thinking.  Like this:  https://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=1447&libid=2

A little more hard edge, a little torn, and not so....prissy?  Uppity?  I don't know what you want to call it.  Like Vampothika said...less soppy.

Not what I expected, but then I'm not the skinner who has to do work putting the WB together.  Lets see a screenshot of what you have in mind when you can. 

I guess I'm just on old sentimental type of guy, comes with being over 60.

 

PoSmedley
Reply #25 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:15 PM

Can't wait to see it. I had started one for my Valentines Day Icons and never got anywhere with it.

k10w3
Reply #26 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 8:25 PM

PoSmedley
Can't wait to see it. I had started one for my Valentines Day Icons and never got anywhere with it.


All of your stuff is so amazing, I can't imagine the one you started was worthy of not going anywhere.  I think I would actually pay money to see what's in your recycle bin!  (that sounded way dirtier than I meant it to).

RedneckDude
Reply #27 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:42 PM

No lace on my screen...sorry...rednecks don't do lace. 

Philly0381
Reply #28 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:52 PM

 

Okay, we still need a name for this project, someone has to have a good choice out there.

Still need some more volunteers either for the remaining listed skins or others.  Come on folks, ti will be fun, I promise.

I still can't get over being called prissy, uppity and soppy at 61 mind you, old and grumpy I understand.  Where has all the romance in life gone? 

 

k10w3
Reply #29 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 10:01 PM

Here's just a rough, vague idea of the direction I was thinking. 

I wanted to try using the layers function in WB7 for my next blind, and I think this Valentine's day theme will be the perfect opportunity to learn some new skills.

RedneckDude
Reply #30 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:03 PM

Here's just a rough, vague idea of the direction I was thinking. 

I wanted to try using the layers function in WB7 for my next blind, and I think this Valentine's day theme will be the perfect opportunity to learn some new skills.

Karen, you'll have to hook me up when you're done, so keep the PSDs.   

k10w3
Reply #31 Tuesday, December 29, 2009 11:33 PM

I'll do my best, Jim.  I've been trying to get in the habit of working from a copy of my originals, so I don't merge the layers and save it without thinking.  It's a mistake I've been making because I use the keyboard commands to merge and save, and sometimes my hands get ahead of my head.

Here's a shot of what I have so far, after working with it a little more.

Vampothika
Reply #32 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 12:39 AM

me likes so far.

Disturbedcomputer
Reply #33 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 4:32 AM

 A name for the skin (My heart to you(rs))

Philly0381
Reply #34 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:03 AM

k10w3, looking very good.

mrs_starkers
Reply #35 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 10:06 AM

Here is a wallpaper I compleated called falling hearts, you are welcome to it if you want it  Philly

k10w3
Reply #36 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:32 PM

OK -- Here's a mockup of what I have so far.  I've imported the images into SKS7, and so far, things are looking pretty sweet on Windows 7.

PoSmedley
Reply #37 Wednesday, December 30, 2009 11:48 PM

All of your stuff is so amazing, I can't imagine the one you started was worthy of not going anywhere.

It wasn't that. It's my getting frustrated trying to figure out how to make them. But thank you for the nice comment.

 

Title for this one-

My Dirty Valentine?

Vampothika
Reply #38 Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:10 AM

My Dirty Valentine?

 

oooh i like that!!

PurrBall
Reply #39 Thursday, December 31, 2009 3:20 AM

Looks great!  

Philly0381
Reply #40 Thursday, December 31, 2009 1:58 PM

B U M P

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