Unamed WindowBlind WIP

Tuesday, June 22, 2010 by Kevin_Walter | Discussion: WinCustomize Talk

So yeah, there's a bit of a story with this one. A while back, I spotted an amazing looking mockup on DeviantArt by a fellow named Bubbabyte. I thought the mockup was awesome but I was currently working on other projects.

I recently finished those other projects (or they're on temporary hiatus... ), and thus, I decided to ask Bubbabyte if he would allow me to try my hand at turning his mockup into a functional skin. He quickly replied with a "sure" and sent me the .psd file.

Now, I've only been working on this for a couple days, and it isn't EXACTLY like the mockup image (I removed the scanlines and such), but I think it's turning into a rather nice blind.

As the title suggests, this skin is also unnamed, so if anybody has any ideas, please post them here. Bubba thought "Manga" sounded good.

Anywho, here's the original mockup on da: [link]

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LightStar
Reply #1 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:23 AM

Impressive work Skillet!  Only thing  would suggest is a different text color on the start menu areas on mouseover and toning down the logoff images a bit.  Those explorer search box and navigation images are unique, never seen that before. Go guy!

Oh, and not sure about naming it Manga, how about Magma? 

Kevin_Walter
Reply #2 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 9:40 AM

I thought Manga would be a bit confusing, myself.

A lot of the images and stuff are placeholder, as well. As of right now, the window buttons, navigation buttons, and the logoff buttons, don't even have alternate states. They're the same whether you hover or click.

Start button changes though. There's still a lot to do.

The search and navigation backgrounds were tricky to say the least. But I can't take credit for that, that's all Bubbabyte.

Deea19
Reply #3 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:14 AM

I've loved this skin since the first time I've seen bubbabyte's work. I even post it on Venom WIP because I liked his idea so much. But this is much more then i was hoping to be. It's simply outstanding. I would not change a thing about it, it looks perfect. Can't wait for it to be done.

Mirsguy
Reply #4 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:27 AM

Lookin' good!

As far as a name is concerned, how 'bout "Burnt Sienna"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnt_sienna

sydneysiders
Reply #5 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 10:49 AM

sweet...    reminds me of cherry liqueur chocolates...but doubt you want a chocolatey name...

how about....

 

Vulcan ......the god of fire in Roman mythology...

Pele.....is the Hawaiian Goddess of volcanoes

Elixir

Scarlet

Bloodmoon

Bloodoath

Saffron

Cherry Heering     

Chéri-Suisse          now I just feel like one..

sureshot106
Reply #6 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:41 AM

great looking skin. hope you finish it.

willistuder
Reply #7 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:10 PM

It looks good. I hope that you finish it, too.

Kevin_Walter
Reply #8 Tuesday, June 22, 2010 1:59 PM

Mirsguy
Lookin' good!

As far as a name is concerned, how 'bout "Burnt Sienna"?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnt_sienna

Burnt Sienna sounds good.

sydneysiders


Elixir

Saffron

Those sounds really good, too. I'll have to take those up with Bubbabyte.

Thanks for the comments. Hopefully, this one won't take as long as my x360a skin.

G3mpi3
Reply #9 Wednesday, June 23, 2010 2:56 PM

I like your style Skillet. Everything is very clean. I'll be sure to watch progress of this one

JukEboXAuDiO
Reply #10 Thursday, June 24, 2010 2:50 PM

Might I made a name Suggestion? When I first saw it 2 words popped into my head. "Swift Copper".

sydneysiders
Reply #11 Thursday, June 24, 2010 10:08 PM

hmm...a little from column A and a little from column B...      Burnt Copper.............Sienna Copper

Kevin_Walter
Reply #12 Friday, June 25, 2010 12:15 PM

Hmm. I like Burnt Copper.

I know Bubbabyte likes Saffron.

We'll see how it goes. I have the right-click menus finished, and once I get the scrollbars added, the windows will be finished. Then it's on to buttons and tabs and Win 7 sections.

 

Deea19
Reply #13 Saturday, June 26, 2010 4:52 AM

The right-click menus are looking great   There will be an XP version of this skin, right?

Kevin_Walter
Reply #14 Saturday, June 26, 2010 1:11 PM

Deea19
The right-click menus are looking great   There will be an XP version of this skin, right?

 

 

Sadly, not at this exact point in time. I'm going to TRY to do it. But it probably won't be released when this version is.

DrJBHL
Reply #15 Saturday, June 26, 2010 1:29 PM

I might be too late.... Skillet.... how about 'Red Silk'?

JukEboXAuDiO
Reply #16 Monday, June 28, 2010 9:17 AM

DrJBHL
I might be too late.... Skillet.... how about 'Red Silk'?

 

It looks a little more hard and cool than silk. Oh My! 

Deea19
Reply #17 Monday, June 28, 2010 9:58 AM

 

lgspence
Reply #18 Monday, July 5, 2010 12:52 PM

Burnt Copper sounds good,or Copper Kettle.

sydneysiders
Reply #19 Monday, July 5, 2010 7:03 PM

Copper Kettle

too much cleaning....

vStyler
Reply #20 Monday, July 5, 2010 7:37 PM

Reminds me of Chocolate Cherry

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