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SteamPowered23 Theme

Friday, July 21, 2023 by SimplexDesigns | Discussion: Skinning

Working on an updated Steam theme to match the recent changes valve has done with the SteamUI. This will be a completely different theme from SteamPowered. This time around I will include a dark or light file explorer mode as my original theme does have limitations to how some applications work. White text on white bg is not good. So that will be in the works. This theme has a fancy new steam start button that fits in the windows 11 start button limitations, brand new taskbar buttons with smooth drop shadows and of course a wip file explorer. I plan to release by the end of the month hopefully... (Was unable to get it out in time reworking the colors to work better)

ps. the name is not final. I will probably change it before release.

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DrJBHL
Reply #1 Friday, July 21, 2023 2:32 AM

Love the gel look SimplexDesigns. Looks great overall, so far.   

SimplexDesigns
Reply #2 Friday, July 21, 2023 3:18 AM

DrJBHL

Love the gel look SimplexDesigns. Looks great overall, so far.   

I hope to get more skinned soon. Had to stop for the night. Was tinkering around with various explorer background colors until I found one that fit right that made it use-able with other applications that do not work well with dark explorer colors. The grey text on this window is used on applications that don't work with that darker grey background, thus causing a light gray text on a white background. Gotta tinker with it more Until I have that happy medium where it looks good on both ends. That is why I went with a darkish blue on the original steam theme before this one.

I still have yet to touch many of the explorer button/controls. So they are left just as the template theme when you make a new WB theme. Gotta figure out the right look for the progress bars and address bars. They seem to have changed their look with the recent steam look, so those require some multiple design choices until I find one that fits right.

SimplexDesigns
Reply #3 Saturday, July 22, 2023 9:35 AM

Some updates to file explorer. Added support for top details pane. Looks like the download page from steam.

*New explorer color test. Now blue rather than a dark gray.

DrJBHL
Reply #4 Saturday, July 22, 2023 10:04 AM

SimplexDesigns

New explorer color test. Now blue rather than a dark gray.

Looks gray in the screeny...and no gel? 

SimplexDesigns
Reply #5 Saturday, July 22, 2023 10:15 AM

DrJBHL


Quoting SimplexDesigns,

New explorer color test. Now blue rather than a dark gray.



Looks gray in the screeny...and no gel? 

 

What gel do you speak of? lol

DrJBHL
Reply #6 Saturday, July 22, 2023 11:01 AM

SimplexDesigns


Quoting DrJBHL,






Quoting SimplexDesigns,



New explorer color test. Now blue rather than a dark gray.



Looks gray in the screeny...and no gel? 



 

What gel do you speak of? lol

This gel look:

 

As for font color, what do you think of #00B8EA?

SimplexDesigns
Reply #7 Saturday, July 22, 2023 10:05 PM

Those progress bars were default diamond skin. What I was showing was unfinished work. A wip. The newest screenshot is more on line with what steam looks like. Those glassy progress bars do not match. The font color is not final as I'm still trying to figure out the tabbed properties page look.

 Haha

 

 

 

DrJBHL
Reply #8 Saturday, July 22, 2023 10:52 PM

SimplexDesigns

Those progress bars were default diamond skin. What I was showing was unfinished work. A wip.

I know it's a wip. Don't mind me. At times, I'm just an old timer missing certain looks, I guess. 🤷 

SimplexDesigns
Reply #9 Sunday, July 23, 2023 9:17 AM

DrJBHL


Quoting SimplexDesigns,

Those progress bars were default diamond skin. What I was showing was unfinished work. A wip.



I know it's a wip. Don't mind me. At times, I'm just an old timer missing certain looks, I guess. 🤷 

 

No worries. haha.

One final color change. Dont mind the tabs in the properties window. Im still tinkering with the button sizes/shapes. I need to also recolor them to match the new tab bg color as well.

DrJBHL
Reply #10 Sunday, July 23, 2023 9:35 AM

So, it looks like white font? I guess that means a dark only version? 

SimplexDesigns
Reply #11 Sunday, July 23, 2023 9:42 AM

DrJBHL

So, it looks like white font? I guess that means a dark only version? 

I will have 3 color options to choose from most likely. I just cant do that till the base style is done. Should be light, medium and dark. That way there is a lot more people that want to use the theme depending on their color preferences.

DrJBHL
Reply #12 Sunday, July 23, 2023 10:33 AM

SimplexDesigns

I will have 3 color options to choose from most likely. I just cant do that till the base style is done. Should be light, medium and dark. That way there is a lot more people that want to use the theme depending on their color preferences.

Excellent.   

SimplexDesigns
Reply #13 Friday, August 25, 2023 3:14 AM

DrJBHL


Quoting SimplexDesigns,

I will have 3 color options to choose from most likely. I just cant do that till the base style is done. Should be light, medium and dark. That way there is a lot more people that want to use the theme depending on their color preferences.



Excellent.   

 

Reworked the tabbed properties page. Made the font black due to some areas being white on white within windows. So I had to make some colors brighter than the rest of the elements, but its better than a unusable theme. haha

Images updated on the main post.

DrJBHL
Reply #14 Friday, August 25, 2023 3:46 AM

SimplexDesigns

Reworked the tabbed properties page. Made the font black due to some areas being white on white within windows. So I had to make some colors brighter than the rest of the elements, but its better than a unusable theme. haha

Images updated on the main post.

Fonts are legible, effortlessly, on my part thanks to yours.     

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