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Updated Mar 06, 2009 by anand2008

Comment #1 Friday, March 6, 2009 10:55 AM
Everything looks great except the resolution of the wallpaper which doesn't "stretch" to the "personalize" in Vista. Perhaps you can offer a choice of wallpapers. In the weather module I went to Advanced skinning options for Temperature and adjusted the X value to 10 so that the Temp. was in the module frame (the Farenheit F was slightly outside) no biggy. The second problem was in the task bar...I don't think you skinned that fully. I'm rating it a If you have questions about skinning WS Extreme the really good address would be J. Coelho at Winstep.net or WebGizmos. It's so good to see this Gallery receiving a transfusion and coming to life after such a long dry spell. Thanks to Anand2008 and WebGizmos!!!!!
Gerard Booth
Comment #2 Friday, March 6, 2009 12:44 PM
Really nice simple and clean looking, well done. Nice to to see some new skins for Winstep Extreme, many thanks to anand2008 and webgizmos.
Comment #3 Friday, March 6, 2009 5:52 PM
Hey thanks for your comments, especially to DrJBHL of which i waould likemto know how i can fully skin the task bar. I do have another up[date for this theme and shall be uploading it shortly.
Comment #4 Friday, March 6, 2009 7:29 PM
Anand...I would like you to put this question to WebGizmos (Prowler, Plastic-Fantastic) Winstep Extreme skins. He's a real skinner, and knows EXACTLY what he's doing. I believe that you'll get everything you need from him, and he's a good guy, too. Thanx for doing this skin...I think with his help your update will be perfect.
Comment #5 Friday, March 6, 2009 7:30 PM
I've found that even in the best Winstep themes that I find myself using parts. With one theme I use Workshelf. With another Nextstart.
The second problem was in the task bar...I don't think you skinned that fully.
I haven't seen any Winstep theme where the task bar was as perfect as the original. You've done a pretty good job. Hey, you got a 5! That's pretty good. This is a nice Winstep theme. Good job.
Comment #6 Saturday, March 7, 2009 9:00 AM
Good job anand2008!
Comment #7 Saturday, March 7, 2009 3:21 PM
Very nice for a first Winstep theme, Anand! �

The Startbar is actually perfect, not sure what DrJBHL meant...? As for the wallpaper, no worries, it stretches as it should on my system.

I have seen some systems where a theme's wallpaper is not automatically stretched, but I still don't know why, only that it has nothing to do with the theme itself.

Now for the (constructive) criticism:

* The multi-state activity bitmaps are not positioned correctly in the Net Meter module.
* The blue outlined text on white in the modules is a very hard to read on my secondary CRT, although it is readable on my primary LCD.
* Temperature in the weather module is too far to the right.
* Humidity Y position needs to be a couple pixels down (or Sky Conditions a couple of pixels up).
* The 3D frames around the icons in the shelf would probably look better with a lighter color (just my personal opinion! ��)

Overall, very nice theme! �
Comment #8 Saturday, March 7, 2009 4:47 PM
In mine, the Systray stays the same (not the clock) as in Prowler. Don't know why that's happening, JC. As for the temp...maybe it appears ok for him. Looks like he has a huge screen...anyway, the fix for that is in my reply.
Comment #9 Monday, March 9, 2009 1:55 AM
Thanks for putting this together! I feel like I have absolutely no right to do any critiqueing but since you did specifically ask I'll say that I have trouble reading the blue-on-blue text (like the net meter IP address, clock module date, systray clock) and the blue-on-white text (like the bottom line in the net meter). Those little things don't compare to my gratitude at having another WinStep theme though, so again, Thanks!
Comment #10 Monday, March 9, 2009 11:48 AM
Hey anand...now the task bar and tray are skinning fully. I did delete the original and then redownload and reinstall the update...and now the wall is adjusting also. Great work, and I mentioned your work and WebGizmo's in my Post about new life in the Gallery WWW Link. Hope you keep up the great work!
Comment #11 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:31 AM
I updated the theme with some minor bug fixes including the fix for the multi-state activity bitmaps not being positioned correctly in the Net Meter module. I have also updated the themes taskbar. I shall update the theme shortly.
Comment #12 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 6:32 AM
this is great, very good job
Comment #13 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:40 AM
Hope you saw the Post in #10 above, anand.
Comment #14 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:16 PM
Comment #15 Wednesday, March 11, 2009 5:18 PM
I have read the comments above and am very impressed with the idea and feedback. I have been enhancing this 5imple theme and shall definatly upload it shortly.
Comment #16 Thursday, March 12, 2009 9:13 AM
Cool! Looking forward to your work!
Comment #17 Friday, April 10, 2009 4:54 PM
Very nice theme for Winstep anand2008! I do like this small NextStart menu and workshelf tabs...simple = good for me!
Comment #18 Saturday, September 12, 2009 8:14 AM
THANKS a LOT ! Impresive!
Comment #19 Monday, August 16, 2021 7:28 PM

Came across this theme when looking at Winstep Xtreme.

I like the fact that it doesn't impact overly on the desktop real estate, but would prefer it with some modifications - dark background for menu / tabbed docks (workshelves) with an associated white font / grid, bold white font for clock, larger start button that fills height of the taskbar (preferably more colourful - like the Win7 round start icon).

Are you still able to modify this theme, or can I get permission to modify it myself (once I learn how )?

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