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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:06 am

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Post by kevintrooper » Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:18 am

This one is awesome! can you try make a green one or black one? and can the start button be changed to just the atom? i mean:

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I didnt do a good job with just the atom! i just did it really fast!

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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:23 am

A green or black what?

And I don't know about having the start button only being the atom. Reasons: it would either have to be small and less notacible, or cover the start menu with its orbit strands. (It would either get in the way or not be recognized as a button.) And it is be very difficult to only make the atom get brighter upon clicking (although I suppose I could convert it to raster and then modify the histogram), whereas it would be easy if I make an entire circle bright.

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Post by kevintrooper » Wed Aug 08, 2007 5:43 pm

kevintrooper wrote:This one is awesome! can you try make a green one or black one? and can the start button be changed to just the atom? i mean:

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I didnt do a good job with just the atom! i just did it really fast!
with black and green i ment: black taskbar,... and a green one! ah lets forget about green!u should work on blue

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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 7:36 pm

I already made a green (or at least olive) and blue taskbars. I could do black, but I still don't know if I want the atom itself to be a button.

So are you looking for something like this?
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Post by artguy10 » Wed Aug 08, 2007 8:04 pm

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Post by Haos » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:44 pm

I love the icons:)

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Post by artguy10 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:38 am

Haos wrote:I love the icons:)
That's because they are from Crystal Clear. And that is why I want ReactOS to incorporate the Crystal Clear icons. I think they are under of the free licenses (I think LGPL), so there should be no problem.

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Post by kevintrooper » Thu Aug 09, 2007 6:55 am

artguy10 wrote:So are you looking for something like this?
http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/6571 ... newlp0.png
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omg! i wish ros looked like that

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Post by Phalanx » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:29 am

I like the looks, but can the tool bar please be placed bellow the menu bar. The idea of the tool bar is items that are used more often, so they should be closer to the working area than the menu bar.

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Post by .aart3k » Thu Aug 09, 2007 3:53 pm

window interface parts are too big imao, would disturb work.
taskbar: yummy :)

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Post by artguy10 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 7:38 pm

Phalanx: I agree about the toolbar location.
.aart3k: What do you mean by "window interface parts"?

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Post by Floyd » Thu Aug 09, 2007 9:55 pm

@artguy

i think the red backdrop compliments the olive very well and keeps it from going into overdosing on green. opacity of the taskbar looks fine at 100% or translucent.

i think they are all good--i would keep them all. they just look good. i would make the three of them official themes. with more downloadable.

the only changes i would make would be to make the "places" buttons and the _ [] and X buttons be squared rather than rounded.
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Post by JackDaniel » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:13 pm

New here, got really inspired when I looked at all designs here so I made one myself. If it hade to look a bit like windows I want some minimalism ;) I know there are important parts missing and some misstakes. Didn't find a good logo to use so I made it white, it's just a draft however...

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Post by artguy10 » Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:37 pm

That's very nice, Jack! You can get the svg logo on the Wikipedia article for ReactOS. I see that you took the Mac approach of centering the text at the top of the window and having a simple speaker icon, instead of a picture (which is nice, actually). The spaces next to the start menu don't offer an idea of what is open in that desktop, and I think that's important. I like it even though it lacks glass; should I try and remove the glass and make another attempt?

Here's another version. I made the Other Places buttons a little smaller and changed the X [] and _ buttons. I also made the taskbar slightly transparent. Any other or more specific changes, or maybe should I incorporate any ideas from Jack's desktop?

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Can the forum let people upload attachments to their posts? That way I would be able to post the SVG code for my mock-up.

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