first. thanks for sharing this with the community. second, i'm actually using it, although and however, i find the bottom bar along with the button of the startup menu too small. also, why didn't you post a direct link to the wallpaper or integrate it in the .zip? i can't find it in this forum board. can you repost it please?
That's one of the best visual themes I had luck to stumble upon. It's main advantage is the black 1px frame that outlines each window making their boundaries immediately visible and pleasant to the eye. Other pros include: very nicely done upper-right corner buttons, kinda old-school but still very modern and clean; colours - orange bars look extremely well; nicely done common tasks tabs in explorer. The one and only thing I dislike is the lightness of windows grey colour. I think it could be just a little, little bit darker. But that's a matter of taste. Overall: Fantastic!
I like this theme, but it dosnt work with Scribus. I must ever deaktivate this theme to work with this software. But other themes, like SimleXP works with Scribus. Please, please fix this, i found no one other style this have a so cool orange look.
I hope you know what it means that I never ever kept a visual style activated for more than 5minutes. I always hated everything before. I was always too lazy, busy and dumb to do my own visual style. But I had a lot in mind how to do it!!
This is the first time that I see something that has most of the stuff, I'd do when creating such a style: What I appreciate the most:
* centered window title
* round corners everywhere
* subtle gradients
* NOT shiny
* nice flat min/max/close buttons
* not too bright
* window icon nicely indented
* nice font size
Hope I don't forgot things you're proud of the most
How did you do this? Gotta cool tutorial?
Is Orange a real colour from Clearlooks?? Or you just invented this colour?? Blue is nice but I think it has no life! I love Vista themes (I know they not so lifefull as this orange masterpiece but they have more of it than Blue Clearlooks ) but this one really turned me up to use something different for awhile But I also love Blue and I feel lost between Clearlooks Blue and orange even thoough I prefer Blue I prefer Orange's life if you know what I mean And don't forget about the Orange colour being or not an Official Clearlooks colour