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New Clearlooks Metacity & Xfce theme!

Sunday, December 18th, 2005

My fellow Clearlooks developer Daniel Borgmann has been working on an early christmas present for all of you :) Behold the all new shiny Clearlooks 2.0 Metacity theme!

Clearlooks 2.0 Metacity screenshot
It goes really well with the upcoming cairo version of Clearlooks.

Get the cool stuff here:

compressed archive clearlooks-metacity-2.0.tar.gz
compressed archive clearlooks-xfwm4-2.0.tar.gz

To install it, unpack it to /usr/share/themes and overwrite the old metacity theme (the metacity-1 directory). I got problems when I placed it in ~/.themes but your mileage may vary ;)

Update: Added the Xfwm4 theme.

Result of yesterday’s elections are in!

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

I’m overwhelmed by the response I got on yesterday’s poll. I should do this more often ;)

Here are the results at the time of writing this:

Progressbar animation direction
Left to right   67.89%
Right to left   18.11%
No animation   14.00%
1750 votes total

The result to me was quite unexpected! The old Clearlooks had RTL (opposite direction) animation, yet only 1 or 2 people every complained about that! But then again, animation was always disabled by default, so not many people ever noticed that.

I guess it’s clear what the mainstream preference is now. You can still vote, but I doubt it’s gonna make a difference. I’ll probably make it a an option in gtkrc eventually, so that themers can decide in which direction it should animate.

Thank you all for voting and commenting!

Cast your vote!

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Clearlooks-cairo has animated progressbars again, thanks to some evil hacks from Kulyk Nazar. In addition to animated progressbars, we also have fading checkboxes and radiobuttons. Pretty neat stuff!

But that’s not what I came here for. I’d like everyone’s opinion on the direction the progressbar should animate. Below are three progressbars. Two of them animate in a different direction, one of them doesn’t animate at all. Please let me know which one you like most by clicking on one of them.

Left to Right Animation
Vote left to right
Right to Left Animation
Vote right to left!
No Animation
Vote no animation!

Unfortunately, you can only vote once per IP address. Sorry for the inconvenience!

Oh, and feel free to tell me why you prefer one over the other, by adding a comment below.

Thanks!

The Widget Factory 0.2

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

Were you heavily dissapointed by the lack of on-the-fly theme switching? Couldn’t stand the fact that the progressbars didn’t animate when dragging those sliders? Or simply despised the lack of tab widgets on all four sides?

Well I’ve got news for you! The Widget Factory 0.2 does all that!

So, without further adieu, I present: the download link!

Oh, and a little screenshot too:
The Widget Factory 0.2

The Widget Factory

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2005

I’ve been working on writing a new theme preview application. It’s basically a huge window with most common widgets on it.

Since everybody loves screenshots:
The Widget Factory Screenshot

And for those that like code too: The Widget Factory 0.1

My first blog entry ever!

Monday, August 1st, 2005

Well I decided it was time for a proper website. Since it would be mostly a weblog, I decided to try this thing called Wordpress.

As with anything in Gentoo, installation was a breeze. I had it up and running in a matter of minutes, and I haven’t got any wiser doing it. Automatic installations rule ;)

I will mostly blog about things related to Clearlooks (my pet project) and Linux (one of my horrible addictions).

I hope you’ll enjoy your stay!