Blue ICE v1.0
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Blue ICE v1.0

Updated Apr 06, 2007 by unclerob


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Lotherius
Comment #1 Friday, April 06, 2007 5:11 AM
Looks a lot like Vista Basic theme, but much better.
unclerob
Comment #2 Friday, April 06, 2007 5:20 AM
- thanks for the positive feedback!

- it's based in part on my other vista basic themes (min/max/close window buttons are a good example) but I didn't name it that way plus I only included a vista style start panel as a substyle, the other main substyles are not vista like. I concentrated on making something light in color but still easy on the eyes and not too plain but not over the top either. I hope you like it. Already working on another theme and I promise it will try to not use the same min/max/close buttons (it's hard to let go when you find something that works well, I may end up using them indefinitely - who knows ) and probably won't have a vista style start panel either - that's not to say I won't work on any more vista style skins (I actually like the new vista look alot to tell you the truth - I know I'm in the minority in that viewpoint but everyone will have their own personal preference). I've seen some gui elements from certain linux distributions that I'd like to duplicate in a wb theme, we'll see how it turns out.
Jim Krasewitz
Comment #3 Friday, April 06, 2007 6:31 AM
Love this one, the lighter blue is, just right for me, yes keep doing XP "Vista", just for us that like "Vista" but can't afford, or don't want to go down the full Vista route. Thanks for another fantastic skin. Jim
fudoshi
Comment #4 Friday, April 06, 2007 6:33 AM
very nice   
Jim Krasewitz
Comment #5 Friday, April 06, 2007 6:56 AM
unclerob, trying to download logon for XP, 404 file not found fault. Jim
Chasbo
Comment #6 Friday, April 06, 2007 10:04 AM
This is a well thought out day to day skin. Pleasant, restful on the eyes. Another one that you think why didn't Microsoft ship a skin like this with the OS? I think it should get at least 4 Stars. I like it a lot.
unclerob
Comment #7 Friday, April 06, 2007 10:35 AM
Jim, I think you may have to give the logon a day or two (or 5), all of the files uploaded at the same time and some are still waiting in moderation, thank you for your patience and the great feedback!
unclerob
Comment #8 Friday, April 06, 2007 10:37 AM
fudoshi, thanks for the compliment, I'm glad you liked it!
unclerob
Comment #9 Friday, April 06, 2007 10:42 AM
Chasbo, 4 stars from you is good enough for me!   
I think this is my highest rated skin to date, 3 stars is awesome!
I'm glad you though it was easy on the eyes, that was my intent with this skin, something a little different but very usable - I've been using this skin for a few weeks already (and I tend to be more my machine for long periods of time) and my eyes are not strained.
freedomx
Comment #10 Friday, April 06, 2007 12:29 PM
hiya loving this theme there is onlly one thing,the start menu (POGRMS BOTTON)its in dark blue,is there any chance of this beeing transparent or light blue, mnany thanks and good luck in any of your future works
Dave Butler
Comment #11 Friday, April 06, 2007 1:21 PM
A very nice theme! Thanks! In a couple of the substyles the user pic (or part of it) is showing - v1 & Vista I believe. Should that be?
Thanks again!
unclerob
Comment #12 Friday, April 06, 2007 2:43 PM
hi freedomx, I'm glad your "loving" this theme - I love hearing that!
I still haven't mastered skinning the "All Programs" button so I left it hilighting the area in dark blue (I tried a lighter blue but the white text didn't "pop" as much), the "All Programs" text should appear in white during a mouse over action so it should still be easily visible. I will attempt to work on skinning this button in the future instead of leaving it as text with a bkgrnd hilight. I learn new things all the time, hopefully I will have discovered this secret by my next wb.
unclerob
Comment #13 Friday, April 06, 2007 2:46 PM
Hi Dave, thanks for the great comments!
Yes actually you noticed something I did on purpose: some of the substyles have the user pic enabled and others have it disabled. People had mentioned to me in the past that they didn't want the user pic, others wanted it, it's hard to reach a middle ground so I thought I would develop a few substyles for each way to try & satisfy both preferences. Thank you for being observant - it made the effort in doing this worth it!   
unclerob
Comment #14 Friday, April 06, 2007 3:26 PM
If anyone is interested, I forgot to include the link in the description but I did create a logonvista for windows vista users for this theme (as well as the logonxp)

http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=210&libid=65

MeSleeper
Comment #15 Friday, April 06, 2007 3:30 PM
Like this skin a lot unclebob. I've tried all your skins, but think one is the best. I have a question that is general, but applies to this work. When I load this skin it shows up in my list as "unknown." I'd prefer it show up with a name and author. Is there a way for me to modify one of the files so I can do that when the author forgets to add these labels? Thanks.

Keep up the excellent work bob
unclerob
Comment #16 Friday, April 06, 2007 4:06 PM
My skins definitely have the author & skin title info loaded in theme, so you should see the author info listed underneath this wb in your list of skins. If it doesn't show up, have you tried rebuilding the list of skins? To do this, open up windowsblinds and click on "rebuild list" and then view the list of skins available. The author info you refer to is added to a wb skin using skinstudio.

I can send you a screenshot of what my windowblinds config screen looks like so you can that it does have the skin name & author info included.

Thanks for positive feedback, I'm glad you liked this skin, I liked working on it & using it too!   
mactwin
Comment #17 Friday, April 06, 2007 4:21 PM
this looks beautiful, i love the shade of blue, and I am not even really into blue.
unclerob
Comment #18 Friday, April 06, 2007 4:28 PM
thank you mactwin, I love hearing comments like that - everybody has been so great with their feedback on this skin!   
cZRaLf
Comment #19 Friday, April 06, 2007 5:23 PM
Hi unclerob.

It is nice to see when someone do his work better and better. Yeah man, I love your work here. Exactly, this wb skin win every possible reasones to be active in my laptop ,) There are so more words for giving you so many thanks. Love it so much and I will be keeping my eyes on your skinning. For now, its the best skin I have ever seen !

I would like to thank you man.

Excellent job !

cZ|RaL.f
Linmanie
Comment #20 Friday, April 06, 2007 5:40 PM
Love this skin, is there a wallpaper with the same background as the matching bootskin and logon?

Linmanie

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