WOW thats a lot of comments to start my morning off
Good morning everyone, glad you like it, ok here comes the answers.
BTW, have you tried it with the Buuf icon themes. I think it has a somewhat similar look
I checked out some icon packages last night but didn't see anything I liked yet so I will check these out thanks, if I can't find one I like I'll just maake my own eventually.
Sam, you should put a bigger screenshot on dA so we can see the detail better.
Tried it wouldn't take it for some reason, I find using 600 It never gives me any issues, I added more screenshot at gnome look HERE
I installed the 350x25, looks amazing.
That looks better and thanks for the image I was so curious how that weather would fit, it fits better then I thought it would
no more tweaking for that part anyhow, the image was easy to make, just split it in half, copy paste small tiled chunks inbetween presto its bigger, only took me about a minute or two for each one.
Sam, it seems this theme is commented to show what affects what. Don't know if it will add to what you already learned, though.
I know diddly squat this is the first time I used gnome3 or the way it uses css, mind you I do know css, only took a day and one theme to learn that years ago, its a pretty simple language to learn, the only thing I have trouble with is what name belongs to what in the theme and whats diferrent with this css then normal css for themes, I got locked out of my system about 20 times making this one trying to find out my limits
of course I pushed it all the way along but thats how you learn (the hard way mind you), glad I have the fallback to fix it every time
I'll check it out, if its not a full explaination I just might make my own and put it on my site which I will eventually get to making one day
(its supposed to be a support site for my android apps and live wallpaper once I get that going eventually), but Im thinking of adding some tutorials and other stuff eventually right now its pretty much blank page.
Sam, I don't know if you mentioned it or not, but are you using the Adwaita engine?
Yup, I just used that as base, until I get to making my own.
Anyway, just thought I'd throw my two cents in there, for what they're worth.
Most times two cents worth is more like a two dollars worth, always appreciated and always added knowledge is good for learning
It's a gui theme maker for gtk-3.0, pre-alpha but I think it might be useful to you
Cool little app, I might try it, might save me from getting locked out so much and using ctl + F2 then r (I create my themes right in the .themes folder so it's live when I make them), I tried to install gursor last night to test that out to make a cursor packgae but it had issues working so I might have to do that part the hard way (which I'll have to learn), found out making cursors is more then just pngs or ico's, I tried to find a package I liked last night but didn't see any I wanted so I'll have to make my own.
All it lacks is an icon set & the gtk themes I think, though you probably won't be content until you've created your own metacity theme.
yup! already got one in mind, Im going to use some the same artwork that I used in the gnome-shell panel for the metacity so it matches it and maybe the the close button (I might make all those buttons the same, like old typewritter keys).
I tried an old metacity theme I made but it doesn't fit as you can see
You can get this one HERE
Its just too orangy for this theme.
So yup I'm making a new metacity theme and a new gtk theme to fit this one, I'm still trying to figure out what to add in the gtk part but hopefully it'll look good and match it and hopefully I can add one for firefox to match also, the gtk always takes me the longest because what looks good in one part messes up in another program (like eveolution or firefox or libreoffice) so I have to tweak the heck out of it usually to fit everything nicely and add more widgets to make everything fit properly, plsu I never used gtk3 before so it'll be a learning curve and many erros along the way, I'm sure of it.
I am happy for fallback mode
And yes I am going to make an icon set this time, I am to frustrated trying to find one that matches what I want so I'll give in finally and make my own.
I added the extra images for the middle panel already in the download with a read me how to chenge them. Thanks for the input for that I would of gotten a lot of complaints about that one, so its good you pointed that out so I could nip that one early, I thanked you for that one in the read me file
BTW, Sam, something that maybe could be worked on is that the highlighted items in the drop-down panel menus make the whole menu enlarge (it's like that element should be made smaller so the drop-down menu keeps its size)
Yes I noticed that when I was making it.
Heres the chunk of code that runs that part
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/*font color on mouse over on popups*/
border: 1px solid rgba(20,14,2,0.9);
box-shadow: inset 0px 0px 1px 1px rgba(255,255,255,0.4);
Also the spacing and padding parts
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padding: 1em 0em;
font: 12px sans-serif;
padding: .4em 1.75em;
Maybe by changing the spacing and padding might fix this, I am still learning this part, but it scales automatically, since it creates a gradient with a border around whats selected or hovered it becomes bigger, so maybe bringing everything in a notch might fix this as long as it does not come in too much to make it too tight so it interfers with the lettering it might work, I'll test it out and see what happens. It sort of annoyed me also when I seen this happened although I understand why it happens, I just forgot to go back and fool around with it to see if I can make it not increase the whole pop-up when hovering.
Thanks for reminding me about it.
or when clicking some panel item like the ones at left or the Activities button the whole background image for them shrinks a bit.
You'll haver to explain this one more for me, either Im not awake it or I dont uinderstand what you mean by this, can you provide a screen shot?
I noticed in your image the metal basket behind the icons don't show either unless there just not in use (then it wouldn't show) do you mean when the metal basket (dashbutton.png) shows up the icons become smaller inside it to fit it?
If thats the case, it only has so much room to fit in that side panel so it would shrink the icon to fit inside that dashbutton image unless I increase the size of the dashbuttons and give less padding, then you would only see the outline and not the dashbutton mesh part, it does this also with the icons in the application in activities so it can fit the icons within the dashbutton which also gives it some padding so you can see the mesh part also, that whole part only has so much room to show everything and when the dashbutton is there it puts the icon inside it (shrinking it abit).
Is this what you mean? Let me know and thanks for the input, I will try and stop the pop-up from scaling so much on hovers as long as it looks ok when I do.
Sometimes you got to sacrifice some things for design purposes (which ain't always good) but sometimes I can find a happy compromise.
Hopefully I got all the answers for you all and glad you like it, maybe I'll try a metal one next and see how far I can take it, I want to add images in the corners and side of the workspace and left side panel but they stretch so it might look wonky, but hopefully I can find a way around this, I layered an image behind the pop ups (don't know if you noticed that because its really subtle), underneath the dark shadow of those pops up is a very faint image of grunge abd scratches, I tried to make it all a solid image but it went right to the top and covered the arrow so I had to opt for this method instead.
I'll add the full package once I get the gtk and metacity finished
Thanks for all the comments and links and help, much appreciated.