Ideas for a Community Theme Project - Holiday Edition

By on September 10, 2009 3:45:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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I have been wanting to help organize a new community theme project for quite a while.  With the holidays rapidly approaching, and the fact that Christmas is one of the most popular skinning holidays, I would like to propose a community project around that.

What do you say?

My idea, subject to further input from the community.

Christmas/Winter Holiday Theme Pack

This would include at the minimum:

  • WindowBlinds theme
  • DesktopX Theme
  • DesktopX Gadgets
  • CursorFX theme
  • Dreams
  • RightClick Skins
  • Icons (IP or just some dock icons)
  • Wallpapers

At the end this would all be wrapped up in a Theme Manager suite.

My thought is a minimal-type theme that will appeal to a broad range of people, yet have a big influence of holiday colors or design. 

What we need?

I need a Project Manager who will help coordinate skinners and their activities.

We also need ideas for a unique name plus design ideas.


September 28th Update:

Here is the current list of people who have signed up to participate.  Aside from the WindowBlinds theme as we want to keep it consistent, several people can create themes of the same type as long as they stay within the theme.

Current skinners list:

WindowBlinds – Xiandi (Completed)

DX Theme – Redneckdude

DX Gadgets – Redneckdude, Island Dog

Dreams – CarGuy1

Theme Manager Suite – Philly0381

ObjectDock – MIrsguy

RightClick – Mirsguy, bk13GarbageMan

Wallpaper – DEVJIT, skyzyk

Sysmetrix – Fuzzy Logic

Vista Logons - skyzyk

Screensavers – Jimbo9294

CursorFX – ChaosMoth

If I missed anybody, or if anything needs to be updated just let me know.


Completed skins:

Countdown gadget - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=79&libid=77

RightClick - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=483&libid=47

CursorFX - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=2598&libid=25

DX Theme - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=4463&libid=31

Dream - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=2603&libid=50

ObjectDock Background - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=16238&libid=29

Wallpaper - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=42470&libid=8

WindowBlinds - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=6997&libid=1

Weather Widget - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=1701&libid=34

Suite - http://www.wincustomize.com/skins.aspx?skinid=680&libid=22

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September 10, 2009 4:02:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The WinChristmasize Suite.

A Skinners Holiday.

Seasons Skinnings.

My favorite.....

Add enough skins such as a Rainy, widgets,sysmetrics,Xion,etc to make it "The Twelve Skins of Christmas".

partridge in a pear tree optional

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September 10, 2009 4:14:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would love to do a DX Theme and maybe gadgets!!

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September 10, 2009 5:10:00 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

"The Twelve Skins of Christmas"

I like that name because it has lots of possiblilties. 

Can't skin anything so I'll volunteer to do the Theme Manager Suite, if that's okay.

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September 10, 2009 5:18:39 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Hey...what about Hannukah? Forgotten some folks have we?

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September 10, 2009 5:27:08 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

We also need ideas for a unique name plus design ideas.

So Doc, what is your idea for a name and desgin?

It can't be considered unless it's suggested?

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September 10, 2009 5:41:06 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I started a Christmas blind last year but never released it. It just seemed a bit "red"

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September 10, 2009 5:41:10 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DrJBHL,
Hey...what about Hannukah? Forgotten some folks have we?


If I'm done with Steampunk by the beginning of November, I'll make you a Hannukah Windowblind, Seth.  Maybe I'll make substyles for Soltice and Kwanzaa and maybe one in there in honor of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, even though International Talk Like A Pirate Day is more the sort of thing that his noodly-ness enjoys.

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September 10, 2009 5:41:19 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Forgotten some folks have we?
Not at all Doc. That's why I had four,two without Christmas in the title

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September 10, 2009 5:55:33 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm always happy to join in on a project with Tim & Jim. 

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September 10, 2009 6:12:42 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'm always happy to join in on a project with Tim & Jim.

As much as I'd like to, I'm unable to commit to a new project. My wife is 8 months pregnant and I just know I'll be pretty busy the next coming months. I barely have the time to finish off the 2 skinning projects I'm working on now.

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September 10, 2009 6:22:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Philly0381,
We also need ideas for a unique name plus design ideas.

So Doc, what is your idea for a name and desgin?

It can't be considered unless it's suggested?

Hannumas/Chrisnukah?

DreidelTree/Chrisnorah?    My fave is underlined.

My Dad was Protestant and my Mom Jewish...so I always went 50/50 [actually 100/100 heh heh] on the holidays...man! It was great!

Quoting k10w3,
Quoting DrJBHL, reply 4Hey...what about Hannukah? Forgotten some folks have we?

If I'm done with Steampunk by the beginning of November, I'll make you a Hannukah Windowblind, Seth.  Maybe I'll make substyles for Soltice and Kwanzaa and maybe one in there in honor of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, even though International Talk Like A Pirate Day is more the sort of thing that his noodly-ness enjoys.

I'll take that offer HANDS DOWN from the fantastic skinner you're very rapidly becoming, Karen. I also favor the Talk Like a Pirate Day Theme. Me and a coule of buddies would have a field day!

As much as I'd like to, I'm unable to commit to a new project. My wife is 8 months pregnant and I just know I'll be pretty busy the next coming months. I barely have the time to finish off the 2 skinning projects I'm working on now.

Mazel Tov!!!  (Congratz + Good Luck!)

 

 

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September 10, 2009 6:48:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My wife is 8 months pregnant and I just know I'll be pretty busy the next coming months.

If it's your first, you'll really be busy. If it's your third...you kinda know what to expect. Either way, Congrats, it's the best time of your life.

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September 10, 2009 6:54:31 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thanks guys It's my second. Another girl, so I imagine I'm gonna be in deep sh*t in about 10 years (or less)

 

 

Sorry for the thread hijack, ID

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September 10, 2009 7:54:52 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

We also need ideas for a unique name

Yule 

Noel

Frost

Anijo          Inuit for 'snow on the ground'

Drifa          Old Norse for 'snow flurry'

Eiriol          Welsh for 'snow drop'

 

congratulations 2of3....

when you blew out the candles on your 17th birthday cake..and made that wish to be surrounded by beautiful girls who love you?...well...it's all coming true....

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September 10, 2009 7:55:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting 2of3,
Thanks guys It's my second. Another girl, so I imagine I'm gonna be in deep sh*t in about 10 years (or less) Sorry for the thread hijack, ID

Just wait til she hits 16...you're back in it again!

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September 10, 2009 8:06:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

My thought is a minimal-type theme that will appeal to a broad range of people
I like the sound of that. I'm nearly finished with my current project.....I'd be willing to make the blind if that's ok.

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September 10, 2009 8:12:49 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

It doesn't have to be Christmas specific, Winter holiday themed or something like that. 

I'm cool with Xiandi leading the WB skin.  We have RND for the DX Theme.  CarGuy1 for Dreams.  Philly for the TM suite.  I will take care of one of the DX gadgets.

This is sounding great!

 

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September 10, 2009 8:49:58 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I will take care of one of the DX gadgets.

Cool! Didn't know you were a DXer!!!  I knew there was something I liked about you!!

I'll just do the theme and widgets, as usual, then. I have a new graphics program I'm eager to try, so I may do some docks, just as extras, in case someone else wants the docks?

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September 11, 2009 5:35:05 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 

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September 11, 2009 5:51:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Looks like I'll be doing winter snow dreams.      

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September 14, 2009 1:04:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Okay, this needs a BUMP so we can keep this project alive.

Any more volunteers?  Any ideas on what the design should be?

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September 14, 2009 1:05:01 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 14, 2009 1:06:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

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September 14, 2009 1:30:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Cool! Didn't know you were a DXer!!!

Are you kidding? ID's got the holiday thing down pat.

 

No time to commit to this project, but good luck to all who are involved. It's gonna be awesome. 

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September 14, 2009 1:34:41 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

  Any ideas on what the design should be?

I love Christmas skins. Unfortunately most of them are red or red with white, red with green etc. I would like to see a simple gold with silver Christmas skin  Last Last year my Christmas decorations were gold and silver and they did looked fantastic. Oh I could almost see a windowblind like that, and maybe with some shining stars animation in the start menu. Just an idea 

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