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 14, 2009 1:37:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

 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 

 

That's not a bad idea at all.  Any other opinions on this?

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September 14, 2009 1:37:34 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Thread stickied as well.  

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September 14, 2009 1:49:48 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Deea19,

  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 

I have to agree, this needs to be based on a different color scheme from what is all ready in the WC Library.

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September 14, 2009 2:56:21 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Name - how about sneachta the irish language word for snow pronounced shhh-noct-ahh, it just sounds cool when pronounced.

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September 15, 2009 2:00:50 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Well, the suite naturally needs to match the blind. So I guess we need to be thinking of ideas that are WB doable. I am excited to be a part of this. I'm thinking snowman start button, is it possible to have snow in the titlebar and taskbar? Seems I may have seen that before, tho.

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September 15, 2009 4:44:44 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

snow in the titlebar and taskbar? Seems I may have seen that before, tho.
Mormegil did it in his Christmas theme at least task bar and start menu as far as I remember.

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September 15, 2009 6:54:53 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

snow in the titlebar and taskbar? Seems I may have seen that before, tho.

Plas Fan Christmas as well....

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September 15, 2009 7:40:16 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Guys, I'm talking animated snow, did PlasFant. have animated snow? Mormegil's may be the one I have in mind. Dunno.

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September 15, 2009 7:45:04 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Mormegil's Christmas Time has animated snow in Start Menu and I thought in the taskbar but seems not unless it has been killed by 6.4. Titlebars have animations though.

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September 15, 2009 8:55:41 AM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Ausvet,
Mormegil's Christmas Time has animated snow in Start Menu and I thought in the taskbar but seems not unless it has been killed by 6.4. Titlebars have animations though.

Yes, it is the one I was thinking of, I just downloaded it! Thanks, Patrick!

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September 15, 2009 12:07:45 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I would be interested in doing docks and a RightClick skin.  

Been pretty busy lately. Had to step down from a couple of projects, but being that this one will take a couple of months, I think I can commit.

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September 15, 2009 12:47:03 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting Mirsguy,
I would be interested in doing docks and a RightClick skin.  

Been pretty busy lately. Had to step down from a couple of projects, but being that this one will take a couple of months, I think I can commit.

I am still drooling for Tinted...lol.   

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September 15, 2009 1:33:22 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

So, are we thinking a completely metal blind? or do we want some color too?

I am open to whatever, so give me your input!

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September 15, 2009 1:54:38 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting CarGuy1,
Looks like I'll be doing winter snow dreams.      

Christmas lights?? Decked out houses with all the lights a twinkling

A manora with 12 candles flickering??

Santa in his sled passing over head??

12 days of christmas - you know

5 golden rings, 2 turtle doves, 7 pipers piping??

alot of options here all the way around for xmas..

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September 15, 2009 2:05:51 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Silver and gold would be nice - 12 days of xmas live icons - bows, ribbons and gift box static icons, decked out lighted house dream - animated santa sled over the start menu - wreath or angle clock and weather gaget.

Kinda get away from the most common traditional xmas things - well except santa!!

These are just ideas, but one suggestion and this comes after purchasing many mycolors themes.. The contrast on the start menu? Black text on dark gray background is hard to see

xmas is color and contrast - twinkle and glitter

 

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September 15, 2009 3:53:27 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Yeah, I'm liking the silver/gold type idea.  However, I wouldn't make it too "flashy" if you know what I mean. 

Exactly what jimehc said, boxes, ribbons, etc.

 

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September 15, 2009 4:55:28 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I'll bring the fruitcake!

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September 15, 2009 5:26:53 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

great idea ID i know you guys will pull it off since bk is bring fruitcake ill bring the eggnog

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September 15, 2009 6:04:18 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I can see a tree as a dock, with boxes for the menu buttons, etc.

An etch a sketch for weather....or media player

lights, stars...

 

snow deepens as the recycle bin fills...

 

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September 15, 2009 6:22:25 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

I can see a tree as a dock, with boxes for the menu buttons, etc.

WOW!!! I was going to email You with the same idea!

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September 15, 2009 10:03:44 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Perhaps a tree with twinkling lights swirling around it as if they were being strung on the tree, for a dream?

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September 15, 2009 10:17:09 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

sounds good carguy

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September 15, 2009 10:24:26 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

A manora with 12 candles flickering??

A Menorah has 9 candles...4 on either side and one in the center...

 

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September 16, 2009 1:09:04 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

The sound of this from the discussion above seems to be exciting. Can I be a part - WP ?

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September 16, 2009 1:22:17 PM from WinCustomize Forums WinCustomize Forums

Quoting DEVJIT,
The sound of this from the discussion above seems to be exciting. Can I be a part - WP ?

I would poke ID with a stick to get his attention.

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