Griffin Embers Suite

GTK2 Themes

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Please Rate This Theme. If negative please comment as to why so that i can improve the theme, Thankyou.
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This is a dark and sleek USABLE theme designed for gnome desktops. It incorporates a smooth dark base theme and tonal orange widgets to give a Ubuntu feel to it. I am now happy to release it to the wider gnome community however there are a few minor tweaks that i would still like to make. If you notice any flaws or have any suggestions please contact me.


Theme currently includes...

- gtk2 theme
- 2 Metacity themes!
- Wallpaper
- Skydome
- GnoMenu Theme
- Icon Theme (Through Separate download, see link provided)

I still intend too...

- Make a few minor changes to the gtk2 theme

- Add a GDM

- Improve the icon theme

- More things that i can't think of right now lol.

The recommended icon theme can be found here...

http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Polar+Icons+2?content=100614
Last changelog:

10 years ago

11/02/09 - Version 0.1 released
11/02/09 - 0.1.1 (Small scrollbar glitch fix)
12/02/09 - 0.1.2 (Tabs adjusted & READ ME added)
13/02/09 - 0.1.3 (Wallpaper added)
13/02/09 - 0.1.4 (Metacity theme retouched and fixed)
14/02/09 - 0.2 (Retouches to buttons, panel buttons and scrollbars)
15/02/09 - 0.2.1 (Very slight default colour change to counter the open office dark theme bug)
16/02/09 - 0.3 (Full suite launched, including a Skydome and GnoMenu)
19/02/09 - 0.3.1 (All new metacity theme! old theme still contained within download for those that want it)
23/02/09 - 0.4 (Massive update changing many areas of the gtk theme including buttons, panel buttons, listheaders and more with the intention of "glossing down" slightly to improve usability. Icon theme also uploaded (requires separate download)
01/03/09 - 0.4.1 (cursor theme added, requires separate download)
12/05/09 - 0.5 (Another massive overhaul including amendments to tabs, entry boxs, buttons and more, also changed default icon theme)

aguilarojo

9 years ago

Everytime I think I've settled on one of your works I discover that you've created something else I knew nothing about!! Very nice work!!

Now I've got to find a way to get the window themes which appear in Gnome so nicely to appear in xfce, my preferred work environment.

Thanks again...

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Balian

9 years ago

This theme is pure beauty.

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noobster

10 years ago

nice theme!

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Thanks noobster =)

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kai100

10 years ago

yes,keep up the good work!!!

thank you

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Thanks =)

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seraphyn

10 years ago

Downloads over 2thousand but only 53%.
I really now that well and i can tell you:
" Keep up the good work, you've done till now a right job"

Greetings

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WiseFerret

10 years ago

This theme is very nice indeed, but I find the 3d-look of scrollbars and label bars too flashy and flamboyant. I would use it as my dark theme if there was a way of toning this down.

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Thanks, yes sorry i know it is a bit flashy but that was kind of one of the objectives of the themes design. I may make another theme based on this one afterwards that will be toned down slightly on the glossy front.

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Lusepuster

10 years ago

In fact, I think they are flashy to the point where it affects usability. For example, the song/title/genre etc lines in Rhythmbox should not overshine the selected items in color brightness, as the visual attention should be drawn to the serlected item. Also, the steep color gradient of the same line and the manu highlights are kinda breaking up the visual integrity of them, making them look like a delimiter between two areas rather than objects in themselves.

But for the flat parts of the theme, I think they are really good. Like in very, very good.

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Due to these comments I have attempted to change many key elements of the theme to improve usability. Many listheaders and buttons should now be less flashy and more user friendly. Please let me know what you think.

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WiseFerret

10 years ago

Well it's still too flashy for me (both scrollbars and orange select color), but I guess I just look for a more calm theme...
I also don't like the fact that you cannot set the gnome-panel color to your liking, as the background of menus and tasks is always black.
I do like the pale yellow-brown used instead of white. Many dark themes just leave the white spaces as they are, which strains the eye.

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bubi

10 years ago

How did you get the dark background in gnomenu? With your theme I got it brown. a bit orangeish. With other themes showing a dark background in screenshot, like BlackVista, I got a white background... Where is the problem?

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

mine is an adaptation of the "glow" Gnomenu theme. Basically i just recoloured the blue background that you get by default so that you could read the white text that is default with my theme on a colour that is in-keeping.

(hope that makes sence lol)

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maxfact

10 years ago

when finished download your themes i have this error:
gzip: stdin: unexpected end of file
tar: Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exiting now

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Hmm most odd. I have re-uploaded the theme now and subsequently downloaded myself without a hitch, let me know if you still have any problems. Im sorry for whatever caused the error.

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BradTaylor

10 years ago

I love the theme, i like the human ubuntu look but wanted something darker, usualy i opt for dark when i have no choice, this lets me use both.

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GrayWizard

10 years ago

one of the nicest i have seen yet - tweaked with the japanese icon theme. your theme for icons I did not have or find. looks great - many blacker darker themes are so dark browsers and forums can't handle them. this is great! Plan to use this for a long time.

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Thankyou very much, your very kind. I've been hearing lots of good things about this Japanese icon theme with regard to its application to my theme, ill have to check it out myself and see if its worth substituting.

If you are interested in finding the default icon theme you should be able to find it here...

http://gnome-look.org/content/show.php/black-white+2+Style?content=72619

let me know if you have any problems or further questions.

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kzlazy

10 years ago

What if you made a series of your marvelous theme, using various colors to replace orange (I think it would be splendid with blue, green and soft purple, for example).

Anyway, it is fantastic as it is.

Thank you

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jameshardy88

10 years ago

Thanks, its a definite possibility, though there are still a few tweaks that i would like to get ironed out of this on before i embark on creating more.

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10 years ago

11/02/09 - Version 0.1 released
11/02/09 - 0.1.1 (Small scrollbar glitch fix)
12/02/09 - 0.1.2 (Tabs adjusted & READ ME added)
13/02/09 - 0.1.3 (Wallpaper added)
13/02/09 - 0.1.4 (Metacity theme retouched and fixed)
14/02/09 - 0.2 (Retouches to buttons, panel buttons and scrollbars)
15/02/09 - 0.2.1 (Very slight default colour change to counter the open office dark theme bug)
16/02/09 - 0.3 (Full suite launched, including a Skydome and GnoMenu)
19/02/09 - 0.3.1 (All new metacity theme! old theme still contained within download for those that want it)
23/02/09 - 0.4 (Massive update changing many areas of the gtk theme including buttons, panel buttons, listheaders and more with the intention of "glossing down" slightly to improve usability. Icon theme also uploaded (requires separate download)
01/03/09 - 0.4.1 (cursor theme added, requires separate download)
12/05/09 - 0.5 (Another massive overhaul including amendments to tabs, entry boxs, buttons and more, also changed default icon theme)

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