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SkiesOfAzel
Nick
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Greece
Current Residence: Athenes Greece
Favourite genre of music: Gothic metal, shoegaze, post rock, alternative among others
Operating System: Linux
MP3 player of choice: Rhythmbox, 5800xm
Shell of choice: Gnome
Favourite cartoon character: Lain
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I've been inactive for close to two years now, but this is going to change soon. I've been wanting to update Azel's visuals, but unfortunately i've lost the original xcf flies due to hard drive failure... I will still update it with some bug fixes in the near future, but right now i am working on something completely new. It will have influences from Azel, as well as Oxygen and Bespin from the KDE front.

I tried using KDE exclusively for a couple of months since i prefer qt over gtk, but i just couldn't get the same workflow that gnome has offered me for the last 3 years. I did appreciate the visuals though, and going back to gnome and gtk was not a so pleasant experience. That's why i decided to try my hand again at skinning the short guy.

So what should you expect from this new theme? It will be silver but with the option of adjusting the colors and it will have a nice full window gradient. Widgets will be rounded instead of edgy (Azel), shadows will be soft and contrast will be low and easy on the eyes. I am also experimenting with some never before seen things in gnome, but i am forced to implement them with some dirty workarounds since they aren't really supported by the toolkit. This means that there will be some visual glitches in the first version that i intend to fix with per application settings as soon as you find them. Have i ever told you how much i hate custom widgets ???

Cya!
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  • Reading: The Judging Eye

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:iconchrishacken:
The Orta theme is badass.. nice work.
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:iconcaesarivs:
No mate, THANK YOU for the awesomeness in your themes :D
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:iconstingbl:
Hi!!

First of all, thank you very much for all your beautiful themes!!

Secondly, let me ask you a question: are there chances to see a variation of minty freshness without the green shade?

I think that with minty-freshness you almost reach the perfection. Orta is great, but minty is a little bit darker and eye pleasant, more compact and most of all doesn't use pixbuf engine. But green is not for everyone...despite the fact that I like green, I tend to you clear blu or some other more neutral color on my desktops...

Just a question, I obviously do not pretend anything!!

Thanks again!!!
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:iconnergalssoul:
love your work, thanks! i like the picture in the the main window of the orta settings manager! in fact, it is one of my favourite art pictures! is there a wallpaper of this one?
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:iconskiesofazel:
I don't think there is a wallpaper of this exact piece, no. You could search here for relevant art though.
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:iconnergalssoul:
awesome, lots of good stuff, thanks
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:iconghostofsparta01:
cool you live in greece i alway wannit to go there
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:iconskiesofazel:
Yes, it truly is a beautiful country. With all those problems we have here these days we tend to forget this simple but important fact, thanks for reminding me :)
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:iconghostofsparta01:
well here where i live is very foundy in nature and mountain but the problem here are gangs those thing arent a problem there arent they?
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:iconskiesofazel:
Thank god no, are biggest problem is that our economy is on the verge of crashing.
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