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 ???