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Yes, Another Mockup by vanessabanessa89 Yes, Another Mockup by vanessabanessa89
Okay, you guys. The title of this deviation is pretty self-explanatory. I'm a perfectionist, so I spent some time making this right. I hope you all like it, but I'm aware that I can't please everyone. That being said, only comment if you have something constructive to say. I honestly don't care if you "don't like it." I'll consider suggestions, but I'm not going to just change an element of my proposed theme just because you say so. I see this happen a lot when other people release themes.

Anyway, so I'm thinking that I'll release both a dark and light version of this theme, as you can see in the image. But I'll probably release one before the other and then update it with the secondary theme.

Constructive criticism is welcome! I really want to make this into a working and usable theme, so I'll take all the advice I can get, especially when it comes to what may or may not work in Windows Style Builder.

Thanks a lot, you guys!


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Also, haven't decided how to do the caption buttons yet, hence why they're not included in the mockup for now. I guess I'll figure it out as I go along. If anyone has any suggestions for caption buttons that would compliment the theme, I'm all ears, haha.
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:iconiluvbubz:
iluvbubz Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
have you finished this yet looks amazing
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Liuxiaofei Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2012   Artist
Very awesome! I hope that it will be release soon! I like black.
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FieryLoki Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012
I like the dark one. I have been looking for a dark charcoal visual style similar to Photoshop CS6. This one is very close to that, therefore I like it.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's so awesome- I'm glad that you like it! It's been taking me more time than I would like, but I am planning on getting all these mockups done someday.
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Krud3 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Awesome concept!!!!
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I'm probably going to improve upon it quite a bit as I start developing the theme. :)
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dychy Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
Very nice! :) Don't you think this will be the next vs to release? :D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! And I'm not sure... I'm actually redoing the mockups for all my previous concepts, including this one... But I think I'm going in order. Once I'm done with Kuroi/Shiroi, I'll probably do Pixel 7, New 7 VS, Orange Crush, and then these two. But we'll see. ;) Stay tuned!
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Rock0 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Looks bloody fantastic. The dark one is a little too dark, but very nicely designed. The concept as it stands is brilliant. I'm also starting to go for the 'no icons' look - sometimes, they just get irritating.

Very nice work - have added it to the group.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! I realized the dark version is too dark, so I'm going to lighten it up a bit so that it's more usable. Been working on it since late December. Unfortunately, it's going to take me a while, since this is my first time developing a theme, but hopefully when I DO release it, it'll be perfect. :D

Thanks again!
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Rock0 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Maybe not lighten it up, but give it some contrast - that would be my best advise on this one. Whilst it is a minimal mockup, it should never look to dull. Simply lightening it up may not work. Nonetheless, give it a try. :)

Looking forward to it. Unfortunately, my Windows 7 PC's crashed - now running XP as I no longer have a 7 disc. I hope to fix that soon, because this is a theme I would simply love to use!

:D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, okay- I see what you mean. I think I essentially knew what to do to improve the darker version, but couldn't really express it with the correct terminology.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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Rock0 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Any time :)
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James32xp Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I pretty dont like the dark version cause its very hard to navigate on that :)
but overall love the concept! keep up the good work!
~peace! :D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, when I started theming it, I noticed that this is the case. So I'm probably going to make it a little lighter, to increase usability. I'm glad you like it! Looking forward to completing it for you guys!
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
well, can u make a wish real?
could u make a winxp skin based on navi7 for windowblinds?
also try a substyle called sleekdark.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't have Windows XP, so unfortunately I can't make that happen right now. And I also don't have windowblinds. BUT, maybe in the future I can tackle that. Right now I'm focusing on Windows 7, since this is what I use the most. ;)
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
i dont like win7. im still loving xp.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nothin' wrong with that. ;) Lots of people like XP still, and it's a great operating system. :) If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :P
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
yeah. xp is not broken yet. that's what MS dont understand. check my desk.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, they're still supporting it until late 2014, but they also have to keep up with the times, too. And will do. ;)
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RivenRoth740 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
my xp looks and works better than win7.
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milanioom Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Interface Designer
maybe create "hover only" caption buttons.
beautiful work.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I was thinking of that. Thanks for the suggestion!
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RaDMaN1201 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I like light version.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like them both. ;) But I'll likely be completing the dark version first.
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RaDMaN1201 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
I would like light version. And you add in some places translucent images or in visual style will be no semi-transparent images?</sup>
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, right after I finish the dark version, I'll be working on updating the theme with the light version. ;) You'll have to wait longer, but I am planning on including it, so don't worry. And there are some semi-transparent images in the theme. Why do you ask?
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RaDMaN1201 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is good. Just wondering.
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RaDMaN1201 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Interface Designer
One more question. In preview the visual style or concept?
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BomBerOne666 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing job Vanessa, Lovin' it :D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it!
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love-cream Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
Love this! I feel the taskbar for the dark theme needs to be a lil darker.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe you're right, but I'm going to keep it this way for now. Thanks for the input! I may decide to change this later when I see fit.
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Uriy1966 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
I will criticize you only see when I can release and evaluate the pros and cons. as long as my eyes see a very good job :)
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's all that I ask. ;)
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callmexist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
honestly this theme is beautiful, not much of a fan for lighter themes but i would surely use both of these! :D i could only say keep going with what you got so far, this is just lovely great work! :D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm glad you like them both. Truly working on having it complete by the New Year, as a present for you all. I can do this!
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callmexist Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
totally looking forward to using it :D
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student
This is what i was looking for long ago!

:peace:
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool, well, maybe you can help me make it. :) I'm having a hell of a time trying to do it all by myself. o_O
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student
So your are going to make it :D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup, that's the plan. I'm working on saving all the images I need to import in WSB. WSB gives me a headache, so it will probably take a while for me to get it right. o_O But, I hope that when it's all said and done, you'll really like it! Out of everyone here on deviantart, you're probably my favorite themer, so your opinion means a lot to me!
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givesnofuck Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Student
I don't like it, i Love it :D
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoot! Well, glad you love it then. ;)
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IzzuThug Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
This is an awesome mockup and I can't wait to see what you do with it. I personally like the forward/back buttons as I don't think I've ever seen anyone try to use words before. :thumbsup:
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! I'm going to try real hard to turn this into a usable theme. It's my first attempt at WSB, so it should be interesting. And as for the nav buttons- I've seen it done, like, once. And it was for the toolbar styler for XP. I really liked the idea, so I wanted to incorporate it into my theme.
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IzzuThug Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
:w00t:
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syrink Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011
I guess, the selected variant of the explorer bar buttons (e.g. organise, open, burn etc.) should be sharper.
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vanessabanessa89 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know what you mean. It only seems this way in the preview image. Everything is a lot sharper in the PSD, so the final product will be a lot crisper. ;)
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