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  1. damaltor's Avatar
    Hi Everybody

    This is my very first theme (at least the first i am going to upload). These are the facts:

    the FLYING ICONS for BB 9700

    v2.0

    - Good view at the Wallpaper
    - 6 clickable icons in a kind of hidden dock
    - clickable, big clock
    - clickable signal meter (for Manage Connections)
    - ZEN icons
    - Hidden Today and Messages, 8 (!) Entries
    - transparent menus and dialog boxes
    - no transitions at all (i dont like them very much, but maybe i will do a version with transitions later if wanted)
    since v1.2:
    - Space key starts QuickLaunch
    since v1.3:
    - $ Key starts SMS App
    since v1.4:
    - special small top banner in home screen to view your wallpaper even better (Banner has the same size as the one in apps screen)
    - slightly increased fonts
    since v2.0:
    - user selectable font in all possible places (finally :])
    - hidden weather slot (if wanted)
    - Backgrounds in all screens (if wanted. if not, all standard wallpapers are used.)
    - fixed profiles list font color

    Special: All six Icons fly into the screen just in the moment you scroll over them. There is only one icon visible at a time, all others fly back out of the screen. --> even better view at the wallpaper I tried to capture that, on the picture i just scrolled from first to second icon. first icon is just flying out of the screen again. The animation is very fast for not slowing down the usage of your device.

    Notes:
    Place the six apps of your choice into the first six slots of the menu screen. They will then appear at the homescreen in the same order.
    If you just want to see the entries for today and messages, put the Calendar/Messaging app anywhere you want. If you want to be able to select entries to open them directly, place Calendar/Messaging in slot 4 and 5. Only from slot 4 and 5, you can go up into the list. icons 1 to 3 will go on clock, icon 6 will go to signal meter if you move "up" while having them focused.
    I recommend using the font BBAlpha Sans, size 6, with this theme.
    Put your weather app in slot 7.

    Screenshots (those images are huge. if this is unwanted, please let me know so i can change it):










    with weather, with backgrounds: OTA
    with weather, no backgrounds: OTA
    no weather, with backgrounds: OTA
    no weather, no backgrounds: OTA
    All versions for DM: DM

    Please, generate your own barcodes as this would take too long. I highly recommend the Firefox Add-On Mobile Barcoder. Just right-click a link, "generate barcode", done.
    Any feedback is appreciated. If you want to have something changed, please let me know.

    I offer this theme for free. However, if you like the theme a lot and use it every day, you are very welcome to send me a buck or two if you want.
    Last edited by damaltor; 02-25-10 at 10:51 AM. Reason: Version changes
    02-22-10 08:17 PM
  2. greystealth's Avatar
    Great idea, I like the concept. I'm not a fan of the small menu fonts along with the way the message list looks. Other than that I like it. Great work!

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    02-22-10 09:14 PM
  3. Michelle Haag's Avatar
    Just installed, it looks nice! Keep em coming!

    I love the wallpaper too.. any chance you can post it?
    02-22-10 09:18 PM
  4. greystealth's Avatar
    Also, some more feedback, on the lock screen, if you have a lot of info for your lock screen it will overlap the time section.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-22-10 09:18 PM
  5. damaltor's Avatar
    Yes, i noticed that just in the moment you wrote your post. Also, the clock is below the "device is locked" banner wich is bad.

    note to self: Next version - new lockscreen.
    02-22-10 09:23 PM
  6. damnyooneek's Avatar
    i like the concept. the font is too small for me.
    02-22-10 09:24 PM
  7. damaltor's Avatar
    Ok, so when there is a little time i will try to make one with a bigger font.

    phishgirl: here you are: Mod Abstract | CrackBerry.com
    02-22-10 09:30 PM
  8. whopper810's Avatar
    This theme is really pretty slick! I don't mind the small font, but I think making it user definable would be better. Great work!

    One thing I did see, is when opening the profile menu, you can't see your choices. Its black on black text.
    02-22-10 10:31 PM
  9. Michelle Haag's Avatar
    Ok, so when there is a little time i will try to make one with a bigger font.

    phishgirl: here you are: Mod Abstract | CrackBerry.com
    Woohoo Thanks a bunch. I passed the theme on to a few others, they agree it is nice.
    02-23-10 12:13 AM
  10. Jay21fire's Avatar
    Nice work! Way calendar is that looks diff from stock calendar
    02-23-10 01:18 AM
  11. AtMostFear's Avatar
    awesome theme! if only you could fix the profile menu color and make it possible to change the text size. Here's how mine looks like.


    Last edited by AtMostFear; 02-23-10 at 02:35 AM.
    02-23-10 02:25 AM
  12. damaltor's Avatar
    Little News:

    Will upload new version v1.1 in the next 20 minutes. Only change is white font for the highligted Message in message list.

    Working on a version with user costumizeble fonts. Problem is, due to limitations of the Theme Studio, i have to make the theme again COMPLETELY. As far as i know, and as far as i googled, every font wich has been changed at least once in Theme Studio is fixed at that setting. Only Fonts wich have not been changed / klicked in any way can be selected through Screen/Keyboard setting. as i used the "set global font" button in Theme Studio, all fonts were changed and thus cannot be user selectable. Right now, i dont have the time, but when a version with bigger fonts is done, ill post ist here.

    The Lockscreen: Unfortunately, the clock at the Lockscreen is always at the same position as the clock of the Homescreen. Sorry about that. Maybe this will change in a later version of Theme Studio. I think i found a workaround for this, but it is huge work.

    At last: can anyone tell me how to change the font used in the profiles list? I cannot find it...

    edit: v1.1 uploaded and ready for use.
    Last edited by damaltor; 02-23-10 at 05:49 AM.
    02-23-10 05:37 AM
  13. iLovemy_bb's Avatar
    Wow...you even put a barcode up there.

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    02-23-10 09:23 AM
  14. greystealth's Avatar
    The lock screen is actually pretty easy. You should be able to adjust the field for the lock screen text this way it doesnt overlap any of your wallpaper of SVG items. Hope to see this fixed. Great theme work though!
    02-23-10 09:47 AM
  15. damaltor's Avatar
    yes, i indeed could move the owner info away from the clock, but then the owner info field would be very narrow. it doesnt seem to be possible to move the clock, if i do not want to move it in home screen, too.
    02-23-10 10:07 AM
  16. EEB's Avatar
    This is a great theme the only thing I would suggest is more icons in the top banner it looks kind of sparse at the top area.

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    02-23-10 10:26 AM
  17. damaltor's Avatar
    I thought about making the banner smaller because it looks kinda empty... maybe there is a place for the weather app in the banner. i usually look out of the window to find out what weather is outside, so i dont need a weather slot. but, what do you think?

    and, question still open: how can i change the colour of the profiles list? still no clue.
    02-23-10 10:29 AM
  18. EEB's Avatar
    I'm not sure if you are familiar with the theme section 8 but I was thinking something like that.

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    02-23-10 10:35 AM
  19. phamou's Avatar
    id suggest adding shortcuts like spacebar for quicklaunch and $ for sms
    02-23-10 10:59 AM
  20. greystealth's Avatar
    I think the transparent menu causes the dark font in profiles. Try changing back to default and test.
    02-23-10 11:17 AM
  21. dazednfazed's Avatar
    Definitely liking the transition-less of this theme, but a spacebar quicklaunch combo would make this theme AWESOME! Great job on this theme!

    Posted from my BlackBerry using BerryBlab
    02-23-10 12:12 PM
  22. Jay21fire's Avatar
    anyone know what calendar app that is looks nice
    02-23-10 01:47 PM
  23. damaltor's Avatar
    I am working on Quicklaunch / Spacebar right now. Should be done in like an hour.

    Section 8: I dislike so many icons up there, as i dont see any relation between e.g. battery symbol and sytem settings. lots of symbols are hard to remember, at least in my opinion. if one of you hase a special wish ("the [...] symbol has to link to [...] because of [...] wich i need every day"), let me know, but i am not going to pack that banner full of links.

    The Calendar app ist the normal preinstalled calendar. press bb key -> week view to get this picture on your device.

    edit: Quicklaunch Shortcut on space key. i could not test as i dont have quicklaunch, so PLEASE let me know if it does work or not.
    New Version is uploaded and ready to go.
    Last edited by damaltor; 02-23-10 at 03:39 PM.
    02-23-10 02:59 PM
  24. AtMostFear's Avatar
    edit: Quicklaunch Shortcut on space key. i could not test as i dont have quicklaunch, so PLEASE let me know if it does work or not.
    New Version is uploaded and ready to go.
    that's a positive sir. it works!
    02-23-10 04:17 PM
  25. damaltor's Avatar
    Awesome. Thanks.
    02-23-10 04:34 PM
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