Jump to content
U.C.

Mac OS X Illuminous!

50 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

i'm expecting a smooth gray interface with flatter (and smoother) buttons w/ grayish blue elements (like iTunes). Also, there will be alot of shiny black transparent elements. This is consistent with the interface of the iPhone as well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Advertisement

Borrowing what ?

Looking Glass is one of the most useless interface in the world.

1. It's not finished/usable like beryl

2. All effects are useless (who need to rotate it's windows ?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You guys only care about shiny objects. :) Would you have looked at NeXT and thought that would be a killer GUI? Yet everytime you use OSX you are using a polished NeXT GUI. Now the concepts seen in Looking Glass for a 3D environment are before Beryl, and Microsoft. You guys should watch the video demo on the website it shows some great concepts of the GUI besides the screenshots. And yeah Apple has borroweed ideas from SUN, a couple knowns are Zetabyte File System, and Zones (Apple calling them "Spaces").

 

James

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Vista doesn't have very much in the way of window effects and movement. It would have to be more like: (*cough* Beryl *cough*).

 

Yes, but im talking about the glowing effects and the flipping windows chooser. But beryl is another good example of too much movent and activity.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You guys only care about shiny objects. :hysterical: Would you have looked at NeXT and thought that would be a killer GUI? Yet everytime you use OSX you are using a polished NeXT GUI. Now the concepts seen in Looking Glass for a 3D environment are before Beryl, and Microsoft. You guys should watch the video demo on the website it shows some great concepts of the GUI besides the screenshots. And yeah Apple has borroweed ideas from SUN, a couple knowns are Zetabyte File System, and Zones (Apple calling them "Spaces").

 

James

Please don't speak about what you don't understand. Solaris Zones is a technology for virtualization, nothing to do with multiple desktop like spaces.

And Apple didn't borrow anything: ZFS is open source dude, everybody can use it.

 

PS: I already USED this interface, it's a lot more than just looking at this video.

You can't do anything with looking glass, there are too few applications and they are ugly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I thought the GUI looked pretty cool. Itd all depend on the resources it ate though. I love my Vista, and damn, it loves RAM!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

could be impoved upon. if one mac theme could satisfy all users, shapeshifter wouldn't sell now would it? i guess its just personal preference.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really hate the dark look. Its too gloomy, I much prefer the aqua look to that concept, my guess is, apple wont make the UI so dark and if darkness is implemented, it wont be so overpowering and it certainly wont be everywhere. Itunes 7 already has a 'dark' streak to it on the navigation panel on the left, and I dont particularly like that either, it looks very vista-ish.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Apples new theme is less metal and more clean than anything that the beta's i have tried. Look at all their current apps they are putting out. NO metal.

 

 

That skin is ugly, looks vista ( eww) and does not look macish at all.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Is it only only me that has noticed, but I really thing that the new iWork'08 Trial Window looks a lot like Illuminus.

post-14713-1189083396_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I'd like that. I need a dark theme for OS X. I'm disappointed this isn't available.

 

I had the XP Silver theme in OS X for a while. Yeah, I got tired of it, but it was a nice change, and I had missed ye-olde-Graphite. People can hate Vista, but anything anyone makes for OS X strengthens the platform.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yup a dark theme like this would be great for OSX.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, indeed it is unfortunate that that theme is not integrated into Leopard. We should have a night and day theme for Mac OS X. Personally, yes, I need a dark theme as all of the appearances of Mac OS X have driven me a little nutty. I'm a software developer that stares into the lcd/monitor all day and most of the night and dark themes are necessary. In TextMate we have some very good themes that help when I'm editing in there, but the overall system needs it terribly. It sounds like we'll get some very nice dark ones from the theme'ing scene with Leopard due to the upcoming changes in ShapeShifter 3.

 

That's about the only solace I have right now as I don't think Apple quite understands our needs as far as this goes and I've pelted them with radar requests again and again over the last few years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really don't know why the developer of Illuminous hasn't released this theme. It looks fine! I also don't understand why you cannot choose your own GUI style by default without running software like UNO or ShapeShifter, I mean having the choice between Blue and Graphite is not very satisfying. Apple should also let the user decide about opacity of the Menu Bar or any windows - that is the only critics I have about Aqua/the OS X GUI.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It is not possible to create a theme exactly like that on OSX currently. Though there is a theme like that, named Illuminous

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×