So be prepared for riches and glory if you make this theme a reality. - Nov 21 2005
Second, I don't understand why this is a concept. It looks like little more than a theme with a modified toolbar. I don't see anything huge that is done in this concept that can't be done by theme/engine makers right now. Sure, the toolbar is collapsed, but that can actually be a detriment. I suggest showing how the collapsed toolbar is affected by large (12-14 pt) fonts.
I like it so far, but I'll hold out judgement until you show more of the flexibility of your concept. I'm especially anxious to see a dark theme, rather than these blinding-white themes that are so prevalent. - Nov 21 2005
Although the theme is ok, it would have been better if it hadn't been a knock-off. - Aug 02 2005
Other than that, it's good. - Jun 08 2005
Dark themes are much better now, but there is still room for improvement. I'll show you what I mean.
The problem is the buttons and the scroll bar. It's really hard to see them as it is, but you can find them by moving the mouse over the button or scroll bar. For the buttons this looks good, but for the scroll bar it looks ugly. It uses a gradient of the current color of the scroll bar and purple (I suppose for consistency with the buttons), and this looks ugly.
There is a contrast option in the gtkrc file, but setting it to anything higher than 1 or 2 makes the toolbars look bad (ugly bright lines, wouldn't be so bad but one of the lines is 2 pixels thick).
If there was a way to separate the scrollbar/button contrast setting from the rest, than it would be complete. Although, it would be nice to be able to set the brightness of the highlights as well (the highlights used to be completely white in 0.4, which you updated to be a bit more sane).
If these issues get resolved, than CL would be completely Dark Theme friendly. - Apr 14 2005
In conclusion, I'd like to request that you make clearlooks a bit more dark theme-friendly. If you did that it would make my day. - Feb 27 2005
Myself, I prefer dark themes. Infact, I use a combination of Rmilk-Black metacity with Tenebrific gtk2 for my environment. When one uses a computer alot, and at all during the night, one appreciates dark themes. They really make a difference on the eyes. - Feb 24 2005