Difference between revisions of "AfterStep Themes Discussion"

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(New page: To proper support theming a few things need to be coordinated: -the whishes of the user (what he wants and doesnt want to be changed) -the whishes of the themer -the installed applicati...)
 
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  -the installed applications on the computer presented in a way that satisfy the user + the themer
 
  -the installed applications on the computer presented in a way that satisfy the user + the themer
  
The whole terminology of themes/skins is full of misunderstandings, so everthing needs to be clearly defined.
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The whole terminology of themes/skins is full of misunderstandings, so everthing needs to be clearly defined, feel free to correct anything...
  
 
a skin is a way to decorate elements a user has set up to be on his desktop.
 
a skin is a way to decorate elements a user has set up to be on his desktop.
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         -IconSet
 
         -IconSet
 
         -Window Decor
 
         -Window Decor
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        -Module Decor
 
         -size and orientation of windowbox (problem here: how to make that look independant)
 
         -size and orientation of windowbox (problem here: how to make that look independant)

Revision as of 18:44, 13 February 2008

To proper support theming a few things need to be coordinated:

-the whishes of the user (what he wants and doesnt want to be changed)
-the whishes of the themer
-the installed applications on the computer presented in a way that satisfy the user + the themer

The whole terminology of themes/skins is full of misunderstandings, so everthing needs to be clearly defined, feel free to correct anything...

a skin is a way to decorate elements a user has set up to be on his desktop.

a theme is a way to use a computer, and thus should be clearly distinct

       -it defines where stuff lies on the desktop (as such any personal config is initself a theme)
       -how it reacts/interacts
       -it defines how stuff is decorated


Elements that cannot be reduced that are part of a theme/skin :

       -IconSet
       -Window Decor
       -Module Decor
       -size and orientation of windowbox (problem here: how to make that look independant)