Vista Black Theme

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Vista Black Theme

Postby casic » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:10 pm

Hi to all,

we are proud to announce the Vista Black Theme for InstallAware - free of charge for all InstallAware customers:

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Get it now: Vista Black Theme Setup

The German Language Pack for InstallAware already includes all necessary translations so you can use this new theme immediately (if you haven't updated to latest version 1.0.67 yet - get it here).

For more information please visit the official product site:

English: VISTA BLACK Dialog Theme
German: VISTA BLACK Dialog Theme

If you run into any problems, please don't hesitate to write a post to this thread so we can solve these problems (annotations are always welcome also).

Thank you,

Markus
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Postby sinan » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:23 pm

This has got to be the best third party theme we've seen so far. Great job! Thank you very much.

Quick question: The icons look great also. Which company makes them? Our users might want to visit their site.

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Postby MichaelNesmith » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:24 pm

This theme is on par with, if not better than existing InstallAware themes. Thank you, Markus!
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Postby CandiceJones » Wed Feb 07, 2007 6:26 pm

This is sweet! Can't wait to see how this would look combined with Glass effects (Coming soon!)
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Postby Tinus » Thu Feb 08, 2007 5:57 am

Great theme, Markus!
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Postby Gizm0 » Thu Feb 08, 2007 8:11 am

Amazing!Adopted for my next software major release!
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Postby gareth.hayter » Sun Feb 11, 2007 11:20 pm

Wow Markus! Thanks! Is there any way of making the theme handle alternate dpi settings, such as having the screen set to 120dpi? At the moment the background doesn't stretch and the layout looks more 'centred', not right-aligned.

Thanks for freely donating such a professional theme!

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Postby CandiceJones » Mon Feb 12, 2007 2:33 am

Markus,

I think you can fix this by setting bitmap properties - look at some of the other existing themes that use bitmaps, they illustrate the techniques to get rid of this problem.

Thanks again for a great theme!!!
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New Version 1.0.2

Postby casic » Mon Feb 12, 2007 7:02 pm

Hi,

first of all: thank you very much for all your annotations!

All dialogs have been reworked to get them working with 120dpi also :D

The new version 1.0.2 is available NOW!

Thank you,

Markus
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Postby gareth.hayter » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:59 pm

Hi Markus

That is looking almost perfect - just the usual rubbish stretching of images when viewing at 120dpi, but that can't be helped!

I have a few suggestions regarding wording in dialogs. Most of these pertain to the standard themes as well, not just yours.

1) 'startmenu' dialog: When presented with options for creating shortcuts, I think most users select 'All Users', so it makes sense to position that choice first, and 'Current User Only' second.

2) 'progressprereq' dialog: This screen is diaplyed when uninstalling the previous version, and the standard text doesn't sound right. Improved text: 'Please wait while the setup wizard processes the $TITLE$ requirements. This may take several minutes.'

3) Personal preference: In dialog text I prefer the use of 'setup wizard' instead of 'InstallAware Wizard'. I have had a few users asking what InstallAware is, because they thought they were installing the wrong program! Having InstallAware in the screen caption is fine. It is just confusing in the text.

Kind regards,
Gareth.

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Postby ticodi » Tue May 15, 2007 4:50 pm

I would just like to reitterate sinan post, I really love the look of the vista black, however I wish to change the colours to blend in with my app colour scheme and I was wondering if the icons used on the installer would be avaliable so that I can add these to my customised header images?

Thank in advance

Simon

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Re: ANN: Vista Black Theme

Postby jed » Mon Jun 18, 2007 7:28 pm

[quote="casic"]
If you run into any problems, please don't hesitate to write a post to this thread so we can solve these problems (annotations are always welcome also).[/quote]

Just want to say this theme looks great.

You don't happen to have a blue version do you?

thanks for sharing this.

cheers,
Jeremy

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Postby casic » Mon Jun 25, 2007 8:05 am

Hi there,

big sorry for the late response!!!

A blue vista theme is currently not available but there are many responses to create one :D Unfortunately a blue theme is not so easy as a black theme because there are a lot of blue shades. So, what's you favourite blue color (for the background)?

Thank you all,

Markus

P.S. The used icons are NOT available for free but must be licensed by the manufacturer for about 500 USD. The license agreement allows to integrate the graphics into own projects und distribute them royalty free BUT NOT to share the graphics in any other way.
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Postby swarovski » Thu Nov 08, 2007 12:32 am

About Royalty free...
can I use this theme to make setup.exe and distribute?
I do not modify the graphics inside.


casic wrote:Hi there,

big sorry for the late response!!!

A blue vista theme is currently not available but there are many responses to create one :D Unfortunately a blue theme is not so easy as a black theme because there are a lot of blue shades. So, what's you favourite blue color (for the background)?

Thank you all,

Markus

P.S. The used icons are NOT available for free but must be licensed by the manufacturer for about 500 USD. The license agreement allows to integrate the graphics into own projects und distribute them royalty free BUT NOT to share the graphics in any other way.

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Postby casic » Thu Nov 08, 2007 4:48 am

Yes :D

There are no restrictions or any costs if you use this theme for your setups.

cu

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