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Jon Byrd , United States of America
Wallpaper Other
Various KDE 1.-4. Styles
Amarok Themes
deKorator Themes
KDE 3.x Splash Screens
Full Icon Themes
Kbfx Startmenu
Wallpapers KDE Plasma
Wallpapers Kubuntu
Karamba & Superkaramba
KDE 3.5 Themes
KDE Plasma Screenshots
Various KDE 1.-4. Improvements
Wallpapers Gnome
new NuoveXT button

Kbfx Startmenu 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 30 2008
Great! I will include this in an update as soon as I get the chance. I will be sure to put your name in the readme. You can view the work I have done so far on the black version of the NuoveXT KBFX theme, I uploaded all of my source files and work done so far to the Technica theme, so play around with it, see if you can improve it. (note: none of the Technica theme has been solidified, it is all in development stages) - Apr 01 2008
If you re-license this under GPL I'll include it (along with appropriate recognition) in the NuoveXT theme. - Mar 28 2008

KDE 3.5 Themes 192 comments

by Ezy
Score 58.0%
Jul 20 2009
if you feel like downloading it, the read me in my NuoveXT2 theme explains how to install deKorator and KBFX themes. If you have specific questions about software or where to get rpms, send me an e-mail. - Mar 28 2008
Excellent theme! good taste. - Mar 18 2008

Kbfx Startmenu 3 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 27 2008
I will be making a few updates to kollide soon. I will be fixing some things in the mask and improving the apps list.

Also, the dark version of my NuoveXT2 KBFX theme is almost finished, it will be released with the Technica theme as a glossy alternative. - Mar 28 2008

Kbfx Startmenu 13 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 26 2008
You're in luck! I am currently developing a black version of this theme. I didn't think about multiple color schemes though. I will keep that in mind. - Mar 26 2008
Thanks! I understand what is happening now, I altered your mask a little and change some of the layout config, and it now works! - Mar 26 2008
Thanks, but right now I am updating this theme and am encountering a whole set of new bugs. - Feb 28 2008
metal4kde "reloaded"

KDE 3.5 Themes 16 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 21 2008
Apologies, I misread the title. At a first glance I thought it said "metal kde4" and not "metal 4 kde". - Mar 26 2008
This looks nothing like KDE4, It doesn't even use the oxygen icon set. It looks more like a mixture between OSX and Crystal SVG. - Mar 25 2008

KDE 3.5 Themes 54 comments

Score 50.0%
Dec 24 2007
I guess your right, it's all about peoples taste.

Just to clarify, I was not trying to imply that this is not a good looking theme (except for the panel) or mine is better, it is just disheartening that an artist can put over a months worth of effort attempting to perfect a theme and then get booted back by a GPL compilation. Oh well, that's the beauty of GPL, being able to take the best of everything and throw it together. - Mar 26 2008
Why does this have such a high rating? it looks ok, but most of it is not his work, (wallpaper is default that ships with KDE4, Crystal Project), there is nothing inherently wrong with that, it is just nice to see someone get to the top by at least mostly there own work. The panel could use some improvement too.

There are so many themes, much better than this one, that deserve this spot and the rating. Such as Azenis

and if you want a good light theme, look just a few spots down at NuoveXT2.

I honestly just don't get why this theme has such a high rating. - Mar 25 2008
Kubuntu/Suse Mac look

Wallpapers Kubuntu 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 23 2008
Also, just a hint for another aspiring artist. When doing abstract wallpapers, use thin (1 to 2 px) outlines, such as the rays or whatever they are in mac style wallpapers, it gives a smoother look. - Mar 25 2008
Good job for a first wallpaper. I remember my first wallpaper... I am guessing you got the inspiration for the Suse wallpaper from my iOS theme? Speaking of iOS,

I uploaded the first release for the file system icons you saw in my screen shot. - Mar 25 2008

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 45 comments

Score 44.3%
Apr 11 2008
Right click on the downloaded archive, extract it somewhere in your home folder, and read the file titled "READ ME FIRST". This should answer all of your questions. - Mar 25 2008
Right click on the downloaded archive, extract it somewhere in your home folder, and read the file titled "READ ME FIRST". This should answer all of your questions. - Mar 25 2008
Try removing

both the folder and the .kth file. Just to be safe, restart KDE, then try opening kcontrol and installing the theme from there. - Mar 20 2008
When you install the .kth file you should get the panel background. - Mar 19 2008
what exactly is the problem? - Mar 17 2008
Don't worry, I don't think that your KDE is broken, It just isn't very user friendly. It is the same struggles that everyone new to KDE has when first switching over. So, the reason the splash theme isn't working is probably because you do not have moodin installed. All of my splash themes require moodin, it makes my life a lot easier to develop themes this way. As for the Amarok theme, if you install it and apply it, everything should work perfectly. - Mar 10 2008
Alright... Make sure that you have Polyester installed, deKorator, moodin, and if you like, KBFX and Kooldock (Ksmoothdock works too). The polyester config file goes in /home/(username)/.qt/
. In order to install the ktheme file open up the system settings (control center), appearance, theme manager, and install new theme. For some odd reason on most distros you can't just click the ktheme file and have it install. So now you have the style and color scheme, you should be able to follow the instructions listed above for the icon set. - Mar 10 2008
sorry about that. The revisions to the theme are not completely finished yet so I haven't bothered to make a master readme for the whole theme. The polyester config goes in ~./qt . The ktheme file should give you the color scheme and I have yet to upload the dekorator. - Mar 02 2008
Fixed that in the new screenshot. - Feb 25 2008
Not at the moment. But that be a moot issue soon. I am completely re-working this theme from the ground up, so I should have a new KBFX theme finished soon. - Feb 21 2008
I am not sure why amarok would do this. When you start amarok, does an icon show up in your notification area? If not, and if this happens with any other theme, it is probably a problem with amarok on your system. - Dec 06 2007
Follow the instructions provided. Install theme elements separately. - Dec 06 2007
iOS - Suse

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 20 2008
All that is uploaded right now is the wallpaper. when I get the theme closer to being finalized I will upload the rest of it. - Mar 21 2008

Full Icon Themes 11 comments

Score 40.0%
Nov 14 2007
This seems to be a good piece of work, however if I may make a suggstion, the lighting is rather... primitave. For your highlights, it would be better to make your radial gradient bigger, blurier, and a little more transparent. Right now the icons look almost fake because of this. Try not to use flat white for lighting, try using a brighter, more saturated color for the object where it needs to be brighter, and a less saturated brighter version of the objects color for highlights. Overall on the right track, just needs some minor improvements. Hint: try looking at the crystal project, this is an excellent example of proper lighting techniques for photo realistic icons. - Mar 19 2008

KDE 3.5 Themes 45 comments

by Ezy
Score 50.0%
Sep 24 2008
I like it, keep it up and your themes may surpass mine (NuoveXT2, kollide). You might want to change the KBFX button though, it doesn't look quite as nice as the rest of the theme. - Mar 18 2008

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 43 comments

Score 41.4%
Apr 11 2008
Kubuntu is fairly finicky in this regard. You can try applying the kth elements manually. Re-name the .kth file to .tar.gz (either that or .zip, I can't remember) and you should get the color scheme and wallpaper. make sure that your panel is set at 32px height, and it should work. As for dekorator. I don't know what to tell you. Mabey someone else could give you a hand. Try posting something on the forums here.

This is one of the reasons why I switched to Open Suse, it is so much easier to theme, and package management is a lot less finicky than Kubuntu. - Mar 18 2008
What distribution are you using? If you set the Window decoration to dekorator, install the theme, click set paths, and apply, then it should work. If not then your dekorator install might be broken. To install the kth file, just open up your system settings, click on appearance, theme manager (note: you will not have this option in kubuntu, for some foolish reason access to the ktheme manager is non existent in this distro.) To install the domino theme, click on style, select domino, click configure, load/save, load the kollide domino config and click ok, and apply. If for some reason there are still problems, or something doesn't work, just ask.

Hope this helped. - Mar 18 2008
If you rate this theme as "bad" (Why the heck would ya? it looks really awesome) please leave a comment so that I can improve on the design. - Feb 27 2008
You could try compiling KBFX from source - Feb 21 2008
Actually no. I did not know this site existed until you posted this. kollide is the combanation of Kore style artwork and crystal project shine/color, with a few fresh ideas of my own. - Feb 20 2008
Sorry I took so long to upload the rest of the theme elements. I am still trying to find the Domino theme on my pc, (It has been so long since I have made anything for KDE that I forgot were Domino stores config files) everything else should be there though. To open a Ktheme files just rename it to .tar and extract it. - Feb 19 2008

Full Icon Themes 56 comments

Score 63.5%
Mar 14 2008
thanks! - Mar 17 2008
Download link does not work. Please fix, I really want to download this! - Mar 11 2008
fluxbox theme screenshot

Fluxbox Themes 3 comments

Score 46.0%
Aug 11 2007
What does fluxbox have to do with KDE? - Mar 17 2008
The World

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 9 comments

Score 46.0%
Dec 29 2007
Not much of a theme. More like just a wallpaper with a sys monitor. Even though there is technically nothing wrong with it, I feel a certain responsibility when posting a theme to have it be all or mostly my own work. But that is just me. You should probably place the link for the wallpaper in the description, and give the original artist credit. - Mar 11 2008

Icon Sub-Sets 5 comments

Score 46.0%
Apr 23 2008
Reminds me a lot of NuoveXT icons, a bit more bright and cartoony though. - Mar 03 2008

KDE Plasma Screenshots 6 comments

Score 50.0%
Mar 10 2008
In as much as I have a great dislike for windows (actually Microsoft in general), it would be foolish to completely ignore a good design concept just because some software totalitarian uses it. The buttons are actually less like windows than plastic, lipstick, and the default SUSE buttons. Just because buttons have a square look does not mean that it is a windows knock off. The buttons were also made using the oxygen color scheme, as well as the background. (which I spent a few hours looking at the mac BG and trying to re-create that style using GIMP). All in all the only two things that I was directly influenced by when creating this theme was the default Mac BG, and Revaline's Launch Menu.

-ps this is after all a theme designed for ease of use, the red close button actually enhances the usability of the windows by drawing your attention to the most used button, and allowing for a visual reference and contrast to the rest of the window buttons. - Feb 29 2008
Round KMenu Button

Kbfx Startmenu 10 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 29 2006
Just extract the files somewhere, add kbfx to your panel, right click, configure kbfx. Then go to the button configuration and change the path to the desired image for the button - Feb 28 2008
You would have to re-scale all of the .png images for the button to the desired size. - Feb 28 2008

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 5 comments

Score 46.0%
Feb 26 2008
Nice theme, I like it, but..
Shouldn't you post this on after all it is a gdm theme and not a kdm theme. - Feb 26 2008
Kubista: Kubuntu Perfected

Various KDE 1.-4. Styles 17 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 13 2007
Thanks for the feedback, I guess that would be a good idea to add more color, at least more saturation. I will keep this in mind, I am considering going back and finishing Kubista, but I still need some assistance on the icon theme. - Feb 21 2008
I just recently lost a large portion of my work for this theme when my usb drive was stolen. I will not be continuing this theme until KDE 4.0 becomes stable, I will then continue theming it for KDE4. If someone would like to take over the project and make a KDE 3.x theme, more power to ya. - Nov 28 2007

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

Score 58.0%
Nov 28 2007
There is no were I know of that would have this style of artwork. This is mainly my own self developed style in Gimp. I will try to post a tutorial on deviant art. I will eventually upload the url to this page so keep checking in! - Dec 06 2007
Technica Rebirth

Wallpaper Other 4 comments

Score 50.0%
Nov 28 2007
Most of the image turned out how I wanted it. The only issue I had was that when i outlined the shapes the Technica was printed on, it was not as smooth as I wanted. I think I have found a way to get passed that short coming. Photoshop and Gimp both have there strong and weak points. Believe it or not, there are some things that are better to do in Gimp than photo shop, and vice versa. - Nov 30 2007

Amarok Themes 5 comments

Score 50.0%
Feb 23 2008
Make sure that you follow the instructions on the NuoveXT2 page for getting the full NuoveXT icon mash up. - Nov 29 2007

Wallpaper Other 3 comments

by taner
Score 50.0%
Nov 29 2007
I really like the design. Did you do this in Photoshop or the Gimp? Could I get the source to this image? - Nov 29 2007