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TECH.45 Visual Style by dantejames TECH.45 Visual Style by dantejames
Tech.45 VS for Windows XP

This is my first visual style and first attempt at any kind of application/interface skinning ever. I stopped working on it while I've been using Windows Vista, but some problems forced a format and reinstall and I'm back on Windows XP; so I blew the dust off this project, finished up the shellstyle and zipped it up ready to share with anyone interested.

The package is pretty bare-bones. No icons/wallpaper/extras apart from a couple of xp user icons (including a blank/template icon). By all means if you like my VS and find an icon set or a particular wallpaper which works really well then let me know.

Only the one colour scheme for the time being, sorry. A black variation may or may not see the light of day in the future!

View the readme file for a few extra details, but it's all pretty straightforward stuff I hope.

Until next time!
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:iconcyberdemoh:
CyberDEMOH Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great style
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:iconlove-is-hell:
Love-Is-Hell Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2008
It's beeeeautiful! I love the colours. I'm keeping it.
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:iconjuandejesuss:
juandejesuss Featured By Owner May 27, 2008
de poca madre!!! excelente trabajo!!!
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:iconcremestar:
cremestar Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2007
yippee! there's a vista ported version! *w00t*

[link]
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:iconteheimar:
teheimar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done. Good VS. Really good colors, even if they are not the most subtle around. But the VS is very clear and functional.
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:iconpatrickgs:
patrickgs Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2007
am i allowed to port to vista?
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:iconmartin10018:
martin10018 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2007
Any news on the update? Or are you back on Vista?

I tried to fix the bug in the shellstyle (taskbullet.gif still from luna) myself, but I had no idea what draw that would fit.
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:iconfnuik:
Fnuik Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2007
Nice Skin

keep up the good work
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:icondddxbr:
dddxbr Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2007
WOW! one of the best VSs i´ve ever seen. besides, i luv orange.
great work!
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:icongammada:
gammada Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2007
Pretty cool VS!

Still a possibility for an orange/black version as opposed to orange/grey?
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:iconaustin8159:
Austin8159 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007  Professional Artist
This is awesome! +fav!

I wish it were for vista :(
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:iconshifty102:
Shifty102 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2007
Man that looks great, if I had XP installed i'd sure use it. :D
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:iconmichel8170:
Michel8170 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2007
Looks really great & unique :thumbsup:

Very well done

:)
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:iconduke4e:
duke4e Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2007
Awesome theme!

Here's a wallpaper that fits very good - [link]
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:iconpanchowatkins:
PanchoWatkins Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007
It's my favourite. Thank you very much for release it :+fav:
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:iconthe1blur:
The1Blur Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is a HOTT design!!
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:iconlordgauron:
LordGauron Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2007
Great "under construction" feeling :D
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:iconsassonno1:
sassonno1 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2007
very cool
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:icondtc:
dtc Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
excellent theme, trying it right now.
if you planning an update, could you add some button-hovering, or a font option a bit larger ??
it would be nice another colors, also....

other than that, very pretty theme and thanks for sharing
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:icondantejames:
dantejames Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
I got 2 unused slots for fonts at the moment, what would you prefer to see; larger tahoma options or a couple of different, slightly bigger looking fonts like Arial, Lucida Grande etc?
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:icondtc:
dtc Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2007
Arial is good
I also like Swiss 721 bold condensed (normal or all-caps)...

thanks for your time !
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:iconeb-razer:
eb-razer Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007
Very nice. Nothing fancypantsy, just straight up nice. Well done!
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:iconsoiden:
Soiden Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, what a great VS! So different and nice colors and design! I love it!
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:iconpanchowatkins:
PanchoWatkins Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Awesome! Fav+! :+fav:

hum... I like the numbers on the start panne, and the orange fresh! Thank you very much!
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:iconzep3:
zep3 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Look very nice add here: [link]
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:iconzep3:
zep3 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Look very nice add here: [link]
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:iconfrejm:
Frejm Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2007
Would be too much to add black version of it too? :) would be awesome too :)
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:iconalbino4zn:
Albino4zn Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007   Interface Designer
original and beautiful, great job!
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:iconraposazul:
raposazul Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Awesome.
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:iconevacide:
Evacide Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
this looks awesome.. make a vista version :P
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:iconbadsoldier:
BadSoldier Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007  Hobbyist
very nice and clean style ! looks good !
great work :clap:
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:icondunderklumpen:
Dunderklumpen Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007   Interface Designer
Thumbs up!
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:iconlypnjtu:
lypnjtu Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2007
Beautiful!~
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:iconkrosavcheg:
krosavcheg Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like this style a lot, but could you consider adding a language bar support to it? Make taskbar 2 px thicker for example...
This is how it looks like at the moment: [link]
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:icondantejames:
dantejames Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
No problem I'll deal with this in the first update, which I'll probably do in a couple of days just to give people more time to catch any little bugs and niggles. :)
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:iconmasray:
masray Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Student
There are so many reasons foe me to fav+ it.

Keep on I believe u can do better!
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:iconiiss22:
iiss22 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
One flaw I found, when window is set to full, restore down button has two circles.

Like this:

[link]
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:icondantejames:
dantejames Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
You're the 2nd person to mention that. I designed it that way to differentiate the restore down button from the regular 3. It took the first guy pointing it out as a "bug" before I realised it doesn't need any special treatment and can just keep the same style as the other buttons.

You'll be happy to know it's already on the list of changes to make in the first update.

Thanks for the input!
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:iconchensamurai:
chensamurai Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2007
Even if it is a bug, it's sorta cool in its own way eh. Well, at least in my odd sense of opinion.

Anyways, Great job on this style!

Aesthetically Gorgeous!
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:iconfoo182:
foo182 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
I was the first 'bitcher' about that. Like I said via note to you ~dantejames, its your theme, have it how you meant it to be, I'll still use it regardless.

I'm looking forward to a 2.0 release which may contain different colors as well. *hint hint* :)
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:iconchod:
chod Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
looks good. :) nice to see something new.
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:iconmrmclaud:
mrmclaud Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Fresh and original....I like it.
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:iconfarout49:
farout49 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Superb Visual Style :+fav: :D
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:iconbangboombang:
bangboombang Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Thanks for share, very nice VS !
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:icondagonmoon:
DagonMoon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
VERY nice. With some touch-ups this could be a real winner! :D
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:icondantejames:
dantejames Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
An update will be forthcoming so by all means let me hear your touching-up ideas!
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:iconbelaj7:
belaj7 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
it's nice and most importan original. nice dude...maybe more smoother but nice anyway
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:iconxmovingpicturesx:
xmovingpicturesx Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Why are all the good themes white? I need some black. Still, looks nice.
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:iconlustmusket3000:
Lustmusket3000 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
It is really nice, I like the reflection a lot. And it's a fresh Visual Style, not a copy of Vista or something else. Good job :D

Btw: Pleaaaaase make a black version.
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:iconfrejm:
Frejm Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2007
Incredible :) Reflection, fonts, minimal and smooth... really good job!
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