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(Hacked XSkin) ModernBill Cpanel Theme

Discussion in 'User Experience' started by sitehostz, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. sitehostz

    sitehostz Well-Known Member

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    (Hacked XSkin) ModernBill Cpanel Theme Demo (not finished)

    The ModernBill theme used graphics that we ceated but to aviod any confusion, has been removed. We didn't offer the theme and never planned to offer it. It was just a personal project being played around with is all.
     
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    Nice Design

    Cool. Nice design. It even has the color scheme of our site.

    Let me know if you ever plan on offering your skin.

    Chris
     
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    Is there no more Ideas for Cpanel??? Are we stuck with XSkin, modernbill, or cpskins themes?


    This one also has taken a lot from the Xskins theme. I like Xskin too, but why does everone say "orginal"? It always starts out as " I always wanted to create my own theme for cpanel" ya'll might as well put the true ending in it "I finally was able to create my very own theme copying & pasting the xskin theme".


    I mean, has the world run out of design ideas? Has everyone just given up? Perhaps we should standardize the web to an Xskin theme. Maybe someday we can sit back and Yahoo via a new Xskin style website or bid on the lastest products on ebay with an Xskin theme!!! YAhooooooo!

    If everyones "true" intentions was to create your OWN theme. Why do they end up just re-creating others? An Inspired theme just lacks originality and creativity. If your going to build your own skins start out using your own ideas and grow with it. That's the true definition of art...Copying ideas in part or whole, only enriches other peoples art work not your own. They greatest of designs are the ones you think of, create, modify, and constantly building them greater everytime. That is how you will create the "best theme" that Cpanel users will envy or even buy. Even if its not the greatest, it is of your own making and will be respected....
     
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    I guess most of us are too busy to spend alot of time reinventing the wheel. I mean, You can purchase the software CpanelGUI which runs on windows but at $175.00, I'd rather stick with a modified XSkin theme.

    If you want to see some new skins written from scratch, Then why not post some ideas so we can know what it is you'd like to see. Then we will see just how you ideas differ from that of a modified xskin theme.

    I would be more than happy to sit down and actually plan a new cpanel theme. The only problem is that everyone tells you what they don't like and complains about how they are all the same. Then they talk about how we need new themes but when it comes down to the actual ideas that would get a new theme in the works, Noone has any ideas to put forth.

    I want a new theme doesn't give alot of ideas for what the WWW wants in terms of a new theme. Design ideas, layout options, Usability and general ideas help to get themes built.

    Anyway, I'm rambling. Got ideas? Then please share some..
    Chris
     
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    Chris,

    You make many valid points, and I am sorry if I went a bit off. I guess the keyword in your post was "Our Own". Which pretty much means the theme belongs to you or was created by you(in some way). And rightfully it does not. I placed an emphasis on this in my post. I am not really attacking the fact that you modified that theme, more to the way you presented it. For the most part you presented quite well(explained what you took and from where). Which I think is nice to show the respect.

    I know its hard to find the time to develop your "really" own theme. It is hard for me to even find the time myself. I dont see anything wrong with modifing existing themes. I mean we have more things to do I know. I would just appreciate it when you dont call other peoples work "your own". Those words kinda got to me bottled....

    Just please in the future, use another term aside from "our own"..

    I really apologize to you if I offended you. There just have been so many recent skins that all relate to xskins and such and a lot of turmoil has came from it. The layout is real basic so it really did not catch my attention until the side table or icons.

    And I do have a great idea for you. The theme you made was excellent! One thing that stood out was it has those over-used and abused themewhore icons(which are not even xskins). I would reccomend you change those. That would give a great reflection of difference inthe way of the look. One person here even gave a link to a great icons site www.wincustomize.com Its actually a good resource and it wouldn't take much time at all. Other then that if it doesnt match your site scheme as you wanted iyt too. Make it! They actually have a great set of icons in lime green which would make a nice scheme to your skin. What is stopping you fromw making the head green much like that elinks site?

    I am going to prove how you can attain a different look quite easily actually..gimme an few hours..you like green eh? Like your site? =o)

    BBL
     

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