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After the update to subtext yesterday I decided I would have a look for a new Skin, I am not much of a designer so quite easily pleased (!) but surprisingly I didn't really see any there that jumped out at me so seeing I didn't have anything to do this afternoon and I rarely play around with design'y type things I would have a go at my own...I didn't really plan on creating a "skin" it just kinda went that way as I was changing this then that etc in the custom CSS part of the options tab in the subtext configuration.

Rain was my favorite layout so I set the skin to that; first off changing just colors etc.  I then wanted to change the background, I have always like websites with a dark background and light text, I decided on a vista theme mainly because I would have the graphics all related to the same theme easily available.  Mainly I grabbed the graphics from Vista backgrounds just chopping out the bit I wanted, I created a couple (the start button and menu bar) by using MS OneNote's winkey+S to grab a portion of the screen then in fireworks chopped out just the circular button.  I did create the post background myself :) little bit of a gradient!! tool almost 4 minutes!!! I made a change to the width of everything as well; rain skin was to narrow - about 500/550px I think.

I had the CSS files for the Rain theme open, source view of my blog to see what element was what and I was away!!

So what do you think?? Any good?? ;-)


P.S. If you want the CSS and images for the theme let me know and I'll send them on ;-)

Posted on Saturday, April 14, 2007 6:15 PM | Back to top

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Hey Steve! Nice skin! I'd love to try it out.

Left by Tim Hibbard on Apr 16, 2007 1:43 PM

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