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Monthly Skinning Competition #6 -- Browser - CMD Wins!

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    • DecemberWinds (FireFox)
    • thehamster (Fireperafia)
    • Mike.Ryan52 (Aquabro)
    • jerkfight (Night Fall)
    • Gladi8or2 (G2)
    • Stephan (Abluo Obscurus)
    • TheVoid (Helix)
    • satlantis (no name)
    • Crazy Man Dan (Syntrofuge)

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Monthly Skinning Competition #6

Voting is now in progress! Cast yours before Saturday, December 1st!

Rather than using the older PM method, a poll is being used by request.


Browser is the theme! Skin a browser (as in FireFox, Opera, Safari, Internet Explorer...), or create your own!

You have until Midnight on Saturday, November 24th.


There are very few, but here they are:

  • [*:1wrzdsxs]Do not just color/recolor. That requires no skill whatsoever.
    [*:1wrzdsxs]You must have a link to all source images used in your submission. If you fail to by the end of submission time, your creation will be disqualified.
    [*:1wrzdsxs]Once you have submitted your entry, you may no longer add anything/edit your post, excepting links to source images.
    [*:1wrzdsxs]This post is for submissions only. If you would like to talk about the competition or a submission, do it
[*:1wrzdsxs]Be courteous and kind
[*:1wrzdsxs]Have fun!

v An excellent open–source strategy game—highly recommended.


"I wish I had never been born," she said. "What are we born for?"

"For infinite happiness," said the Spirit. "You can step out into it at any moment..."

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I call it Fireperafia. [fi-re-per-a-fi-a]



I also did some editing to the paint.net logo because the little white spots were bothering me.

The screenshot of the forum is a bit blurry but... thats not what this compition is.

Source Images:

Msn logo http://yourtech.typepad.com/main/images/msn_butterfly_2.jpg

Youtube logo http://techdigest.tv/youtube-logo.png

paint.net logo http://www.getright.com/small-pages/images/paint-dot-net.gif

google logo http://www.dev411.com/images/cats/google_54.png

safari logo http://yourtech.typepad.com/main/WindowsLiveWriter/safarilogo_1.png

firefox logo http://affiliatefortunecookies.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/05/firefox_logo.jpg

opera logo http://www.roodlicht.com/wp-content/uploads/2006/12/ScreenShot019.jpg


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G2 Web Browser


A large version can be seen here: http://www.koenvandeneeckhout.be/extras/browser.png

When the menu button is clicked, a menu pops out like this:


No stock images were used, except for a screenshot of the Google search page (http://www.google.com)

The font used is Caramella, and can be found on www.dafont.com

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At last, my friends, Abluo Obscurus is done! with 89% page efficiency with an unfolded bar, and upto 98% with a folded one!*

On a 1024x768 resolution.

Main browser with tab menu unfolded

Main browser with address bar unfolded

Main browser with bar folded in

Color themes for the browser

I'm awesome. But credit goes to Rubrica for thinking of the name. :wink:

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EDIT - Sorry about earlier post, didnt turn out quite right. :oops: Won't happen again.

I also forgot, uses BB scripts, GO, search and clear button is Microsoft Windows Default, and the name, perhaps something like WebProtoX.... just some fancy details... I hope you accept it... Can execute multle web windows in 1 window... can recover last web page, theme is baby blue and yes, you can watch television on it. Sorry I didnt get you some screen shots of that, it would have been neat. Well good luck everyone. :D

-S Atlantis

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Uh... Midnight what time zone? :wink:

I really really tried to get one done earlier, but last night was all the time I had. I put together something I really like, but it's up to Helio if it's in on time or not. Helio-dawg, PM me and let me know. I'll take it down if requested.

Without further ado, I present you Syntrofuge:


Full 1280 x 800 res version (522KB)

It uses the Gecko rendering engine, because Gecko is open-standard and awesome, and it works well (unlike some other engines out there). The navigation bars across the top, from left to right, are the URL bar, the Bookmark / RSS drop-out button (the asterisk overlain atop the RSS feed icon means unread feeds exist), and the Open-Search bar (compatible with Open-Search like Firefox and IE7).

The blue bar is the tab bar. It functions much like any other tab bar. The down arrow button on the left opens the sidebar.

The left side of the status bar is currently configured for a myriad of service status buttons. The buttons light up when enabled - for instance, currently, Cookies are disabled. The right side contains buttons to extension programs installed. AdBlocker is a rip-off of AdBlock+, SynDOM is a rip-off of Firebug, and SynC is a rip-off of FoxyTunes. Enabling SynC adds an extra layer to the status bar with controls for your MP3 player of choice. SynDOM looks, works, and opens identically to Firebug, because Firebug is awesome and I would never use a browser that didn't have a comparable service.

The theme is decidedly Vista-esque, because I love the glass look, but the skin would be custom and built-in (like Safari Win and iTunes) so it would still look Vista-y on XP and Windows 2000. Pre-Windows 2000 support is not available. The skin is practically borderless in the page area, allowing the content to extend the full width of the window. The scroll bar is overlain atop the page content, but is not considered page-space. This means that, though the repeating body background will be seen behind the scroll bar, centering and such is calculated after subtracting the 16 pixel bar from the window width. Also, if any content were to extend into or beyond the bar, a horizontal scroll bar would be shown. The scroll bar intercepts all clicks in its area, so in case a clickable link were somehow to be rendered completely obscured by the the scroll bar, it does not include itself in the page width.

The RSS feed icon is the standard, and was downloaded from FeedIcons.com. The Google Open-Search icon was taken from a screen-capture of the Open-Search service in Firefox. The Favicon in the URL bar was taken from my site. The site displayed in the browser window is an unedited screen-capture of this page of my website running the Heliopad skin (the graphics for which were all made in PDN). The desktop background upon which the browser is set is one of my own creation, made some time ago in The GIMP (the blurring effect was accomplished post in PDN). The remainder of the graphics, icons, and content were created using PDN.

I am not a mechanism, I am part of the resistance;

I am an organism, an animal, a creature, I am a beast.

~ Becoming the Archetype

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Congratulations, Dan. You won!

v An excellent open–source strategy game—highly recommended.


"I wish I had never been born," she said. "What are we born for?"

"For infinite happiness," said the Spirit. "You can step out into it at any moment..."

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