Author Topic: Barry is Larry's Brother  (Read 10320 times)

Offline tonyvier

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Barry is Larry's Brother
« on: March 15, 2015, 12:41:59 PM »
Hi,

Of the templates I saw, Larry was actually one of the nicest.

But, with the "Linen" textures and the pastel blues, it looked a bit "old".

So, I changed the textures and edited most of the CSS, so now its flatter, and less blue.

I also changed the favicon, blue is my Mailbox, red is the other brand :)

Nothing much else changed, so it should work the same as brother Larry.

http://indexnl.com/barry.zip

(first it was harry, now its barry, changed to an extended larry skin)
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 02:25:57 AM by tonyvier »

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Re: Harry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2015, 01:25:23 PM »
Can you post a screenshot?

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Re: Harry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2015, 01:58:01 PM »
Sure.

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Re: Harry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2015, 03:02:43 PM »
Looks good, I'd recommend changing the skin to an extended skin http://trac.roundcube.net/wiki/Doc_Skins#Extendingskins so its easier to keep up with future updates.

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Re: Harry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2015, 06:09:56 PM »
Hmmm

Tried that.

If I correctly understand, I just put the changed files in the extended skin directory, and leave the rest to the skin I extend?

If I do that, the original skin shows, and my css is left alone...

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Re: Harry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2015, 02:06:46 AM »
Ah, I have to include the html files in included as well...

Edit: harry has become barry, extends larry
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 02:26:38 AM by tonyvier »

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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2015, 11:27:32 AM »
Nice. It does have a slightly cleaner and crisper look, without being 'different'. And as an extended skin, it should not require a lot of updates to keep it current. Good job!
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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2015, 12:04:23 PM »
Well, after using barry for a short time, I found that while I liked the cleaner look without the linen backgrounds, I missed the blues, especially on selections and such. The light gray to denote a selected message is not intuitive, most people think of a grayed-out element as unavailable.

So I copied the linen background files into larry instead. No linen, but still more intuitive highlighting.
Arne Berglund
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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2015, 01:08:54 PM »
Ok.

But, uhh, roundcube could really move up a decade or so in design  :P

Grey is the new blue!  ;D

No, but really, in these times, with "material design" and such (now who promotes that again, uh, can't remember right now) a nice program like roundcube deserves a good look too  8)

For me roundcube and my own mailserver is a way to slowly escape from G who is gobbling up the rest of mankind in Adware. (and F too of course)

Anyways, we will see what we can do with the arry's. Who knows.

best regards,

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Tony.
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 01:13:06 PM by tonyvier »

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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2015, 02:35:38 PM »
Gray may be the new blue, but for the average user, the pale gray highlighting in barry just isn't obvious enough to show that something is selected. There's a difference between "esthetics" and "function". The blue may be a bit old school, but it is also very functional and easy for a non-tech user to grasp at a glance.
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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2015, 02:46:11 PM »
A mobile/responsive skin is on the roadmap for Roundcube 1.2 http://trac.roundcube.net/roadmap not sure if anyone has started work on it yet.

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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2015, 02:50:34 PM »
Just for the record, I am not claiming I did such a great job here, neither do I want everyone's blues turn grey  8)

I just did a search and replace in a few style sheets, desaturating Larry.

I think roundcube deserves a bit more modern than it has now, maybe I can get something together one day, free of course.

I don't see much use for a mobile skin, since apps, like "Type" (android) or others do quite a good job... But it's good to have.

A touch friendly skin would be nice. Have bought one of those Eur 200 Chinese Windows 8.1 tablets (nice) , and a lot of sites are not touch friendly, as are my own  :-\



Looking forward to new skins!
« Last Edit: March 16, 2015, 02:56:04 PM by tonyvier »

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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 03:25:21 PM »
Please don't take me wrong, either. I'm impressed with the difference a few simple changes made, and with a little more emphasis (more difference between normal and selected) I think barry is a nice alternative. Please keep trying new things, that's how we all win.
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Re: Barry is Larry's Brother
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2016, 03:37:58 PM »
A touch friendly skin would be nice. Have bought one of those Eur 200 Chinese Windows 8.1 tablets (nice) , and a lot of sites are not touch friendly, as are my own  :-\

guindows mobile ain't mobile, bad bought

the skin look better rather than original..