[mythtv-users] glass-wide, a widescreen GUI theme for MythTV released

Brad DerManouelian myth at dermanouelian.com
Mon Nov 12 20:46:19 UTC 2007

On Nov 12, 2007, at 12:39 PM, Justin Hornsby wrote:

> Steve MacLaren wrote:
>> what other ideas/examples do people
>> have for backdrop images that would not affect the readability of the
>> text in the foreground?
> Obviously try to stay away from images with any degree of detail.
> Details will make it more difficult to focus on the area of  
> importance -
> i.e. the foreground.
> I tried this theme out with a large variety of backgrounds. Textures &
> colours - gradients, lighting & plasma effects work very well but  
> beware
> of bright areas spoiling the contrast of the text on top.
> There aren't really any hard & fast rules here - just suck it & see ;)
> Justin

I stole the aurora background from Mac OS X.5. I figured it was  
specifically chosen to have stuff on top of it so it should look good  
and I was right. I can't get the OSD font to load correctly and I  
suspect not all the fonts are leading right in the theme itself  
because some of the stuff looks a little weird. One I get that sorted  
out, I think it would be quite nice.

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