Backgrounds collection....
Posted by: siria
Date: October 02, 2009 04:22AM

Just a couple backgrounds, except the first few only ultrasimple gradients, but nice colors (Hey I've read that girls are more into colors and guys more into geometry, for me certainly true - tiny variations of shades do make a difference *grin*)

To "install" take one of the pics from the attached zip-file, put it into the folder of your current skin, rename your old "back.bmp" into something like "back_old.bmp", and the new one into "back.bmp". You can also put it into folder skins/default to be available for ALL skins.
After the next start of K-Meleon it should work.

If anyone would like to take one and distribute it with his own skin, just take it.





Edit:
Have removed the first 3 (the nicest) due to doubts about the origin site :-(

Perhaps we can find other nice ones on more reliable sites, like https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_domain ?

Or any gifted people around to self-create some? :-)



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2015 09:33PM by siria.

Attachments: siria_backgrounds_gradients_publicdomain.zip (97.2 KB)   back_siria__PACK1_01-13__091001_crop.png (169.7 KB)  
Re: Backgrounds collection....
Posted by: guenter
Date: October 07, 2009 10:55PM

Nice collection. Never occured to me that the back.bmp can change the looks so much.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/07/2009 10:55PM by guenter.

Re: Backgrounds collection....
Posted by: panzer
Date: January 08, 2010 07:45PM

This skins are bad for user's eyes. Expecially skins 4, 8, 9 and 10. You can't watch them for 8 hours straight.

Use some softer colors when you're making them ...



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/08/2010 07:52PM by panzer.

Re: Backgrounds collection....
Posted by: siria
Date: May 31, 2015 09:29PM

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JamesD
Would you consider allowing all 19 of your backgrounds to be available to skins that do not contain their own back.bmp file?

I have almost completed a system that is very easy for the user to select and use any background from a palette of twenty. Number 20 is my own bmp file.

For my self-created ones I'm glad to, they are puclic domain anyway, but just basic gradients and a crazy fractal.
But there are also 3 in the package (wood, stone, water) which were taken from one of those giant "PD" archives out there, and meanwhile have gotten some doubts about those sources, so it's better to leave those out. Have them also removed from the zip-package in first post now.

A source that I trust a lot more now is this one:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Public_domain

And perhaps we could just take own photos of a wooden plate and nice stone surface or whatever would make a good background - anyone? :-)



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/31/2015 09:36PM by siria.

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Re: Backgrounds collection....
Posted by: JamesD
Date: June 01, 2015 03:53AM

Thanks siria,

I will use some of your gradient ones. I will not use the ones for which we do not know the original source. Now, if I just find time to complete the project.

Small question for you. Am I right in my understanding that the average user who accepts the defaults when installing KM, likely cannot change anything other than her/his profile unless they log in with privileges? I have not set up my computer the average way since the 1990s.

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