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Slate-X by Josephs Slate-X by Josephs
The Slate-X WindowBlinds theme was based from the early concepts of Microsoft's Longhorn Visual Style, which was originally entitled Slate. The Microsoft Slate theme was basically a modification of the Default WindowsXP 'Luna' style, but featured a different Color scheme, and adjusted imagery. However, the most intriguing feature of this Visual Style was the Gradient blend of 2 shades of Grey, I examined some of the highlights of Slate, then created my own WindowBlinds theme, entitled Slate-X.

My theme, Slate-X, is my personal view on the Slate style. It features the Slate appearance, embedded in Glass and encrusted with Crystal like controls. Slate-X as a WindowBlinds theme features all of WindowBlinds v5's features. Including Translucent Startpanel, Translucent Taskbar, Translucent Window Frames, Translucent Shutdown Controls, Translucent System Controls and more. Slate-X also includes a full set of Shell Animation .AVI's, as well as a full set of Toolbar icons for both Explorer and IE6. As a WindowBlinds theme as a whole, Slate-X is a completely skinned WindowsXP GUI Replacement.

Slate-X comes equipped with 4 Substyles. The default substyle features a Full length Startpanel, with a User picture allocation and Username. An alternative substyle, with the Suffix 'Mini' is depicted in the Screenshot, and features a Full length Startpanel, without the User picture or Username. Both of these Substyles where also duplicated and converted into Compact versions, creating a total of 4 Substyles. Also, the system font, Segoe UI, is included and is required to use this theme. The fonts should automatically install on the first application of this theme, but Should you feel that the fonts have not yet been applied, you may have to manually install the fonts. The fonts are provided and can be found in your Windowblinds/Slate-X directory.

Please Enjoy this Creation by JosephsART.
Make sure you check out the Slate-X Suite!
Also, Please check out the New JosephsART Website! Click me!

Slate-X Suite:
Slate-X Bootskin
Slate-X LogonStudio
Slate-X Wallpapers
Slate-X WindowBlinds

Devilish Suite:
Devilish Bootskin
Devilish Wallpaper
Devilish LogonStudio
Devilish WindowBlinds

Ascent Suite:
Ascent WindowBlinds
Ascent LogonStudio
Ascent BootSkin
Ascent Wallpaper Pack
Ascent IconPackager


Update: 10 September 2007
Thank you very much ~Sefyr & ^manicho for the Daily Deviation Add!
And a big thanks to everyone else who has appreciated Slate-X!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2007-09-10
"Most styles and themes I come across nowadays look great from a certain perspective and distance, but almost always feature far too harsh colour contrasts, are generally too dark or lack in execution when it comes to details like menus, etc. Slate-X by ~Josephsis the only one so far that I can fully appreciate. It's very easy on the eye, not too dark, ensures visibility of all elements and blends in very well..." ( Suggested by Sefyr and Featured by mauricioestrella )
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mesosok Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
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mesosok Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
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mithrandir2004 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
Great theme, my friend. Thanks.
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CheGuevara-sc Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Student
Can you re-made it for Win 7 WB please? It's so awesome...
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sassonno1 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
how can i make the coping look like that?

is there a patcher for it?
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nienor77 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007   Interface Designer
Congrat's on your DD! I forgot that theme with the time. One of the best WB I know!

I will contact you soon on one of my projects.
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nienor77 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007   Interface Designer
By the way, you should upgrade it for WB6 and Vista.
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radii12 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
i looooove this skin
one teensy problem tho, maybe ive done something wrong, but there are no lovely translucent borders showing 0.0
do you know what i did wrong?
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Make sure you are using WindowBlinds v5.x, Make sure you are using in on WindowsXP/Vista, and make sure you have a Video Card that supports DirectX +9.0.
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radii12 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
i will check^^
thankyou
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TavNymblewynd Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
I can't figure out to get this to work on my computer... : < *feels like a noob* XD I downloaded it and unpacked it as a zip, but I have no idea where to go from there. x.x
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
:gun: :nod: lol
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TavNymblewynd Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
XD
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TavNymblewynd Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
nvm. XD I found help on you forum. haha... you can shoot me anytime. x3
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synthesys Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
nice desk =D
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lSandManl Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007   Traditional Artist
I had this skin for a long time a while back, when you released it. Glad to see it get a DD looks like I'll download it again :D
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theinsidenoob Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
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Not often you see a windowblinds theme as a DD! GJ

yep, but this one is rly great :)
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DIOXJAMP Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
muy buen skin lo estoy usando
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adrenn Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Congratz, amazing work :)
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gvd89 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
dude can i download this????? that's owesome I'm crazy in love in it pls contact me if it's possible
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Yah Sure, go ahead and download it, if you think you can handle it. lol
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Adisen Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
The overall feel and style and superb. I like the choice of your transparent border and your file transfer animation. Something though that I feel: The bar of running applications in the taskbar seems to be too near to the bottom and the gradient for open, closed etc. programs are a little unfitting to the whole thing
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
With the feedback I am now receiving, thanks to the recent DD, I may consider developing a "Slate-X 1.2", with changes to various elements. If you could elaborate on what you'd rather the task bar looked like, perhaps I can include it within the changes.
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Adisen Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2007
I'll rather a solid colour/no change instead of a gradient.
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Sefyr Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
What can I say, you simply deserved it. :)
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synthes Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007   Interface Designer
really nice skin :thumbsup: great job!
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Silventus Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Looks great.

Very nice job.;)
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distrahera Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not often you see a windowblinds theme as a DD! GJ
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alexik13 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
wow.
looks amazing
^^
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Noxicity Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Looks very stylish, mate
Great work
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks :)
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falafelkiosken Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
It's really great, but it is only me who think it seems like every vista-based skin gets an DD? how about something else from the customization section once in a while?
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Was around before Vista my friend :)
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xInfection13xx Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
Wow.
This is badass! Well done. :)
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sXnc Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
i miss you.
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Josephs Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
:spank: Miss you too
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sXnc Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
ive seen you with someone else...... WHO IS IT KNOW THERES SOMEONE ELSE!

*cries*
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Dilantha Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007
yeah great work man.. when the icons also changed this would be great !
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fmainufan Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2007   Artist
Very wicked.
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Haw-ker Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2007
Very nice, using it now. I love the start menu and overall concept. Keep up the good work, also the scroll bar is a little hard to see.
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thatguyheath21 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2007
any itunes skin in this style? =) beautiful work man
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NekoOuterverse Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2007
Using it now. It's actually completely replaced Eminence as my Windows shell skin. I also would love this theme with the slate areas semi-translucent like a Slate/Glass hybrid.

My one and ONLY crit is that I wish the Max, Min, Close buttons were a little taller. At 1680x1050 they're little slivers.
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anon-irisX Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2007
Very awesome. Nice to see someone doing something Vista-ish, but actually creative.

Any chance of a .msstyles version?
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ufuktekir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Thanx for that...this is great .. i really like it .. and i like your other releases : ascent and devilish .
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ufuktekir Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2007
Thanx for that...this is great .. i really like it .. and i like your other releases : ascent and devilish .
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cmkumar2k Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
good work... thanks much dude..
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kelsmit3093 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007
Could you make another exactly the same, but instead of orange highlighting, could you do some different colors? I think a blue highlight would suit it really nice! Thanks very much! Hope you'll consider it :) Oh, and I love your min/max/buttons alot too!
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Josephs Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Try using the WindowBlinds coloring tools. (In Advanced Skin options)
The only color in this theme is orange. The rest are shades of grey.
So Recoloring orange to blue would not effect the rest of the theme. Perfect.
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow... nothing more to say... just one question: do you have a suggestion which IconPackage would look good with the Skin ?
I mean, which one would fit in with the theme :P
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Josephs Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
I would suggest one of the thousands of Vista style IconPackages.
I believe some of the Icons from my screenshot are from Vista Build 5474...
However, if you manage to find something with a more Glassy/Crystal effect, it would suite the theme more, as the controls also have this effect.
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