Apr 29, 2011

project london to start soon

My next theme, codenamed project london won't be about london but based on a light blue, similar to the blue that gmail offers in their mobile interface.

Problems and setbacks:
Theme launched at 4.99 at Opera Mobile finally here: LINK TO THEME
There had been an issue previously.

Content on Ovi Store needs to be signed, I emailed the publishing team to get UIDs so I can get it uploaded on Ovi Store! I'll do that tomorrow...

Apr 27, 2011

Launched on Opera Mobile Store for 4.99!

It's up and running! It's still in the works at Ovi Store, since I didn't know the exact steps to take to publish, it got rejected because it lacked an specific UID (bla bla bla), it should appear in the following 3 to 4 days.

I'm launching it at 4.99 at Opera Mobile Store to celebrate my very first theme! Thank you for all your support. Link to the theme here.

Trying to figure out a sustainable way of creating themes, I'll be putting up a donate button on the blog and trying out some ads displays. This way I'll be able to provide you with the themes for free! :)

I'll also try selling the themes directly here through paypal. Although I don't know how to do that yet.

Apr 26, 2011

fsx pink launching at Ovi Store

The banner has been changed to reflect the themes' state on both Ovi Store and Opera Mobile Store. Here are some screenshots for fsx pink, a modified version to pink. Blue soon to come. Then I will start on a new design.

Apr 25, 2011

We have to wait 5 days...

Although I was extremely excited for publishing at Ovi Store, they take around 5 days to accept things over there so stay tuned for more updates on new theme concepts and the icon progression.

For now I will continue developing the icons that I've showcased previously here!

I will put a link in the banner for the Ovi Store product as soon as it gets available and post here something about it.

In case you're wondering, this version doesn't include the icon set as I don't think it matched the theme concept and wanted something ultra light and including icons would defeat its purpose.
Besides I believe most people are used to original icons and switching to new concepts would slow them down when trying to get to open something such as Messaging.

While it doesn't come out yet, I uploaded a video showcasing the theme on Youtube! It's installed on the memory card. Half was made with effects on, other half with effects off.

Launching on OVI STORE soon!

The theme's premium quality at only 7€.

Icon version will follow at 10€.

Soon. fsx designs

Apr 24, 2011

Basic UI 90% done. Icons... 5%?

This is the finished basic UI of the system. Looks... refreshed in my opinion. I'll launch a version w/ stock icons I think. Check out those awesome icons! Creating them from absolute root though, it's taking a while... I've also understood why most "awesome" icons are so heavy... they have layers upon layers... my god. What crappy design honestly. One must look at his resources before he drafts.

Apr 23, 2011

Colors in Carbide.UI. For future reference or themers.

First step. Nokia 5800 (or at least mine...!) will render a 36.36.36 RGB SVG into a 36.31.35 RGB SVG if you "handle as single graphic". So always give a boost of +5 in Green and +1 in Blue to obtain perfect sync.

There's another bug that is Carbide's fault. If you turn a single graphic into multi pieced, color rendering will go all over the place. Good news is that your phone will render THAT graphic correctly, no need to give it +5G +1B.

As soon as I figure out the other bug I will update this post.

Apr 22, 2011

Setbacks and leaps...

I was unable to work on the theme today as I don't actually own a computer (one reason why I want/need to sell this in Ovi Store... It may help a little!) and the one I was borrowing was taken away and I could only resume work now.

Apr 21, 2011

Loading bar and wait bar

The wait bar has a cool effect. Too bad I can't show it here! I'm actually thinking about selling this product on Ovi Store now since it has achieved decent quality.

An Icon Base concept. Number one.

Icons will be minimal for maximum performance and simpleness. Less is more for me.
They will also be colorized according to App's function. Example: Music related things are purple, productivity such as notes are orange, means of connecting with someone blue, internet related things green and so on.

The first concept after the break.

Apr 20, 2011


This blog will serve as a journal for my adventure theming and modding a Nokia 5800.

Step 1