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ThemeRoller gallery

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Saved by Todd Parker
on December 9, 2008 at 3:51:05 pm

The ThemeRoller gallery tab needs a a re-vamp to make it more interactive with voting an duser-generated themes. All existing themes need to be updated to work with the additional theme levers added and we want to add a new new presets too.


New gallery design

The current gallery consists of a hard-coded flat file with a set of TR URLs which are loaded into a series of small iframes. The nice thing is the themes are interactive but the tab takes a long time to load. In the next release, we woudl really like to create a more dynamic, community-powered theme gallery. Each saved theme would have the following attributes:


  • Server-generated thumbnail for each theme
  • Title (ex. "South Street")
  • Name of creator: optional, default to "Unknown" if left blank (Ex. "John Doe")
  • Web URL of creator, use as link for creator name: optional do not link name if left blank (Ex. www.foo.com)
  • Average star rating of theme (1-5 stars) and total count of votes
  • Date added (Ex. "November 22, 2008")
  • ThemeRoller URL


Theme could then be sorted by:

  • Top rated (highest rating > lowest)
  • Newest (latest date first > oldest)
  • Most viewed (most clicks to view > least)



New Themeroller themes need to be designed

We've heard that the default theme is too gray and not punchy enough in ThemeRoller. We need to find a default theme that is slick but not too wacky that it won't fit in with a user's application so we need to walk a fine line. Anyway, here are two more themes to consider, both use our  our top-secret rounded corner parameter (FF&Safari only).


Here is a light theme with an orange on state:

[ UI Orange glass ]


Or a more corporate blue theme that feels a bit like Vista:

[ Corporate blue


And a cool dark with green theme with the wave texture:

[ Dark wave ]


Dark wave with blue:

[Cool wave]


Orange on state with warm gray/beige off, similar to orange glass but warmer

[ Warm orange ]


Feel free to keep adding new ideas!

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