How to create a minimal layout homescreen thread!

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  1. Droid annoymous

    Droid annoymous Active Member

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    I've made this thread to help people make more minimalistic homescreens. This may not be for everyone being some people don't care what their homescreens look like. For the people that do im here to help you out. I have seen alot of screenshots and notice lots of app clutter which is not necessary. Their are many apps simi folder widget being one can group your apps so you wont have all that clutter.

    Things you want to avoid while trying to make a minimal homescreen is to avoid having things all over the place like i stated before. For example if you have your dialer app on your screen you dont need a contact widget when you can go into your dialer. You can go into contacts from your dialer.

    Apps you will need is
    minimalistic text
    desktop vizualizer
    fancy widget pro/beautiful widgets lpp+/adw ex
    widgetlocker
    Custom clock widget

    With lpp you get alot of widgets to and you can download themes and icons from the market. The apps i listed are ones that i use as more people read this thread they may share more apps. There is a thread called minimalst's resource thread i believe and you can find nice stuff and also check out Screenshots of droid desktops. More tips you guys will need is when you see a screen you like ask the person who posted the image directly instead of quoting what he/she posted half the time you may or may not recieve a reply remeber to talk to these people when in need of help

    mkcm97,spooon,dj carpenter and akleo101

    These are some people you should keep in contact with. They will help you find icons and apps etc to help you get your dream layout heres some icons i use. Just google or check xda or deviant art there is actually a thread of over 1000 icons at xda that has all icons you could ever want. Anyways my favorite icons are aelous,purity fs and edious icons. My favorite fonts are walkway and cavier dreams i posted my past to recent screens to give you guys ideas,

    Some final tips check deviant art alot for wallpapers and android blogs try to stay away from wallpapers of game covers or pictures of animals it ruins a minimal layout but your free to do as you please. Also dont be scared to imitate someones layout imitation is the most flattering thing to do :) And make sure to find nice themes that look good with what your trying to accomplish in your layout. And last but not least BE CREATIVE! try to think outside the box.

    Feel free to post questions and comments here ill do my best to monitor this thread for people who need help hopefully ive helped people to accomplish a new look on their devices :)
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    Well done! Thank you. I am a minimalist junkie so i really appreciate this thread. I was going post a few shots of my own, but i wasn't sure if you wanted this to turn into a screen shot thread.
    Clockr evolution
    Minimalistic text
    Desktop visualizer
    Simi clock widget
    Simple text
    Fancy widget
    Lp icon packs from dp.com, are some that i use
    Thanks again!

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    Great info! I love the minimalistic look! I think you could even go MORE minimal... lol... j/k.
     
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  5. Droid annoymous

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    No prob just trying to help people out :)

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    Lol thanks :) I could get more minimal I seen people have one thing on their homescreen and im like whoa thats to minimal haha.

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    All I have on my 2 homescreens is my minimal text time and 4 toggles (thru widgetsoid). It's quite bare. I use Go Launcher tho, so I have all my lesser used apps in categorized folders in the app drawer and my daily apps displayed in the app drawer. In my dock I have the "main five": dialer, text, app drawer, gmail, browser.

    I honestly don't know how people can keep up with 5 or 7 homescreens chock full of stuff...
     
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    Espessially with apps like swipe pad or circle launcher that hides apps and let's you go minimal (swipepad is the best)

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    Nice write up and home screen. Have any of you considered Sweeter Home? If so, how does it compare to this process?
     
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    I never heard of sweeter home

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    Check it out SweeterHome - Start - sweeterhome.com
     
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