Themes Section Suggestions

Discussion in 'Android Themes' started by thebowers, May 17, 2010.

  1. thebowers
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    Guys provide your input on this. I feel this area needs some organization, sub categories, something.

    Some ideas I have and have seen others express are as follows. A sub section for themes made for 2.01 and 2.1. So from there I would like to see a sub under that of the roms that they work for. An example would be as follows. Droid Themes>2.1>Bugless Beast.

    Another suggestion would be to have a sub of Metamorph themes and one for update.zips. Then misc.

    These are just my thoughts and would like to see more great threads and themes get more spot light.
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    We are ALWAYS open for suggestions..Me and dandroid were just talking about this very thing and we were scratching our heads : )

    So I will report this thread and lets see what everyone can come up with.
    Last edited: May 17, 2010
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    great idea

    I agree totally with Thebowers

    I think that would make it much easier around here to find things. Thats why I tried to gether so much in the one string I made to put all the piices done seperately for people in need to find them. None of the complete themes are left alone. Everyone like to personalize things a bit which I totally agree with.
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    I agree, I have already made a suggestion in the Mod area about creating subforums for Customer Themers similar to the Custom Rom Sections. Not sure if having different sections for 2.01 etc is worth it as it is old technology and with 2.2 on the horizon surely everyone will stop using 2.01 ROMs....at least I would think so.

    Maybe just a breakdown of MetaMorph and Update Zip themes??? Not really sure, but it is nice to have a thread to bounce around ideas.
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    If you don't mind my two cents, one of the biggest issues I've seen is the lack of a central repository for these themes. What I mean is, why isn't there a gallery for completed themes, along with what versions they're compatible with, whether they are update.zips or MM, and a link to the thread for specific help with that theme? I understand it'll be a lot harder than the gallery for the wallpaper, but making it easier for people to preview and sort through themes would make it substantially beneficial, especially since older themes won't get lost or forgotten because it is on page 10.
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    I agree, we should have 3 subforums, 2.0 compatible, and 2.1 compatible and one that's compatible with both. Within each there should be 2 more subforums for MM and update.zip.
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    I know we have talked about the sub section for custom themers. ;) Just don't know how that would work though.

    Maybe some categories like this

    Droid themes>Complete Themes>then MM or Update.zip
    Droid themes>App Themes
    Droid themes>Live Wallpapers or have a gallery of this like the regular wallpapaers.
    Last edited: May 18, 2010
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    I was thinking of something like this....if we are going to do it might as well do it all including the Live Wallpapers.


    Themes Forum



    Sub-forums
    • Droid Wallpapers (currently there)
      [*]Droid LiveWallpapers
    • Custom Themes Sub-forum
      • MetaMorph Theme File "Repository" (2.01, 2.1, 2.2) sub-forum - Moderated
      • Update.zip Theme File "Repository" (2.01, 2.1, 2.2) sub-forum - Moderated
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
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    But the problem is, how do we decide who gets to be a set "themer" located in the sub-forums?
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    I get to decide ....dancedroid J/K

    Seriously there is usually a discussion in the Mod/Beta Team/Rescue Squads areas when someone requests a specific area like that.

    Not only does their work need to stand out, but IMHO how they represent themselves here and treat others here has a lot to do with it...I guess that keeps me off the list! :icon_eek: Also there need to be some sort of longevity in the community here at DF, doesn't make sense to create a section for someone that is here today and literally gone tomorrow..of course these are just my opinions. The higher ups will make all those big decisions!

    BUT, I did just get the OK for the changes and to present a format for the new areas to be created. :)

    Any feedback would be appreciated as we are doing this for you guys. I am sure we won't get it right in the beginning and we can fine tune it as we go.
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    Sweet, I like your current set-up...

    • Droid Wallpapers (currently there)
      [*]Droid LiveWallpapers
    • Custom Themes Sub-forum
      • MetaMorph Theme File "Repository" (2.01, 2.1, 2.2) sub-forum - Moderated
      • Update.zip Theme File "Repository" (2.01, 2.1, 2.2) sub-forum - Moderated
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"
        [*]"Custom Themer guy 1"

    That.
    The wallpaper sub-forum needs help, it's filled with porn D:<

    Also, would the "custom themers" be able to moderate their own section, like sticky topics and such?
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    Here are the ideas I have for the LiveWallpaper and Theme "File Repository" sub-forum areas.

    Let me know if I am missing something, or need to change anything.

    Custom Theme File Repository sun-forum

    Sample form for Theme file repository posts - Theme Posts ONLY , No discussion here, see theme discussion link for each theme.

    Theme Name:
    {name}

    Theme Type:
    {MetaMorph XML and/or THM} or {Update.Zip}

    Theme is Compatible With:
    {ROM Name(s) }

    Android OS Version(s):
    {2.1/ESE81 or?}

    Basic Theme Description:
    {ya da ya da}

    Apps Themed:
    {appname/Version}
    {appname/Version}
    {appname/Version}
    {appname/Version}

    Widgets Themed:
    {Widgetname}
    {Widgetname}
    {Widgetname}
    {Widgetname}

    Credits:
    {creditname}
    {creditname}
    {creditname}
    {creditname}

    Instructions:
    {how not to brick your phone}

    ChangeLog:
    {version# plus Description}

    Download Link(s):
    {link or attached below}

    Theme Discussion Link:
    {yourthemthreadlinkhere}

    Screen Caps:
    {purdy pics} (or attach below)



    LIVEWALLPAPERS File Repository sub-Forum

    Sample form for LiveWallpaper file repository posts - LiveWallpaper File Posts ONLY , No discussion here, see discussion link for each LiveWallpaper.

    LiveWallpaper Name:
    {name}

    Wallpaper Install Type:
    {Update.Zip} or {apk Install} or {?}

    LiveWallpaper is Compatible With:
    {ROM Name(s) }

    Android OS Version(s):
    {2.1/ESE81 or?}

    Basic LiveWallpaper Description:
    {ya da ya da}

    Background Description:
    {description/color/logo etc.}

    Active Elements Description:
    {colors/style/movement type etc.}

    Credits:
    {creditname}
    {creditname}

    Instructions:
    {how not to brick your phone}

    ChangeLog:
    {version# plus Description}

    Download Link(s):
    {link or attached below}

    LiveWallpaper Discussion Link:
    {yourthemethreadlinkhere}

    Screen Caps:
    {purdy pics} (or attach below)
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    This is a Smashing Idea!!!
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    -Mike
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    Bootiful, I like it.
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    I might have missed it...but what about a category for Icons
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    We can probably start off with just a sticky thread for that...will think more about that.
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    Will the current forum be moved to the "Discussion sub-forum"?
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    Doubtful, this will remain the discussion area. The current idea is to have separate sub-forums for posting new Themes only in the format I posted earlier, all General Theme discussion would remain here.
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    When Can we see this happening?
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