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    Those are very creative! Very nice job.
     

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    After making several detailed toggle skins, I thought I would just make something that is extremely easy to see.

    No mistaking what the toggle is or if it's on or off with this one:


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    Title: Visibility.
     
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    This is just a really simple, small, glowing toggle skin:

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    Title: Glow.
     
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    I meant to do this one at the same time as the Wood Carved skin:

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    These carved ones even look good with the "Hide Background" option selected:

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    Title: Stone_Carved.
     
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    Well, I decided that the carved skins needed a matching weather skin. This was originally the FlatBlack weather skin by Simen Opsah (http://twitter.com/simenopsah).

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    Title: FlatCarved
     
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    Very nice Paul! Thanks!
     
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    I liked the look of the "Stone Carved" with a transparent background, so I decided to make a sans serif one with a softer deboss and matching weather. The weather icons are based on the FlatBlack weather skin by Simen Opsah (http://twitter.com/simenopsah).

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    Why hide your wallpaper? Have a perfectly visible clock that is transparent enough to see the background:

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    Title: Debossed.
     
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    Recently I have been noticing a popular battery widget people have been using called Gauge Battery Widget. This hit me with an idea to do a matching toggle skin.

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    The bottom-left widget is the original 1x1 Gauge Battery Widget by Tom Hubalek.

    Title: Gauge.
     
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    I revised the Debossed Home skin with a beefier font that matches the standard Android font.

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    This still goes with the Debossed weather skin.

    Title: Debossed
     
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    Hi there, not sure if this is the right place to post this: I have just installed bw and when I download and apply any skin, nothing happens. I'm still stuck with the old skins. I'm using a HTC hero, any ideas? Thanks in advance.
     
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    The only thing that I can think of is to make sure tha you're hitting the second "Save and Apply" button before exiting the app.

    Other than that, I haven't had that problem before.
     
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    This is awesome...its what I'm using now.
    Is there any possibility of getting some debossed dock icons or could you sure how to make them possibly. I doubt I could handle it but I would love matching dock icons with this skin.
    Thanks
     
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    This shouldn't be a problem. If you have icons (preferably black) that you are using now, send me a Dropbox link or something.

    If you don't have icons, let me know which ones you're looking for and I'll try to track them down. This will take me a while, though.

    Anyway, just an FYI, dock icons are about half the size of the weather icons, so I'm not sure how they will look with the debossed effect. I guess we'll find out!

    It's late... going to bed. I will follow up on this with you tomorrow.
     
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    Here's a few that I found (minus the reflections) that might work.
    They appear to be similar.
    https://www.dropbox.com/home/Public/black icons#/Public/black icons:::
    I really appreciate the help...I'll surely donate to the cause.
    Thanks
     
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    The link doesn't work. Dropbox says the folder is empty.

    I'll start looking for icons. If the ones you found have reflections on them, they won't work.
     
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    This skin is by FAR my favourite. For the most part my wallpapers are of a solid nature. Popular ones such as the Wood, Brushed Metal, and my current Brown leather one. It looks sick with the carved stone clock on it. However, I can't seem to get the carved stone weather skin as part of the "Home Widget" that i'm currently using.

    When i go to BW>Home Settings-scroll down to "skins">Clock Skins; the "Stone_Carved" skin is available. However, when i do the same thing but got to "Weather Skins", Stone Carved is not available in the "Download Skins" link.

    Is there something i'm doing wrong?

    Thanks.
     
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    The weather skin version is called "Flat Carved". I just checked and it's definitely still available for download through the app.

    This and the "Debossed" skins that I made certainly are popular. I'm glad that you like them!
     
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    Excellent idea for a thread, paulmz, I'm adding this to the Themes sticky in the Android Themes forum.
     
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    Thanks!

    I just wish other people would post the skins they make as well. Maybe now that it's stickied more people will contribute.
     
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    Thanks. I checked again and it was there. I was looking in the "home settings" download list rather than the "weather" list. lol

    Just downloaded the BW yesterday, so i'm still new to getting around.
     
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    Pls. help, where can I find that weatherskin?
     
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    Um, which one? This thread has several show. Please hit the "Quote" button for the one that you are looking and reply that way.

    Thanks.
     
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    The Debossed version or Mono Dark
     
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    I don't know what you mean by "Mono Dark", but the "Debossed" weather skin is available via download through the Beautiful Widgets app.
     

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