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Magnifier Widget and Icons by yereverluvinuncleber
Magnifier Widget and Icons
This is the latest version (1.2) of a widget that you could certainly use on your Windows/Mac desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy as well as being useful useful in a "War of the Worlds" or steampunk styled theme. This is one of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the others are a typical set of Victorian desktop acoutrements. Double-clicking on a widget will cause a personalised Windows/Mac application to fire up. The first time you run it there will be no assigned function and so it will state as such - then it will pop up the preferences so that you can enter the command of your choice. The widget takes command line-style commands for windows or Mac OS/X.

o Licence code added
o Widget can be locked in place by clicking on the brass collar
o Full menus added

The magnifier widget is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require. The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

o This PNG has more detail so that you can resize if you wish or use "as-is" on Rocketdock.
o The Windows ICO file is also bundled, delivered in 256, 128, 64, 48, 32 and 16 byte formats.
o Mac os/x and finder icons bundled within
o The Widget is a fully functioning widget that you can run on your desktop with the yahoo widget engine.

Widget Instructions: The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. The widget functionality is self-explanatory, tinker with it and you will soon get to grips with it. Download yahoo widgets from here:

desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2… (it has all you need to get started).

and the Mac version of the Yahoo widget engine here:

desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2…

When you've installed the engine, simply download the widget - it will install automatically.

Here is just one more over 250 steampunk icons that will leave your Windows or Mac desktop looking absolutely spiffing. There is a whole set of the little thingies and I must say they do look very steampunk indeed! They really are a suitable replacement for the boring old default icons that come with Rocketdock/ObjectDock &c.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Full instructions can be found here: lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…

The only condition for downloading and using is that you leave feedback. Please leave a message and rate the icons as it is the only payment I get for creating this small desktop addition :D

You may use any of my images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all cases I require a credit to the original artist using my name or pseudonym and a link to my own site.

If possible, it would be nice of you'd vote for one or two of my icons on Rocketdock here: rocketdock.com/user/107284/add…
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Thanks! Do enjoy the Icons and the Widget.
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Download just there on the right at the top - that's it
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Saturn Planetary Widget and Icon by yereverluvinuncleber
Saturn Planetary Widget and Icon
This is a widget that you could certainly use on your desktop. It is a lovely piece of eye-candy. This is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, Saturn was the god of feasting and plenty. The others are Jupiter, the planet of good luck, optimism, success, generosity and of course, the Earth.

This is part of a small set of icons/widgets for your desktop, the theme is War of the Worlds.  The widget Saturn is a moveable widget that you can move anywhere around the desktop as you require.

The widget is usable on both Windows and Macs.

The widget is a Yahoo widget and it needs the yahoo widget engine. You can get that lightquick.co.uk/jdownloads/ya…

Here is just one more over 20 widgets and 170 steampunk icons that I have created that will leave your Windows or Mac desktop looking absolutely spiffing. There is a whole set of the little thingies and I must say they do look very steampunk indeed! They really are a suitable replacement for the boring old default icons that come with Windows and Macs &c.

The icon is provided in Mac ICNS, Finder, multiple ICO and PNG forms so that it ought to work as an icon on all platforms.

This widget and the others like it will spruce up your desktop and give it a bit of Victorian class. Instructions can be found here:

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Steampunk Weather Icon and Widget MkII by yereverluvinuncleber
Steampunk Weather Icon and Widget MkII
Now 1.0.9 - This is a decidedly steampunk icon and widget that you could certainly use for something. Not quite sure what, that is up to you to decide. You could use the icon as a link to any weather monitoring tool that you have on your pad or desktop... or simply for anything you like.

This Windows ICO file, PNG icon file and .WIDGET file are all eminently usable on windows/ Mac OS/X / Linux &c.

This .PNG is larger and has more detail so that you can resize if you wish or use "as-is".
The .ICO file is delivered in 256, 128, 64, 48, 32 and 16 byte formats.
The .WIDGET file is for use with the Yahoo widget engine.

The Steampunk Weather Widget (** New Version 1.0.9 with many new changes **) is a heavily enhanced and steampunked version of Bogdan Irimia's Digistation widget (with his kind permission). Displays local air pressure, temperature and humidity, as well as the general weather outlook in hundreds of cities around the world.

This widget requires Yahoo widgets and an internet connection to operate. Download yahoo widgets from here:

desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2…
(it has all you need to get started).

and the Mac version of the Yahoo widget engine here:
desktopwidgets.zenfs.com/4.5.2…

This widget works with Windows XP SP3 and has been tested on Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Mac OS/X.

Latest versions include the following changes :

// .08 added alternative tooltip to the main glass
// .08 icao code not sticking beyond the initial selection
// .08 icao code now displays in the tooltip
// .08 certain feeds do not round their temperatures, add rounding
// .08 fixed the data GET from running twice
// .08 reduced the pop up pause
// .08 help glass - left chain description corrected
// .08 Added dblclick on surround
// .08 Added tooltips option and preference

// .09 Full Menus
// .09 Widget can be locked in place on the desktop
// .09 added more error checks to a data feed failure
// .09 added language translations for latest error text
// .09 Added inline help
// .09 New licence code

The Instructions for the Steampunk Weather Gauge Widget are here: lightquick.co.uk/instructions-…

The only condition for downloading and using is that you leave feedback. Please leave a message and rate the icons/widgets as it is the only payment I get for creating this small desktop addition :D

You may use any of my images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all cases I require a credit to the original artist using my name or pseudonym and a link to my own site.


Thanks! Do enjoy the icon and/or widget
Download just there on the right.
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My Current Steampunk Desktop by yereverluvinuncleber
My Current Steampunk Desktop
This is my current desktop on XP and Vista, two laptops running the same widgets (that also function on Mac OS/X, Win 7 and 8)  - I know it is busy but I love it that way. Everything works!

You can get all the widgets except the new 24 hr clock and the signal widget, here on my DeviantArt gallery -

or here at my site: lightquick.co.uk/steampunk-wid…

It comprises my own Yahoo/Xwidgets and Rocketdock icons and I find it a very familiar place to be. :) (Smile)

I look at the desktop and I realise that I am working on new versions of the orrery, the weather widget, the volume widget and the cpu/gpu thermometers. The orrery will be the next to be released, then the volume widget. The others need some work before they are ready to release. But don't let that put you off - the current versions all work!

You may use any of my images in your own creations but commercially only with my permission. In all cases I require a credit to the original artist using my name or pseudonym and a link to my own site.
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Hello! I have a bit of time in between moving house, looking after the kids, fixing the cars and trying to earn a bit of cash. I could be spending it on painting, repairing any number of things but I've decide instead to give a revamp to all my widgets, finished and half-completed. The first is the steampunk old clock. It now has a little more functionality, being able to lock it in place by clicking upon the rim, full menus, resizing, some graphical improvements &c, not too much change but simply bringing all the older widgets up to date. The clock is here: (click on the image to visit the page)  Steampunk Clock Icon and Desktop Widget by yereverluvinuncleber

Next will be the steampunk weather widget, same update treatment and improvement.

Steampunk Weather Icon and Widget MkII by yereverluvinuncleber

 

These changes are preparation for my next task, to get them all working with the Xwidget engine.

 

Hello! I have a bit of time in between moving house, looking after the kids, fixing the cars and trying to earn a bit of cash. I could be spending it on painting, repairing any number of things but I've decide instead to give a revamp to all my widgets, finished and half-completed. The first is the steampunk old clock. It now has a little more functionality, being able to lock it in place by clicking upon the rim, full menus, resizing, some graphical improvements &c, not too much change but simply bringing all the older widgets up to date. The clock is here: (click on the image to visit the page)  Steampunk Clock Icon and Desktop Widget by yereverluvinuncleber

Next will be the steampunk weather widget, same update treatment and improvement.

Steampunk Weather Icon and Widget MkII by yereverluvinuncleber

 

These changes are preparation for my next task, to get them all working with the Xwidget engine.

 

Hello! - For the Christmas season I have revamped my Christmas Bauble widgets. The first version was a set of 10 individual widgets, each of which showed a different Christmas image. That was it, nothing special.

The next revamped version acts more like an old-style advent calendar. The advent season encompasses the time from the first four Sundays before Christmas up to Christmas Day. Those old-style Advent calendars allow you to open a little door that shows a different Christmas scene every day. My new baubles will allow that too.

Instead of multiple widgets each showing a different bauble there will be just one widget showing multiple baubles that can still be moved around individually on the desktop. Each bauble has a door that can be opened when clicked upon but only when the appropriate date is reached. Each door has a musical surprise contained within. It is really rather Christmassy and very pleasant to use. Each bauble can be individually resized too.

So what do I have to do to complete it? Add ten existing bauble images, find thirteen more appropriate bauble images, create twenty-three glass doors in open and closed states. Find twenty-five musical elements and convert them for use in the widget. Add the resizing code, test and tidy up. Package and distribute. A fair bit!

Need to do it before 30th November which is the first day of Advent.
 

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Dean Beedell
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My alter ego is yereverluvinunclebert. You'll find me around the web. Where you find steampunk design I won't be far away.

I focus on Steampunk Design, why do I do it?

Well, I can't bear the look and feel of current desktop computing being so locked into a 1980s 'modern' paradigm. Current GUIs deriving mostly from Microsoft's efforts have a basis in the GUIs from the late 80s and early 90s and despite the regular changes they still haven't moved on much. You run XP, Vista, Win 7 or 8? Well, that means under the skin you are still running NT5 or 6, all basically the same o/s. The only real differentiator is the GUI that MS foists upon you. A GUI is a GUI and not the operating system, you should be able to decide which you want to run. A GUI ought to be independent of the o/s or at the very least the o/s should be very easy to theme. This just isn't the case with any Microsoft operating system as the current look is the only thing that really sets it apart.

So, I set out to create a series of widgets and icons for an o/s interface that meets the aims and needs of a small but thoroughly dedicated group of chaps and ladies known as steampunkers.

I have set out my steampunk design skills in this way to demonstrate what I can do.

Whether or not you are a steampunker yourself, with these widgets and icons you can thoroughly steampunk your desktop. If you have a requirement for steampunk or similar retro design then you can contact me for my services.

This is my site where the widgets be...
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
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Merry Christmas to you Dove! I'm sure you'll have a happy one.
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llexandro Featured By Owner Edited Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
  Hi, I have start to play with some animation programs and would ask you, if you see any way to become a working widget in to a animation ? my first - -very simple - step can you see here:
Rotating Orb 009 by llexandro
 
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
You cannot make an animated GIF/PNG and still have a working widget, that is just an image. It won't do anything.

You can however use javascript functions to perform animation for you using the widget engine functionality. Try my original steampunk orrery and you'll see the animation in practice.
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llexandro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ups - I'm not fit in javascript - I'm happy that I can make some pictures with photoshop. at the moment I try Corel Motion Studio where I can use videos as texture but the output quality is not so good - only the build in templates are very useful. I see I have many things to learn to be a "good" artist so thank you for the information.
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To make a widget actually function you will need programming knowledge as well as graphic ability. Javascript isn't that bad to learn.
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TheAngeldove Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Have-a-Great-WE by KmyGraphic
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yellowbronco Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
Amazing work on the steam-punk customization's! 
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Thankyou Mr. Bronco - the gallery is quite extensive, please feel free to sift through it.
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