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I've just added some annotation to my old video of the Steampunk Clock/Calendar Widget. In the old days you couldn't modify any videos that had been submitted to Youtube, however, Google, the new owner of Youtube has recently added the ability to add audio (music) and annotations. This new functionalilty is limited (you can't fade audio at the end of the video) but useful in order to be able to enhance the older videos you have previously submitted.


I haven't added any music to the video, just annotations, I may blend a suitable track in later (you are limited to those audio tracks that Youtube allows and you can't upload one of your own afterwards). You can see the annotations on the updated video and they help to describe the widget's functions and keep the visitor engaged.

Some of the annotation does not always work as expected, on smaller size videos some of the annotation can be clipped, especially if you are using smaller fonts. Excuse those notes that are clipped in some way, they aren't clipped when you watch the video normally on youtube in Firefox. Some work needs to be done before it is completed successfully. I'm just finding out this stuff so forgive me.

A wonderful Steampunk theme for Windows 7 has been created by a chap named razorsedge. The theme includes a custom sound pack, custom cursors, an explorer frame, start button image, shell32 images and various wallpapers. Not all of this is uniquely created by Razorsedge, rather he has brought a lot of steampunk resources together from various artists/designers &c and using this resource he has created a theme. Razorsedge bundles all of my widgets into his theme so in return I offer his theme here. When used with my steampunk widgets and my icons you have a truly steampunk desktop. His theme bundles all of Samantha Wrights icons and uses some of Mordasius' work as well as wallpapers from other artists. He acknowledges their work and enhances it by providing a unique Windows 7 theme that changes the colours and appearance of such core functions as the taskbar, control panel, explorer and the date and time panel. You can view the theme in more detail here: virtualcustoms.net/showthread.… . The theme consists of three separate downloads (note: you'll have to register there in order to download).

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The theme is quite a large one (20mb download) and here is a download link that provides just the theme itself.
www.firedrive.com/file/1B74D00….

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You can also get it here at my site: lightquick.co.uk/downloads/win…

I've also posted a new icon, haven't done that in a while...

 

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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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:iconpitkon:
pitkon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014   Interface Designer
Thanks for the watch, I am already watching you :)
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
I was surprised I wasn't watching you already, an oversight on my part- apologies, I am always so busy.
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pitkon Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014   Interface Designer
No problem, my friend. We all have so many things on our minds. BTW, is the explorer hat you're wearing real? :D
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
I have three, one is genuine and from British Army Issue (Helmet, tropical, liner without, painful, head, for the use of) and the other two are modern reproductions made in India to the same specification and using the same materials. Really good for the summer, keep the top of the head very cool.
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Kjeld10 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student
Hi!

Thanks for the fave. I love your steampunk work!
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Thankyou. I liked the idea of your balloon. Have a look at something similar in this Terry Gilliam video 75% of the way through: www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMuirC…
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Kjeld10 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Student
This is impressive! Wonderful animations. And the balloons are so epic.
Thank you for showing me this. It's such a great style. :)
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yereverluvinuncleber Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Crazy but fun.
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jimking Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fav!
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:iconyereverluvinuncleber:
Most deserved.
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