Posts tagged theme
Having bought an iPad 2 rather cheaply on a recent visit to Singapore, I immediately jailbroke it to install all the useful tweaks that Apple left out of iOS. Also, being a bit of a fan of theming, I had a look to see if my favorite (and in my view the best) iPhone theme – revidx – was available for the iPad. Sadly, it is not. However, not one to be deterred, I thought I’d check out what else was available for the iPad.
The iPad theming scene seems to be far smaller than for the iPhone. This is a mixed blessing – there is less crap, but also fewer real gems. I’m also not a huge fan of the dark metallic themes that seems to be the predominant aesthetic of many iOS theme developers. The other problem with iPad theming at the moment is that a large number of themes are incomplete, both in terms of UI elements, as well as icons for Cydia apps. So after a number of failed attempts at finding the “perfect” theme, I was very pleased to recently stumble across the “asoftly” theme.
Asoftly is a simple and subtle theme, which appeals to me. It has a nice soft texture – looking a bit like recycled paper or fabric – with light grey being the predominant color. However, the use of light grey does not mean this theme is boring. The grey is punctuated with brightly colored buttons. As they say a picture is worth a thousand words, so I’ll let some screenshots do the talking. If you’ve got an iPad and want a nice subtle theme, have a look at softly:
Legendary iPhone theme creator fif7y has created a gorgeous white theme for the iPhone called noki. So far, fif7y has only released the base theme. However, there is an active community helping to create widgets and other addons to be used with noki. A lot of these can be found on this blog.
Unfortunately, I haven’t found a springboard widget that I like – I’m a bit of a fan of the one-line calendar widget – so I’ve made my own. You can download it here. To install:
- Unzip the file;
- Copy the directory to /Library/Themes on your iPhone (use SSH);
- Select the Noki-Cal theme in Winterboard;
That’s it – enjoy.
Following on from my article about the new cydia app for theming the iPhone keyboard, I’ve done some updates for the keyboard theme I made for the very cool Prestige theme. The update fixes the caps button, so that it doesn’t have the standard apple theming when highlighted, and turns yellow when you have caps lock on. I’ve also included a bundle of UIImages that theme the popups.
To install, download the ColorKeyboard.plist file. If you haven’t already, make a new directory in /Applications/ColorKeyboard/Themes/ called “Prestige”. Then copy the file in to the new directory.
To install the popups, download the UIImages.zip file and unzip. Then copy the contents of the directory to /Library/Themes/Prestige-HD/UIImages/.