Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Free Icons!

Ok, so I know I promised you something big on Monday, and I meant to get it out in time, but that did not happen. I spent a good 16 hours yesterday working on my icon set and trying to make it compatiple with Go Launcher and Lightning Launcher. That also did not happen. The reason I spent so much time trying to get those packs perfect is because of this post. I've created free versions of all five of my icon sets!

These "lite" versions include 80 icons of the most popular icons and useful generics. Not only are they available on the Play Store, but I'm also making the PNGs available for download on deviantART. The Shapely Black and White icons can be very useful for creating your own elements in themes.

I've also been working on some new pictures for the Play Store listings so you'll be able to get a good look them all. Without further ado, the icons:

Enjoy! I look forward to seeing these in use.

Sunday, September 1, 2013


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Another pretty straightforward one today. I know that a lot of my themes do away with the wallpaper altogether to make room for some new way to interact with your phone. I know that a lot of people want to show off their puppy, or their girlfriend, or the girl they could never get in a million years, so here is a theme that lets you use the wallpaper that you want.


Nova Launcher
Shapely White Icons
Resources Folder

Nova Launcher:

Ok, there are two facets to this theme for Nova Launcher. The first is the desktop; the second is the app drawer. Let me just start by says that for all of the elements in this theme, the transparent black is a true black and set to 67% and the white is a true white at 60% opacity which is always sitting on top of that black. This is kind of important in a little bit.

First, set the desktop grid to 9Cx16R. Remember, to do this, you need to go into the labs menu (see the sidebar) and enable big grid sizes. Turn of the width and height margins, and make sure you have widget overlap on.

Second, go into the drawer settings and change the background transparency to about the same as the UCCW widgets. Since you don’t see the percentage, just a slider, move the slider about 1/3 of the way up. Next, set the drawer up however you want. I have my drawer set to 5 rows by 4 columns and scrolling vertically. No pages, just one long scroll.

Finally, go into the Look and Feel settings. Change your icon theme to Shapely White, and your icon size to 70%. The scale is important because the grid cuts the screen into 80x80 pixel boxes which will chop off those icons and make them look wonky. Lastly, find a color that you like from your wallpaper and set that as your color theme. It doesn’t pop up that often but it’s a nice subtle difference.


After you’ve set up your Nova settings, all you have to do is drop the resources in place. The top and Bottom UZIPs get resized to 5x3, the center stripe gets resized to 9x10. Then drop the icons onto the bottom UCCW widget. After you drop the icons, you will have to manually change the app drawer to the Shapely Whites icon.

If you want to change or add any of the information to the UCCW widgets, remember to set the angle to -27°, white, and change the alpha to 60%.

That’s it for today. Hope you’ve enjoyed the weekend of themes, and remember to check back tomorrow for a surprise. It’s a thank you of sorts for indulging me in my nerdy obsession.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Grey: one screen for all your needs

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Nova Launcher:

Pretty straight forward. No Overlapping or anything.
  • Grid Size: 8Rx6C
  • Icon Theme: Shapely Icons
  • Icon Size: 100%

Power Toggles:

Place a Power Toggles widget and go in to edit it. Remove all of the standard buttons and add your media controls. Turn the Background Fill transparency down to 0%. Change the Button Dividers to hidden. Change the Button Color to FF787878.


Place the UZIPs, and resize them
  • Time Bar - 6x1
  • Notifications - 2x4
  • Weather - 3x4
That's all there is. Enjoy

Friday, August 30, 2013

Panoramic: No background, no problems

Ok, so posts on this blog have slowed because of the job that pays me, but to get back into the swing of things, I’ve got something big planned for this weekend. Since everyone is home this weekend and will have plenty of time to play around with their phones, I'm going to do something new every day this long weekend. New themes today through Sunday, and on Monday there will be a surprise for you guys for checking back regularly. So, without further ado, let’s get to the first theme of the weekend…

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Nova Launcher
Resources ZIP folder

Nova Launcher:

As you can see, this theme is pretty straight forward. Nova’s settings are:

  • Grid: 4Cx5R
  • Width Margin: None
  • Height Margin: None
  • Transistion: Wipe

Make three pages: two for your UCCW widgets, and one to create your folders on. Creating your folders (if you haven’t already done so) will probably take the longest so knock this out first.


The UCCW widgets serve two purposes. They are pretty to look at, and they are one giant hotspot for the most common app in that category. Before you place these widgets, open them up for editing and change the hotspots for what you need. My hotspots are as follows:

  • Phone: stock Phone app
  • Social: Falcon Pro (Twitter client)
  • Internet: Dolphin Browser
  • Photo: stock Camera app
  • News: NY Times app
  • Productivity: Google Keep
  • Travel: Google Maps
  • Music: This isn’t an app hotspot but an action which automatically starts listening with Soundhound.

Place your 4x1 widgets on your two empty screens.

Back to Nova Launcher:

Now, drag your folders onto dots on the right sides and delete the extra page. Long press to bring up the folders menu. Click the icon’s picture and change it to the blank PNG included in the ZIP folder. Here’s what mine looks like open:

The icons will be the same as you set in Nova, and it’s really up to you what works best. I wasn’t looking for something that matched the theme. I chose to use my Lumen Icons at 130% because of the high visibility. I’m including this info because when people think of themes, the first place that their mind goes to is, “what icons should I use?” If you have a set that’s working for you, stick with what you’re already using. Icons are useless if you don’t recognize them, and since these are tucked away all nice and neat, that’s your call.

That's it for this one. Drop a comment if you have any problems, and be sure to check back frequently this weekend.


Someone has requested the PNGs without the folder dots so I've provided those here. To use them, Open the UZIPs in UCCW for editing. Change the background image to the new PNGs. It is as simple as that.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Red Rover: Lock and Home Screen Replacements

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I know, I know, I know. It’s been two weeks since I’ve posted but with my summer classes coming to a close, I had a metric buttload of papers to grade. Just so you don’t think I’ve been holding out on you guys, this is what I’ve been using for these last couple weeks:

See, nothing special. Anyways, when tackling this week’s theme, I wanted to address something that I usually ignore—the lock screen. Now, the lock screen that I’ve been using was just the center console from BigRed v.2.0 using the green color from the Greenscreen on a solid black background, with a white Jellybean Circle lock. It looks great with the Greenscreen theme but I haven’t used it in a while so the change was overdue. This lockscreen has everything I need without having to unlock the phone. It has the information I use regularly like the time, day, weather, and notifications. It also has music controls since I recently installed a new cd player in my car with auxiliary input. That’s enough backstory, let’s get down to business.


Widget Locker:

Okay, the widgets on the lock screen are pretty straight forward.
Change the settings to:
  • Check alternative wallpaper and select wallpaper included in resources folder
  • Background tint: none
  • Layout: 9 Rows, 6 Columns
  • Hide Notification Bar

After that, just place your widgets:
  • 2x2 UCCW time in the top corner
  • 6x3 UCCW notifications below slider
  • For Power Toggles place the 6x1 widget and click on it to adjust what you want included, I only used the music buttons but Power Toggles does so much more. Change the button color to #e11f1f and the background and dividers to transparent.
  • You’ll find the slider in the resources folder, place it in phone>data>com.teslacoilsw.widgetlocker>themes. You may need to wait a minute or restart your phone for it to register. Place the 1x6 slider dead center.

Nova Launcher:

  • The grid is 9 rows x 6 columns, just like widget locker
  • The width margin is none like always but the height margin is medium
  •  Color Theme is #e11f1f
  • Icon size is 100%
  • Set the transition to Wipe. This makes it look like only the bottom is changing.


The icons you see are Shapely Black, however In the drawer they don’t show up so set your Icon theme to something else and set the desktop icons manually.

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper:

Just like other themes I’ve posted, set the screens individually and set the transition to wipe.


Place the 2x2 time widget in the same spot on each page. Then, place the 3x3 UCCW weather widget on the travel page in the red square. You can also edit the UZIP to include a hotspot for whatever weather app you want to use.

Desktop Visualizer:

Place a 3x4 widget on each of the big red rectangles (excluding the travel page) and assign the blank png as the icon and the following actions:
  • Media – Gallery
  • Welcome – App Drawer
  • Social – Instagram

I think that’s it. If you hit any snags, just drop a comment below and I’ll help out as best I can. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013


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Quick update: I forgot to mention that the under Nova Settings, the icon size is 130%

This theme is similar in function to my GreenScreen theme. It relies on Desktop Visualizer to switch between multiple wallpapers set up to hold different things. Let’s get started


Nova Launcher:

  • grid size is 10x6
  • 4 pages
Similar to Greenscreen, This one requires a lot of Nova actions. Place the “jump to page” and app drawer actions and change the Icons.

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper:

set screens to the wallpapers included in the zip folder.


The UZIPs are included in the ZIP folder. All you have to do is drop them in.
  • Time - 1x2 (every page)
  • Date – 1x3 (every page)
  • Weather – 3x1

Simple Calendar:

The simple Calendar Widget looks like this from the get go, so all you have to do is drop and resize.


Place 4x3 widget and resize it to 5x4

Simple RSS:

My settings for this widget are as follows:
·        Hide everything but News Title and News Text
·        News Text color is white
·        News Title color is #34df85

Friday, July 19, 2013

Day and Night: Say Goodbye to Squinting

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This tutorial is going to be fairly brief. There's just a few elements at work here and they are pretty straight-forward.This theme came out of necessity. I made the day version for something I could see in the bright sunlight and then the first night I hand it I blinded myself while laying in bed, so I made an identical screen that was easy on the eyes after they have adjusted to the dark.


Nova Launcher
MultiPicture Live Wallpaper
SiMi Folder
ZIP folder

Nova Launcher:

  • grid size is 8x3
  • 2 pages
  • go ahead and place your "Jump to page 1 and 2" Nova Action and change to pictures included in ZIP folder

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper:

set first and second screens to the included wallpapers.


The UZIPs are included in the ZIP folder. All you have to do is drop them in.
  • Time - 3x3
  • Notifications - 3x1 (don't forget to put your own gmail account in)
  • Weather - 3x2 (again, I don't know if the weather icons are packaged with the UZIP but if they aren't, they're found here)

SiMi folder:

I've covered this App in a previous post but I'll go over it again.

First thing is first, you have to set up your App Folders. Since you can't change the widgets outside of the app, you have to create two of each folder with different icons and launcher styles. Once you open the app, it should be simple enough to understand. Pretty much all of the settings are up to you except for a couple of things under "Widget Settings".
  • Under Icon, select the correct Folder label from the resources folder
  • Under Widget Layout, select the left column 4th down (no label, no background, not distorted)
You don't have to but I changed the way it looks when it's open to make it match the theme. Under Launcher settings, change the style to custom and change the colors of the background, frame, and arrow
Red color: 
  • Red 241
  • Green 36
  • Blue 36
  • Alpha 255
Gray color:
  • Red 65
  • Green 65
  • Blue 65
  • Alpha 255
Now you can place your 1x1 SiMi Folder widgets. If you don't want to use the folders I did, I've included a bunch of options as well as a PSD to make your own. If you need to make your own, you'll need the Klinic Slab font from The Lost Type Co-Op.

If you're thinking that it'd be less of a hassle to just create folders by dropping icons onto each other, you'd be correct but this theme's grid creates short fat boxes. Nova Launcher wants you to use a square icon which doesn't fill up the space very well. If you don't mind tiny folder labels, you can certainly try this option.

That's about it. It's a very simple but functional theme.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Just My Type: Vintage Cards for UCCW

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Okay, so this is a theme That I've wanted to do for a while now. Since Google Now came out, I've seen a lot of card themes and most have been more of the same: flat white cards with grey Roboto text. This is a vintage take on that idea. I've also wanted to do something that shows off all of the great typefaces from the Lost Type Co-Op. All of these fonts are pay what you want and 100% of the money you spend goes directly to the designer so throw them a couple of bucks if you can.

With this theme I also tried to do something new by using Lightning Launcher. I originally wanted one long vertically scrolling home screen but when I started playing around with Lightning I found myself getting frustrated. Among other things, my icon pack isn't compatible with Lightning so I decided to scrap the idea and just use Nova again. My next big project is a major update of my icon packs supporting this launcher and others as well as a major rewrite of the code. So, until that gets done, I'm going to put Lightning launcher themes on the back burner. I do think there is a lot of potential with the software so I definitely do want to revisit it and try again.

Before you get started, I'm not 100% sure if UZIPs package weather icons, so you may need to see this post for the weather icons download. Even if it does, the download has 4 variations you might be interested in.


Nova Launcher
Simple RSS Widget
Clear Widget UberMusic Skin
Power Toggles
Shapely White Icons
Resources ZIP file 

Fonts Used:

Time: Dude (Tammy)
Day: Mission Script
Texts and calls: Lavandaria
Numbers: Abraham Lincoln
Weather Text: Deming EP
Weather Numbers: Abraham Lincoln
Social: Governor
Gmail: Cubano
Google: Ranger
Browser: Tommaso
Photo: Klinic Slab (Bold Italic)
Music: Deming EP
Now Playing: Oil Can
News: Pigeon
Tools: Valencia (Black Oblique)

Color Palette Hexcodes:

Red: #8c2318
Yellow: #f2c45a
Yellowish Green: #bfb35a
Blueish Green: #5ec6a
Greenish Green: #88a65e
Whiteish: #dadada
Blackish: #


If you want to make your own cards, I've included a PSD with blank cards. It contains one of each shape in every color. make the card you need, add the texture to the top, trim off the textures edges and save it as a PNG.

Nova Launcher:

Set the following:
  • Wallpaper to something Dark (I just zoomed into this black, speckled area of a wallpaper I already had)
  • Desktop Grid: 9x16
  • Icons: Shapely White
  • Icon Size: 85%
  • Screens: However many you need, 2 cards fit on a page.


The cards serve a few purposes:
  1. Display information (Time, Phone, and Weather Cards)
  2. Open apps (Browser and Gmail cards)
  3. Hold widgets (News, Tools, and Now Playing cards)
  4. Hold icons (Social, Google, Music, Photo, and Tools cards)
Once you've placed and resized your widgets, layer other widgets and icons on top and you're done!

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Shapely Weather Icons for UCCW

Well, it's been nearly a week since I've posted a theme and it's because the one I'm working on now uses a lot of resources that I've had to create from the ground up. One of those resources was a set of weather icons for UCCW. I created a set with my last theme but felt it needed some fine tuning. I like the shapes but the bright white and pitch black didn't fit in with the theme I've been working on. Since I had to create a set anyways, I figured I would clean up the ones I've already made.

Within the zip folder, you'll find 4 variations of the icons. Pure white, pure black, a bright colorful version, and a more muted version with a little texture to it. The muted icon pack is the one that goes with the retro theme that will be posted in the next day or two (I've got to get everything packed up for you guys).

Download the ZIP and place the folders in "Phone>UltimateCustomClockWidget>weather"

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Pullin' Out: Clean, Functional UCCW Sidebars

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Okay, since some people found something dirty with my last theme's name, "Tucked Away", I figured I'd name this one something that couldn't possibly be misinterpreted.

This isn't really a theme like the others. I don't usually get a chance to use full screen wallpapers because I'm always completely redesigning my phone's UI. This was a good way for me to incorporate all of the things I need on my phone and still be able to show off my wallpaper.This really only uses UCCW and a couple of Nova Actions so this tutorial is mainly how to tweak it for your own needs.


Nova Launcher
ZIP File
Photoshop or other image editing software (if you want to change the shortcuts)

Editing the PSDs:

First thing is first, you'll need to tweak the sidebars to show the apps that you use most. You can see I've got my Google Apps on the left and Music, Photo, and Social on the right. In the PSDs, all of the layers are seperated so that you can easily change the headings, icons, and app titles. You can even change the length of the dividing lines in case your headings are a different length than mine. Everything falls on the gridlines so make sure you snap to them.

The font you'll need for editing the PSDs are all in the Roboto family, and the icons are based off of my Shapely White Icons. If you want you can change the icons to something else or delete them completely and just drop you own icons on top of the sidebar.

You may have already noticed that there is no phone or messaging icon. Don't worry about wasting room on these. The notifications provide hotspots for phone, messaging and gmail. The clock at the top provides hotspots for the clock and calendar.
After you have everything looking good, save it as a PNG.

Move files to your Phone:

  • The sidebar PNGs, wallpaper, and arrow icon PNGs can go anywhere on your phone
  • The UZIPs must be on your phone's internal storage. I suggest in the folder 'uccwOutput'
  • the weather icon folders go in 'Phone>UltimateCustomClockWidget>weather'

Setting up the Widgets:

If you haven't made any adjustments, you can skip this step. IF you have made changes and created a new PNG, you'll have to make some changes to the UZIPs. Open them up in UCCW and change image 1 to your new PNG. Now you'll have to adjust your hotspots. on the right, you've got 12 hotspots, one for each app going down the line. Pretty simple. The left side's hotspots are:

  1. Clock*
  2. Calendar*
  3. Phone*
  4. messaging*
  5. gmail
  6. google now (on google heading)
  7. chrome
  8. drive
  9. maps
  10. youtube

*you may also want to double check these to make sure your phone's stock apps use the same activity name.

Placing everything:

  • Set Nova Launcher to 9x16 grid, no margins
  • Place UCCW widgets and resize to 6x16 on left and right screens
  • Place 'jump to page x' Nova actions and change icons to the arrows
  • Change animation to none so the sidebars "slide" out

A few final notes:

  1. If you want white sidebars, open the PSDs and on each layer hit ctrl+i to invert the colors. The arrows and weather icons come in black and white.
  2. While I like the weather icons I've made, I'm going to redo them and tighten things up a bit. When I do update them, I'll create a seperate post for them with a new download, so be checking back.
  3. There isn't suppossed to be a gap between the sidebar and the edge of the screen but I figured it wasn't too distracting so I'd let it slide. If you know of a fix, feel free to leave it in the comments below.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Tucked Away: Clean, Simple, Organized

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This is a simple theme that mainly consists of 4 organizational wallpapers, the colors are based on the note colors of Google Keep.


Now let's put it together...

Multipicture Live Wallpaper:

As in past themes, we’re going to set up our MultiPicture Live Wallpaper to display a different image for each homescreen. The PNGs included in the Resource folder are the ones I used. I’ve also include the PSDs if you want to make changes to the section headings for what you use most.

After you’ve set your walls you can change your transitions that you prefer. The crossfade transition looks nice going between the homescreens, unfortunately Nova Launcher doesn’t have this option so I usually set them both to something that matches.

Nova Launcher:

As far as your launcher goes, the wallpapers allow for you to choose what grid size you need for your icons and widgets. The grid size I’m using is 5x8. If you want something like two widgets side by side the same width, you can use an even number of columns. I would still recommend using 8 rows though.

As always no margins, status bar, or dock.

Like the GreenScreen theme, we’re also going to place some page jumps. On each arrow, place the Nova Action for Jump to page x. Long press to edit the icon and change it to the included blank png.

All the Rest:

Again, this is totally up to you. The widget’s I’m using are UCCW on the home page (UZIP included), Simple RSS Widget on the news page, Clear Widget Ubermusic Skin on the media page, and Tubular icons throughout.

For widgets that allow you to adjust the text color, the hexcodes are #ffffff for light fonts and #252525 for dark ones. All of the hexcodes for the Keep note colors are also included in the ZIP file.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Blurred Lines: 3 Screens. Seamless Transitions

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I've been meaning to try a seamless panorama for a while now. This was the result...


MultiPicture Live Wallpaper
Nova Launcher Prime
Power Toggles
Tubular Icon Pack
Roboto Thin font by Christian Robertson
ZIP folder with resources.

Before you Start:

Before you get started with your phone, you have the ability to change the wallpaper. The picture you choose should be at least 2160x1280 with most of it in sharp focus (yields a better result when the lines are blurred).


  • Replace my watery orange with your own image.
  • Use the magic wand to select the blue lines in the topmost layer (either style of lines)
  • Select the first layer, add an 11 pixel Gaussian blur
  • Run a white brush over it at 10% opacity to make it pop.
  • Now break up the whole thing into three 720x1280 images (left, middle and right) and save each as a separate PNG

Now that you've got all of your resources, it's time to assemble it.

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper:

  • Set three wallpapers on 3 seperate screens
  • Set transitions to slide

Nova Launcher:

  • Like always, no margins, dock, or notification bar
  • Set grid to 11x5
  • Icon size is set to 130%


The UZIPs for the clock and day are in the folder, If you want to design your own widgets with different info, the font is Roboto Thin and the angle is -39 degrees. Place the 4x4 widgets. There are no hotspots because I couldn't angle them and I didn't want to have a huge chuck of the screen constantly opening my clock and calendar.

Everything Else:

...is really up to you. I chose to use these icons because I just got done making them and I'm really pumped about them. The center screen has five common apps. The left and right screens have folders for media, social, games, and tools/settings. in the outside bars, I used Power Toggles to easily turn on my wifi and bluetooth, as well as control my music. Figure out what you need; these are just some of your options but any 1x1 widget or icon should work.

The real beauty lies within the wallpaper, the rest is pretty flexible.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Big Red v.2.0

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I've got to find all of the original files for Big Red v.1.0 but in the meantime here is Big Red v.2.0. This theme is completely done with Nova Launcher and UCCW and with the broad categories, you may not even have to edit anything. However, if you do want to change some things up, the PNGs are included with the ZIP folder. There are no PSDs this time but to make adjustments, use to spot healer to remove the names, Roboto thin to replace them, and the arrows all fall on the grid lines so Snap to grid and use the pen tool to make selestions of the picture to remove.


Nova Launcher:

  • Set your grid to 9x16
  • Change your color theme to #cd4f42
  • Change icon theme to Shapely White
  • Change icon size to 85%
  • Set wallpaper (included in ZIP folder)


Set UZIPs from resources folder and resize
  • Folder Icons are 3x6 or 6x3. Pictures are hotspots to certain apps, menu dots don't do anything (yet).
  • Center console is 9x4 with hotspots on notifications, time and date open their respective apps.

Back to Nova Launcher:

Now, start a second screen and add all of the icons that you regularly use to this screen. Drag them on top of each other to create folders of apps relating to each of the categories that you have. Drag these folders onto the menu dots and change the folder's icon to the blank PNG to make it invisible. (Move it into position before making it transparent).

Widget Locker:

Open Widget Locker, add Center console UZIP, I don't remember what the name of the slider is but it's one that comes with Widget Locker so you shouldn't have to hunt for it.

Nothing too difficult. You should definitely be able to handle this.

GreenScreen: Flat and Bright

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This theme was inspired by the new UI of Dolphin Browser using the Roboto font family, Dolphin's #389d00 green, some random images I found on Tumblr and googled for high res versions, and my Shapely White icons.


Clear Widgets UberMusic Skin

Setting it up:

First and foremost, The ZIP file includes a bunch of resources. If you like the way this theme is set up then you can use the UZIPs and PNGs. I've also included PSDs in case you want to make some adjustments to the links or pictures. The pictures were found on Tumblr and googled for high-res versions. The icons are based on my Shapely White Icons, but there are plenty of other flat icon packs that you could use.

Nova Launcher:

Set your grid to 9x16 and turn the animations to Cube. I can't remember the speed but it needs to be slow so that it matches the speed of the MPLW transition. Also, set up 5 screens.

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper:

Set each of your 5 screens to use your PNGs, Change the animation to Cube Out.

Back to Nova:

This part sucks. Now we have to set up our tabs. Long tap to bring up the insert menu, choose Nova Actions, and select jump to page x. You need four for each tab, and 4 of the tabs need to be done for each page. After five pages, this amounts to 80 icons.
After they're in place, now long tap each icon, select edit, tap the icon, and change it to the blank PNG included in the ZIP file.
Again, this process sucks but it makes the tabs functional, not just for decoration. It also means your finger doesn't have to travel as far to get between the 5 screens.

Desktop Visualizer:

With Desktop Visualizer, Place and resize widgets to 7x2. Place them over the individual options.Now tap the widget to select the blank PNG to display and select the app it opens. Check out all of your options in desktop visualizer. Soundhound actually has an ID Now option that allows the link to open up the app listening for the song so you can capture that song even faster. Other apps may have similar functions with Desktop Visualizer.

Other Widgets:

Other widgets layered on top:
  • 4x2 UCCW time on each page
  • 4x2 UCCW Date on each page
  • 7x2 UCCW Notifications on first home screen
  • 4x2 Clear Widgets Ubermusic Skin resized to 7x3 on Music page

A little complicated but well worth it in the end. Enjoy!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Rhoda: A new theme with a 70's color palette

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SiMi Folder
Cubano typeface by Chandler Van De Water
Mission Script typeface by James T. Edmondson
ZIP folder with Resources

Setting it up:

The zip folder includes UZIPS of UCCW widgets, and PNGs for the SIMI folder tiles. It also includes some blank tiles so you can create your own in Photoshop. To make mine, I just added some of the icons from my Shapely White Icons, but you can use anything that works best for you

Nova Launcher:

The grid is set to 9x16, no margins, no taskbar, no dock.Just one screen is needed and the wallpaper is included in the resources folder.

SiMi Folder Widget:

First thing is first, you have to set up your App Folders. Once you open the app, it should be simple enough to understand. Pretty much all of the settings are up to you except for a couple of things under "Widget Settings".
  • Under Icon, select the correct Tile from the resources folder
  • Under Widget Layout, select the left column 4th down (no label, no background, not distorted)
The way the launcher displays and the apps in the folder are up to you.

Place the Simi Folder widgets and Resize all of them to 3x3


Place and resize all the UCCW Widgets.
  • Time Hour: 3x3
  • Time Minute: 3x3
  • Day of the Week: 9x4
  • Notifications: 9x3 (remember to set your gmail account)
That's all there is to it. It's a fairly simple theme. Hope you enjoy!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Inaugural Post

I'm going to try a little experiment. I spend a lot of time themeing my phone. I also spend a lot of time explaining how I do it to other people. Instead of answering questions across multiple communities across the internet, I thought I'd have a convenient place to post all of my tutorials. I hope you get as much fun out of reading this site as I'll have making it.