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!


  1. On your phone's internal storage, create a folder called "Fonts" and just add the ttf of otf files to that folder. That's where UCCW looks for them.

  2. Thanks for the reply, now I'm having issue getting the Simi folder to cooperate. My issue is there isn't a 3x3 option, and I can't size them the same as the uccw widgets. Any ideas?

  3. You should be able to resize any widget in Nova, by long tapping and select resize.

    1. Hmm, I can resize the area of the widget, but the actual icon doesn't get an bigger than 2x2. What type of phone did you build thus theme on?

    2. I'm using a Galaxy S3, and all of the resources were created for a 720x1280 screen. Are you building this on a tablet? a higher resolution would result in bigger spaces which would have the result you're experiencing

    3. Galaxy s4. It has to be a setting I'm missing somewhere. The uccw widgets are perfect, it's just the simi folder icons won't size. I'll try to add a screenie. And thanks for your time.

  4. Got it!... hopefully... try this

    1. That was it! It's perfect now! Thank you so much for your diligent replies. I'm really digging the theme.

    2. Awesome! I'm a teacher by day, so this kinda comes naturally

  5. Hey John. The theme looks awesome but I have an error I guess? check this out.

  6. Try this