Simple Grey Linux GTK GUI

GUI Design for Linux, slightly Aqua-ish, using neutral greys and bright blue, glossy highlights

This GUI Design I produced is a lot less radical than my SHI10 Linux Interface Suite, but still uses some of the more advance features capable in the GTK Murrine Engine. There’s a nod towards Apple’s Aqua Interface and there’s no shame in that; it’s a beautiful GUI that is simple to use and easy on the eyes. Much of the theme uses neutral shades of grey (hence “Simple Grey”); buttons are lightened somewhat to “pop” more and the UI is gently decorated with bright blue and glossy menu selection, scrollbar and progress bar widgets. The window decoration also follows a vaguely Aqua-ish feel, with the window controls reverted back to the right. A GUI that is comfortable and easy to use, whilst being modern and sexy.

The full-view and download is available HERE.

Ian Cylkowski aka Izo

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4 Comments so far. Comments are closed.
  1. Manuel,

    The theme is absolutely stunning, but how do I actually install this theme in Ubuntu 10.04? Simple drag and drop is not working and I didn’t saw any readme file as such. Any help is much appreciated and also I would like to feature this theme in my blog.

    Manuel Jose

    • Izo,

      Manuel, thanks for the kind words! Simply unzip the package, enter the unzipped folder and you’ll find another folder called “SimpleGrey”, simply copy that to your “home/YOURUSERNAME/.themes/” folder.

  2. Manuel,

    Thank you Izo for you quick reply, actually I had tried that too. I tried copying the folder to /usr/share/themes and /home/username/.themes. But the theme is not appearing in the theme menu at all. Wondering why 😕

    BTW, Your button concepts for Ubuntu was awesome. I had reviewed it in my blog.
    keep up the good work :-)

    • Izo,

      Hi Manuel, well I’ve just done what I suggested on my own computer and it works fine, so I’m not sure what it is you’re doing.

      Also, thanks for the review. =]