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February 1, 2010

Marina Theme

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 01:34

Hello everyone.

As I promissed, today I’d like to present you my first, and lets hope not last, theme for Fremantle and also the default theme for Mer called Marina.

Dark, a bit glossy but calm blueish theme, packed with loopable wallpaper. First 3rd-party theme to be designed from scratch, every UI element is hand drawn (except for loading “flower” and navigation icons :). I really wanted to give it a finished professional look, hope you’ll feel it.

Right now it’s heading to Extras repository and you can vote right here to promote it even faster. You can also report bugs (if any) here or in the t.m.o. discussion thread. But I hope I’ve cleaned all of these, even though it was a tough experience without actual devic, thanks all of you who helped with them.

Anyway, I hope you’ll use it, thanks to Xisdibik some screenshots are waiting for you after the break.

And thanks for reading.

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38 Comments »

  1. This theme is simply wicked!!! Thanks for the great work

    Comment by bigbrovar — February 1, 2010 @ 08:49

  2. These theme is good. I have taken my phone to a customer care for flashing because I was downloading mymenu and it made my phone go dead. I will load this theme immediately I get my phone back and also the theme is available for downloading. Can someone teach me how to flash my phone so that I can do that myself next time when it goes dead?

    Comment by George Rhyno — February 1, 2010 @ 09:28

    • Directions for re flashing are available here. It’s fairly easy to do and takes very little time. > http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware

      Comment by Skyler — February 1, 2010 @ 21:20

      • Skyler, thank you for writing to me about the flashing however, I do not know how to do it. I downloaded all the necessary files for the flashing including the flasher and the new update but I don’t know how to go about the command thing. This is my first time using commands. Even that, I was able to type everything as it appears at http://wiki.maemo.org/Updating_the_tablet_firmware but nothing happens. The command page (black page) only flashes. I need your help please. Thank you.

        Comment by George Rhyno — February 2, 2010 @ 10:53

    • First off, are you using Windows, Mac, or Linux to flash the N900? I’m assuming Linux. If that is the case, where does it (the command page) flash? Can you copy and paste what you see in the black window?

      Comment by Skyler — February 2, 2010 @ 11:12

  3. I like this theme, the blue is soothing and elegant. Thanks for your work.

    Comment by Ernesto de Bernardis — February 1, 2010 @ 10:44

  4. Thanks, this is a wonderful theme (as I expected from all the screenshots so far – itMs nice to be able to have it installed on the device). Really gorgeous.

    Just one feature request if I may: Please a the AppMenu indicator to the titlebar (the default theme has a blue triangle pointing down), because this helps the discoverability of the app menu, so users do not have to find out by trial and error.

    Again, beautiful theme, and even better that Mer now has a wonderful default theme :)

    Comment by thp — February 1, 2010 @ 13:20

  5. The best blue theme I’ve seen so far.

    The Gear on the edit desktop tab is still off-color though.

    Comment by Andy — February 1, 2010 @ 15:35

  6. Excellent theme, how do you create a theme anyway? I suppose it’s not easy but i would like to look into it as i can design stuff myself..

    Thanks for the theme.

    Comment by Kristofer Gustafsson — February 1, 2010 @ 18:47

  7. Very nicely done. Thanks!

    Comment by archebyte — February 1, 2010 @ 20:47

  8. This theme somehow breaks the latest vnc. I don’t know if it’s the themes fault or the vnc’s but when i switch themes it works. It causes the bar where i enter the ip address to become very thick and blacked out, so that i cannot enter any information into it.

    Comment by Boris — February 1, 2010 @ 21:29

    • Yep, this bug is already fixed, please update your theme to version 1.03.

      Comment by Andrew Zhilin — February 1, 2010 @ 23:44

      • thx, that was a nice quick fix

        Comment by Boris — February 2, 2010 @ 02:37

  9. [...] and tested the smooth Marina theme. Its definitely a [...]

    Pingback by Testing « My N900 Diary — February 2, 2010 @ 00:33

  10. [...] O Maemo agora tem seu Weekly News. E o Marina, tema padrão do Mer e que também roda no Fremantle, agora é oficial. [...]

    Pingback by Pinguins Móveis » Blog Archive » Pinguins soltos — February 2, 2010 @ 01:36

  11. Really cool theme, but next one I expect something with black green and yellow ;] thanks ;]

    Comment by Lukas — February 2, 2010 @ 02:43

  12. Sharp and Crisp looks always WIN hands down against any half-baked attempt at 3D implementation.

    For some perspective checkout the ANDROID-MEDIAPHONE U.I here…

    http://2600hertz.wordpress.com/2010/01/04/best-android-mediaphone-2010/

    Comment by cvs268 — February 2, 2010 @ 15:57

  13. [...] (Yes, I’m a big fan of the Marina Theme…) [...]

    Pingback by Bluetooth support for headphoned and Panucci | Maemo Nokia N900 — February 3, 2010 @ 03:04

  14. [...] Marina Theme Hello everyone. As I promissed, today I’d like to present you my first, and lets hope not last, theme for [...] [...]

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  15. how do you download this theme? its not in maemo-extras.

    Comment by nninehundred — February 3, 2010 @ 22:52

  16. where is the link to download this theme?i want it now,please

    Comment by PUERRO — February 3, 2010 @ 23:30

  17. hmm….”But be careful, Testing software can harm your tablet’s software, it will bark and jump all the time.”…

    okay ill just wait for when this goes to maemo-extras. hopefully soon!

    oh yeah, how come extras-dev doesn’t work anymore? was that disabled?

    Comment by nninehundred — February 4, 2010 @ 00:27

  18. thanks but i dont know how to install the file all.deb,

    Comment by PUERRO — February 4, 2010 @ 00:34

  19. [...] and motivating if I’ll describe my way of creating themes. I’ve used it to create Marina in Windows but you can use it in any OS I think. Special thanks to Master Carsten [...]

    Pingback by Theming for Dummies « Maemo UI improvements blog. — February 13, 2010 @ 20:44

  20. [...] and motivating if I’ll describe my way of creating themes. I’ve used it to create Marina in Windows but you can use it in any OS I think. Special thanks to Master Carsten [...]

    Pingback by Theming for Dummies | Maemo Nokia N900 — February 14, 2010 @ 04:49

  21. [...] Andrew Zhilin 很有才华,帮助我们完成了好几个项目并制作了一些主题;Tim Samoff 是前委员会成员,参加了前两届委员会,也是一位设计师,在 [...]

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  22. [...] Andrew Zhilin 很有才华,帮助我们完成了好几个项目并制作了一些主题;Tim Samoff 是前委员会成员,参加了前两届委员会,也是一位设计师,在 [...]

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  23. [...] Andrew Zhilin 很有才华,帮助我们完成了好几个项目并制作了一些主题;Tim Samoff 是前委员会成员,参加了前两届委员会,也是一位设计师,在 [...]

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  24. This theme is very cool, the only thing I dislike is the volume bar & it’s slider. The rest is just perfect

    Comment by anonim — March 23, 2010 @ 12:48

  25. [...] und Digital Nature. Mittlerweile gibt es eine Menge alternativer Skins. Als erstes konnte das Theme Marina von Andrew Zhilin auf sich aufmerksam machen. Theme-Ersteller Pizero, der durch seine zahlreichen [...]

    Pingback by N900 Themes – des Kaisers neue Kleider « MaemoKick — March 27, 2010 @ 15:13

  26. hi there
    i’m so thrilled that i found this website. that post was so great. thanks again i signed up to this site.
    are you planning to post similar articles?

    Comment by Gewinne — May 16, 2010 @ 16:58

  27. Really, the best theme as I ever seen on N900

    Comment by kuekuatsheu — September 23, 2010 @ 10:17

  28. [...] und Digital Nature. Mittlerweile gibt es eine Menge alternativer Skins. Als erstes konnte das Theme Marina von Andrew Zhilin auf sich aufmerksam machen. Theme-Ersteller Pizero, der durch seine zahlreichen [...]

    Pingback by N900 Themes – des Kaisers neue Kleider « Nokiahelp — December 22, 2010 @ 14:28

  29. Do you have please wallpaper used in marina theme for computer? Full HD resolution?

    Comment by skip — January 14, 2011 @ 09:57


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