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Simplify 8 Light Classic WIP by dpcdpc11 Simplify 8 Light Classic WIP by dpcdpc11
Feeling kinda nostalgic lately, remembering the good ol' Windows 95-98 days when I got my first PC, and so... my computer journey began.

So I thought "why not mix Simplify 8 and Windows 98 GUI?" And this is my latest creation in progress: Simplify 8 Light Classic!
This is for all you oldies but goldies out there! What do you think? Like it?
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rdchua30 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015
wallpaper?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
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linguaccia22 Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
but for the icons on a complete package or you have replaced it manually?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
If you mean the taskbar icons, you have to replace them manually.
If you mean the icons in explorer, then I'm using the numix ipack.
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linguaccia22 Featured By Owner May 14, 2015
I spoke those of explorer you kindly give me the link of the package but use it with IconPackager or what?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner May 15, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
For the system icons I'm using this iPack neiio.deviantart.com/art/numix…
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brinkbrvanden Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015
I like it very much. I love the classic style.
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evilserge Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
where get the library icons?
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
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jadenaq Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
You and that Numix... ;)
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evilserge Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015
thanks!!!
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Vilthruil Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015
I like it!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the feedback!
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Tramperdk Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Wish you could make it completely classic instead, that would be awesome :3
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
There are already a couple of themes trying to replicate the classic theme, but I don’t want to do that. It's still going to be Simplify but with a sprinkle of classical feeling.
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Finally, something that breaks this dull flat fad. Flawless combination :)
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the feedback. I'm glad someone else like it as well. I've got a few more elements to skin and hopefully I'll release it when I get back home in 12 days.
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slowboyfast Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
That would be awesome. Finally something that would make me switch to 8.1 again :)
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nostalgia:D
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Exactly Pete!
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PeterRollar Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
:handshake:
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the fav btw!
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jadenaq Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015
I like!  /me stares at screen while drooling.....
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Happy to hear that. Will finish it soon.
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LukasKokoska Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
The balance is broken a bit with the parts that have both flat and beveled styling. I think I would rather go with either one, not a combination of them (as they have completely different philosophy). With that being said, cool to see you branch out, cheers!
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for the feedback. I know it's hard to mix these 2 philosophies but that was the point. Never liked the crappy beveled elements in windows classic but since I'm a long time Windows user I wanted to bring back a bit the old times in a modern style, that's why I kept the beveled to minimum.
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skiOurosblOOm Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
I dig this!
I am a little late, but happy new year mate!!Love, peace and health! :D
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
better late than never, right!? thanks for the wishes my friend.... have an awesome new year! but not too awesome so that 2016 can be even awesomer!
glad you like the new style btw!
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 11, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
It looks nice! :) However, I'm just not a big fan of Windows 98 emulated caption buttons together with a modern simplistic style. :P Just my opinion though. Windows 95-98 is minimalistic, but in an old kind of sense, perhaps if caption buttons didn't have a white border on top or a shadow in their corners they may flow a bit nicer. But either way, looks good overall. :) The taskbar design looks cool as well! That goes well.
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dpcdpc11 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks for your feedback. I'm not sure if you actually googled some images with win 98, but the idea was to recreate the same feeling of beveled button only flatter. If I remove the inner shadows like you said I'm left with only flat buttons which defeats my purpose.
If you like the taskbar you should like the caption buttons as well since they have the same style, a continuation of the UI present on win 98 as well.
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dAKirby309 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 12, 2015  Professional Interface Designer
No, not inner shadows (minimize/maximize/close glyphs). Here's what I meant: mk7wig.by3301.livefilestore.co…

I know what Windows 98/95 looked like as that was one of my first computers. :P

Sorry if I sounded mean or something, not what I was going for. It does look nice! Just doesn't flow extremely well to me. :) I just feel like if the caption buttons were flat flat then it would look much nicer.

And the taskbar (again, the borders/shadows don't flow super well with modern flat style) looks good, I like it! Especially the idea of those dots on the sides of the taskbar items to indicate multiple instances; good idea! :)
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