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This is how you make a theme from your favorite background
This is a theme for one of my favourite backgrounds, which I made with the following method. When you see it, I had to dim the picture a little to make sure all the left on the new tabs were clearly legible. The things you need to make a design with Chrome:
This is the background image you want to use as part of the theme. A few imaginative thoughts on what your theme should look like. Stage 1: Creating a directory with the name of the theme. As soon as you have created this directory, place another directory in it and mark it with "Images". Contains the pictures you would use in your design.
Here "My topic" is the name of our topic with the picture file in it. Stage 2: Make the pictures for your theme. Notice that all pictures used in a given theme must contain PNG pictures. When you have a JPG picture, you can simply use a picture convertor (like this on-line tool) to simply change it to PNG.
You' d need 4 fundamental picture items to create a good-looking motif. Optionally, a fifth item showing the theme creator's logotype is available. Topic Box - This picture is shown as the box of your theme and as the wallpaper of the Close, Maximize, and Minimize keys. When you choose not to use this picture, your theme behaves like the standard theme and displays the OS natively header.
Picture requirements: Topic Bar - This picture appears as the backdrop for the Forward, Backward, and Update button, as well as the Extension Bar of your extension. Picture requirements: Topic Tag Wallpaper - This picture is shown on the idle tags when more than one tag is open. Picture requirements: Added New tab wallpaper - This is the primary picture that appears when you open a new tile.
We recommend a min. picture format of at least 600x800, but any background picture that matches your monitor is the best. Topic Assignment - This is the picture that will appear in the lower right hand edge of each theme. It' as an option and can be used if you want the user of the design to know who made it.
As soon as you have the pictures finished, simply add them to the picture file we create in one. That' s what our theme file looks like after we have inserted the necessary pictures into the file "images". Hints for making good pictures to follow your primary wallpaper: Choose the most suitable colours for your motif.
In order to get an impression of which colours would fit well to your desktop picture, first create a colour chart from your desktop picture. Using any imaging program, you can trim a portion of your primary picture and adjust its size according to the size of the picture. I have, for example, made a theme named Ethereal 2 that uses the same picture as its backdrop and frame.
And if you choose to use transitions as part of your pictures, you can use this great Dynamic Drive utility to make transitions with the necessary dimension. The general principle is that the border should be as dark as possible and the wallpaper as bright as possible. Of course, this may differ depending on the picture you choose.
Â Each chart expansion, web application that can be installed, and each design has a JSON-formatted manifest filename called manifest.json, which provides the web user with information about our design. _GO ( I' m not sure what you mean by "JSON") (JSON is just a strange name for a kind of formating - don't let it frighten you.) There are 4 elements: pictures, colours, tints and characteristics.
Below is a fundamental manifesto that works well for all topics. An exemplary theme manifesto can be found here. "Mein Thema", "theme_frame" : "images/frame.png", "theme_toolbar" : "images/toolbar. png", "theme_ntp_background" : "images/tab. png", "theme_ntp_attribution" : "images/theme_ntp_attribution. png", "ntp_link" : Ten, 17, 27, "frame."
"Once you've seen the source text, it's a good idea to get to the bottom of the section and see how each section changes the theme. Pictures - Picture items used in the theme are specified in the Pictures section of the Manifesto. journal entry files. Those are the pictures we took in stage 2 and placed in the pictures directory.
Enter the name of the picture as you entered it in the picture directory. Some points to consider when choosing the colours for your design: Select the appropriate icon colour for the taskbar. We have used only one of the most frequently used "buttons" elements in this Manifest Files.
Customize to make the icons pop up or pop up. Features - In a theme manifest, you can use the Features section to customize the behaviour of the primary wallpaper. It is possible to orient the picture up, down or in the middle of the web browsers and either redo it along the x or y axes or not at all.
After you have completed the manifest filename, you can store it in the My Design directory. That' s what our topic directory looks like if the Manifest Files exists. You can download a basic theme pack containing a manifesto and pictures for the theme Blue Chrrome here.
Using this filename as a first point of contact to start a new design. With your pictures and Manifest files finished, it's finally your turn to test the topic. First thing you need to do is open Google Chrome and open the expansion page. Please click on "Load unzipped extension" and browse to our directory "My Design".
Locate and click My Design Directory, and then click OK. When all goes well, Chrome loads the design into the web browsers. When you get an errors message saying that you could not download the extensions, make sure your manifest is formatted in a correct format and named palest.json ( not palest char. text or palest char. rtf).
Use a JSON verifier to ensure that the form of your Manifesto is correct. When you''re happy with the previews, click the Pack Expansion Button, and then Chrome creates a theme and saves it to the My Theme folder's top level directory. It would also generate a PEM or personal design code for your design so that you can upgrade this application in the near term once it has been added to the Galerie of Chromes enhancements.
When all goes well, Chrome will tell you that your . crime and . pen mails have been made. This also shows where these data sets were made. When you try the above mentioned processes a few time, you will know how simple it really is and Chrome actually allows a bunch of customizations in a design.
We' ve added a small number of items to the above manifesto, which allows us to make a good-looking theme. And if you want to delve a little bit further, you can read the Chromed Theme Creation Guide. And if you're interested in building Chrome Web Apps with a similar procedure described above, I've also created a Tutorial for building your own Chrome Web Apps.
While there are ressources for the creation of topics using Chromes available on-line and on the web browser, they have certain restrictions. Most importantly, it doesn't allow you to upload a larger than 2 MB to create a design, and most PNG backgrounds are almost always larger. Abstract theme creator is quite simple and flawed.
Many things have evolved in Chrome since the first version, and these changes have not been reflected in this work. And if you're interested in seeing what kind of topics can be generated with the above Tutorial, you can take a look at a number of topics we've generated in my Google Chrome Theme Warehouse.
When you are familiar with the basics of photo manipulation and copy and paste plain coding, you will do well.