These themes started as a project to create a colourful, GTK3-compatible theme set reminiscent of Shiki-Colors. Since I have no real GTK2 or GTK3 theme design or creation experience, I borrowed a well-designed theme I had been using since I started using GNOME 3, Zukitwo-Dark, and tweaked it until it resembled Shiki-Colors while retaining the Zukitwo look and feel.
This theme set contains GTK2, GTK3, GNOME Shell and Cinnamon themes in all 7 colours from Shiki-Colors (Brave, Dust, Human, Illustrious, Noble, Wine and Wise), as well as colour-neutral GNOME Shell and Cinnamon themes (Zukitwo-Colors) and Metacity/Mutter and XFWM themes for Dust (Zukitwo-Dust) and the rest (Zukitwo-Colors). (Zukitwo-Dust has separate Metacity/Mutter and XFWM themes as part of its colour-scheme.)
I recommend using the GNOME-Colors icons themes with this theme set, since these themes were created with the intention of being a GTK3-compatible alternative to Shiki-Colors, and fit very well with the corresponding icon themes.
NOTE: The GTK3 and GNOME Shell themes require GNOME/GTK 3.4 and Unico 1.0.2 to work correctly. These themes will not work correctly with GNOME/GTK 3.6 and will not be updated to work with them, due to GTK 3.6 requiring image assets for styling many elements.
Zukitwo themes, by lassekongo83: [link] (Information about theme requirements and changes listed here will also apply to these themes as they're derived from Zukitwo-Dark and Zukitwo-Shell.)
Oct. 15, 2012 - Cinnamon: Modified menu button sizes.
Oct. 14, 2012 - Cinnamon: Modified sound applet appearance to work better with the new layout. - Cinnamon/Shell: Set panel height to 24px. (Prevents maximized applications in Cinnamon from going behind the panel(s).)
Oct. 10, 2012 - GTK3: Added/fixed drag 'n' drop styling.
Sep. 20, 2012 - Cinnamon: Updated to work with Cinnamon 1.6. - Cinnamon/Shell: Fixed selected background colour in text entry boxes. - GTK3: Updates from Zukitwo themes.
Aug. 6, 2012 - Cinnamon: New thumbnail images.
Aug. 3, 2012 - GTK3: Added styling for Nemo. - GTK2: Fixed Chromium styling.
Aug. 1, 2012 - Mutter: Minor change to window border colouring. - Shell: Modified workspace switcher appearance to better fit themes.
July 13, 2012 - GTK2: Minor panel-related fixes.
July 12, 2012 - GTK2: Panel-related modifications (fixing previous update's issues, hopefully fixing other problems as well).
July 9, 2012 - GTK2/GTK3: Minor fixes from original Zukitwo themes. - GTK2: Minor panel-related fixes (specifically, to fix Banshee notification icon popup appearance). - GNOME Shell: Moved shared button code to "Buttons" section and removed unnecessary button focus state padding adjustments copied from default theme, other minor adjustments. - Cinnamon: Moved shared button code to "Buttons" section and removed unnecessary button focus state padding adjustments, minor padding/spacing adjustments to various elements, other minor adjustments to make themes look more like GNOME Shell themes.
July 3, 2012 - Shell: New Activities button images, tweaks to hotplug and media player items to better fit theme. - Cinnamon: New menu and overview images, similar tweaks as to GNOME Shell theme, drag 'n drop colouring for panel edit mode, some additional polish. - Applied latest changes from original Zukitwo themes.
July 1, 2012 - Shell: Tweaked hotplug and media player items to better fit theme. - Cinnamon: Similar tweaks, plus additional polish. - Shell: New Activities button images.
June 25, 2012 - Removed personalized Cinnamon themes and renamed original themes.
The biggest issue I have with updating the theme is creating (or, in this case, modifying) the image assets that are now required since the Unico GTK3 engine was stripped of most of its functionality. I don't really have the time to go through and modify the images to fit the colour schemes of the different themes in this set and the others I've made based on Zukitwo. Also, this theme set was based on Zukitwo-Dark, which was dropped with Zukitwo's update to GTK3 3.6, so I'd have to figure out how to keep the dark tool and menu bars on my own or find code that does that from another theme and tweak it into these ones...
It's just time I don't have and effort I don't want to spend on themes that may end up broken *yet again* in a subsequent GNOME release.
I'm not sure whether the blame for this falls with the Unico engine devs or the GNOME devs. If Unico had to strip most of the CSS styling functions and built-in widgets (eg. check and radio buttons) it used to have to be able to work with GTK3 3.6, then I blame the GNOME devs for requiring their removal. If they removed them for any other reason, then I blame the Unico engine devs. Either way, not being able to style everything purely in CSS and still have it look good is a real bother, it makes tweaking and modifying themes a lot more work.
I have just downloaded the latest theme archive and it has made the window buttons and panel icons have a white background when hovering over or selecting, where it used to be nice and dark matching the theme. Screenshot - [link] I wish I'd backed up the older theme. Do you have it anywhere to download? Thanks.
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