A brief introduction to Carbide.ui
- Introduction to Carbide.ui
- Packaging and installing the theme
- Activating the theme
- Distributing your theme
List Of Various UI Theme Components
The S60 mobile phone supports backgrounds in themes. The background of a theme in Carbide.ui consists of two different component options.
This is the active background screen of the mobile phone. Most of the S60 screens contain an active background.
This is the idle background screen of the mobile phone. This is the background screen for, for example, the screen that is displayed when mobile phone's keys are locked and the screen saver is not yet active.
The S60 mobile phone's screen is divided into areas. Carbide.ui allows you to edit three areas:
The Status area, which is the upper part of the mobile phone's screen, consists of three sub-areas: Status Area Background, Navi Pane Background, and Idle Status Area Background.
Universal indicator pane
The Main area, which is the large middle part of the mobile phone's screen, consists of five different sub-areas. These sub-areas include, for example, active and idle main area backgrounds.
The Control area, which is the bottom part of the mobile phone's screen, consists of two sub-areas, the Control Area Background and the Idle Control Area Background.
S60 mobile phone uses highlights as a graphical effect.
The S60 mobile phone uses different indicators in its UI screen.
Sliders measure levels, and are used in the user interface (UI) in a similar way as volume indicators.
The slider images consist of:
The volume level is displayed using a scale with ten levels.
Tabs are displayed in the Navi Pane. They indicate selectable views and may contain either icons or text. Active tabs can be selected with a horizontal movement: the tab to the left or right is highlighted and the look of the previously active tab changes to inactive.
S60 Scroll bars and lines
The Scroll Bars and Lines section includes:
Scroll Bars— These include the Vertical Scroll Track and the Vertical Focused Scroll Handle. Lines— These include the Primary, Secondary and Dashed Lines.
The S60 mobile phone contains applications that all have different appearances. Carbide.ui allows you to edit these appearances.
You can create clocks to match the overall theme design through Carbide UI.
Analogue clock: The analogue clock consists of five parts:
|Current date frame|
Digital clock: The digital clock consists of masked number and separator character images.
The digital clock is created in two steps:
1:Background effect creation
The Pinboard application main area consists of a background graphic. The mobile phone user can choose to view the items in a grid or list format. The Pinboard application consists of the following parts:
The application background creates a frame where the Pinboard items can be placed. The background graphics can be theme-specific.
Four corner bitmaps
Four side bitmaps
The displayed highlight depends on the selected view format.
Lower screen area
The lower screen area contains the general UI background graphics.
The Calendar application has three main parts:
Calendar header frame
Calendar side frame
Settings items have two states:
The Calculator application has two customizable components:
Display (input and output display)
The calculator display component requires three pieces: left, center and right. The center piece is stretched to occupy the space between the left and the right piece.
Paper (calculation log)
The calculator paper component can be a one-piece or nine-piece image. The nine-piece image component has:
Four corner images
Four side images
The Notepad application has two types of customizable backgrounds:
1:First page frame
2:Continues page frame
S60 Music Player
The Music player application has several customizable components:
Background The Music player supports full screen background graphics. If you do not create a background, the default S60 Music player background is used.
Visualizer This is a rectangular shaped area located on the top right corner of the screen. This component also requires a mask.
Volume bar This is fully customizable.
Progress bar This is fully customizable.
Equalizer The Equalizer has a bar and a handle that can be customized.
The Colours section in Carbide UI allows you to define the different colour choices of your theme components. The following components' colours, for example, can be edited:
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Online Collection of Themes
- s60v5-themes Dailymobile.se
- s60v3-themes Dailymobile.se
- Wallpapers Dailymobile.se
- The Theme Section in www.symbian-freak.com
- Creating a new theme file
- Theme templates
- Using the Adobe Illustrator template
- Designing for backwards compatibility
- Device Specification
- Nokia Themes
- Creating Referenced Colours
- Replacing single- and multi-piece components