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Monday, December 29, 2008

Through the Storm

I typically keep this blog about theme related stuff but lately I have had so many other things on my mind.

As I previously wrote, I was laid off from Flock right before Thanksgiving and found out my wife and I were having out third child a week later. Since then, the Portland area had a major snow storm that lasted two weeks and pretty much shut down the city with 22" of snow and ice.

This has been a pretty tough month in our household but I have tried to bear the burden. I am in the no man's land of trying to push hard and turn Virtus Designs into a business or going out and finding a job, all while our savings are running out quickly with tons of bills to pay.

We hadn't been to Church since the storm hit so this past Sunday was our first day back. We had a great message. The topic Mark 4:35-39

35 On the same day, when evening had come, He said to them, “Let us cross over to the other side.”
36 Now when they had left the multitude, they took Him along in the boat as He was. And other little boats were also with Him.
37 And a great windstorm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so that it was already filling.
38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. And they awoke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?”
39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.
40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said to one another, “Who can this be, that even the wind and the sea obey Him!”

The Disciples had been with Jesus for a while and had seen Him do so many amazing things. They should have known that everything would be ok because Jesus told them that they would cross over to the other side.

Our Pastor gave two points that shouldn't have given them peace.

1. They should have had peace in His promises.

We can always be sure that the Promises of the Lord will come to pass. Jesus told the disciples that they were going to the other side. That meant, they would make it to the other side. Jesus was in the same boat as they were. He was completely at peace, sleeping in the boat.

Their reaction to the storm was completely opposite. They freaked out. They panicked and woke Jesus up to tell Him that they were going to perish and that He did not care.

2. They should have had peace in His presence.

They had been with Jesus during several things and had never seen Him panic. He was always calm and they should have picked up on the fact that He was always in control.

We find ourselves in storms throughout our lives. There are two different types of storms, those that God uses to correct us and those that He uses to direct us. Both of them have the same intent to move us down the path that He has for us.

I find myself in a storm right now but I have learned not to panic. That does not mean I have always been calm in the middle of the storm and it does not mean I have been perfect in this current storm. It is a fitting coincidence that the situational storm in my life coincides with the "Arctic Blast 2008" storm here in Portland. This is on of the worst storms we have had in terms of snowfall. It made life difficult. It was very cold, extremely difficult to move around, and completely unexpected in December.

That storm finally ended and now life is going back to normal. Just like that storm, the storms in our lives come to an end. We don't like them. They are very uncomfortable while we are in their midst but I can say that every storm I have gone through has made me a better and stronger person on the other side.

This stormy season I am going through now will come to an end soon. My hope is that I can make it through knowing in peace that I will make it to the other side. I don't know what is on the other side and I don't know what will be lost in the middle but I know the Lord's ways are good and His promises will be kept. He promises to provide for our needs. Sometimes we mistake our needs with our wants.

With that said, I hope this storm ends soon and the other side comes quickly.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Blog Layouts

I am venturing into the realm of blog layouts for Blogger and Wordpress as well as Firefox and Flock themes. Apparently there is a huge demand for great layouts for your blog so you can share your thoughts with the world in style.

If anyone has a blog that you would like a customized layout for, I need some practice.


When my buddy (@johnweiss for twitter fans) told me about how great Twitter is, I made fun of him. I still make fun of him but at least on this topic, he was right. Twitter is an amazing way to get connected and let people know you are out there.

I also fought people on Facebook until I was forced to get an account while I worked with Flock in order to test my themes out with their browser interface. Once again, I must say Facebook is quite fun to mess around with and post pictures to and get connected with old friends. I had a friend that I hadn't talked to since 4th grade find me and send me a note.

Sure, a lot of this takes time and requires self-control but it is fun. All of these social networking sites have one thing in common, they are all integrated into Flock's UI so give Flock a try and keep track of all your account activity on the people sidebar while using your browser window for browsing. It will let you know when you need to check your account and with many of the accounts, you can just post/update directly from the sidebar.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Revelation for Firefox Now Available

You can purchase and download it here or you can go to my website for more screenshots.

Revelation - This is my newest theme creation for Firefox and the first of many in a series themes in this style. It combines glassy crimson buttons on the same shiny black toolbar from Aero Fox. This is the first release of this theme so there are sure to be some minor issues but I tried to be as thorough as possible.

If you like the RedShift V2 for Firefox, you might want to check this one out. It isn't quite as dark as Red Shift but it might just be dark enough.

Both the Mac and Windows versions work with Colorful tabs and I have redone the URL window to work better with the Fission extension for those who like their progress bar embeded in the URL window.

This theme is only available from my site and my blog.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

New Themes Coming- 1st Up Black and Red

I am working on a new series of themes. The first one out will be a shiny dark theme with glassy crimson buttons as seen above. I will have different color variations to follow but I am going through now to finish up the icon set. I should have the first release of this theme out tonight or tomorrow.

Follow my twitter feed to keep current on updates. This theme will be available exclusively through my site http://www.virtusdesigns.com

Monday, December 1, 2008

Aqua Midnight Released

I have released the Flock version of Aquatint Black Gloss. It is available at virtusdesigns.com

Friday, November 28, 2008

Aquatint Black Theme for Flock

Midnight Aqua Flock - This is the Flock version of my popular Aquatint Black Gloss for Firefox. It is available for both Windows and Mac

Other themes now available for Flock include Aero Flock, Aero Flock Silver, the Safari style Silver Flock, and black safari style theme Onyx.

All are available now at my site virtusdesigns.com

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Season of Thanks?

I received an email from a very angry person yesterday that used some expletives to describe me and ended by telling me to burn in Hell. During this Holiday Season as we approach Thanksgiving, it is a sad reminder how much anger there is out there. We saw it during the Presidential election, and still see it in several places around the country, and we come across it in our personal daily lives.

This should be a time where people focus on what is good in their lives. This year is quite different from recent years however, due to the major downturn in our economy and the reality that we are on the verge of a major economic crisis as we hear daily of failing U.S. Banks and an Auto Industry that is ready to collapse.

My family is feeling the effects of this economy like so many others. I was recently laid off from Flock due to major cuts in payroll as several people were let go. We also just found out a week after getting laid off that we are having another baby but will not have health insurance come November 30th. So many things have hit us all at the same time.

I know my family is not the only one going through tough times as so many others could give similar stories. I am sure our situation is nowhere near as devastating as others who are going to even tougher times and painful situations.

That is why, more than ever, we need to look to the source of these Holidays. Thanksgiving was a day that the early inhabitants of this country took to give thanks to God, the giver of our rights and freedoms and the one who can take care of us in times of trials and tribulation. He is our hope and as a nation, we have turned our attention to other things. The name Virtus comes from the Latin word for power. It is used in 1 Corinthians 2:5 which says "[Y]our faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God."

This verse has come to mean a lot to me over the past year as I have seen Him do amazing things for our family. Now, in this time of uncertainty and trouble for my family and the nation as a whole, we need to turn back our attention to Him as the source of our help.

We have leaders in our government that are spending trillions of dollars to bail out failing industries as we teeter on another depression. None of them agree on what we should do, who we should help, how much we should spend, etc. Things might get better but could get a lot worse.

So many people are scared and angry and I am not sure they really know why. While I look for a job, continue creating new themes, and prepare for a new addition to our family, I can have hope and peace knowing that God is in control and He is our help in times of great trouble.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Great New Themes for the Flock Browser

Here is a little video I put together showcasing the Flock themes I have available now with many more to come including a Flock version of Abstract Zune, Aquatint and Aquatint Black.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Updates and New Themes

I have updated my website www.virtusdesigns.com. There are several new themes available including some themes for the Flock browser and some updates for Mac users.

I will continue working and updating themes. My goal is to get Aero Fox Silver working on Mac as well as Aquatint Black. I also plan on making my new theme, Silver Fox, available for Windows.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Aero Fox Issues on Mac

Somehow the file I uploaded recently for this theme had some issues and would not load after installation. I have updated the file so there are no longer any issues if you download it now. If you happened to download the theme and it didn't work email me and I will send you the updated file.

I have a much improved update for this theme coming in the next day or two as well as many more Mac versions of my themes so please check them out if you have a Mac. I will also be updating all my themes in the coming days with some needed improvements.

Safari Style Theme

Check out my latest theme available at my site

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Flock Themes Available

I am working on some themes for Flock that will be available shortly. I am going to convert my Aero and Aero Silver themes, Aquatint themes and some others to give those Flock users out there some options to make the browser look as cool as it operates.

Several themes are now available for Flock at my website.
Blogged with the Flock Browser

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Updates Available

Updates for Aquatint Black, Aero, and Aero Silver are now ready at http://www.virtusdesigns.com

The rest are on their way when I have some time, hopefully this weekend.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Website and Theme Updates

I am currently updating my website along with my themes. There will be significant changes to my premium themes that I hope you will enjoy.

Some of the things that I am working on or have improved:
  • The ability to get automatic updates so you will not have to purchase a new version every time.
  • Improved toolbar usability allowing the height of the toolbar to increase/decrease depending on the mode you decide to use.
  • more detail such in things like preference windows and skinned buttons.
  • better functionality with extensions like Tab Mix Plus, Colorful Tabs, and AIOS.
  • More.
Stay tuned as I get things ready to go.

I have been extremely busy with work so I apologize to those who have emailed me. I will be working on responding to emails in the next couple of days to get caught up.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Aero Fox for Mac is Available

I have put the link to download Aero Fox for Mac users on my site at http://www.virtusdesigns.com

This is the first to be released specifically for Mac and the rest are on their way.

Friday, July 18, 2008

mac versions this weekend?

My goal and hope is to have my theme ready to go on Mac this weekend.


I have Aero Fox for Mac 95% complete. I have to go through and make sure everything is looking alright.

As for things that I was able to improve
  • Scroll Bars look like they should on Mac OS
  • Main Toolbar is narrower and takes up less space (this will be included in my Windows version update as well)
  • popup windows will not have invisible text
  • It should be compatible with Tab Mix Plus (Another included update for Windows version)
Once I get this theme to my complete satisfaction, I will be able to quickly get the rest of my themes updated and working on Mac.

I was hoping to get them all done by the end of tonight but I had more things to fix than I realized. Look for their availability on my main site (http://www.virtusdesigns.com) in the next few days.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Downloading on Torrents

Just for fun, I searched for Frank Lion's Blue Moonlight Vista theme to see if it was available on torrent sites to download. According Frank, this theme is donationware was available for free if you donate money to him for his projects. He mentioned that the theme was no longer going to be offered because of people who were abusing the system. I figured that meant people were able to download on torrent sites without having to donate to him. I found this theme on several torrent sites and tried to download it to see how easy this was.

I found that some of the sites you had to be a member so I passed. Then on a couple of sites I was welcomed to the site with a bunch of naked women and links to sex sites.

How nice to see what the people who take our themes are doing with their time. That isn't much a of a shocker. These people that are bashing me and telling me that I am contributing to the demise of open source software load my themes and distribute them without my permission are connected to the porn industry. One person tried to justify doing this by saying the GPL allows them to distribute my work. While this may be legally true (I need to read it more carefully) it does not coincide with the intent of the GPL that they so vocally claim to be defenders of. The intent is not to distribute another person's work just to spite them because you don't think their time is worth anything and you feel that you are entitled to take things for nothing.

I received an email from seme European college student who called me names and told me how his professor used me as an example of how people are going to destroy open source. Sorry Mr. European college professor, the people that destroy open source are those who take the hard work of others and attempt to render it useless. It is these people that lead to companies putting such strict and limiting restrictions on their work such as all the major software comanies like Adobe, Microsoft, and the others. Work is worth something. The idea behind open source is that it is just tha, open. It is not free of charge but freely available to look at and use for your own projects.

When people start taking that work and spitting on it because they feel they are entitled to do so, that is when open source will go down. Open source is about the ability to be creative and then do what you want with it. That could mean to charge for it or give it away for free but it is naive to think that open source is about the greater good of all mankind. There is too much money behind the giant open source corporations to be so idealistic.

That does not make them bad. Mozilla and Firefox, Ubuntu, Flock, Red Hat, Suse by Novell and so many others are using open source to give users alternatives in software. However, their goal is still to make a profit and that is good. Capitalism, while considered so evil by many, brings competition and competition leads to better products and better products lead to happier users. Some of it may be free to the users, some may not. That should be the decision of the developer and not for a group of unhappy users who don't like the developer's decision.

With that being said, I am working on updates and should have them available shortly. Major issues addressed are display issues with Mac OS and Tab Mix Plus.

Oh yeah, go see Wall-E. I thought it was pretty funny. I thought it could be Pixar's first bomb but it definitely did not come close to that. You may like other Pixar films better but you will laugh. It is worth seeing.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Mac Version of Aero Fox

I have a test version of the Aero Fox basic for Mac. You can download it here.

For any Mac users of Aero Fox, it would help out of you could test this out and let me know if you notice any issues.

Right now this is not the fully skinned version and has the standard Mac scrollbars and gray status bar. The Windows structure and Mac structure of the default themes are very different so I had to rebuild a lot of the theme in order to get it to display correctly on Mac OSX.

I am sure there are some issues but I will take care of those as I hear feedback. I know now that the drop arrow does not display on the back/forward buttons. It does display when icons and text is selected but not with icons only. I think there is an issue with the throbber but I may be wrong.

To those of you who will help out with this and those of you who have purchased my themes this week, thank you very much. I appreciate your help and support.

Side note to those who continue to criticize me and provide links for people to download my premium versions for free. This is why I am offering two versions. The basic version is for people who only care about the main toolbar and nothing else. I have spent 4 days trying to get this to display correctly on Macs since my Windows theme has issues. It is now almost midnight on the 4th day and I am just getting it ready to have people test it out. In a few hours I have to get up and go to my real job. Then, after they test it, I will have to spend many more hours getting it ready to upload to AMO before I start on a fully skinned version that I can call a premium version.

That is just for this theme. Then I have to create a Mac specific version for Aquatint Black, Abstract Black, Abstract Zune, Aquatint, Abstract Classic, Purpletint Black, Greentint Black, Abstract Amethyst, Abstract Emerald, Aero Fox Silver, and others.

So, before you go around accusing me of being greedy and unethical because I have the audacity to think my time and efforts are worth something and start taking my work and distributing it on other sites without my permission, you should take a long look at yourself and question why you are so upset with me and why you are entitled to have my work for free when honest people are paying $0.99 for it.

It is very easy for your to get outraged and steal my themes while I am doing all the work to make sure my themes are high quality and were ready to be used for the release of Firefox 3.

Misidentified Pirate

It has come to my attention that Danny was misidentified as the person who uploaded my theme to a software download site for pirated materials. While Danny was thanked as the person who uploaded my themes and shared them for people who feel my time and efforts are not worth anything and don't feel they need to pay, the credit should have gone to armedking.

I apologize to Danny for the misunderstanding because he has purchased a couple of my themes and was not the one responsible for uploading them.

As for armedking, apparently he does not believe in the intent behind free open source software and the general public license as he claims. He, and those who are very critical of me, like to claim that they are the ones who really understand and stand up for the principles of open source software and that is why they are obligated to take my work and distribute it on piracy sites.

Yes armedking, my work is done under the GPL and is open source but that does not entitle you to take my work and distribute it as you are. It is this exact license that allows me to create my work and distribute it as I see fit, not you. The license says that you can use my theme's code and build your own themes off of it without having to pay me license fees or royalties.

You have rationalized that what you are doing is for the common good of the Firefox community at large but you are doing nothing but demonstrating your lack of real ethics and a sense of immature entitlement.

Obviously there is little I can do to prevent people from doing what armedking has done other than hope and rely on the common decency of people who want to do the right thing and use my free version or support me in my efforts by giving $0.99 for my full versions.

Again, to Danny, I am sorry for identifying you as the person who did this.

Friday, June 20, 2008

By the way

Someone commented on my previous editorial that they felt bad for me because of the response I was getting from people who are now telling me how stupid I am and how much they hate me. He went on to mention the fact that, for the past year and a half, I created themes on my own time while working as a high school teacher making no money (over the past five years) while having to deal with "jackasses" all the time. They often felt compelled to tell me how much they hated me and how stupid I am. All this while I had a Master's degree and they didn't know how to add fractions.

Another person commented that they did not know this about me. This is true, and I find it quite funny and ironic. I was teaching for no money and donated my time and ability for free to the Firefox Community for over a year while I created themes for Firefox 2. Now, I am no longer teaching and I am creating themes full time. I decided that, due to the time and energy that goes into creating and maintaining themes, I would offer my free basic version and my $0.99 version. This idea was welcomed by a bunch of people telling me that I should do this for free, telling me how stupid I am and telling me how much they hated me, all while they refuse to look at the actual General Public License for open source software and the actual definition of open source software which I provided in my editorial.

I guess not much has changed, I still have people telling me how stupid I am and how much they hate me while trying to pirate my software by uploading it to other sites. I guess there is one difference, they are demanding that I work for free while they call me names. At least with teaching I could call in sick and have a substitute.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

My Editorial on "Free"

I have just set off a huge debate within the Firefox community with my decision to offer a free (gratis-no cost) version of my themes as well as a $0.99 version of my themes available for download at my new website. This has made a group of Firefox users very upset because they believe that Free (libre) Open Source Software (FOSS) should be free of charge. This is where the misunderstanding of the clumsy English word "free" comes into play.

In terms of software, free (in the case of free open source software) is used in the libre sense of the word. Free is speaking here of the software being open for anyone to view the code, change it without having to pay license fees and redistribute "freely". As Wikipedia puts it:

Free software or libre software is software that can be used, studied, and modified without restriction, and which can be copied and redistributed in modified or unmodified form either without restriction, or with minimal restrictions only to ensure that further recipients can also do these things. In practice, for software to be distributed as free software, the human readable form of the program (the "source code") must be made available to the recipient along with a notice granting the above permissions. Such a notice is a "free software licence", or, in theory, could be a notice saying that the source code is released into the public domain.

Open source software exists for freedom of information, not freedom from having to pay. As the Wikipedia article goes on to discuss, often times open source software is free or very inexpensive but it does not have to be gratis (free of charge).

The free being used here is the same as "free enterprise", "free market", "free speech", "free press" and so on. Free enterprise and free market do not mean they cost nothing but that they allow people to make their own choices on how they want to conduct business. Free speech refers to people's ability to speak without fear of retribution, it does not mean that their speech costs nothing. People are paid quite often to give speeches, does that mean they do not have "free speech". No, because the free is not referring to cost, but to liberty.

In the same way, free software means that the software is available under general public license for others to use and distribute without having to pay a license fee. If you look at the definition of open source you will see that the first thing listed when defining open source is that the license on the open source software may not restrict anyone from selling or redistributing the software and no license fees or royalties may be imposed for anyone selling that software.

By setting up my themes the way I have, in no way have I violated the idea or intent of free open source software. I have put great thought into my decisions on how I want to structure this idea which is why I decided to offer a free (gratis) basic version that will have minimal support and will only contain the major components of the theme such as the toolbar, icons, tabs, and certain menus. Because I enjoy doing themes, I want to create the best themes possible which requires enormous amounts of time and energy. In order to do this, I started charging $0.99 to compensate not only the time needed to create and maintain the theme but to provide support via email and this blog to those who are having troubles.

I have spent the past 3 days answering close to 100 emails on how to download, install, and use the themes. I have also set up a user forum to provide a community support group of users who want to discuss issues relating to Firefox themes as well as provide answers to support questions for those who are having troubles.

While some of you have made your mind up that I have sold out and sought after greedy intentions, the opposite is true. I have taken my theme development to a new level of support to create and offer the best themes available which I believe will help out Firefox in the long run. Some developers may follow suit as some fear but that, in my opinion, will only improve Firefox. If people can earn a little money by offering themes for a small fee, better developers will start making better themes which will lead to a better offering of Firefox.

I may be wrong and the market may reject my idea but that is the beauty of free (libre) markets. I understand that no matter what I say, certain people will always hate what I am doing and do what they can to hurt me. My question is, what is the reason behind those feelings of anger and resentment and what is the purpose behind trying to stop me from what I have decided to do?

Regardless of what you feel or what you decide to do in response to my decision, my intent is to continue to make the best Firefox themes possible and get them to as many people as possible, whether it be my $0.99 version or my free (gratis) basic version available on AMO.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Mac and Linux

It appears from some email questions that there are some text coloring issues with my darker themes. I will try to get an update put together soon for my 6 dark themes to see if it takes care of the problem. That update will not cost anything for those of you experiencing that problem. My hope is to be able to replace the existing file and then have you be able to re-download the file from the same link before.

Monday, June 16, 2008


I got an email asking about whether people had to pay again if they wanted an updated version of the theme. That got me thinking about the logistics of paying/not paying on updates. For now, I am going to make the download available for 30 days after it is purchased. That way, if you purchase a theme and I update the theme within 30 days, you can get the new version for no charge.

I don't plan on making overly frequent updates so you are not going to have to spend a dollar every few days to get the new version. Unless there is major issue that requires and update, I will probably update every few months and clearly explain what the update is for so you can decide whether or not the new download is necessary.

Twitter will be the best way to stay on top of updates.

Please be patient, this is new and I know a little unpopular with some people. I am trying to make all sides happy which is hard. Remember, you can still get the free version of my theme from AMO.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Issues with Vista?

Has anyone tried my themes with Vista? I have heard a couple of people say that themes will not work with Vista as their OS?

Friday, June 13, 2008

Firefox 3 Coming June 17th.

With the release of FF3 coming in a few days, I believe I am ready to upload all my new themes by this weekend. I am also going to launch an improved website showcasing all my themes. I will also keep this blog around to give updates and may create a user forum to go along with it. I am not sure what the purpose of it would be other than to have a user forum. I will put it together and see if there is enough interest in it to keep a forum around.

Stay tuned. I should have it all up and running by Saturday night.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Stay Tuned

I am working on a new website and some new themes for when Firefox 3 is released.

There are some minor changes to the themes but overall they look and feel the same as before. I hope you will find some of the changes to improve the themes. Due to the change in structure of the themes by the Firefox developers, I decided to redo the way the tabs look and operate. They made it very difficult to change the tabs but I think you will like the way they look. The changes should also prevent any issues related to extensions that add functionality to themes. Most of the changes I made were done to keep my themes more compatible with popular extensions.

On a bigger note, I have joined the team at Flock theme development will now become my profession. After teaching high school for five years, I am excited for something new and what could be better than doing something I love to do and have been doing as a hobby for the past year and a half.

I will announce my new site soon so stay tuned.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Theme Compatibility

As of now, all of my themes are created on a Windows PC. Since I do not have a Mac, I cannot test my recently updated Firefox 3 themes to see how they operate on OSX. Has anyone tried my updated FF3 themes on a Mac? If so, how do they operate? I have read some things that suggest there may be some problems on Macs using themes built on he default Windows theme and on Windows using themes built on the default Mac theme.

Has anyone noticed any issues?

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Aero Fox Silver

I have put a silver version of my Aero Fox theme together for those of you who like the Aero style buttons but may not like the darker themes.

I have not finished putting a version of this theme together for use with Firefox 3 yet but I will have one available shortly. You can download this from the Firefox Add-ons site under the experimental themes.

Please let me know what you think of this theme.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Aquatint Redone for Firefox 3

You can download my updated Aquatint Redone theme here.

Abstract Classic for Firefox 3

I have updated the Abstract Classic file to work with Firefox 3.

You can download it here

All of my Firefox 3 themes need some fine tuning but they should all work pretty well as is. I changed a couple of minor things on this theme while trying to keep the overall look and feel of the original.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Aquatint Black Gloss for Firefox 3

You can download Aquatint Gloss for Firefox 3 here

I still have to take care of some of the smaller details but it should display nicely without the major issues people are reporting for themes running on Firefox 3 that were designed for Firefox 2.

For those of you who use the All In One Sidebar, I have fixed this so the vertical side toolbar appears correctly.

New Update for Aero Fox III

I have updated the theme so it is nearing completion. There are still some issues to iron out but it improves on the 3.0.1a release.

You can download 3.0.1b here

For those of you who use the All In One Sidebar, I have fixed this so the vertical side toolbar appears correctly.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Aero Fox For Firefox 3

I have a test release for Aero Fox built on the new default theme for FF 3. I am still working on some issues but this fixes the problems with the tabs and the search bar. I still have some things to figure out but this makes it a little more functional for those of you who have made the switch.

I would appreciate any feedback to let me know of any issues. I still have some of the details such as the preference windows and so on so they are on the way. Please let me know of any problems that show up or any suggestions to improve on the theme. I will keep working on this and eventually release a final version on the Firefox Add-ons page along with the rest of my updated themes.

You can download and install this version of Aero Fox here

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Firefox 3

Just to update everyone, I have been really busy lately and haven't had as much time to work on updating all my themes for Firefox 3 yet but they are in the works and will be done. I made them available for FF3 in order to see how they worked and I am aware about the issues regarding the search window and the tabs. I was hoping to be able to fix these quickly but it turned out to be trickier than I thought.

I have been working on designing a website for a friend of mine who has a Network/IT support and consulting business so I have spent most of my time on that.

Thanks for all of your feedback and please stay tuned. I will get all of my themes up and running for FF3 as soon as I can.

Thanks to everyone has left donations. I really appreciate your generosity and your kind words for the work that I have done.