Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Future File Management Mockup

Future File Management Mockup Screenshot
I’ve been working on this mockup for a few days now and I’m getting really tired of it so I figure I would post it before I abandon making it.

My idea that I have never seen implemented in file management is called pathview or perhaps webview. Maybe it’s already out there but I have never seen it, I think it would be quite revolutionary and genuinely useful if ever implemented.

Pathview/webview: All files are presented in a single window; the user is able to move around the files like in an RTS game or Google Earth. An excellent example of this implementation would be the game Defcon. The user is able to zoom in and zoom out and follow the mini-map in order to locate files.

Organization: Essentially you could create areas for files, like a map. It could be based on the world, planets or anything else. You can move files around by dragging them to different areas with out actually changing their position in the file system. It simply makes no sense that we have to follow the organization of our operating system in order to locate files. The line paths would still indicate the original location of the files in the file system even if the files are placed in other parts of the map.

File movement (not in the mockup): One problem with pathview could be moving large amounts of files. To speed this up, the user has a special tool. A temporary folder or basket, which allows the user to place files into this area temporally. Then move into another part of the map and move the files into that area by dragging them out of the basket. This is similar to the way that RPG games implement item management.

Folder icons and trash icon used in the mockup are called iVista.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Hammer and Sickle

Here is a Hammer and Sickle Soviet based wallpaper I made.
Hammer and Sickle Soviet Wallpaper
The context of this wallpaper is that I'm in the middle of watching PU-239. The film is about nuclear material going missing from the former Soviet Union, interesting movie so far.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Metacity Theme SmoothBlend

Here is a smooth gray Metacity theme I made called SmoothBlend.
Metacity SmoothBlend Theme
Download it at

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Ubuntu Wallpapers Collection

Here is a collection of Ubuntu based wallpapers that I have done. Click on each image to view a larger version.
Ubuntu Go Beyond Windows Wallpaper
Ubuntu Simple Wallpaper
Xubuntu+ Fast Equals Good Wallpaper
Ubuntu Orange Wallpaper
Ubuntu Swirls Green Wallpaper
Ubuntu Swirls Blue Wallpaper
Ubuntu Swirls Brown Wallpaper
Ubuntu Chocolate Wallpaper
Here are some photographs that I took with my Kodak 2 Megapixel camera.
August Sunset Wallpaper
Ducks Sunrise Wallpaper
Seagull Wallpaper
You can find a mirror of all these wallpapers at my deviantART page.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Two Desktop Mockups

I sneaked two mockups of GNU/Linux desktops that I made completely in Photoshop into both the Ubuntu's August Screenshot Thread and Neowin's August Screenshot Thread, not many people noticed.

Here is the fake Duke Nukem Forever mockup I photoshoped.
Fake Duke Nukem Forever Screenshot Mockup
Ubuntu Simplex mockup.
Ubuntu Simplex Mockup