I realized the shape of the Apple menu in Obsidian Menu Bar wasn't the exact same as the Apple logo (it was based off of a font, you know this one: alt-a ), so I had to tweak it.
After that I started playing around with the styling as well, it's now modeled after the chrome Apple.
What do you think? Better?
I figured this is more inline with how Apple would tackle a black menu bar; more styling to the Apple menu, something more basic for the menu extras.
(if you haven't tried Obsidian Menu Bar, you can download it from www.maxthemes.com, working on an update for 10.7.5 as well)
about 1 year ago
I think I prefer before. Maybe because it looks more clickable than decorative.
I've never understood why they have that line there..
@Anders Drage It's a artistic representation of a reflection, as if the Apple was made out of chrome.
@Jack Bingham I see your point, although I don't think it's a problem.
@Max Rudberg nah, both are good! It's just a preference.
@Max Rudberg It looks nice! It could probably be overall brighter on the top. Not sure how much control you have over this. Also, I think in general the menubar in black would look super nice with solid (no effects) glyphs that were the same gray color as on the dark status bar on the phone.
@Louie Mantia Thanks! I have full control :)
My thinking behind the gradient effect was to make them feel more clickable, because as opposed to iOS, you can interact with them. But maybe it's a good idea, it's just a lot of work to change all the existing menu icons.
I think Apple has officially dropped the chrome gloss from the logo.
@Andrew Liebchen Have you looked at About This Mac recently, or the iOS startup screen? Both use the chromed style. This is not the exact style, but modeled after it obviously.
@Max Rudberg, I'm sure you're right. I thought I had read otherwise, but I can't remember where. Maybe it was wishful thinking? Or maybe it only applied to the corporate branding.
I like it Max. Nice touch.
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