I`d love XnView to have that dark HUD window look.
Here`s what I`m talking about:
And here is source code, info and turorials on how to use HUD windows when programming a Mac application:
"Sean Patrick O’Brien, a fairly new Cocoa developer has recently released an iLife Controls framework. This allows you to create HUD Windows and controls such as buttons, sliders, popup menus etc. and also a smooth metal type window (again with controls such as buttons and frames)."
download of sample project:
http://lipidity.com/apple/ilife-control ... -and-more/
HUDWindow Source Code by Matt Legend Gemmell:
HMBlkAppKit is a framework which provides transparent black panels for Cocoa applications. This is a sub project of the Shiira project.
And the original Shiira HUD framework:
http://lipidity.com/apple/shiira-2-rele ... framework/
general Mac programming sites:
http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Programmin ... _beginners
Core Graphics animations:
http://lipidity.com/apple/core-graphics ... e-demo-app
HUD style themes for various Mac apps:
HUD theme for Adium:
Adium theme based on HUD plattes:
http://www.adiumxtras.com/index.php?a=x ... ra_id=3206