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App for designing themes for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard.   Free
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Architect... Welcome to the wonderful world of Architect, *the* premiere app for designing themes for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. We believe that all of the work that has gone into Architect will make your theming experience far more pleasant than you ever thought possible.

It should be noted that this is a time-limited beta. The current build is set to expire at 12am GMT on September 23, 2008. By that time, we should have either a new beta out, or perhaps even the final release, so don't worry too much.
What's New
Version 1.0b2:
  • Live Preview is still a new feature, and not everything will work right away. Please tell us when it doesn't!
  • Some elements in the browser may not properly map to their image files. Tell us when you think something doesn't look quite right so that we can address it.
  • Not all of the elements in the browser have nice pretty names. We're working on that.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5.3 or later






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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 29 Oct 2010
Time (long past) to call this thing dead.
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Shmk reviewed on 06 Nov 2009
vaporware
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Shmk commented on 16 Sep 2009
So is this project DOA or what? The last blog update was in April. Anyone?...
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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 23 Apr 2009
Also don't forget that Architect's developers have a website (fancy that), where they sometimes post info on their progress:

www.slightlypretentious.com

Right now, one big problem they're dealing with, is that now the time is approaching when Snow Leopard will be released, so they're trying to decide whether to release a Leopard themer, which may be incompatible with Snow Leopard (and thus disappoint people who will be upgrading to it), or wait until Snow Leopard is released, and release a Snow Leopard themer shortly after that, then a Leopard themer later.
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John-Sawyer-CJS commented on 23 Apr 2009
According to the developers, who discuss (sometimes) Architect at www.macthemes.net, both Architect and Facade are still in active development, but school, home, family, people leaving the company, etc. have delayed them again. They've stopped giving release dates, and are now just saying "soon", "when it's ready", etc.
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easer commented on 03 Dec 2008
So, is Facade dead in the water? Their site had said "coming in October," and then nothing happened. Now it just says "coming soon." And I had e-mailed the maker of Kameleon many weeks ago who promised me a Version 2 and new themes were coming out "in the next two weeks," and again, nothing happened. Unsanity is pointless . . . this is truly sad.
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jellybelly commented on 12 Sep 2008
Too bad with have payware themes. Granted, the themers deserve the money. But why does Architect and Facade's developers need to change Mac theming?! Yuck. Windowsblinds.
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John-Sawyer-CJS replied on 23 Apr 2009
How are the developers of Architect/Facade changing theming in the way you describe? ShapeShifter isn't free--it's $20 "shareware". If you mean they're changing theming from a programming viewpoint, they're not responsible for that--Apple changed how things are done in Leopard, and any programmer who creates a theming utility for Leopard needs to accomodate that. That's why ShapeShifter doesn't work in Leopard.
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Suleiman Khan commented on 11 Sep 2008
Will GLADLY hand over some hard-earned money for an app that themes leopard. Unsanity have been lazy, uncommunicative, and just generally bad monopolists over the Mac theming world for far too long.

Goodbye shapeshifter. Hello Facade :)
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easer commented on 11 Sep 2008
Check out their home page, especially the upcoming "Facade" program. Looks like Unsanity has some decent competition for a change.
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Steeply replied on 11 Sep 2008
unsanity will not see competition as it is not going to enter leo themeing market at all
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easer replied on 11 Sep 2008
I'm not disputing you, but how do you know this? I didn't see it stated on Unsanity's site.
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Date:11 Sep 2008
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Architect... Welcome to the wonderful world of Architect, *the* premiere app for designing themes for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard. We believe that all of the work that has gone into Architect will make your theming experience far more pleasant than you ever thought possible.

It should be noted that this is a time-limited beta. The current build is set to expire at 12am GMT on September 23, 2008. By that time, we should have either a new beta out, or perhaps even the final release, so don't worry too much.


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