“These mockups looks very nice. How can I set the same transparency in dash and top panel?”
@toptus011, I wish I knew how - I’m just making mockups in Inkscape and GIMP, I don’t know how to make or edit real themes.
“It appears Canonical was already doing this in Unity 8…”
@G-Force, if we go for the approach in your linked screenshot - i.e., putting 3rd party icons on the same neutral-coloured squircle - it becomes even easier, because you don’t have to worry about picking a pleasing background colour. You just have to take every non-Suru icon and centre it on a grey squircle.
Obviously, it would be better if the launcher had a “masking” feature to automatically put a squircle around icons - but, in the meantime, we can just make the icons manually. In my mockup below, I’ve stuck the Rhythmbox and Gedit icons on grey squircles. Only danger is it might start to get a bit cheerless and grey compared to the Unity Phone launcher, which had a lot of colour on it (personally, I think the text editor should be treated as a system app and get a colourful Suru icon).
Yep, Communitheme is shaping up nicely I’ve said I prefer the top bar to be transparent until you maximise a window, but that’s just a matter of personal preference, and some users will prefer what you’ve done instead.
One thing I will say is, I think it would look noticeably a lot better again (IMO less “cheesy”) without the drop shadow on the launcher:
I hope you agree, because I think flattening (“unshadowing”) the launcher really would be the finishing touch!