– Halloween Theme

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31. Oct 00:39

Halloween Theme

It’s Halloween! And I got a little carried away while reorganizing the WebPreview Theming and did a TextMate Halloween Theme. After some discussion in the IRC Channel we decided to expand that to the Application Icon and the Project Background as well. Convincing Allan was easy enough and so here comes the TextMate Halloween Release :)

I did the Icon (no, it’s not a virus! People do have ideas!) and Jacob Rus made the Project Background Image. I have used the great Jack-o’-Lantern picture from Wikipedia. Creative Commons ftw, this picture was made Toby Ord on 31 Oct 2003 and can be used according to the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.5 License.

Here are some impressions of the Dock Icon, the (empty) Project Background and a Markdown Preview Window. I hope you like it!

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There already seems to be quite a lot of feedback on the Web: Check out Flickr and Feedster.

Plus, at first some people thought it might be a virus! Well, I guess not everyone on this planet knows about Halloween.

I’ve uploaded a higher resolution version to Flickr.

The funniest thing I’ve seen is this one, though:

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