[TUTORIAL] Winterboard Images & Their Uses

Discussion in 'iOS Themes and Customization' started by ipodtouchnoobster, Apr 10, 2010.

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  1. ipodtouchnoobster

    ipodtouchnoobster New Member

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    iDevice theming has come a long way since jailbreaking was introduced. One of the first and most popular theming apps, Customize, has been replaced by the simpler, less resource hungry, saurik designed. Winterboard.

    Theme Structure
    The usual structure of a Winterboard theme is as follows:

    Code:
    Name.theme
    -UIImages
    -Folders
    -Bundles
    Wallpaper.png
    LockBackground.png
    Dock.png
    StatusBar.png
    Lock Screen Theme
    Folders Used:
    Code:
    Bundles / com.apple.springboard
    Folders / TelephonyUI.framework
    UIImages
    File Uses:
    Code:
    [U]Bundles / com.apple.springboard[/U]
    SBLockScreenControlsLCD - Lockscreen music controls
    SBLockScreenControlsLCDSmall - Small lockscreen music controls
    
    [U]Folders / TelephonyUI.framework[/U]
    bottombarbkgndlock - bottom bar behind slider/tapper
    bottombarnobgray - unlock slider/tapper
    bottombarnobgreen - answer call slider/tapper
    
    [U]UIImages[/U]
    UILCDBackground - bar behind lockscreen clock
    
    [U]/[/U]
    LockBackground - lockscreen background
    Springboard Theme
    Folders Used:
    Code:
    Bundles / com.apple.springboard
    File Uses:
    Code:
    [U]/[/U]
    Wallpaper - Wallpaper that shows behind icons
    Dock - Dock bar at the bottom of the springboard
    
    [U]Bundles / com.apple.springboard[/U]
    SBBadgeBG - Image behind number of app notifications
    SBDownloadProgressTrack - Backing of app download progress bar
    SBDownloadProgressFill - App download progress bar
    
    SMS Theme
    Folders Used:
    Code:
    Bundles / com.apple.chatkit
    Folders / MobileSMS.app
    
    File Uses:
    Code:
    [U]Bundles / com.apple.chatkit[/U]
    Balloon_1 - Outgoing messages
    Balloon_2 - Incoming messages
    BallonInputField - Message enty textbox
    SendButton - Send buttom
    SendButton_pressed - Send button when pressed
    
    [U]Folders / MobileSMS.app[/U]
    MessageEntryBG - Bar behind entry box and send button
    Default - Image displayed when messages app is launched
    
    [U]/[/U]
    SMSBackground - Background behind text bubbles (480 x 480)
    
  2. Joe Rossignol

    Joe Rossignol Community Manager Staff Member

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  3. Meikura

    Meikura Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Removed the public setting from the poll, opinions should be anonymous.
  4. Jabari

    Jabari Member

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    It's a good start, but very short! You have a meticulous description, but only of a lockscreen theme. Can you make one for the music player?
  5. ipodtouchnoobster

    ipodtouchnoobster New Member

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    Oh, thank you for the poll settings, and I am going to work on a music player theme as well as a phone and sms theme now that i have some feedback. Thanks

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    EDIT: Just added Springboard and Messages sections. will add more when i return home in a few hours.

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