Raven Graphite and Raven Graphite Glass skins were added to the Substance look-and-feel about two years ago, and they proved to be quite popular among the media-oriented applications powered by Substance. In the meanwhile, tools such as Microsoft Blend, Apple iPhoto and the TweetDeck client have continued refining and polishing the visuals or their own graphite-themed interfaces, and time has come for a facelift of Substance skins as well.
Here is a screenshot of a sample application under the Raven Graphite skin in the latest stable 5.1 release:
and here is the same application under Raven Graphite in the latest 5.2dev drop:
Here is another screenshot of the same application under the old Raven Graphite visuals:
and the new visuals under the latest 5.2dev drop:
There are three major changes in these screenshots:
- Light highlight color schemes for lists, tables, trees and menus
- Lighter and partially translucent inner border painting on the buttons, tabs, checkmarks and more
- Removing the inner border painting from scroll bars
The same changes have been applied to the Raven Graphite Glass skin. Here is the screenshot before:
And one more screenshot before:
If you want to take the new visuals for a spin, click on the WebStart button below and change the skin to Raven Graphite and Raven Graphite Glass from the “Skins” menu:
You’re more than welcome to take the latest 5.2dev drop for a spin and leave your comments.