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Pretty Simple

Pretty Simple

Submitted By Piotrek Marciniak (piotrekm)


Minimalist style, quite similar to Simplestatuslist, but even simpler.

Use with:
  • 40% opacity
  • Group Bubbles
  • about 170px width

You can also try the Pretty Simple message style.


  • 0.1.1 (2011-03-25)

    1. "Idle & Away" status now has the same colors as Away (and not as Idle)

  • 0.1 (2009-03-17)

    1. Initial release


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# by SianCyan on 03/29/09 at 18:25:23

This is absolutely beautiful. The design quality is excellent; you really understand how to use fonts at proper weights and opacity! Really, you'd done a lit with so little and I applaud it. Some people think simple has to be boring. You prove it doesn't :)

# by DylanChase on 04/07/09 at 03:41:09

I really like this style. One thing I do ask is that you please make a message style to match it...I love this style so much that every message style pails in comparison. Haha

# by roelani on 06/12/09 at 23:40:42

I'm going to have to agree with DylanChase on this. Every message style I install just seems clunky now. Oh, pretty please, make us a m essage style!

I slap-dashed one on my side, but it's pretty bad. :)

# by sifut on 07/16/09 at 19:16:08

This looks clean. Would you be able to add the display picture in the list layout too? =D

# by toerag on 07/24/09 at 08:10:09

Really great. Echoing comments for a matching message style!

# by piotrekm on 08/18/09 at 22:49:46

Well, here it is, enjoy;)

# by dcentity2000 on 08/18/09 at 23:32:37


# by krickonaut on 08/21/09 at 05:08:17

This is a fantastic theme. I agree with everything SianCyan has said. Well, done. It's just what I was looking for and it fits perfectly with my current desktop theme.

# by tesslan on 10/05/09 at 01:31:06

i love this list style so much!

# by pera777 on 11/29/09 at 17:19:21

Best. Style. Ever!

# by duien on 12/14/09 at 19:01:38

The is an absolutely wonderful theme! I highly recommend using 'Side Dock' status icons with it -- they go really well with the clean look.

# by NecArn on 03/09/10 at 22:56:45

Very nice design! Goes great with side dock as status icons and also with septi as the dock icon (thanks duien).

# by suzykaploozie on 04/06/10 at 16:18:51

Beautiful, Simple and VERY Elegant. I absolutely love it! Now off to try to find a similar message style.

# by efstajas on 05/27/10 at 19:40:08

Look, I've made my own style for me and it looks similar to yours: :D

# by Monique on 06/23/10 at 05:48:05

A couple of quick questions:
1) Please let us know what font you used - it's fabulous!

2) Is there any reason I can't apply a background image? (a gif patten I want to tile from the message style package) Maybe some box I was supposed to uncheck or something that I've missed? (The use "Background Image" is checked and still nothing happens)

Love this, well done!

# by Monique on 06/23/10 at 05:56:06

Never mind question 2) - I figured it out! You can't use an image background with group bubbles, only with either normal window or borderless window.

# by piotrekm on 06/24/10 at 22:50:45

It's Helvetica Neue (Ultralight typeface) for names, Arial for status and Baghdad for group names.

# by Monique on 06/25/10 at 04:32:55

Thank you muchly! :)

# by gameaholic on 08/01/10 at 06:28:15

Awesome style, the only problem here is scrolling bar, which looks like the one from safari. Is there anyway to make the scrolling bar look like the elegant simple style?

# by piotrekm on 11/18/10 at 12:07:19

I'm afraid not, the only way to fix it is to have more groups and detach one from another.

# by pitterpoehse on 12/16/10 at 18:41:32

Great Theme but I'm having a little issue about the font, somehow the inactive contacts are displayed a little "pixelated", I've made a screenshot but it's hard to recognize.
Does somebody know how to fix this?

# by piotrekm on 12/16/10 at 19:41:31

I think it's connected with the new 1.4 version.
You might try editing the theme and set the font's typeface to Light instead of UltraLight.

I think I should add a variant of this theme with the light typeface, it sometimes looks bad too on very dark backgrounds.

# by pitterpoehse on 12/16/10 at 19:53:06

Isn't it possible to fix it? Or do I have to use a brighter background in order to have it look better? Light looks pretty ugly compared to UltraLight :/

# by piotrekm on 12/16/10 at 20:03:50

If you don't find the Light typeface good enough, I'm afraid there is no other solution to this.
I myself used the Light typeface for my black background and then updated to 1.4, so I've just discovered that v1.4 changed the way of rendering the contact list and the letters do look thinner on every kind of background. Now the light typeface looks more similar to the style's screenshots.
Strange thing, indeed, though I think we will have to learn to live with it;)

# by troller on 06/07/11 at 18:37:22

I love this style. Is it ok to post some info about it on ?

# by piotrekm on 06/07/11 at 19:02:14

Perfectly ok;)

# by SympliG0th on 12/30/11 at 09:20:30

Love this theme but the message theme I can't tweak. Could you please make a white version of this theme (with black text)

# by piotrekm on 12/30/11 at 11:26:52

I tried, and was appalled by the result. Since then I don't even think of it, though I too would prefer it to be brighter.

Forks are as always welcome. Besides, I've lost my Mac.

# by SympliG0th on 12/31/11 at 03:05:36

I can understand that. I tried to just change the text to white but no matter what I do it refuses to change colors. Is there something I'm missing maybe?

# by SympliG0th on 12/31/11 at 03:05:43

I can understand that. I tried to just change the text to white but no matter what I do it refuses to change colors. Is there something I'm missing maybe?

# by SympliG0th on 12/31/11 at 03:06:13

Sorry about the double post. I fixed it. >< Had a moment.

# by kelleychambers on 07/17/12 at 20:44:24

I don't care what new styles come out this is ALWAYS my defacto, go to style... it's my favorite and probably always will be. Clean, crisp and VERY minimalistic. KUDOS!!!

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