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Submitted By mud212


A straightforward message style inspired by the latest Ars Technica layout. Features inline images (click to load, again to revert to a link, and shift-click to load in your default browser), as well as inline video playback.

I've been using the Marten-plain emoticons. There is also a matching contact list style, and gnome's Adium HUD skin is available here.


  • Added Ars Dark, Blue Dark, and Red Dark variants.
  • Added a Red variant.
  • Added a Nameless variant.
  • Added custom scrollbars.
  • Added a Blue variant.
  • Added scrolling and fade-in animations.
  • Fix to allow changing fonts.
  • Added Stripped variant.
  • Added an image for contacts with no icons.
  • Inline videos. Note: Currently only supports .mov files.
  • Added Mini variant.
  • Initial Release


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# by Spookster on 02/15/10 at 19:21:25

looks like a mobile version of a social network site. it's refreshing !
will give this a spin for sure

# by dcentity2000 on 02/19/10 at 23:53:53

Very nice... very nice indeed!

# by mud212 on 02/21/10 at 21:10:00

I'm glad you like it. :D

# by JackNapier on 02/25/10 at 11:12:01

Can you make it so the conversation starts on top? for some reason when someone talks to me I can't see it because it's on the bottom and the scroll bar starts on top :S so I have to scroll down to see the message, this is the only reason as to why I'm not using this.

And you should make a contact list style to go with it :)

# by eduyuliardi on 02/25/10 at 20:25:13

hey, just wondering, how can u load an image or a video on the message list? can u teach me how? i just desperately need that :(

# by mud212 on 02/25/10 at 23:13:46

Just paste a link to an image or video file - for instance, from your public folder in Dropbox - then simply click the link.

# by cuddlebot on 03/08/10 at 14:21:23

Hi mud212. I was just wondering - would there be a way for you to modify some things - like make another version of it where the icons are bigger and there aren't any names on the chat screen since there already is one on the header. Do let me know! OH! & another thing - is it possible to add animations to it like the ones that Renkoo has? Thanks.

# by mud212 on 05/15/10 at 00:32:13

I'm sure animations are possible, but I don't know how to do it. This message style is the result of my first foray into CSS, so I'm not very skilled with it. As for a nameless variant, I'll have a look.

# by mud212 on 02/05/11 at 21:50:03

Done! :)

# by Dan1jel on 03/12/10 at 07:15:36

Awesome, but i update my safari to 4.0.5 and now the orange is little strange in my massage window.. might check it out :)

# by mud212 on 05/15/10 at 00:26:41

It looks fine on my system. Kinda hard to fix what I can't see. :

# by seeueye on 11/20/10 at 18:46:18

Its cool

# by Douglerful on 03/20/11 at 07:47:47

How did you manage to get the entire window black? Without the Apple streetlights? Basically How did you manage to make it look like it does above.

# by mud212 on 03/20/11 at 08:55:32

I use the Adium HUD skin. Download and instructions at

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Inline image & video goodness (and CSS lessons) courtesy of darkcooger.