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1.6. Custom Themes

TOOLS YOU NEED

For working through the examples in this section, you'll need the following application:


Although Mac OS X doesn't natively offer themes (or "skins") per se, you can use other solutions to skin this cat. Unsanity's ShapeShifter (http://www.unsanity.com/haxies/shapeshifter, $20) offers one skinning solution that lets you use both built-in and third-party theme offerings. With ShapeShifter, you can change your interface by choosing themes that customize the look of your menus, buttons, and other interface items. Figure 1-23 provides a screenshot of Microsoft Internet Explorer, as skinned with Max Themes' Eylo offering (http://www.maxthemes.com). As you can see, nearly every component of the interface changes its look from the Aqua standard.


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