This is a minimal Adium message style with touch of Metro design principles. Here is how it looks like (Empathy preview):
It was only tested on Empathy, but should work on any program that supports Adium message styles (including Adium itself :)) Also, I recommend using Open Sans or Droid Sans font, which are freely available from Google Web Fonts.
Linux and Empathy
Easiest way is to run this (just paste to the terminal along with line breaks):
cd && wget http://j.mp/metro-adium-dl -O [^] && mkdir -p .local/share/adium/message-styles && \ tar -C .local/share/adium/message-styles -xvzf [^] --strip=1 metro-adium-master/Metro.AdiumMessageStyle && rm [^]
You can do the same manually: download and decompress latest repository snapshot, then put
OS X and Adium
Download and decompress latest repository snapshot, then just double click
Metro.AdiumMessageStyle, Adium should do the rest =)
Other systems and IM clients
Please consult corresponding documentation or community (it would be nice if you report back).
Any corrections, additions and improvements to the code and documentation are greatly encouraged, feel free to create issues or pull requests.
This style was initially based on the work of SoapyHamHocks.