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Postby Halonut1 » November 15th, 2007, 11:50 am

So um it seems i'm jumping n the "hey lets rip off/spoof windows media apps!" band wagon..heres my attempt..

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Postby SLoB » November 15th, 2007, 7:50 pm

well the small screenshot looks ok, would never really use the big version

as for upgrading to l8est beta, most of us are already using it

the font does not suit the skin, needs changing

think about adding levels of transparency with a cycle button and you might have some people liking it cos they can have it semi transparent in vista

bottom cbuttons could be raised higher and in a bit more, give them some room, its not like there is anything else going on in that area, plenty of space, let them breathe
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Postby ForceField » November 16th, 2007, 4:44 am

Hello.

I would prefer as you already know the Beta 84 over the 82 version.If you are confused you can simply make two versions of this skin and put into the comment area a link that points directly to the forum's beta page.

Or you can also try to put the two versions in one skin file and switch between them by clicking on a button(I never tried this but it should be 'doable' and also it would be a 'premiere').

Anyway,this is the first Xion Skin from a while(and a nice one also) and showing the new features of the Beta 84 can really boost the number of downloads :wink:

I don't know if it's possible to make resizable skins in Xion but if this is the case,adding this feature can also be very nice.

And.... Very Nice Name also!!! :D
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Postby Halonut1 » November 16th, 2007, 11:11 pm

SLoB Wrote:well the small screenshot looks ok, would never really use the big version

as for upgrading to l8est beta, most of us are already using it

the font does not suit the skin, needs changing

think about adding levels of transparency with a cycle button and you might have some people liking it cos they can have it semi transparent in vista

bottom cbuttons could be raised higher and in a bit more, give them some room, its not like there is anything else going on in that area, plenty of space, let them breathe


C buttons? you mean controls right, the ones in the lower right? yeah i can raise them. maybe make them a little more transparent. Transparency can be done on the window as well..but i'm afraid i'd need a tutorial on that o.O
the font can change, any suggestions?

OH also the size of it in the image is the full size, "Fullscreening" isnt possible and i dont wanna guess people's resolution's to make it bigger. its just gonna stay like that.
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Postby Halonut1 » November 17th, 2007, 5:37 pm

Ok, i still have yet to add transparency, and change the text..but is this what ya ment about changing the control's placement?

http://www.maj.com/gallery/bioman100/mo ... review.jpg
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Postby SLoB » November 18th, 2007, 12:38 am

yep, i reckon move the timer top right and bring the buttons bottom center

the cbuttons are more of a hotspot/focal area so deserve better placement, you've got loads of space in there so try and balance things out size and position wise

think of what users will be looking for, for example
cbuttons, songticker, timer, anything else

yea the transparency thing with the slider would control the whole lot but if u had a button to cycle just the background transparency then that would give it more overall appeal
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Postby Halonut1 » November 18th, 2007, 2:23 am

i figured i'd just use a simple toggle button as well..maybe solid, 75% and 50% transparency or something.

I'll move the C buttons more to the left. i was thinking of adding..something...like a animation or fancy VU in the background to "Fill it out" but i really wouldnt know what to add..i cant animate worth a shite lol.
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