[WIP] Aerith - Printable Version
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[WIP] Aerith - toolpunk - 2011-10-20 16:41
** UPDATE 03/29/2013 **
Finally was able to design a semi decent folder icon. Picture view is almost done.
Next up are apps and then the OSD.
** UPDATE 03/01/2013 **
This project is not dead. Sorry for the huuuge delay guys, but as some suspected life got in the way.
I'm hammering away at the settings section right now. I had to come up with a design for the add-ons section, but I think I finally nailed it.
I'll be pretty busy over the next couple of months, so don't get your hopes up for a release anytime soon.
But be assured, this will be finished and available for download.
Today I want to introduce you to Aerith.
An XBMC skin that I've been working on for a little over a year now.
It is a very personal design, which makes great use of lively textures and bold colors.
I tried to keep it as simple as possible and only show what's interesting or necessary.
Additionally I made sure you will always find the same kind of information or controls in the same place, so you don't end up searching for it.
A lot of inspiration came from Welo, Netflix, premiumpixels, my own website ex01 and many others.
So thanks to everybody who inspired me.
I'm thankful for comments and suggestions, but please keep in mind this was mainly designed as my very own skin, so in most cases I will not make changes.
I will update this thread with status changes and new screenshots every now and then.
For now here are some mock ups.
For full 1080p goodness just click the thumbs.
If you like them you can also comment or fav it on deviantART.
- toolpunk - 2011-10-20 16:41
- toolpunk - 2011-10-20 16:42
- ZombieRobot - 2011-10-20 17:08
Looks great toolpunk good luck
- Elbert - 2011-10-20 17:43
Looks very promising. I like the clean look. Good luck with coding!
- Hitcher - 2011-10-20 17:57
Maybe it's because I'm colour blind but I can barely see the dark text on the dark background.
- TeOS - 2011-10-20 18:25
I really like how it looks. Great work, I can really see your perfectionism expressed in this skin
Just one small remark. There seems to be lots of wasted space on the top and bottom. Perhaps change the button orientation on the top?
Another idea would be to make the top breadcrumb style. Like "Videos->Movies->Recently Added". Or "Videos->Movies->500 Days of Summer". That way it gives you more context and orientation.
Also, I think it would look great if you can overlay the fanart with the textured background (opacity ~30%).
- reksveks - 2011-10-20 18:47
Love the style, very clean. Also like the name. However I think some of the text need more constrasting colors to the background it is on, to make it slightly easier to read.
- natew - 2011-10-20 18:58
TeOS Wrote:There seems to be lots of wasted space on the top and bottom.
I don't exactly think the space is wasted. Effective negative space in a design can actually be rather refreshing. I do agree with hitcher's comment on the dark text though. Perhaps inverting that out to a white or a lighter shade of grey would help.
Looking very lovely so far. The subtle details are very effective and add some nice depth, and I'm especially liking this rich warm color scheme. The dark text at the bottom is my only gripe. Keep it up!
- Lucleonhart - 2011-10-20 19:27
Wonderful skin. I will definitly try it out once you finished coding.
Two things to mention:
The very light text on light background or dark text on black background is nice but nearly impossible to read. Just a little bit more contrast pleeease.
Second is the double progress bar in the playback window.. maybe you should focus on one.