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- KidKiwi - 2008-08-09 10:24
Quote:Not sure that moving the blade to the right is going to be practical as the sub-menus all slide out to the right?
Yeah...I overlooked that when I made the post. Could the sub-menu blades be reversed? Somehow, looking at it, I thought it would be better fully right-justified. Regardless...it's a cool look
- skunkm0nkee - 2008-08-09 10:26
johnny utah Wrote:LOVE THIS SKIN!!
Blue circle (with the closed eye) is unwatched and grey circle (with the open eye) is watched. The next release will have an option to hide it
- shizzle - 2008-08-09 10:27
yeah the clock is pretty small
- KidKiwi - 2008-08-09 10:31
Sorry to be a pain and ask so many things. Is the infodialogfullscreen (osd) thingee meant to pop up everytime you chapter jump. I guess perhaps it's serving the same function as the small top right-hand display in PM3. That'll have to be a tweak
- skunkm0nkee - 2008-08-09 10:49
It will show everytime you search through a video (either chapter jump or fast forward/rewind etc) to show you the progress bar that shows how far through the video you are
- Clumsy - 2008-08-09 11:58
Just stepping in to congratulate you on your work, very slick skin ! I especially like that everything is easy to read with the bigger font (on my projector the resolution isn't that great, so the bigger font is a necessity to read anything without getting headaches), the big movie posters that are big enough so you can see what movie it is from the poster alone and that everything just works.
My only criticism is the animation times - I don't really want to turn them off completely, I would just want to make them faster - since they do look cool, but get old after a week or two I suppose
- jmarshall - 2008-08-09 12:09
hotzenplotz: Try this trick. Open MediaStream/skin.xml. See if it has an <effectslowdown> tag. If not, add it like this:
A value of less than 1 will speed every animation up. 0.5 == double the speed.
Find a good value and post it so that the team knows where to start.
- Clumsy - 2008-08-09 12:42
jm: thanks for the tip. I worked through 0.5 to 0.9 to find a value that suits me. A value of 0.8 feels like a good compromise to me, because the animations still look slick but it is noticably faster. I might adjust this to 0.7 though - because at that value the speed the navigation seems perfect although you could argue the animations might be a tiny bit too fast. The main animation that always "annoyed" me a bit was the animation that goes into the settings menu - I won't see that one too often in the future, but maybe an overall slight tweak of the animations and a bigger tweak to that animation would be the way to go.
- Freddo - 2008-08-09 13:36
Just thought I'd drop a quick post to say I really love the skin, although I agree with the sentiment that the animations are just a touch on the slow side, the level of polish and professionalism is excellent throughout.
if i can just tag a teeny feature request? Actor thumbnails in the cast page on tv/movie information please, I've spent an age updating various shows on thetvdb.com with actor thumbs and was disappointed not to see them in this skin!
otherwise keep up the great work guys!
- scarfa - 2008-08-09 13:39
This theme is a great technical achievement no doubt. The artwork is top notch. I was impressed at what the theming engine could do through this skin. From a usability standpoint It doesn't seem like the type of skin that would stand the test of time if it ever wanted to become the default xbmc skin. There are some things that bug me alittle:
- The blade system at the home screen covers half the background. This might be a conscious decision but some ppl might not like it.
- The blade system sometimes is disorientating the way it opens to the right then sometimes open to the left.
- At the movies panel the top half of the screen is wasted. Therefore list and list info view show's too few movies. On a widescreen TV it's alot of wasted space.
- Also there is no icon view? This is a great dissapointment.
- Animations look great but after awhile they become a drag and take too long.
These are just some observations, I hope you don't take it the worng way. :o