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- digitalhigh - 2009-02-10 20:42
kizer Wrote:As well is it possible to put a border around the active menu item. For example when you are moving the selector around the menu to high light it because when you drop down it changes color, but if your on a screne that is a litte bright or dark its hard to tell what you selected. For sure in the settings when your picking the fanart location. Its hard to know what the active area is before you click on it.
I know what you're saying. Especially when the menus only have a few items. And a lot of the dialogues I haven't even touched yet...I just copied them from PMIIIHD and changed the fonts so I could do basic functions until I got round to skinning them properly...
But yes, I'll definitely do something to ensure that you always know what you've got selected...I hate having to guess where I am, or counting items to make sure you're in the right spot...
- kizer - 2009-02-10 21:28
With regards to Hulu and Fan art.
I like the reflection, but personally it just adds more glam to something that your building to look so simple. Like that family guy one it doesn't really doesn't make it look any nicer. However in the black one it looks really nice for Prison Break.
For me simple is fast, efficent and clean. All the pretties are well nice, but when do you start and when do you stop. However by all means if it is to stay I'd still use it, but just throwing out the opinion while its welcome. Hahahahaha
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-11 22:18
Okay...new screenshots. Redid the whole workings of the TV section to make it more like the movie area. Poster locations, thumbnails, etc. The menubar is still obviously not finished, but the general functionality of the TV and video libraries are.
Another shot of the movie section:
This the re-do of the hulu area. I agree with Kizer that the fanart made it too busy...this is my new attempt at making it less irritating but keeping the fanart. Opinions?
And this is the implementation of the carousel osd. I want to make it smaller, and have the part that sits under it not take up the whole screen. You get the gist of what it'll look like tho.
So, tell me what you think. Keep something, lose something, add something...tell me.
- devilrejects - 2009-02-11 22:27
- quake101 - 2009-02-11 22:37
You have made great progress with this skin and I find it very impressive that this is your first skin!
The only thing right now I don't really like is the osd, it's way too big and I don't think it follows the skin. Take a look at the osd of focus, it's very basic but get the job done. I think something like that would work for this skin as well. Just my $0.02
I would also like to say the new hulu layout is very nice looking.
You guys are doing an awesome job, keep up the good work!
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-11 22:45
Thanks. I have done skins for other programs in the past, and those were similar in nature to XBMC, so I it wasn't too difficult to grasp the concept after taking a peek under the hood of some other skins.
As far as the OSD goes...it's more of a proof-of-concept shot at this point. I made rough graphics so I could test the functionality...those will be modified after all the stuff required is in place. I know it's rather bulky right now, but like I said, I hope to have it maybe only 1/3 of the size it is now, and in one of the corners. And that black backdrop will only be directly beneath the buttons, not across the whole screen.
IDK, if it doesn't pan out, I can always scrap it. I was just trying to do something different.
devilsrejects Wrote:i think.... i don't see pictures.
? They should be there.
- paul - 2009-02-12 00:59
I like the carousel view could that be used for the settings screen as to my knowledge no one has done it that way before it could look good then again it may not just a suggestion.
- quake101 - 2009-02-12 01:18
Now that would be cool. A setting for what OSD you want to use.
- kizer - 2009-02-12 02:19
I think with this skin I'm totally not liking the thumb images. To me it just takes away the slickness. Like the picture for Halloween. Man Micheal looks evil and to have that little thumb kinda takes it away for me.
I also on the Tv shows with the season images. Kinda redundant if you ask me. I think the episode picture should be over there when your browsing the episodes. Like the Heroes one.
Can the text be set to either left or right on the Tv shows? I'm not really hip on the centered text on the drop down myself.
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-12 02:56
kizer Wrote:I think with this skin I'm totally not liking the thumb images. To me it just takes away the slickness. Like the picture for Halloween. Man Micheal looks evil and to have that little thumb kinda takes it away for me.
Edit: Actually, I see what you mean. Right now, the info pops up automatically. I think I'm gonna redo it so that you have to press right for the info to display. I'll put a flag in for whether or not to show the poster on the info display.
Same with the season thumb. I like the episode info view, but I'll make it the same height as the episode pic so it's more balanced.
Quote:Now that would be cool. A setting for what OSD you want to use.
This isn't that difficult. Remind me if you don't see anything about it in a little bit...