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- timdog82001 - 2009-02-06 00:24
keeganl Wrote:I like both of the screens, but I was curious as to how the first one seemed to busy, when it actually has less on the screen than the second one?
I kind of agree with it having a busy feeling even though you're right, there is less on screen. I think it's all about layout. Something about the way its set up in the first one just gives a it a little of a chaotic feel to me. The second one is just more settling on the eyes. It could also have to do with how everything is interacting with the fanart, though, so it may just be rather situational
- mfwilli - 2009-02-06 19:13
rwparris2 Wrote:I like the 2nd one too. The first one seems really busy and goes against the rest of the skin.
I'll second this. I don't think alot of plot info is necessary unless a button is pushed. I'd like to just see a list of several titles on the left, with the poster of the selected movie under the list...or even in the bottom right corner (tilted?). That way the fan art is the main focus.
As for TV Shows...I think having more than one episode image on screen jumbles it up...I'd like to see it the way I described the movie library.
Just some thoughts...the skin looks great so far.
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-06 20:27
mfwilli Wrote:I'll second this. I don't think alot of plot info is necessary unless a button is pushed. I'd like to just see a list of several titles on the left, with the poster of the selected movie under the list...or even in the bottom right corner (tilted?). That way the fan art is the main focus.
The rough version I made this afternoon works precisely like that...list above poster image, fanart switches FAST as you scroll. The animation/plot should be quite easy to add so that when you press right from the list, it will pop up the middle-ized display shown. I'll probably throw in a skin setting to make it so you can choose to have the automatic animation if you want.
For the TV seasons, I see your point. While I don't know about totally scrapping the episode image layout, I'll def. incorporate something that's more in-line with the theme of the skin.
Thanks to everybody for the input...keep watching for new info. I should have some more screenies up by the end of the weekend...if the GF lets me work.
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-10 00:20
New screens of the video library at work. The first two pictures are browsing genres and then browsing the movies list.
The second two (four) are examples of a the left and middle movie info sections. Currently, you can select between these two.
However, I wasn't happy with the way it looked onscreen, so I came up with the third view, which really strikes me as cool.
But, this isn't just my skin...so I wanted all your opinions. Which of these views do you prefer??
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-10 00:20
- kizer - 2009-02-10 00:46
Looking good man. I can't wait to give it a spin.
- aart - 2009-02-10 00:55
That last viewtype is very good. Calm and clear.
- digitalhigh - 2009-02-10 01:05
aart Wrote:That last viewtype is very good. Calm and clear.
Thanks. I'd been toying around with different screen locations, trying to find a way to incorporate Keegan's designs while still keeping the screen as clear as possible. What I ended up with was removing the poster entirely from the list and leaving it in the corner. This gives you a lot more movie titles to see, and it removes the unsightly animation I was using to go between the two poster locations.
Plus, yes, with a fanart image that's darker, this looks really nice.
- rwparris2 - 2009-02-10 01:15
have you tested on a solid white background to see if your text is still readable? (i.e. it's always sunny in Philadelphia fanart)
- paul - 2009-02-10 01:25
digitalhigh Wrote:New screens of the video library at work. The first two pictures are browsing genres and then browsing the movies list.
Out of those views i prefer Genre.jpg instead of list.jpg
and Left1.jpg instead of Mid1.jpg
and Mid2 as oposed to Left2.jpg
And right2.jpg as oposed to Right.jpg
These luck the simplest and cleanest in my oppinion, hope i picked your favourites if not sorry but i like what i like, keep up the great work so far