[WIP] Fusion - a new skin for XBMC - Printable Version
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- rcoops - 2010-04-23 13:00
Like the idea nice and readable. So when will it be done alread
I hope xperience will not suffer because of this skin.
- Arcanthur - 2010-04-24 01:39
paul Wrote:Ditto. it will look even better if and when theres a night version, Does this mean work has ceased on xperience (i hope not)
rcoops Wrote:Like the idea nice and readable. So when will it be done alread
The idea will be to have several background types/overlay combinations as well as a light and dark text. As far as xperience goes, the team have taken a break from it for the time being as the skin is all but done for a 1.0 version save a few minor tweaks and a viewtype or two. That doesn't discount the possibility of a 1.5 or 2.0 xperience in the future though.
Fusion is an opportunity to start with something new, and one of the main objectives I have is to be sure all text is EASILY readable on all TV sizes and long distances. Even xperience suffers from needing its users to have eagle eyes in some areas, and I intend to make every aspect of this skin easy to see, even if you don't have 20/20 vision.
Another goal is the simplicity. To give it that default interface kind of look, one that users would easily be able to create new looks for, and one that pleases the masses and not just the xbmc super geeks. In that respect, some parts of the skin may seem dull or basic; but that is the goal, to create the "basic" skin, but make it fun and attractive.
- Hitcher - 2010-04-24 13:39
So what's happening with Serenity V2?
- Arcanthur - 2010-04-24 16:23
Hitcher Wrote:So what's happening with Serenity V2?
Not sure, I haven't heard from Digital in a long time, but I still have all the psds and I still want to do something with it.
I'd be willing to share the psds with him, and/or any willing designers/coders to have a go at it and I would help provide guidance and support with extra textures if/when needed.
- keeganl - 2010-04-24 18:19
very nice. definitely see alaska and rapier in there. Looks very slick. good luck with it.
Digital can be hard to get in touch with. I did the original Serenity with him. I think he has a seasonal job. Think he is back to work now. He generally disappears around this time until much later in the year. I can't offer any help in the coding department, but I would love, if you need assistance, to help with some of design. If not, good luck. If so, pm me. I'm all about the simple usability in a skin. Take care
- Arcanthur - 2010-04-24 20:00
- paul - 2010-04-24 20:31
Nice views, never liked white in skins before but you have managed to make it look stunning clean and simple. well done
- Arcanthur - 2010-04-24 21:10
paul Wrote:Nice views, never liked white in skins before but you have managed to make it look stunning clean and simple. well done
I'd also like to point out that the compression that photobucket has applied to the full resolution pics really lacks the sharpness and clean lines of the raw art. Expect the actual skin to look much cleaner than these compressed jpgs.
Also, I'm sure that it's already apparent that the skin will have native 1080p textures, just wanted to point it out just in case someone didn't notice. LOL
Breadcrumbs - blacklist - 2010-04-25 00:19
I am a really big fan of what you've got going on here so far, and I know you're a ways off from implementation. Could I make one request/suggestion?
Could the breadcrumbs at the top of the page/weather/time be turned on and off? Or maybe a optional version that are a little less intrusive on the look as a whole? Honestly that bar is my main complaint about Rapier as well.
Otherwise keep up the awesome work man, I can't wait to see this up and running!
- Arcanthur - 2010-04-25 01:15
Thanks for the critique. I can understand your opinion about the intrusiveness, but the top bar is an integral part of the skin as a whole. I have some thoughts on an option that may please you however; something of an autohide option, where the bar is only seen when needed/called upon.
Though, we'll have to see how development goes.