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[WIP] Neon - a new skin for XBMC - stoli - 2010-10-16 20:09

I love what mcborzu has done with the Night skin and also missed some aspects on Aeon so I am working on putting a 'new' skin together with aspects of both.

Almost all of the media views are straight out of Night - so all credit there goes to mcborzu. I'm primarily focusing on the menus, dialogs, info screens, etc.

At this point it is maybe 98% done...getting there. :-)

YouTube (the video is not the best quality, but gives a good idea)

GitHub: git://github.com/stoli/skin.neon.git

Zip Download this is direct from Git and is always current.

Also available via the www.Passion-xbmc.org repository.
To install the respository, download this file and use the Add-On manager to Install From Zip file.


Git Updates:

Updated 03/06/2011:

v.9.5.5
- Added support for Weather.com Plus addon - Thanks to Jezz_x and Confluence
- Standardized menu selection bar
- Added full screen video and visualization on home screen. Configurable in Settings
- Can now select "Bottom Line" rss logo in settings
- Adjusted now playing window position on home screen
- Revised full screen music visualization window - supports CDArt
- Added minor home screen animation - idea from the Aries mod by eckstheory (?)
- Fixed Music and Video scan progress bars
- Updated weather widget on home screen

Screen shots of new weather here.

02/20/2011

- Menu bar is only supported at the bottom of the screen now. This eliminated several thousand lines of code that had to be messed with for any changes on the home screen. If you really liked the menu bar in the middle, sorry. Smile
- Fixed Recently added and up/down behaviour
- Music views fixed/updated/added
- Wallpaper now uses a fall-back an doesn't stick on last displayed if there is not one available
- Info View adjusted
- 2 new Media Views added
- TV / Movies Views added
- New Media views added
- All new time/weather widget
- New simple Now Playing at top of screen
- Bug fixes

01/16/2011 - Too Many to track recently Smile

Some updated images:

Home Screen TV Shows:
[Image: screenshot003rn.png]

Settings - Color Selection:
[Image: screenshot004wx.png]

Showcase View with DVD Cases:
[Image: screenshot005lx.png]

Poster View - TV Shows:
[Image: screenshot006j.png]


- stoli - 2010-10-16 20:10

Add-on Selection:
[Image: screenshot007r.png]

Movie Info:
[Image: screenshot008j.png]

New Thumbnail / Fanart download screen:
[Image: screenshot009fn.png]


- steadler - 2010-10-16 20:16

looks very nice, ill keep an eye on this one.


- ppic - 2010-10-16 20:45

good work !


- buzz_kill - 2010-10-16 22:04

to me the blue font is too contrasting.


- stoli - 2010-10-16 22:11

Yeah - still debating that one. May go back to Night's blue/green unless I come up with something else.


- xbs08 - 2010-10-16 22:49

Looks great and you gotta love the name Big Grin Night+Aeon


- stoli - 2010-10-17 00:42

Revised home screen:

[removed outdated pic - will update later]Big Grin


- mcborzu - 2010-10-17 01:45

Is that just a simple RSS pointing to the ESPN NFL RSS. I also assume you adding that image, correct? Also what is that RSS if you could point to the link, thx...


- stoli - 2010-10-17 02:37

mcborzu Wrote:Is that just a simple RSS pointing to the ESPN NFL RSS. I also assume you adding that image, correct? Also what is that RSS if you could point to the link, thx...

I wish it was actually ESPN, but it's almost as good. Big Grin For some reason finding real-time RSS scores for US sports is nearly impossible. These are the best I have been able to find so far. (In the skin I just added an option for "Bottom Line RSS" that looks for a second rss set in RSSFeeds.xml)

Here are the feeds, they are strictly scores:

MLB
http://www.mpiii.com/scores/mlb.php

NFL
http://www.mpiii.com/scores/nfl.php

NBA
http://www.mpiii.com/scores/nba.php

NHL
http://www.mpiii.com/scores/nhl.php

NCAA
http://www.mpiii.com/scores/ncaa.php

The NCAA one is hit and miss - more often than not it is empty. I'm still trying to find a good source for NCAA Football RSS scores.

And the logo:
[Image: bottomline.png]


- ppic - 2010-10-17 02:46

i'm planning to recode my sportlive script, i'm interested to have sources information for real time scoring, team icon, etc...
can you tell me if you have some interesting informations on this .


- stoli - 2010-10-17 17:32

ppic Wrote:i'm planning to recode my sportlive script, i'm interested to have sources information for real time scoring, team icon, etc...
can you tell me if you have some interesting informations on this .

@ ppic - I have a few other sources, I'll pm you with info...

Back on Topic -

Updated GIT:

- Reverted back to lighter blue color in fonts
- Changed clock and weather dialog/text in all views
- Finished Add-on settings screens
- Lots of small tweaks
- Added Bottom Line RSS feeds - optional via settings
- Updated media flag icons

Enjoy!


- stoli - 2010-10-21 02:42

Added new zoom animation to Poster view. After a brief pause the Poster will rotate straight and zoom 150%.

YouTube video in first post - animation around the 20 second mark.

[Image: screenshot015a.png]

git updated.


- stoli - 2010-10-24 01:21

10/23/2010

- New fonts from Aeon
- New dialog backgrounds
- Updated animations
- Bug Fixes

Once the dialogs are complete updated to the various views will follow.

Updated screen caps in first post.


- TerranQ - 2010-10-24 02:00

Looking really good stoli. I'm currently switching between this and Night