[WIP] Metropolis skin - Printable Version
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- voidy - 2011-09-02 00:07
been browsing for just a few mins but im in <3
- sialivi - 2011-09-02 00:10
This thing is so damn polished already that you pretty much have to go into pure nitpicking to find anything to complain about, so I hope you're a perfectionist
[Minor Navigation Oversight]
If you press 'Left' on the Home Screen, focus is given to.. well, I don't know what it's given to.
[Cropped Scroll Nub]
The graphics for the little scroll nub looks slightly cropped at the top and bottom.
[Minor Navigation Request]
When holding down left or right arrow to quickly scroll through items, in let's say Fanart view, it would be nice if the scrolling stopped when it reached the first or last entry.
[Nitpicking - Illogical Button Animation]
Buttons change size when you hover/select it, but so does the beveled edge which makes no logical sense. Did I mention a lot of this is pure nitpicking?
Would it be possible to use fanart.jpg as a fallback when landscape.jpg is unavailable?
["Use 'landscape.jpg' for TV Shows" Inconsistency]
The "Use 'landscape.jpg' for TV Shows" setting doesn't seem to effect the Fanart viewtype, which seem a bit inconsistant. (Love love love the Fanart Viewtype with the posters on the sides, brilliant stuff)
- Japaja - 2011-09-02 00:58
Not sure what to say except f****** great.
- Amra - 2011-09-02 01:43
Whew! I guess I shouldn't have joked about it being so quiet in here. I'll try to answer as many comments as I can here but before I do that I want to say thank you for all the compliments, they are appreciated. Especially when they come from other forum members who have done their own skins previously. You are all very kind. Thanks!
Thanks for the help on the Eden changes. It is much appreciated and I'm taking notes.
otcho Wrote:In Episode-Info, the banner of the TV-Show is shown on the left side. I'll guess there should be the Season-Poster.That's probably an oversight on my part. It sounds like you have your library set up to scrape banners instead of posters. I'll work that into the VideoInfo xml for the next release. Just an FYI to anyone wanting to use this skin, It is not absolutely necessary but Metropolis definitely works the best when scraping Posters by default and then having banner.jpg, landscape.jpg and Logo.png in each TVShow's folder.
sialivi Wrote:@AmraI usually am if I can find the time.
sialivi Wrote:1 [Minor Navigation Oversight]First off, thank you for the helpful observations. I renumbered them for easier response.
1. Do you have recently added or random items turned on? When either is on, pushing left should go to that. There is probably a way for me to change the xml so that that won't happen when they are not turned on. I will look into it & add that to my to-do list.
2. Yeah, I think all the scroll bars probably need some love. I don't use them so I accidentally overlooked the Horizontal one before posting the Alpha. Added to the to-do list.
3. Is this just a case of using a Fixed versus Wraped list? I tend to like wrapped lists but I am not adverse to using a Fixed list. Just gotta make a decision, I guess.
4. I was trying to go for an animation that would look like you were pressing an actual button, didn't take into consideration the beveled edges of the icon. I'm still learning what animations work best where so I'll have to play around with some different ones to see what looks best. It won't necessarily be changed but "I'll add it to the to-do list".
5. Don't know but that is a good idea. Added to the to-do list.
6. That's an oversight on my part & I'll add it to the list. I'm glad you like the Fanart view. I personally can't decide if I like the segmented or full frame better. Most of the time, the segmented will look really cool but then there is always an occasional fanart where the break is in the middle of someone's face, for instance. Whattayagonnado?
- Amra - 2011-09-02 01:44
Japaja Wrote:Not sure what to say except f****** great.Thanks & I'm glad the censors kicked in there.
- sialivi - 2011-09-02 02:49
Amra Wrote:1. Do you have recently added or random items turned on?
Ah, I have neither turned on.
Amra Wrote:4. I was trying to go for an animation that would look like you were pressing an actual button, didn't take into consideration the beveled edges of the icon. I'm still learning what animations work best where so I'll have to play around with some different ones to see what looks best. It won't necessarily be changed but "I'll add it to the to-do list".
Could probably be done by having the beveled edge as a separate image, behind the button. It's obviously really low-priority stuff, but now that you know it's there, you will probably always see it
Amra Wrote:6. That's an oversight on my part & I'll add it to the list. I'm glad you like the Fanart view. I personally can't decide if I like the segmented or full frame better. Most of the time, the segmented will look really cool but then there is always an occasional fanart where the break is in the middle of someone's face, for instance. Whattayagonnado?
It's a very unique look and looks good with ideal images. Landscape images with text on them, like the ones I use for tv-shows, are not ideal though. Missing letters can cause undesired results
- Amra - 2011-09-02 03:21
sialivi Wrote:It's a very unique look and looks good with ideal images. Landscape images with text on them, like the ones I use for tv-shows, are not ideal though. Missing letters can cause undesired resultsYeah, right now the Segmented frame is the default with an option to use a full frame instead. I may end up reversing that in a future release.
- cainecollin - 2011-09-02 03:44
Just got it on, Loving it so far. Keep up the great work.
Only one request (well 2 for the same area)
Would it be possible to have "Music Videos" as an optional link much like movies/tv shows
and any plans for Views for music videos?
- Amra - 2011-09-02 04:15
cainecollin Wrote:Just got it on, Loving it so far. Keep up the great work.Eventually I hope to have customizable home menu items but I can always look into adding an item specifically for "Music Videos". I've also seen other skins with an "HD Movies" menu item & I would like to add that if possible too.
When I do the Music section I will be working the music into as many existing views as possible and would like to do the same for Music Videos. I have a few dozen that I have never added to my HTPC yet so maybe that will give me a little push to do so.
- voidy - 2011-09-02 10:01
what an amazing skin already i do however see 1 major issue (and thats my problem ) is that i <3 all of the different views i cant decide to pick landscape or logo or banner/poster etc etc all of them look amazing
i was wondering and i have no knowledge of code or what so ever and prio no1 should be bugs etc etc
but a random view is that something thats doable ? and maybe a couple of favorites that cycles around everytime u open tv-shows for example