rshieldsr Wrote:Yea, I have found those views, and they are very good and very close to what I am looking for already. But the I don't prefer the right list view simply b/c I prefer horizontal scrolling views. The existing Logo Slide view is also very nice but I would prefer that it show a bit more information (of highest importance to me is the episodes/unwatched count).
So, here is a screenshot of the Logo Slide view from Simplicity and IMHO this is just about the perfect balance of showing lots of informaiton while still seeing a lot of the background fanart.
Note that everything (scrolling plot window, the logos themselves, weather 7 clock, everything) has a fully transparent background which gives a really slick look and maximizes view of the background art. The episode count is readily visible right above the selected show logo (which I like as opposed to having it on the other side of the screen as with some views -- on a large TV I have to physically move my eyes from the show logo to the episode count as I scroll through each show).
Also note the Shortcuts option in the bottom right along with the visual cue to use the down arrow to access it. This is available in most screens and brings up a convenient little menu as seen in these two screenshots. In Simplicity, I do not think this menu is customizable, but it is still pretty handy. If it were customizable it would be even better. This is a separate topic from the view I am requesting, but I threw it in b/c I think it is a handy feature that might be considered for future versions of Cirrus Extended.
And as a final request, I like the TV Guide view in this next screenshot MUCH better than CE2's current one (in fact the CE2 TV Guide view is the only thing I have found that I really dislike about this skin). Is this view customizable in ways I haven't yet discovered?
Sorry for the length of this post, but I wanted to get all my comments/requests in at one wack. Thanks again, and again, and again for such an great skin.
So maybe i can improve the logo view with more infos, but i don't think i'll port the simplicity view, as cirrus should keep his own style. I'll see what i can do and post some screenshots. Don't expect it in near future, as i want first finish up my working list.
The additional menu is a great idea indeed, maybe one day this could be an option in cirrus extended ...
The TV Guide won't be anymore in the next update, as tv show next aired has his own style now, i'm going to change the textures for cirrus extended v2.