(2014-03-14 09:59)username145 Wrote:(2014-03-14 00:57)Kantana Wrote: - The main menu could use an indicator to show the other options (TV Shows, Movies, Music). Perhaps this could be an idea: http://imgur.com/8DsCYxu
I like this
Maybe have the selected text coloured along with the theme? (eg "Movies" would be orange)
Well I checked this out, and must say that it would very complicated to implement. Puting a static menu like the one in the mockup is very easy, but that would mean that the labels would be placed in positions not consistent with the skin. So when navigating to Music for example the label would be far to the right and thus not aligned with the music panels.
This means one needs the labels to slide to the left every time one changes the menu item. That is actually pretty easy to do, but if done so you get the problem that you dont know which menu is on the left of the currently selected category. For example if you where to navigate to tvshows in the mockup and the label would slide into position , that would mean that the Movies label would simply disappear, thus you would have no visual aid as to knowing what menu is on the left, which is the same behaviour the skin currently has.
A solution for this would be to use a wrap list, that is a list that repeats itself in a loop, but if implemented this way there is the posibility that the same menu item would appear twice on the screen.
As you can see. It ist just simply not that straight forward. The main issue is the fact that the skin home screen is not symmetrical like confluence or Aeon Nox.
The best solution I see for this is some kind of icons list, maybe on the top left that let you know where you are currently in the menu.
I will try some ideas out