AEON [ALPHA] (formerly "Xephyr"): Skin Release Thread

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Rand Al Thor Offline
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Post: #16
Looks amazing!!

PS: Fear and Loathing = Best movie ever!!!
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mou Offline
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Post: #17
WOW!!! looks amazing..... keep up the good work! i simply love it!

when you get the textcolor fixed this will be my default skin.

BTW. The it would be nice if you could anable the filter button in my music or maybe replace it with search. Also the scroll bars could come in handy.

best regards
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HarshReality Offline
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Post: #18
With all the affects available to the skinning engine I wonder if there is one for shadow (specifically for text). For example, grey text on a dark background can make for some difficulty BUT drop a 1 or 2 px down and right shadow using white and it could make the text stand out incredibly by example... one of my sigs would illustrate, granted its a smaller scale but the effect would be much better on a larger scale.

http://harrea.100webspace.net/ <--- examples with drop and right shadow (images)

[Image: x3.jpg]
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jmarshall Offline
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Post: #19
Yes, shadow dropping of text has been around in XBMC for ages.

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Nuka1195 Offline
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Post: #20
i like the new icon frames.

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HarshReality Offline
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Post: #21
Cool I will have to hunt in the wiki and see about tweaking my PM3 lol

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MikeBeecham Offline
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Post: #22
loving those new frames...they look SO much better than the old ones. I think you should keep them!
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szsori Offline
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Post: #23
What's the good word? Oh no... I've turned into one of the "when's it going to be done" people. Eek
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smokeyfingaz Offline
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Post: #24
great work so far!!

im really liking your skin although im only hooked up to an old 4:3 pal TV. I hope you will eventually get round to supporting 4:3 as the scrolling home menus dont fit in that view. also it would be great if when playing media (vid&music) you could implement a stop button on the osd (youve got pause but stop would be great also)


cant wait for the next release

ps: you should post on xbox-scene also and build up some more hype for your skin!!!
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djh_ Offline
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Post: #25
Update:

Having spent my few moments of free time this week messing with the colours, I realised that little else did the job without ruining the look. The wrapviews had to be the focus of each window, not the menu above them. So aside from making the background denser to help the text stand out, I've used the same little dot to indicate highlight menu options as features in the listviews. Does the job, basically.

Next thing to do is get all the view modes using the new icon frames, and introduce an option for kept/scaled icon ratios.
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djh_ Offline
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Post: #26
Here's the icon aspect ratio options at work. Each view type can be set to either stretch or keep the correct dimensions.

Notice, incidentally, that while the bottom row of icons is correctly positioned within the frame, the top row has a 1px gap between them, along the top side. Is this a bug?

[Image: xephyr_iconaspect.jpg]
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jmarshall Offline
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Post: #27
You're probably hitting a half pixel boundary, so one is rounding down and the other up possibly.

XBMC renders all images and text rounded to the nearest pixel boundary to eliminate aliasing on the edges.

Looking bloody good btw Wink

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djh_ Offline
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Post: #28
Revised Episodes view:

[Image: xephyr_episodes.jpg]

While I'm here, incidentally, I'm about to build a tweaked version of XBMC because I think mplayer is playing my X-Files episodes, all of which are VOBs ripped from the DVDs. With mplayer I get AV sync problems, with dvdplayer I don't, so I'm setting it up to play .vob extension files with dvdplayer. Am I wasting my time?
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mbay Offline
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Post: #29
i like this layout - great work
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MikeBeecham Offline
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Post: #30
are these new amendments available for download yet?
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