pang Wrote:Wow, great job, your skin is the best, make sure it is updated to new svn please.
current svn is not stable and if you use it, you'll have issues with several skins.
it's not the skinners who should be fixing things. things should be fixed by xbmc. ;-)
pang Wrote:Also you are having great competition from rapier skin, but still your is the best.
i don't believe in competition. we're all just skinners who're admiring each others work.
in fact many are helping each other out behind the scenes.
there's a lot of great thing in Rapier and one of them (using a focused slide animation for the buttons) ended up in the new info dialogs, posted above.
i was also quite charmed by the seamless page transitions used in Alaska, in fact that's what triggered me to redo the info dialogs.
if you browse your movies in fanart view and bring up the info dialog, you'll get a nice transition between the two because the dcd cover will stay in place.
so instead of competition, i see every new skin as a source of inspiration and to me all skins are equally great in their own way.
as for Rapier, it is my personal favourite skin at the moment, but that's likely to change when Xperience is released. :-)
Option so you have a blank gradient screen if you do not have a fanart instead of that red picture (idea from rapier)
interesting idea, i assume you're talking about all the default backgrounds provided with the skin? many of the new skin indeed use some kind of gradient background instead of pictures.
i'm not opposed to changing this if the majority feels it should be done.
creating such a gradient background is out of my league though, so i would depend on one of you providing one....then make several color variations of it for each section in xbmc.
pang Wrote:add some more views fro tv shows, movies and pictures (you can take ideas from other skins) the more we have the nerrier)
creating new view is something that certainly will be done, but it's something that takes time to get it done right. and besides that, there's a whole lot of other things that i would like to change too, so patience.... ;-)
pang Wrote:option or view type with bigger font title names, sometimes too small to see from a distance (hate using glasses)
there's already several bigger font available in Transparency!
Settings > Appearance > Look & feel > Fonts
pang Wrote:and how do you use the trailers, do i have to do them manually in the same folder?, can there be a browse trailers folder?
not really a skin related question, but yes you can add them manually to each movie folder or use one of the scrapers that supports fetching trailers.
a 'browse for trailers' option is something that's not implemented in xbmc, so nope there's no way to add it to the skin.
thanx for all your suggestions!