igotdvds Wrote:Could you do me a favor and draw on a screenshot where the watched tick would go? I cant find a suitable place for it.
Also, I try to use as much metadata as I can. What view is missing it?
I apologize for my hideous image editing skills... I'm more of a photographer. I chose one of the cover views and one of the list views to give my thoughts. The coloring and sizes should probably be changed (especially on the non-selected items). The same could then easily be transfered to the other movie and tv show views.
My thoughts on the metadata on views...
The only view showing "Total/Unwatched" is Big Posters. Scroll is the only one showing the plot. The others are just season X and a poster with, IMO, plenty of room.
These have more metadata than I thought. Although for MPAA: I'd probably prefer the little ratings icons on all views, they're easier to glance at and when you have guests/kids it's one of the more important items.
The list views could probably have the little icons below the time as well. The 720p/format/aspect/etc. Actually there are several views missing these. Scroll View as well...
The fanart view looks nice, but having a timeout then popup the rest of the information (plot/ratings/format/etc./etc.) is always a nice touch. A couple of skins do that, and it really makes the fanart view nice to use.
I really dig "Poster View 2" but it's missing the MPAA rating and the metadata icons as well.
The show current playing info on the track views thing I already mentioned is wanted... Even a simple highlight of the playing track is better than nothing, but a little box with play info would be even better.
Album year shown on all album views. I like the fanart view so much that I probably still won't use the other ones, but the year is very handy for albums...
Overall the skin is my favorite. Those few things (it looks like a lot, but it's not... ) The flat text style (as seen on Windows Mobile 7) is really growing on me and this skin does it very well.
Keep up the good work... I've already converted 4 friends to this skin, one of em loves your panel view for movies.