[WIP] The Paper Street Soap Company - a new skin concept

  Thread Rating:
  • 7 Votes - 4.43 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Thread Closed
garyi Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 1,195
Joined: Oct 2008
Reputation: 0
Post: #46
I really just hope this goes somewhere, I was so stoked with concrete and it just died.

My delicate heart could not take it, I would cry a little bit every night.

etc.
find
liquidskin76 Offline
Skilled Skinner
Posts: 1,348
Joined: Aug 2009
Reputation: 17
Location: Arkham, Gotham City
Post: #47
Looks great mate! Wink

Hope it sees the light...

HTPC: Streacom F1C | Asus H87I-Plus ITX | Intel Core i5-4670T | Kingston HyperX SSD | Kingston DDR3 RAM
Home AV: Sony KDL-40HX723 | Sky+HD | Sony BDP-S480 BD Player | Sony STR-DH820 AV Receiver | Sony 5.1 Speaker System | Sony PS3 Slim | Logitech Harmony Touch
find
blacklist Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 814
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 1
Location: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Post: #48
garyi Wrote:I really just hope this goes somewhere, I was so stoked with concrete and it just died.

My delicate heart could not take it, I would cry a little bit every night.

etc.

You and me both brother... you and me both.
find
mstef Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Jan 2010
Reputation: 0
Location: Poland
Post: #49
blackist, don't you think that vintage look of all posters will look better with some kind of adding age mask/difuse png, to look something like this:

[Image: alice.jpg]

AsRock 330 HT, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Openelec 3.2.4
Intel NUC D54250WYK, 4GB RAM, Kingston 120GB SSD, OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20131126081257-r16438
find
blacklist Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 814
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 1
Location: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Post: #50
mstef Wrote:blackist, don't you think that vintage look of all posters will look better with some kind of adding age mask/difuse png, to look something like this:

[Image: alice.jpg]

I totally agree. That's maybe a little extreme than what I had in mind, but I am planning on some kind of diffuse to age the images a little.
find
mstef Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Jan 2010
Reputation: 0
Location: Poland
Post: #51
Great. It was only a sample. Regards.

AsRock 330 HT, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Openelec 3.2.4
Intel NUC D54250WYK, 4GB RAM, Kingston 120GB SSD, OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20131126081257-r16438
find
Inception Offline
Junior Member
Posts: 1
Joined: Nov 2010
Reputation: 0
Post: #52
Nice!!!!!
find
mstef Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 248
Joined: Jan 2010
Reputation: 0
Location: Poland
Post: #53
This is also hardcore Smile

[Image: alice2.jpg]

AsRock 330 HT, 2GB RAM, 320GB HDD, Openelec 3.2.4
Intel NUC D54250WYK, 4GB RAM, Kingston 120GB SSD, OpenELEC-Generic.x86_64-devel-20131126081257-r16438
find
MindTooth Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 158
Joined: Feb 2010
Reputation: 0
Post: #54
Harcore, and pure awesome!
find
blacklist Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 814
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 1
Location: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Post: #55
mstef Wrote:This is also hardcore Smile

[Image: alice2.jpg]

Now that I could get behind! Care to share?
find
mortstar Offline
Senior Member
Posts: 260
Joined: Aug 2010
Reputation: 3
Post: #56
mstef Wrote:This is also hardcore Smile

[Image: alice2.jpg]

Anyway to alternate overlays?

The 'random' nature of the ageing overlay would perhaps be lost when the same overlay effect is used multiple times on the same window. If there was some way to alternate perhaps 3~4 overlays with a similar effect but different pattern, it would look less regimented.
find
blacklist Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 814
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 1
Location: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Post: #57
mortstar Wrote:Anyway to alternate overlays?

The 'random' nature of the ageing overlay would perhaps be lost when the same overlay effect is used multiple times on the same window. If there was some way to alternate perhaps 3~4 overlays with a similar effect but different pattern, it would look less regimented.

I tend to agree with you, I think that serious of an effect would be best used sparingly, since at the end of the day you still want to be able to view the coverart, etc. I'm playing around with some ideas now, but I don't think it will end up being 20 thumbnails with the same effect on the same page - it would be a bit overwhelming.

Maybe once I can get this skinned I can offer in different levels of distressed - "Clean", "Distressed", and "Grungy"... or something similar, kind of like Welo's different front page options. Should be fairly easy just to change the overlay image universally.

Speaking of which, I'm trying to come up with a good idea for the "Home" screen. I've toyed with the idea of having no true home screen - but having a "TV Home", "Movie Home" and "Music Home"... with a way to swap in between them. I think this would allow for more information between the views (ie. TV home would have latest added, the upcoming tv script, latest watched, etc...)

I'm soliciting brainstorms Big Grin
find
ronie Offline
Team-XBMC Member
Posts: 8,985
Joined: Jan 2009
Reputation: 147
Post: #58
been trying to make up my mind ever since i saw your first screenshot...
it surely is the most outstanding skin design i've ever come across and i would love to help you out as much as i can....

but, like yours, my spare time is very limited at the moment.


anyway, against better judgement, i started coding your list view.
mostly as a proof of concept and to get an idea how much time it's gonna take to bring a design like this to life.

as mentioned before, using angled labels is not the most outstanding feature of xbmc, though it looks quite acceptable on my 1080p screen.


so after several hours of coding, here's a real working screen of The Paper Street Soap Company in action:

[Image: soap.jpg]


cheers,
ronie

Always read the XBMC online-manual, FAQ and search the forum before posting.
Do not PM or e-mail Team-XBMC members directly asking for support. Read/follow the forum rules.
For troubleshooting and bug reporting please make sure you read this first.
find
blacklist Offline
Posting Freak
Posts: 814
Joined: Jul 2009
Reputation: 1
Location: Atlanta, Ga, USA
Post: #59
*jaw drops*


ronie Wrote:been trying to make up my mind ever since i saw your first screenshot...
it surely is the most outstanding skin design i've ever come across and i would love to help you out as much as i can....

but, like yours, my spare time is very limited at the moment.


anyway, against better judgement, i started coding your list view.
mostly as a proof of concept and to get an idea how much time it's gonna take to bring a design like this to life.

as mentioned before, using angled labels is not the most outstanding feature of xbmc, though it looks quite acceptable on my 1080p screen.


so after several hours of coding, here's a real working screen of The Paper Street Soap Company in action:

[Image: soap.jpg]


cheers,
ronie
find
Japaja Online
Fan
Posts: 513
Joined: May 2010
Reputation: 2
Location: Croatia
Post: #60
Everything fits so perfectly. Smile Looking forward to see the home menu.
find
Thread Closed