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#1 SyphOnm

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 10:25 PM

First i'd like to thank dfmos (Clearity-Beta-Remix) for helping me with the xml work.

About 10 days ago i approached him with some skin ideas.

I asked him if he would like to make a skin with me. He agreed biggrin.gif

We started this skin by using clearity skin as a base.

Just look at the screens and feel free to try. I included 2 extra color scheme's

Download url: http://members.home....bmc/Concept.rar

I still don't have a name for the skin so i was hoping u guys have some idea's.

Standard (Mint)

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Orange

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Blue

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Feel free to comment, post suggestions etc.

Edited by SyphOnm, 16 April 2007 - 10:29 PM.


#2 BecomethemonsteR

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:00 PM

Looks promising! I can't wait to see a beta.

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Posted 16 April 2007 - 11:04 PM

Can't edit startpost anymore, so here it is in bigger font then in start post:

Download url:

http://members.home....bmc/Concept.rar

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Edited by SyphOnm, 16 April 2007 - 11:11 PM.


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 12:43 AM

Very nice!

Just wanted to post a possible bug. When you are somewhere other then the HOME page, the time is behind the top black bar. And for example if your in Music, its not centered in the black bar if its suppose to be, but that could be resolution I guess.

But yeah the time is blocked by the black bar, and no time on the HOME page?

Great work!

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:00 AM

QUOTE(Fused0ne @ Apr 17 2007, 01:50 AM) View Post

Very nice!

Just wanted to post a possible bug. When you are somewhere other then the HOME page, the time is behind the top black bar. And for example if your in Music, its not centered in the black bar if its suppose to be, but that could be resolution I guess.

But yeah the time is blocked by the black bar, and no time on the HOME page?

Great work!


Fixed.

Updated the rar file.

Time on the home screen can be enabled @ skin options.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:48 PM

Nice work, its a nice simple and clean working of the original skin.

I have literally just played with it for a few mins so my first impressions are.....

1. Lack of text on title screen for icons, ie, as you scroll from movies, pics, games whatever, I would prefer some text to show me what im currently highlighting. If the design is led by having no text then fine, leave it be because it does look nice and sleek, but maybe if that was the thinking you could make the text look like part of the background rather than a small text in a brighter colour jumping out at you. you could probably use a large text but knock down the opacity, fade it behind the background, something like this (obviously I dont have the layers to do it properly but maybe you get the idea.....
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also, just thought, never skinned for XBMC so not sure how they work but if it needed an animation or anything rather than the text just changing you could just slide it in from the left to a fixed point on the right for each one.

2. Any chance of adding more view's, i am liking the large views in xtv at the mo so you see album art nice n big.

Just my thought anyways, Other than that good stuff, like I say havent had a proper play around yet.

Edited by XBNormUK, 17 April 2007 - 01:53 PM.


#7 SyphOnm

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 01:57 PM

1. Check the skin options wink.gif
2. Will see.


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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:09 PM

cool, very nice, Im liking it, and no bugs so far at all. Although I did notice there doesnt seem to be a way to play a disc from the home screen. Any chance of making an icon or play disc control pop up if there is a disc present?

Edited by XBNormUK, 17 April 2007 - 02:15 PM.


#9 SyphOnm

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:30 PM

Sure,

i'll look in to that smile.gif

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE(SyphOnm @ Apr 17 2007, 09:37 AM) View Post

Sure,

i'll look in to that smile.gif


NO DON'T! Don't put text on the main page. It is perfect the way it is. The icons could be a little bit bigger but it is fine the way it is. The only thing I seen out of place was the time behind the bar.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 02:38 PM

QUOTE

NO DON'T! Don't put text on the main page. It is perfect the way it is. The icons could be a little bit bigger but it is fine the way it is. The only thing I seen out of place was the time behind the bar.


No i ment a disc icon when a disc is inserted to the xbox.

Text on the homescreen are already optional (Skin options under settings)

people just dont look good i guess tongue.gif



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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:54 PM

QUOTE(SyphOnm @ Apr 16 2007, 05:32 PM) View Post

First i'd like to thank dfmos

No credit to Smokehead for you know like..............................making Clearity.

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 06:33 PM

he's right

#14 SyphOnm

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Posted 17 April 2007 - 09:44 PM

lol here we go:

thx to smokehead for making clearity

thx for xbox-scene for hosting these forums, thx to team xbmc for xbmc, thx to microsoft for making the actual xbox etc. etc.

did i forget anyone?

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Posted 18 April 2007 - 12:23 PM

QUOTE(SyphOnm @ Apr 17 2007, 10:51 PM) View Post

lol here we go:

thx to smokehead for making clearity

thx for xbox-scene for hosting these forums, thx to team xbmc for xbmc, thx to microsoft for making the actual xbox etc. etc.

did i forget anyone?


No, u did not!

Keep up the good work, this is looking niiiice smile.gif

some things thoug... wouldnt it be nice if the animation on wrapping on homescreen is a bit smoother, like it is in some of the other skins. its a bit stakato. And the icons on homescreen are cool but have u tried with some thats a but more colorful?

The text on the homescreen are a bit misplaced and dull i think, is it possible to fresh it up a bit to match the skin better?

Like on homescreen the wrapview on music/video are a bit stakato on the animations... pm3 and others looks much smoother.... it it possible to fix that (maybe even make the one in focus a bit bigger)..


Thnx for a great skin!

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