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#16 mbay

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 05:40 AM

nice work, Sharpe!

#17 Sharpe

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 11:59 AM

I've made some updates to this skin.

First off I've given it a proper name in it's own right now - Back-Row. (The idea being that it's themed on sitting on the back row of a cinema).

I've updated some of the icons and views as well.

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Anyway I'm still learning loads and enjoying myself messing with this. Thanks for checking it out and here it is if any one can use it.

The download link is in my signature below.

Cheers!





#18 djdafreund

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:13 PM

Looks Very nice. Thank you.

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:13 PM

great work!

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Posted 18 August 2007 - 03:26 PM

biggrin.gif Thanks fellas!

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 05:45 AM

I like the 3d cover in the different sections, not just one. Also like both the icons and big icons view, using up almost the whole display area. A function i've been loving a skin to have. Very nice. I'm personally not quite liking the Home Window controls. Would be nice to keep the theater screen, and maybe have 4 or so icons shown in the middle in wrap mode, like PM3Mod does. Or even better yet, keep it more like the fashion of how the settings (wrap view like) but maybe have the theater screen behind it showing.
I like how the Century Gothic TTF skin font looks. VERY NICE, although if possible to make it at least 2 font sizes bigger, for the 720p users (most), it just seems a LITTLE bit smaller then it should. The nice touch also when hitting down in the Home Window display bringing up the theater screenshot, like when you have houseguest's over in your theater, those of us that have a nice one very similar to that picture actually, somewhat acts like a soft hold mode, still showing the weather and RSS feed, (softer theater background screen) until the controller hits up or down, bringing it out of the hold mode style look. I'm using the blue glass color theme, as it matches the rest of my theater (ie-Equipt, soft blue LED's down each isle of my theater, controlled via remote, and blue fashion lights aiming up the columns on each side of my screen in the front and back of theater. I've always liked blue i guess.
Well, these are simply some idea's if you were wanting some feedback. Thats about the only things i would like to see. Everything else is great as is. Even then, if you didn't want to change a thing, it's still great no matter what. I'm just change some thing myself i guess for my purpose.

Great job!!! Looking REALLY nice. Keep up the great job!!!

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 12:49 PM

djdafreund - thanks so much for the feedback, that's given me a few good ideas. I'll see what I can do based on them.

/Must say I'm very jealous of your home theater setup - sounds amazing

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 03:11 PM

I've altered the homescreen backgrounds to help tie the other colour themes more into the home theater look. The curtains sort of open up when you make a selection. Thanks to djdafreund for giving me the idea. smile.gif

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#24 djdafreund

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Posted 19 August 2007 - 06:47 PM

Wow, thanks. Hey, that really look nice. Thanks a bunch for that. Looks nice. I'll see if i could draw up a mockup of the homescreen i had n'visioned (free plug for mbay-haha) to give ya an idea and see if you like it. Thanks again. Looking forward to more in the future. Great job!!!

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 07:44 AM

Hello - another little update:

I've made a few changes to the home screen graphics and improved the video library list view a bit.



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#26 rockdawg

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Posted 13 September 2007 - 01:09 PM

The skin is coming along nicely. I especially like the list views with the large covers/screeshots. That type of view is a large reason why I use xTV. I'm gonna have to give this a trial run.

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 12:36 AM

hey thanks for the feedback rockdawg /appreciate it.

Ive made a few more updates...

Finally got round to sorting out a proper favourites dialogue screen:

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I've also altered the sub menu dialogue to match it:

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Then added a little Exit screen image:

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Once again thanks for looking and hope some of you might be able to get some use out of this.

Cheers

#28 djdafreund

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 03:00 AM

Keep getting better and better. Love it man!!! One thing to consider at least, do you think you could consider changin the main page to show like either 3 or 4 icons instead of just one, so it's faster to navigate to the one you want (IE-Videos, Pictures, etc.) instead of just only being able to go left and right, waiting til the icon comes up to see, then hitting again if it's not the right one.
I figured maybe having the screen background the same like it is now, but instead of just showing one, it would show 3-4 at the same time, in a wrap view style. But not quite like the settings screen look (With using the film border background, and having like 5-6 icons at the same time.) Just a thought of course. Also, possible to add more views, like 3d skin, giving the user a lot more views to choose from to better tailor customizing. Thanks so far for a great looking skin. Keep it up!!

#29 maximusoctavious

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Posted 19 September 2007 - 02:11 PM

May I suggest using more movie type icons? Like movie chairs, movie reels, tickets, Theatre icons, flashlight,
popcorn, concession stands the whole enchilada. I think your theme would really be rounded more. Also
most of your sounds don't do your theme justice. The start file is sweet. Try using movie oriented sounds. Popcorn being eaten ect...Great effort here. Just needs more guidence. Peace.

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#30 Sharpe

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Posted 20 September 2007 - 12:41 AM

Thanks again for the feedback fellas - some good stuff to think on there.

djdafreund - Altering the home screen to do it like your idea will take a bit of time - I'll have a play and see what it looks like - thanks though.

maximusoctavious - yeah good ideas - thanks.

I've already started on altering a few things to tie in with the movie theme a bit. Got rid of the TV image on the home screen for a clapper board - think that's a bit more in theme.

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