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#1 theboxhead

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:34 PM

about a year ago i created a skin called xperience. By the time the skin
was almost complete i was sicken tired of the whole skin as i had
used to much time and energy for some weeks.
About two months ago i picked this skin up again and decided to make a 2.0 release
and change all the stuff i wasn't happy with.

I've been workin in a more slow pace this time around and actually enjoy making this smile.gif
And i didnt want to post anything in here before i was about 80% done with the skin.

So here i am starting to se the end of production time. This skin is all about media center since
this is the only thing i use my xbox for. Also simplicity and easy to see/read was a goal with this skin.

The only mode i gonna support for the first release is PAL 16x9. Maybe i will do fixes for 720p and 1080 if i feel like it. If there is some interest in this skin i could gladly release a complete package including all original
gfx/psd artwork etc. So it would be easy for others to do mods etc. who knows smile.gif

Anyhow i guess in a week or two i gonna release it if im happy. Still some tweaks and adjustments needed.

Here are some screenshots: (these are actuall running xbox skin and not mockups !)

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#2 ScrewinGates

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:35 PM

looks good dude.lookin forward to it.

#3 Sharpe

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Posted 14 September 2007 - 10:47 PM

Looks good mate

/always really liked your last version of this. It was really distinctive and different

#4 mbay

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 05:48 AM

cannot wait to xperience! smile.gif

#5 Broads

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Posted 15 September 2007 - 07:35 AM

And another waiting to try out the experiance biggrin.gif


#6 theboxhead

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 10:29 PM

Okay progress is going nicely along. I have now added
all new truetype fonts wich i think look nicer and they also are unicode
fonts wich mean all languages is supported smile.gif

Cleaned up the homepage stuff and fixed minor details here and there.

All major stuff left now is all the Video section things, prettying up all dialogs.
And then all those 100s small things wich make everything look nice together !

Hell if everything is going as nice as this i might rel a early beta wink.gif

Anyhow new screenshots is down bellow !


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#7 maximusoctavious

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Posted 16 September 2007 - 11:22 PM

very nice icons. did you create this yourself or download them?

#8 Hitcher

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:20 AM

I like your taste in music.

#9 phistyle

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 05:43 AM

very very nice.... only quirk i think is the transparency of the background looks foggy and dull...I think it look would sweet with a clearer transparency effect like in the vision skin

#10 theboxhead

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 07:09 AM

Music is important when skinning. smile.gif

The icons i have actually bought from the web. I bought them last year when
i created the first version of this skin.

Gonna take a look at the transparency panels. Maybe they need some tweaking. Im just afraid that with
to much transparency it would get hard to read cause stuff in the background is cluttering up the space.
But i gonna check out vision and steel it from nineTmustang ... lol smile.gif

#11 competes2win

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 08:05 AM

I actually would say that your background wouldn't look as nice if it was completely "there" or transparent or whatever... vision's looks nice because the background is subtle while your's is very much more complex... so a background like yours, in my opinion, would look best being a little blurred like you have it so as to not detract from the skin's other features and text.

#12 theboxhead

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 01:12 PM

Yup thats what i also think. Besides if users are going to change
their background to whatever it makes sence that the panels are
quite dark. Cause if a user is putting on a very bright background with
alotta stuff he wouldent see the imprtant things in the skin smile.gif
But maybe i can make a user selection for the panel transparecy. one with
much transparancy and one setting with little transparency...

I'm always open for good sugestions !

#13 Hitcher

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Posted 17 September 2007 - 10:03 PM

QUOTE(theboxhead @ Sep 17 2007, 07:45 AM) View Post

Music is important when skinning. smile.gif

I revisited the original Xperience skin the other week and now, after seeing your pics, I'm revisiting my 'Art Of Noise' collection.

#14 theboxhead

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 06:51 AM

Lol you do that. And if you need to fill up on some holes in that
collection i have alotta art of noise smile.gif

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Posted 18 September 2007 - 07:56 AM

I would like to point out that while the XBMC_PC window is focused pushing prtscrn button on your keyboard will take a proper screen shot like right click on the xbox does (if you havn't set it it will even ask you where to save it)
So you don't need to show the window frame




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