[WIP] Basic - a new skin in the works for XBMC

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timdog82001 Offline
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I actually was going to comment that I like the color theme, because every other skin out there has been turning toward a very dark appearance and honestly I'd like some variety. But yeah, looks great, love the simplicity of the look.
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Using four basic colours for pretty much the whole skin like this will allow for easy changes to a whole host of colour schemes.
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That's true. A simple® skin like this should be pretty easy to theme, by my understanding.
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looks great! simple is good!!!

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(This post was last modified: 2010-10-14 10:53 by espengaasemyr.)
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Very nice i love the themeing possibilities with this.
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looks very nice and clean.
i like it and hopefully there will also be a nice Musicview :-)
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I agree it looks great. Have you tried the mockup on your TV? I wonder if the text is a little small to read at a distance.
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AaronD Wrote:I agree it looks great. Have you tried the mockup on your TV? I wonder if the text is a little small to read at a distance.

Yeah, my computer monitor is actually my tv so everything is perfectly readable for me.

Hitcher Wrote:Using four basic colours for pretty much the whole skin like this will allow for easy changes to a whole host of colour schemes.

Yeah, that's kind of what I was working toward, being able to have a bunch of different theme colors.

monsieurpaulu Wrote:looks very nice and clean.
i like it and hopefully there will also be a nice Musicview :-)

I never planned on there being a music/picture/etc view but when psike and i are done i might reconsider it.
(This post was last modified: 2010-10-14 18:28 by Griffith86.)
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And it looks like you're also using very few textures which will help with the speed of the skin.
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Hitcher Wrote:And it looks like you're also using very few textures which will help with the speed of the skin.

Yeah, I'm hoping to keep it as minimal as possible.

I also made some changes to my mockups for a few things psike wanted (weather, arrows for the recently added, etc). psike is helping me code this (it's his first full skin) so it will be a learning process for the both of us. He is currently working on getting the home section done.
(This post was last modified: 2010-10-14 23:10 by Griffith86.)
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From thought to implementation in 3 days. I love the skinning community here Laugh
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TerranQ Wrote:From thought to implementation in 3 days. I love the skinning community here Laugh

I've actually had this design laying around for a few months sitting on it trying to figure out if I just wanted to dive in and try it but I got overwhelmed when i saw all of the xml code in just 1 file (I think shade has like 600+ lines in just the home.xml).

Which is why I brought it here hoping someone might like it as much as I do and help me out with the coding aspect.
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Folks at xbmc4xbox.org are going to love this skin Wink

Only thing i would change is the settings button... a Misc button could give access to the shutdown menu amongs other stuff.

btw the new mockups look so much nicer Big Grin

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Griffith86 Offline
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xbs08 Wrote:Folks at xbmc4xbox.org are going to love this skin Wink

Only thing i would change is the settings button... a Misc button could give access to the shutdown menu amongs other stuff.

btw the new mockups look so much nicer Big Grin

I will add a shutdown button when we get a chance and thank you.
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Wow.

I currently have my eye on three skins, and for some reason, I really, really like this skin, it looks so professional and clean yet includes so much information.

I love it, and I cannot wait to use it. I tip my hat to you good sir.
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