[Mockup] MetroAlaska

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D0nR0sa Wrote:Oh and btw, how come everyone seems to like those overlaid 5.1 and dts icons? I don't know why but I really really dislike them, they kinda destroy the clean look of this skin.

I do like the overlaid sound icons but I agree they are not really needed. I don't understand why users need so many media flags in library views (this isn't a criticism of your concept work). I think technical media flags belong in the info pages, like they would be on the BACK of a DVD cover. Rating, Source, studio and maybe resolution are necessary. I guess it's because there are a lack of user's who use the info page. I think I've spoken about this in another thread. I constantly use the info screens. I think a poll would be a good idea for this topic.

Edit: This got me thinking about info view's and how much I love Aeon's info view. It looks like a full DVD cover, as in front and back (I like to think that was it's inspiration) Such a tangent but aeon is so inspired, the font choices are completely reminiscent of traditional movie poster's

[Image: aeon_info.jpg]
(This post was last modified: 2010-12-08 04:18 by Stranger.)
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Post: #17
A pretty simple and near perfect take on artist thumbs from Boxee

[Image: boxeemusic.png]
[Image: home1w.jpg]
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For Your Information Segue UI Light is the font used by Microsoft
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Fraincs Wrote:For Your Information Segue UI Light is the font used by Microsoft

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The one used currently in most of my text according to my knowledge is the Zune version Zegoe UI Light, i will hopefully find an "open" version font that looks as good if i think Microsoft will give me grief.

I have kinda created a list view for the artist, very simple bordering on lazy but i sort of like but kinda having problems on what choosing an arstist leads me on to.
The wall view will have basically have the artist thumbnails in a box but made black and white and lighten with the name in black and when a mouse is hovered over a particular box the text will dissappear and the thumbnail will go back to its original state.
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Stranger Wrote:?

That was just in case you are planning to base your skin on Windows Phone 7 interface and was wondering what font it used. The font used by Microsoft is the one cited above.

In case you were wondering.
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This idea is beautiful. I'd love to see a dark version like the first couple of shots Stranger posted on the first page.
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I think that if this skin does get made, i will make a dark version as well.
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You might want to have a look at the official WP7 Design Guidelines published by Microsoft.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone...lates.aspx
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mquadrat Wrote:You might want to have a look at the official WP7 Design Guidelines published by Microsoft.

http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone...lates.aspx

Great Post. Reksveks although I love the idea and your persistence I'm becoming less of a fan of the outcome. I'm not sure your really thinking this out or just throwing together mock ups in PS. I don't like the design elements your using or the layout. I sound like an asshole but I really think this should stand out as a tribute to metro.
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It probably is the latter that i am just throwing alot of mockups in PS, i kinda feel that i have to keep up doing something or the idea will die.

Will relook at my mock-ups though. Can you give me anything more specific in terms of want you don't like or would like ?
Something more like a panorama design ?
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reksveks Wrote:It probably is the latter that i am just throwing alot of mockups in PS, i kinda feel that i have to keep up doing something or the idea will die.

Will relook at my mock-ups though. Can you give me anything more specific in terms of want you don't like or would like ?


The library menu's, they are overkill and unnecessary.
The clock/crumb (Although probably temp?)
thumbs/frames/overlays/fade's
Type placement's and size

I am concerned about a number of things but it would be easier to mock up my views instead of rambling criticisms. I'll re-post.
(This post was last modified: 2011-06-11 16:59 by Stranger.)
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