A Mix of Retro and Modern.
NOTE: Due to life, I have run out of time to spend on this skin. Please see THIS POST for more info and a download of the uncompressed skin (for Dharma) as of 12-03-2011.
ADDITIONAL NOTE: Stoli has taken over development of this skin and is moving it forward to Eden. Please see the latest posts in this thread for more details. And be sure to give a "Thank You" to Stoli for all his help. Here is a link to DOWNLOAD METROPOLIS FOR EDEN by stoli via github.
Metropolis for Eden can also be installed from the Passion Repository. This method may be preferred as it will then be easier to keep Metropolis updated with future revisions.
OLD INFO FOR DHARMA
This is a skin I have been working on for myself, with the intention of sharing it with anyone who wants. It is using Alaska Revisited as a base so I want to say "Thanks & major credit to Hitcher" right up front for such a terrific skin to start with.
Basically I am trying to make something with easy to read text and that would be simple enough for my family to use. I want it to be a little stylish with some Art Deco/Retro influence. I enjoy a lot of the Retro & Minimalist posters that can be found on the internet these days & wanted to incorporate them in a skin somehow, thus the idea of this skin was born.
For now, the skin will be Dharma only with the end goal of eventually moving to Eden.
DOWNLOAD v0.90 Alpha (for XBMC 10.1 Dharma only)
This will most likely have problems with Pre-Eden Nightlies.
To install from Confluence, go to: Settings > Add-ons > then "Install From Zip"
Please keep in mind that this is the first Alpha and, as such, it will most likely have some bugs (hopefully minor ones) that I have missed. I am only human. It will also have unfinished portions of the skin such as the Music & Pictures sections. What should be finished, with the exception of bug fixes & some tweaking, is the Video section. So if your main use for XBMC, like me, is to play videos then have at it.
Be aware that like Alaska Revisited and a few other skins, Metropolis uses banner.jpg, landscape.jpg and logo.png files to better use multiple image sizes/styles in the viewtypes. When adding items to the Library, set XBMC to download Posters by default.
Please let me know any errors that you encounter, with the exception of Music & Pictures bugs since those sections have only been worked on minimally. A screenshot is ALWAYS helpful.
See POST#2 for Metropolis' Roadmap/To Do List and requests that have already been made and are being considered. Thank you.
Updated preview showing different video viewtypes, Video OSD, new color theme, etc (posted 08/21/2011).
Alternate version of above video without audio if you are having trouble viewing it internationally.
Video overlay & early work on alternative Home Style (posted 08/29/2011).