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i just wanted to make you all aware of a discussion i'm trying to get going on how the default skin (pm iii) could be improved.

direct link to the original thread on http://www.chokemaniac.net

please reply in this thread, to keep the discussion in one place.
first let me say that i think choke has done an amazing job with pmiii and continuously sets the standard for the rest of us skinners.

vnm: i actually like the different textures used on the homepage screen. i don't think its too busy, it gives xbmc a real polished and unique feel to it - something that is extremely hard to achieve. having said that there are a few ideas i would love to see 'borrowed' from other skins:

1. object orientated views - dvd covers for video, photo frames for pictures, cd covers for music etc. as an example the orbs by kotix does this really well.

2. a scroller on the homepage - i've seen wabid's solution, but i feel that it doesn't quite work. the list intrudes too much on the overall design and makes everything feel a little too crowded. maybe reducing the no. of buttons might work?

3. button spacing - remove the vertical spaces between buttons in each view (i know this can be done by modding the xml but its a painful process for those of us who wish to keep up with cvs changes).

4. change the homepage logo - this one is just personal preference, i didn't like the look of the circular logo so i modded chokes original design to include a black/grey version of the official xbmc logo.

whatever chokes decides to do with this skin i'm sure will look great - it always does! :kickass:
(ph03n1x @ april 13 2005,14:35 Wrote:first let me say that i think choke has done an amazing job with pmiii
oh yes!  :kickass:

Quote:vnm: i actually like the different textures used on the homepage screen. i don't think its too busy, it gives xbmc a real polished and unique feel to it - something that is extremely hard to achieve. having said that there are a few ideas i would love to see 'borrowed' from other skins:
that's were we have different opinions Smile i think it's too busy and too little "polished" Smile but hey, that's what this thread is for. let's hope choke has some comments on this...

Quote:2. a scroller on the homepage
he won't do it.

Quote:4. change the homepage logo - this one is just personal preference, i didn't like the look of the circular logo so i modded chokes original design to include a black/grey version of the official xbmc logo.
changing from that oval logo to something more streamlined could also do a lot for the overall impresion of the home screen.

Quote:whatever chokes decides to do with this skin i'm sure will look great - it always does!
if he decides to - definately!

edit: typo
i replied at my boards