Old 10th August 2002, 23:55   #1
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D-Shock - Skin Proposal

Hey guys,
Here is a basic design idea of a skin I started today, and I'd be interested in hearing your comments/critisms. At the moment its just a basic start and as I move on I tend to change just about everything.
Anyway, what do you think, is it usable?


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Old 11th August 2002, 00:00   #2
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Looks good, perhaps a make the button play/pause and not just play.

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Old 11th August 2002, 00:01   #3
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Ahh, do not worry. I havn't put in all the buttons yet eg no stop/load/ etc etc.
I have a rough Idea of where they will go.
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Old 11th August 2002, 00:06   #4
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Looks really cute. Already got the perfect wallpaper for it.

(Hrm, an idea: How about skin artists make a wallpaper to go along with their skin? Yes, I know... Silly idea. :\)
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Old 11th August 2002, 00:14   #5
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Whenever I used submit a winamp2 skin to deviant, (or any other site that accepts custom preview shots) the picture I put in the MB is the suggested wallpaper ... i'd like to see more of it myself. Common courtesy, dont ya'know?
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Old 11th August 2002, 01:54   #6
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Sweeeeet. I love this one!

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Old 11th August 2002, 02:35   #7
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The skin looks beautiful. I insist that you put in all the icons though, (Exit, minimise, menu, pause, stop, thinger, eq, and pl) because at the moment it looks far to much like a Windows Media Player skin. I know you said you have plans for the other icon, but I just want to reassure you that they should go on the skin somewhere. Also I feel you should add some dimension to that gray blob on the bottom of the skin. I look forward to using your skin often once it is released. Also your wite and tutorials are very nice.

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Old 11th August 2002, 07:52   #8
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Looks really good, I like compact skins.

If your ever squeezed for space, just remember that you can make all six control buttons workable in only four button places. You can use the PlayPause button and then have the stop button be the eject(open) button when Winamp is stopped.

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Old 11th August 2002, 08:40   #9
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definatly looks great, looking foward to use it, but please make a winshade mode for this one, even though its small winshade mode is just perfect for every skin when u just want to look at something small yet really beautiful. anyways definatly great skin in makings.
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Old 11th August 2002, 16:05   #10
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Thanks for all your comments, appreciate them alot.

Tomato face, I couldnt agree more about getting all the buttons on there, cause no matter how good a skin looks I cant use it if its not easy to get to the playlist etc. Also the blob at the bottom will prolly be some sort of slider with the EQ on it and thats where I got to before I stopped, It will be like the rest of the skin =)

Vica, thanks for the tips, will bare that in mind =)
Diemos, I plan on making a winshade mod too, but havnt any idea/sketch for it yet.

Keep any comments coming, thanks alot.
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Old 11th August 2002, 16:54   #11
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It would be cool if the blue sides changes colours on beat. Very neat skin bye the way !
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Old 11th August 2002, 17:22   #12
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I was thinking about how I could add some kind of animation or something shaking when a song is playing since I dont have the visulization anywhere.
I was thinking about perhaps a small speaker that could shake a small bit but I'm not too sure =)
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Old 11th August 2002, 17:51   #13
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Looking good Robouk, I can't wait to see everything that you do with this skin. Shes a beauty.

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Old 11th August 2002, 20:28   #14
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Thanks, here is an updated version (worked on it some more)
This will prolly be the last pic of It I post =)
*EDIT if anyone has any ideas on how I can intergrate the volume slider, let me know...hehe

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Old 11th August 2002, 22:21   #15
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hrm, i dunno, when I look at this skin I see that display; and it looks like it's tryin to be a real life lcd type display, in which case it would be much cooler lookin (imho) if u had little light cones to look as if it's an lcd with leds lighting it up (the way nokia cell phones look)

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Old 11th August 2002, 23:03   #16
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I would put a curved volume slider right below the lcd display. Make it follow that arched line. I attached a quick example I made in MS Paint just so you can get the idea of where I think it should go. Make it change colors or something as you increase it, or fill in dots... I'm sure you'll come up with something better than my ideas.

[edit]Sorry for the low quality, but MSPaint isn't to good at saving gifs, and I saved it over the origional.. I'm to lazy to do it over too, since its nothing importaint.[/edit]
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Old 11th August 2002, 23:24   #17
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Thanks for the suggestion, I will mess with it and see what happens.
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Old 12th August 2002, 03:58   #18
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i was just thinking, the sections on the left and right that are soft blue you should have those be drawers w/ the eq and pl and then have the thinger drop down from where you have the eq drawer currently.

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Old 12th August 2002, 05:08   #19
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damn, that looks nice. pretty realistic too

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Old 12th August 2002, 13:01   #20
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Damn GLewellen great idea! I would love to try that but not sure... IUt may be too hard since I didnt really plan it.
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Old 12th August 2002, 14:05   #21
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Also, is it possible to have the playlist on a slider, I have never seen it doe before?
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Old 12th August 2002, 14:11   #22
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IMO, having the playlist as a silder might be nice visually, but usability wise -- I don't think so.

I think it needs to be in his own window. Take a look at all the things that the PL incorperates in it, how can you fit that to a silder, in a skin at the size of yours? Besides, it's more usable when it's alone.
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Old 12th August 2002, 14:25   #23
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Yeah, I was thinking about that. Perhaps it wouldnt be so great.
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Old 12th August 2002, 14:57   #24
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I had the Playlist in a drawer in Illuminamp (beta3 skin).
It sucks, cos you can't resize it at all, and now with the select thingy and stuff, it would suck even more..

it's pretty but useless..

oh, depending how big the drawer is, that is...

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Old 12th August 2002, 16:17   #25
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ok so instead of having the pl as drawer just have the eq and thinger as the ones for the sides.

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I like the EQ where it is now. But having the thinger on one of the sides would be nice. It could possibly slide a bit and then you'd have buttons on the top and buttom of the opened drawer, to move between the icons.

You could also make both of the sides the Thinger, so those who have the side on the left side of the screen, will have the Thinger as the right side drawer and the people who have the skin on the right side of the screen, will have the Thinger as the left side drawer. Am I making sense?
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Old 12th August 2002, 17:36   #27
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Yeah, not a bad Idea.. but im not sure about having 2 thingers heh.
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Old 12th August 2002, 17:41   #28
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Well, you could follow the latest trend(with skins such as Adil's BOOM and Neko's Spider) and have your scripter make a "config" window, choosing which side will be the drawer... I dunno...

Did you mock(sp?) up any sketch for the winshade mode/standardframe(PL/ML)?
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Old 12th August 2002, 17:45   #29
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heh no, I only sketched the main player which changed alot as I worke on it in photoshop.

I am planning on having to winshades, 1 a smaller new shape in similar style and 2 to be like the flat default winshade mode but with my style buttons etc but keep it the same size as the default.

As for conponent windows, I havnt done my research as to how far I can take this, I notice in many skins these are kept fairly simple so I gather they have to be the kind of rectangle shape. Once I find that out I will draw it up.
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Old 12th August 2002, 17:53   #30
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AMAZING ! I love this skin... x100
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Old 12th August 2002, 20:47   #31
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Thanks Adil =)
Still stuck for an idea for the volume control.
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Old 12th August 2002, 22:37   #32
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Awesome, awesome skin. Maybe for volume control you could have a vertical-curve that goes along the right or left side with just a slight color variation so it doesn't interfere too much?
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Old 13th August 2002, 02:43   #33
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omg. i LOVE your design!!!!!!!!

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Old 13th August 2002, 10:30   #34
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Quote:
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Thanks Adil =)
Still stuck for an idea for the volume control.
My favorite non-adil skin so far
for the volume you could make a left and right buttons/arrows on the empty space under the play button. they could also be used for other functions like the up/down keys in the undockable part of boom.
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Old 13th August 2002, 13:23   #35
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Thanks, I like the sound of that. I'll give it a go.
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Old 15th August 2002, 22:12   #36
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*bump*

Any progress updates for us Robouk? Maybe a beta or something to toy with? I don't want to see this baby fall through the cracks.

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Old 15th August 2002, 22:42   #37
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Beta's no Updates yes.


This was going to be the thinger until I thought it would be a paint to have to scroll for 10 mins before you get your option. So maybe I will make that drawer the EQ.
A little more planning is needed I think.

Then I'm going to be hunting a good coder to code it for me
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Old 15th August 2002, 22:48   #38
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whoa

Great work rob heh I remeber when you used to ask me for help and now your skills are beyond what I could ever imagine. Great work

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Old 15th August 2002, 22:57   #39
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It's looking as good as ever. You should ask Nemessis to code it for you. I don't think he's had any projects since Neko quite the skinning buis and he's good at it.

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Old 15th August 2002, 23:09   #40
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woow!! i don't have words..
it's great! kind of reminds me of a mobile phone...
I like the blue color better than the ..eeh.. other color.. hope you will keep the blue color atleast as (one of many?) color theme(s)..
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