Old 18th March 2001, 21:05   #1
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Here's my latest attempt to bring more 'shiny-ness' to our Winamp world It has a nice little font file included in the .wsz (no...not my 'custom glyphs'...I've spared you from my blobs ). If you guys would be so kind as to give me some feedback and bug finds on it...I'd love it!




Download it here.

[Edited by Jayn on 03-18-2001 at 05:42 PM]

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Old 18th March 2001, 21:15   #2
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Would try it, however download fails for me every time at 38%, seem to rember having this problem with your last skin as well.

Oh well back to the paintbrush...

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Old 18th March 2001, 21:36   #3
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Jayn SLOW DOWN!!! Dang, yer kickin' our skinning butts over here. At this rate you'll have another dozen er so in by the end of the year!

Another great one by the way. I know this is a simple portion of the skin, but I love the playlist color selection. The selected background color makes it stand out from the background as if it was actually 3D. Great work! ... but slow down.

This is after just viewing the screencap as I also couldn't get the download. Let us know when it's fixed. Wanna play with it.
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Old 18th March 2001, 21:45   #4
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Duk,

Try it now, Jones and his server to the rescue !!!!

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Old 18th March 2001, 21:48   #5
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Thanks to Mr Jones the download should work now...Thanks!

Duk...me....slow down? Hehe....I'm so slow at skinning it's ridiculous! And thanks for the nice comments about my skin. Now that you can download....play with it and let me know whatcha think

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Old 18th March 2001, 22:41   #6
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We're gonna have to rename Mr Jones The Hosting Master! Review coming later ... after I *play* woooooohoooooo!!!
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Old 18th March 2001, 22:46   #7
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Quote:
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We're gonna have to rename Mr Jones The Hosting Master!
I've been called worse things in my time

Back to sleeeeeeep, nah, still early
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Old 19th March 2001, 00:33   #8
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very sweet skin jayn

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Old 19th March 2001, 00:37   #9
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Again, I'm not a huge fan of the metal skins, but I think they must be growing on me. I really am liking this a lot. All it needs is a half nekkid chick in the background. Oops! Did I say that out loud?!

Everything fits together so nicely either as separate components or all in one. The bubble and screw thingies really play well off of each other. I'm also very impressed with how nicely the "screw" sidebar stretches in the AVS. Excellent font usage too. Too bad it isn't yours ... woulda liked to have seen "the blobs" in thisa one. Also, great cursors and mikro ... quite unique and fitting with the overall design.

Now that I think about it, I see screws everywhere. I'm thinking I'm getting a subliminal message in this skin ... drawing me to it ... u-n-a-b-l-e to resist.

Anyway, very excellent stuff ... definitely a step horizontally from the last silky smooth one ya did ... maybe even a small step up. Yes, I think it is a small step up. So guess that gives ya a 5 1/2 star rating, eh?

One small bug I think ... during play, if ya hit pause, there is a single pixel blinking in the slot just to the right of the playpaus area. Intentional?

Oh and this reflective screen on the laptop really enhances the look (almost as good as it does with "the end ... ?"). Really plays with the colors depending on the angle I look at it. Kewl.
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Old 19th March 2001, 03:26   #10
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Nice, sweet, ghettorific. This is the 1st time ive seen a metal skin use red font. Most metal skins tend 2 turn toward the blue and slive fonts.
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Old 19th March 2001, 06:13   #11
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Lovely skin =) Its pleasant and not obnoxiously futuristic
like many I have seen of its genre.

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Old 19th March 2001, 15:34   #12
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Thanks guys!

Duk...I found that earlier and couldn't track down which pixel it was, then I totally forgot about it....thank you for reminding me...I finally found that stray pixel last nite and fixed it. Of all places to find it, it was in the middle of the 1....weird.

Xerxes...you've made me a firm member of AA (Anti-Aliaser's)

ghettorific? ROFL!

Thanks!

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Old 19th March 2001, 16:10   #13
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Is this a skin for Rikki's contest, Jayn? Just curious.
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Old 19th March 2001, 17:14   #14
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I kinda like the skin, but I do not think it's as good as 'Dusk', Something about the purple that doesn't feel good...

On my scale, I'd give it a very solid 4 out of 5
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Old 19th March 2001, 18:35   #15
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jayn.. nice skin.. but i liked dusk more..
its not really my type of skins.. but it has surprising color combo... killer red..

you always manage to get weird colors together and make it work.. is cool thing!


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Old 20th March 2001, 06:19   #16
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Duk...hmmmm....maybe....maybe not hehe

Amp...thank you...I really appreciate your and Lynx's honesty.

Lynx...I picked red because...Mike said his favorite colors are red and black. Really he said dark red, but when I tried dark red it kept turning out this yuck brown. The original version had really nice shades of plum instead of red

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Old 20th March 2001, 14:37   #17
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I like the red in this better than the orange in Dusk. Not that I have anything against *orange*. I just think this has a better feel to it. My opinion.
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Old 20th March 2001, 14:43   #18
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Did I hear the word ORANGE mentioned?, I'm sure I did you know

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Old 20th March 2001, 14:56   #19
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Hehehe ...

Just checkin' to see if you were awake, buddy.
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Old 20th March 2001, 14:59   #20
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hehe gotta love the orange Btw Jayn - you're welcome
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Old 20th March 2001, 18:56   #21
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Thanks for that download link, MJ, I needed to get that skin on to the new PC. Looks better here. The orange was kinda pale on the old computer. Better here.

Now, for Jayn's skin... It's pretty nice, but I liked Dusk a lot better. I'd say 3.8 (I'm reluctant to give it a four, but three would be way underrated).
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Old 20th March 2001, 19:56   #22
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:shaking head:

I can't believe you guys don't think this 5 star work.
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Old 20th March 2001, 20:16   #23
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I just think the 5 star rating should be something that is only given to the top skins. I like this skin, it's a quality skin, but I just don't think it qualifies as a top skin but that's just my taste
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Old 20th March 2001, 23:38   #24
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So many cables and balls and screws. This isn't your father's sleek metal skin: it's a machine skin. A don't-get-your-fingers-caught, skin tearing, MP3 ripping machine. Reminds me of pixelpusher's sig. I don't often go for dark skins, but this one... yeah, it's there.

Bugs:
- EQ slider button - a single pixel on the top right corner of the button is black, darker than the background it slides over
- The black around the small MikroAmp control ball is, well, black. Which doesn't match the rest of the skin's dark grey backgrounds.
- This is fun: close all Winamp windows except the main. Now windowshade the main. Does it look unusual to anybody else? I can get Hung to do the same thing. Neat effect actually, any idea how Jayn accomplished this? Something to do with regions?

In these days of WSZ files, you might mention in the readme that you've included a TTF, otherwise most people will never go looking for it.

Good work, Jayn. This one is up around 4.5 stars. I'd give you the full five if the text were more legible and more gee-whiz animations happened (I like moving things ). Should the Nullsoft reviewers give it a 5? Most definitely.

And finally, should we be using the new Jayn@skinmaster.com address for communications with you?

Lunatic fringe, we know you're out there.
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Old 21st March 2001, 16:53   #25
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Cappy....thank you! And thanks for making me notice on my main winshade theres a stray line that didn't get 'clipped' in my region.txt.

I'll get these boo boo's fixed straightaway, and add a line in my ReadMe about using the font file.

Sure....use my Jayn@skinmaster.com email addy! It all goes into the same mail box that occasionally lets me have my email

Thanks everyone! You're all great!

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