Old 9th June 2002, 05:56   #1
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Post Seeking critique

This is my first attempt at making a skin, so please have a look and be brutal in critiquing.



Specifically, I'm looking for advice with regard to the overall colour and texture.

I should note that the buttons are that large on purpose. I always had trouble with tiny buttons on other skins, so I made 'em nice and big
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Old 9th June 2002, 06:21   #2
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i would tone down the bevels and make it more organic, so that it flows/blends together in one piece.

but hey, that's just me

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Old 9th June 2002, 09:41   #3
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This reminds me of updating my frisbee on devart
Looks good
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Old 9th June 2002, 16:53   #4
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Your skin looks nice, but your buttons....They're friggin huge. I don't know, but they just stick out from the rest of the skin.
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Old 10th June 2002, 16:30   #5
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hey... nice one! but three suggestions:
change the seeking drawer... it just doesn't fit in the skin.... everything is round but the drawer.. that doesn't look good!
second: i use the open- and pause-buttons quite often, so i miss them in yours.... nothing against big buttons, but you could combine the ends of the four buttons and split them into two ends.. you know what i mean?
third advice: the numbers are too big, in my opinion...just forget the pixel-thing and make some cool numbers
thats it...

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Old 10th June 2002, 18:19   #6
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I realize just about everyone has said something about those buttons
I feel I should comment too...

those buttons are too.....i dunno; it looks like you made the circle thing, and then found some place where you could shove a few buttons....they just don't flow with the rest

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Old 10th June 2002, 20:52   #7
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Thanks for all the comments guys. I revised the main buttons to make them far less intrusive. I also added a pause button. I'm still not happy with how they look, so I'll keep tweaking them until they look better.

Here's an updated shot.



I also uploaded the current working version, if anyone wants to try it out: http://psi-design.dreamhost.com/_temp/psiamp.wal.
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Old 10th June 2002, 21:06   #8
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hm.. thats the way i wanted it to be... just that the pause button is not splitted into two, but thats not so bad anyways.. nice work!

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Old 10th June 2002, 22:22   #9
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wow much better.

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Old 10th June 2002, 22:30   #10
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looks great man!

the button update rocks..
keep it up

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Old 11th June 2002, 01:06   #11
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nice one there

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Old 11th June 2002, 01:37   #12
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Talking Re: Seeking critique

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Originally posted by Pete Harcoff
This is my first attempt at making a skin, so please have a look and be brutal in critiquing.



Specifically, I'm looking for advice with regard to the overall colour and texture.

I should note that the buttons are that large on purpose. I always had trouble with tiny buttons on other skins, so I made 'em nice and big
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Old 11th June 2002, 02:32   #13
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so is Fly Away....

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Old 13th June 2002, 05:45   #14
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nice revising....I love it
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Old 4th July 2015, 14:50   #15
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Hi guys, are there still new skins out there? I tried to search for some but couldn't find one so far.

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Old 4th July 2015, 18:05   #16
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Well.. We're hardly 3 or 4 active Winamp skinners, I'm close to release a Komodo mod, there is Garetjax, a guy who does some sort of "native looking" skins and another one which I don't know who is online but has a skin almost done (a modern skin quite good looking). Oh and Koopa said he's back but can't remember if he released something..
Dont expect much from us,I think we're fading hand in hand with Winamp..
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To my knowledge there are not many active skin creators; with others promising to release new skins, or are creating something. Only two authors with releases within the last couple of months.
  • garetjax - (Me) Classic Winamp Skins and classic modern skins - Profile
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Old 4th July 2015, 23:49   #18
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fyi it appears you both replied to what looked like a spammer (hidden links in all posts made since joining) and this is a 13+ year old thread... (as damianr had bumped a number of similarly aged threads for no reason).
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That's what we get for tring to be helpful; we are so itchy we even reply to spambots.

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