Old 19th May 2002, 16:06   #1
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Some help on my new skin please

Hey everyone.

I did some searches, and realised that there seem to be no skins made for three of the best Polish films - well, three of the best anything films, actually - Kieslowski's Blue, White and Red.

So I'm going to have to make them myself . They will all be very similar, and the picture will be the main difference in each one. I'll publish them together, as a trilogy of skins. I might also do similar skins for The Double Life of Veronique and A Short Film about Killing.

Anyway, I've done a fair bit of Red, and I'd like some constructive criticism before I go too much further. So please comment on it.

The buttons are translucent by the way, so that as much of the picture as possible can be visible without actually omitting any buttons (I hate when people do that). So many of them are more translucent when 'off'; the volume is more translucent when the volume is lower, etc.

Thanks heaps.

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Old 19th May 2002, 16:11   #2
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Had some problems with the attachment. Solved now. Here it is:
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Old 19th May 2002, 16:12   #3
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I love the minimalistic style you have shown in your screen shot

[edit] hehe, there it is[/edit]
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Old 19th May 2002, 18:31   #4
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Looks pretty cool m8 (never seen the film/s lol) I think you should maybe think about adding some sort of border around the outside edge of the skin (not on the inside cos it will split up the image). It may make it look a little 'cleaner'.

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Old 19th May 2002, 18:38   #5
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Looks pretty cool m8 (never seen the film/s lol) I think you should maybe think about adding some sort of border around the outside edge of the skin (not on the inside cos it will split up the image). It may make it look a little 'cleaner'.
Great idea. Thanks.

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Old 19th May 2002, 18:40   #6
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the playlist is kinda dark compared to the main/eq windows.
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Old 19th May 2002, 18:41   #7
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The green posbar stands out.I think you should try a shade of red.

I havent seen a Polish movie.
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Old 19th May 2002, 18:46   #8
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The green posbar stands out.I think you should try a shade of red.
I need to have some green or something similar in there somewhere to juxtapose against the red. Otherwise, all that red just floods the eyes and it becomes too much. If your brain sees a little bit of an opposite colour, it deals with the redness better.

However, I'm not very happy with the posbar either. Maybe a less jarring shade of green. Or maybe I'll put green somewhere else, and follow your suggestion, or make it a pale colour.

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Old 19th May 2002, 18:49   #9
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the playlist is kinda dark compared to the main/eq windows.
You're right. I'm going to extend the playlist stuff into a border that will go all the way around the Main/EQ, enveloping the picture. That should make the playlist and the main/eq clash less.

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Old 19th May 2002, 19:34   #10
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An update. Please tell me what do you think.
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Old 19th May 2002, 20:04   #11
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nice I like the eq sliders and the way they're attached to the playlist, though the colors of the sliders don't match the part they are attached to, maybe you could add a black line like you did on the first one or match the colors

havn't seen any polish movies either, well except avalon but that's really more of a japanese movie
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nice looks much better with the border.
I think that maybe you should ditch the greenish idea....maybe the same colour as most of the other components in your main would be better? I think it would look fine like that - but its up to you

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I really like this one, even though I think it falls into the flat catagory and I don't usually like flat skins

I would like to see some design in the larger red areas though - you have a lot of open areas

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havn't seen any polish movies either, well except avalon but that's really more of a japanese movie
Interesting. I think it's the same film as this one that I wanted to see at the last Melbourne International Film Festival, but they cancelled it. But, yeah, it seems more Japanese than Polish.

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Looks great so far. Should be a nice functional skin when it's finished as everythings labelled and easy to read.

One thing, is it the screenshot that makes the picture look a little grainy compared to the rest??
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One thing, is it the screenshot that makes the picture look a little grainy compared to the rest??
Well, the original picture was a GIF unfortunately, and is a tiny bit grainy - but not as bad as the ss.

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