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Title: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on June 16, 2010, 08:12:15 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/IJbxn.png)
           ------------------Smooth Grey------------------

      (http://b.imagehost.org/t/0893/Smooth_Grey_Revisited.jpg) (http://b.imagehost.org/view/0893/Smooth_Grey_Revisited)   (http://j.imagehost.org/t/0828/Smooth_Grey_Revisited2.jpg) (http://j.imagehost.org/view/0828/Smooth_Grey_Revisited2)

Skin File : http://www.mediafire.com/?9p1atkdd3ttij77
version 1.3.4324 or higher is required: Downloads Post (http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=551.msg11908#new)

Those who use this skin as their default one, I recommend hitting the Notify button to get updates whenever they are available.

Rotem
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: V4lve on June 16, 2010, 09:41:53 AM
Nice!
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on June 16, 2010, 06:32:57 PM
i have to say i think that is really great
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: thegreyspot on June 16, 2010, 08:35:32 PM
Noice! Nice scroll bars too :)
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Elberet on June 16, 2010, 11:16:46 PM
MediaFire complains that the file is invalid or deleted. :(
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on June 17, 2010, 06:31:05 AM
could you try this link:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/nomdy2dmrhm/The Grey Skin.xml

i think Rotem is making some more tweaks, but at least this will show you what it looks like
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Elberet on June 17, 2010, 05:42:51 PM
That worked.

Some feedback:

* There is sort of a gap in the menus, where the gray area on the left doesn't reach all the way up. Not sure if that's intended or even fixable, but it struck me as odd.
(http://img227.imageshack.us/img227/4131/menupc.png)

* The scrollbars are nice, but the arrows' high contrast makes them stand out too much. Smaller arrows and a lighter shade maybe?

* The collapse/open indicators (i.e. > and v arrows) in the tree view look odd, too. The three main categories (Library, Playists, Computer) have nice, unobtrusive arrows, the items directly under Computer have a huge, bulky solid black arrow, and the folders under the drives use little plus/minus buttons.
(http://img641.imageshack.us/img641/669/treelx.png)

* The active tab gets a dark gray, while inactive tabs get a light blue. With two tabs, one tab gets a signal-color, the other bold text... kinda confusing. (Also, there's something odd about the tab corners. Might be a general issue tho and not related to the skin?)
(http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/5736/tabsf.png) (http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/3272/tabcorner.png)

* The right part of the player trackbar uses an orangish color that appears nowhere else. Looks nice, but a bit out of place...
(http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/4950/tracka.png)


Still, great work. The composition with light gray backgrounds and dark gray accents creates a very tidy and intuitive interface and gives off a polished impression. :)
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on June 17, 2010, 07:32:28 PM
- The gap: I really don't know how to get this one fixed. haven't seen a skin out there without that gap so I it's not skin related.
- indicators: got 'computer' closed up so didn't saw this one. I'll see if I can get to those indicators.
- tabs: well, I like it. and about the corners, I have no idea. Steven?
- orangish color: what can I say, putting white or grey there is more 'skin consistent' but the orange is given it a diffrent feel which I really like.

AFTER CHECKING,
the indicators comes in the same color as the text next to them, and since here it's black... Steven any way around this?

tomorrow, I'll upload a new file that fixes problems that surfaced.  if someone find any more inconsistencies let my now, cause most of the time I just don't find them myself.

edit: http://www.mediafire.com/file/hqnyyjjxlny/Smooth%20Grey.xml
decided to have some fixes uploaded tonight, deal with the rest tomorrow, and upload again.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on June 18, 2010, 08:09:18 AM
re: the tab corners, i'll do something to remedy that
i'm like elberet though about the tabs, while it looks good i do find its not instantly clear which one is the selected tab. I think its because the light blue colour is used as the highlight colour for the selected row in the main panel, whereas for tabs it means the inactive tab
for the computer drives expand/collapse its set to the text colour so i'll add an element for it to be overriden
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: V4lve on June 18, 2010, 08:24:59 AM
Carefull with the tab corners  ;)   Dark skin uses the gap  to make the corners looked rounded.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on June 18, 2010, 02:49:00 PM
Ok,
- had some issue with mini-player colors so thats fixed now.
- colors are now consistent with the rest of the skin when switching to rightside TOP player mode.
- picked a lighter color for the border on the tabs. making the missing corner issue less visable.
- the download indicator background is now fixed.

More updates on the way.

[Hour Later] Didn't want to waste another post:
http://www.mediafire.com/file/yaymj0tgylr/Smooth%20Grey.xml

-- small fixes in 'Edit' (Shift+Enter) screen.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Elberet on June 18, 2010, 06:18:56 PM
Quote from: Rotem K.
- orangish color: what can I say, putting white or grey there is more 'skin consistent' but the orange is given it a diffrent feel which I really like.
I definitely agree that it's nice! Maybe you could pick that color up somewhere else? Use it to put slight accents on other interesting elements?

Quote from: Rotem K.
AFTER CHECKING,
the indicators comes in the same color as the text next to them, and since here it's black...
It's not so much the color rather then the arrows' size.
Could it be that the little arrow besides 'Computer' is actually rendered as text? It looks as if it has ClearType anti-aliasing.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on June 18, 2010, 08:16:08 PM
Quote from: Rotem K.
AFTER CHECKING,
the indicators comes in the same color as the text next to them, and since here it's black...
It's not so much the color rather then the arrows' size.
Could it be that the little arrow besides 'Computer' is actually rendered as text? It looks as if it has ClearType anti-aliasing.
only Steven know this one. and that little arrow size isn't controled by skins, I think...

about the color, I'll see what i can do
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Elberet on June 18, 2010, 09:07:40 PM
Ah, I thought it was an image defined in the style. :)
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on June 18, 2010, 09:17:04 PM
the arrow in the Computer head is done using text.
Rotem, what i'll do it make it a bitmap you can override in the skin - one for the header and one for the nodes
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on June 20, 2010, 10:48:52 AM
Image: http://i.imagehost.org/0190/The_Grey_Skin.jpg
Updated .XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/zzkimzuzthh/Smooth%20Grey.xml
Updated .EXE: http://www.mediafire.com/?oogmomxyddm

Changes:
  - New splashscreen.
  - New 'Missing album art' photo.
  - Tabs corners issue, fixed.
  - The collapse/open arrow indicators are now the same size.

great thanks to Steven !

[Updated 21-06-2010]
 -- Some color adjustment. the XML link is updated.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on June 21, 2010, 10:48:07 PM
latest exe:
http://www.mediafire.com/?gzmiojgwwyu
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on June 26, 2010, 09:28:03 PM
Updated .XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/mznzwdmnwmw/Smooth%20Grey.xml

Changes:
  - New Borders.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 01, 2010, 10:59:35 AM
http://www.mediafire.com/file/ztzmlmdjeiq/Smooth%20Grey.xml

Changes:
  - Drop-down menu buttons.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 08, 2010, 08:12:24 PM
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/twzzwnwn0tn/Smooth%20Grey.xml.
Image: http://i.imagehost.org/0752/Smooth_Grey_Skin.jpg

Changes:
-New Splash Screen.
-Lighter color for the left menu highlight indicator.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 10, 2010, 06:39:48 PM
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/nmnzzhxxjim/Smooth%20Grey.xml

Changes:
- Color fixed at podcasts screen.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 11, 2010, 08:26:07 PM
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/rvwjljyjewm/Smooth%20Grey.xml

Changes:
- Color adjustment in 'Now Playing' section.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 13, 2010, 07:40:54 AM
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/wkwmczzryjw/Smooth%20Grey.xml

Changes:
- associates my icon as default.

Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 23, 2010, 01:39:24 PM
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/?yav5hlkcg1vr2xr

Changes:
- Several color adjustments.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on July 27, 2010, 12:01:14 PM
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/file/ld4hazh11lqule0/Smooth Grey.xml

Changes:
- brighter ratiing stars.
- song notification popup.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on July 27, 2010, 09:01:17 PM
i just posted an update on the downloads topic to support the now playing notification changes properly
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 08, 2010, 08:30:44 PM
Hi folks,

Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/?jj037s52i6jjk8f

Changes this time:
- fixed colors for the "Now Playing" tabs when the list is docked in the main panel. (new feature. will only be available on MusicBee beta v1.2.3964 and later)
- few other minor color adjustments.

Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 25, 2010, 09:52:40 AM
Hello everyone,
 
Updated XML: http://www.mediafire.com/?qitak80mnwbtgy4

What changed:
- Implemented new elements enabled when developing the 'Pop Pink skin'.
  so make sure you have an Exe that support those (1.2.3980 or later), the first to support those is in the 'Pop Pink skin' thread.
- Tweaked the old elements: Preferences menu, edit screen, drop down menus.
- For anyone that interested at making his shot at skins: matched the skin structure with the new one in 'Pop Pink'. I feel it's better organized and easy to work with. also each element is numbered for future reference.

Those who use this skin as their default one, I recommend hitting the Notify button to get updates when ever they are available.
I don't foresee any right now but still, I don't want anyone still using buggy old versions.

Take care,
Rotem
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: jackuars on November 27, 2010, 02:19:13 AM
how do i get the version 3980
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 27, 2010, 06:14:57 AM
how do i get the version 3980

v1.2.3980 .exe - http://www.mediafire.com/?d22eydpg0ey86e6
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: jackuars on November 28, 2010, 12:44:44 PM
so why is it not posted in the downloads category?
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 28, 2010, 05:02:56 PM
The downloads forum is updated weekly every monday.
Since this Exe was compiled after monday last week it hasn't been posted yet.
Note that if you download this Exe [v1.2.3980], you should still check back tomorrow for the weekly one, as it will probably be an even fresher version.

Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Steven on November 28, 2010, 05:34:14 PM
i've updated the weekly link now
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on December 04, 2010, 05:12:18 PM
-----------Image-----------
(http://b.imagehost.org/t/0893/Smooth_Grey_Revisited.jpg) (http://b.imagehost.org/view/0893/Smooth_Grey_Revisited)

- First .EXE to support [all the skin elements] v1.2.3990: http://www.mediafire.com/?9ud2j3x9a4l0a8a
- Skin File: http://www.mediafire.com/?cgx51jn5l5lg337

changes:
- in line menu.
- AutoDj screen.
- spectrum visualization colors.
- FM Love icons, in player and in mini mode.
- artwork view rating.
- tabs colors for lyrics and details.
- few more color changes.

A bounch of thanks as always to Steven.
Enjoy!
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on December 08, 2010, 05:51:06 PM
- Skin File: http://www.mediafire.com/?76220xdf7llvb2y

Changed:
-Fixed colors on the progress bar in downloads screen.
Title: Re: The Grey Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on January 09, 2011, 02:52:15 PM
- Skin File: http://www.mediafire.com/?b730y3aunr0sqg7
version 1.2.4026 or higher is required: Downloads Post (http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=551.msg11908#msg11908)


Changed:
- Locked text box background an text colors

Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on February 01, 2011, 01:07:33 PM
UPDATED LINK

Changes:
- New Splashscreen.
- New Top Border.
- Clean JPG's for Window Buttons.
- Mini-Player Now Playing list toggle button.
- Modified Text color [in edit screen] .
- Locked Text in locked Text Boxes.
- Love Icon in mini-player mode (mouseover and 'loved') .
- Menu.DropDown.Highlight BDR color.

Known Issues:
- Menu.DropDown.Highlight BDR color currently causing double borders in the Menu.ParentItem.Pressed.
  This either will be fixed in the next beta/EXE or if a fix is not possible, I'll take the BDR setting off.

Update: Menu.DropDown.Highlight BDR issue solved with the new EXE.

Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on February 01, 2011, 09:39:19 PM
Guys, please get this updated exe in order to fix the Menu.DropDown.Highlight BDR issue.

http://www.mediafire.com/?6bfgkabrjoxamda
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on March 05, 2011, 02:45:23 PM
UPDATED LINK

Changes:
- Embedded buttons
- A-Z jump panel
- Edit Screen Toolbar highlights
- Lighter body borders.
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Steven on March 05, 2011, 03:05:23 PM
rotem i think its looking really professional and i think the new buttons work very well.
in the latest MB version i've fixed the close button for the a-z bar so its consistent with the toolbar letters and mouseover
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: antiPOP on March 05, 2011, 03:26:54 PM
in the latest MB version i've fixed the close button for the a-z bar so its consistent with the toolbar letters and mouseover

Steven, thanks for the fix, but I think the same issue is on now playing popup

(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7173/przechwytywaniefj.png) (http://img718.imageshack.us/i/przechwytywaniefj.png/)

Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: ksvane on July 19, 2011, 10:53:06 PM
Resurrecting this topic to give RotemK my thanks for this skin... it's my default, blends in perfectly with the grey color of my taskbar.
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: vpsaxman on October 26, 2011, 05:50:49 PM
+1

Thanks for the skin!
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 03, 2011, 09:16:44 PM
Updated link.

Changes:
- Fixed colors for the new TabsVBar - vertical tabs elements.

Ksvane and vpsaxman, Thanks for your feedback! I appreciate it.
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: damiankrol on November 09, 2011, 12:32:23 AM
Above link seams to be deleted.
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 09, 2011, 06:07:39 AM
There's a fresher version by now: post bellow
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Steven on November 09, 2011, 06:17:25 AM
rotem, did you mean http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=4008.msg26547#new for the MusicBee.exe downloads?
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on November 09, 2011, 06:21:16 AM
Oops
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: VX on November 09, 2011, 08:43:05 AM
Thanks for the update  :)

It seems that your link refers to MB 1.2.4026 Beta, whereas the description refers to 1.3 version... Please, update the link accordingly.
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: silasje1 on December 12, 2011, 05:59:56 PM
Are you going to include BMP files in it?
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Rotem K. on December 12, 2011, 06:08:54 PM
Not before the end of the year. I intentionally waited with the bmp switch to allow the rendering engine tool to mature a bit more before going at it.
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: silasje1 on December 12, 2011, 06:41:51 PM
Not before the end of the year. I intentionally waited with the bmp switch to allow the rendering engine tool to mature a bit more before going at it.
clearified my question :)
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Severin on March 16, 2016, 07:20:20 PM
Great skin! Is there any news since MusicBee3?
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Steven on March 16, 2016, 07:43:58 PM
RotemK hasnt been active for a few years now so its probably going to need to be someone else to pick up and maintain this skin
Title: Re: 'Smooth Grey' Skin
Post by: Severin on March 17, 2016, 01:22:02 AM
Thank you for the info. I'll keep an eye on this topic.