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MusicBee & Add-Ons => Customizations => Skins => Topic started by: Sarge on February 19, 2011, 09:32:09 PM

Title: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: Sarge on February 19, 2011, 09:32:09 PM
There are 8 different skins here:
DoBee | Go Green | BeachBee | Nacho | Chocolate | Mellow Yellow II  | Iron Pyrite | Purple

Sometimes small changes are made without a official posting of it..use the notify if you'd like to be updated on any changes.

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The DoBee skin uses the color scheme from the famous soft drink.
I'll get more screenshots but this gives a idea. You can try it out here is the skin file link.

**special thanks to VX and Rotem for the help..much appreciated**

04-27-2011 Made some improvements to the Main Player and also some minor fixes and updates.
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DOBEE Skin File Here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?zmwzhrztgdlyo4t

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Did you know?
Mountain Dew was originally marketed as "zero proof moonshine" and had pictures of hillbillies on the bottle until 1973.

The Green plastic bottle was used because the promoters were afraid that the neon lime/yellow color would remind people of urine.

Mountain Dew owns a record company called Green Label Sound and you can download FREE songs here:
http://www.greenlabelsound.com/tracks/


Grandpa Jones loves the dew. !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CzDkzX0pcoU


DOBEE screenshot
(http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/515/doobee3.jpg)

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GO GREEN skin: see screen shot below:
Updated on 3-07-2011 (new menu buttons and smaller splash screen)
                 3=23-2011  (adjusted highlights and misc. color adjustments)
SKIN FILE HERE:

http://www.mediafire.com/?dcy48xac2w7ahr7

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Note: Go Green was inspired by Rotem K's Pop Pink along with the color choices of member Yourpassenger,
(http://img718.imageshack.us/img718/7079/greennew.jpg)

(http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/7079/greennew.th.jpg) (http://img29.imageshack.us/i/greennew.jpg/)

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BEACH BEE SKIN  - Updated 3-07-2011 (new menu buttons and smaller splash screen)
                                            3=23-2011  (adjusted highlight in track and artwork details. to not show unrated stars)
                                                              (darker text in lyrics panel)
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Sun | Sand | Water | Sky =  BeachBee Skin
Skin File Here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?b22cqjrtp2akdc6

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(http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/6082/beachnew.jpg)

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NACHO BEE skin: see screen shot below:
**Updated on 3-23-2011 Better Highlighting controls on Main Player and Mini Player
                    
since the skin is new check back for some future adjustments.
SKIN FILE IS HERE:

http://www.mediafire.com/?9ruyjacug3apero

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I have no explanation as to why a Nacho Bee skin.......other than Why Not !

(http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1466/nachobee1.jpg)


For some funny Doritos video clips.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJNBIJCioyU

The banned Doritos commercial.
Part 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T_DiTPoy-A
Part 2.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaZ6AMfKEMw


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DARK CHOCOLATE BEE skin:

***Updated on 5-11-2011 fixed a highlight issue on the main player *****
 
SKIN FILE IS HERE:
http://www.mediafire.com/?dqg72gqoqqe26nu

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(http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/6397/chocolatenew.jpg)

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MELLOW YELLOW II skin
Posted on 5-07 - 2011
Updated and fixed many issues on including drop down menus and mini player.

SKIN FILE here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?f26ck55os59kfws

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Mellow Yellow II   Light Version

(http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7006/yellow2n.jpg)

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IRON PYRITE  (FOOLS GOLD)
Posted on 4-11 - 2011 (has the correct color Library Tab and menu buttons)
Update on 4 -12 -2011  (added new elements for track info buttons, adjusted color on main player buttons)

SKIN FILE here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?kb8dvawulmw5nxd

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If you have the Black Oro skin in your folder, this Now replaces that older skin. Use this one.
(http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/6158/blackoro.jpg)


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PURPLE
Posted on 4-21 - 2011 NOTE: skin looks best with Font  SEGOE UI 8 or 9  Bold

SKIN FILE here:
http://www.mediafire.com/?iti6fv1na6aep51

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(http://img832.imageshack.us/img832/1103/purpt.jpg)





 



Title: Re: Mountain 'DewBee' Skin
Post by: VX on February 19, 2011, 10:28:05 PM
Wow  :o I'm really impressed. I've never seen such a fresh skin :D Great work ! Thanks  :)

Things that could be improved:
1. The name is misleading: the skin is called Dew Bee, whereas on the splash screen and on the forum it's called "Mountain Dew Bee";
2. Sentences at the splash screen (really cool  :D) should be written in bold;
3. When I launched help file (?) from the tag Editor the bar to scroll up and down is light blue - it could be green if it's skinable;
4. Rating stars in Player Control Panel at the bottom when the track is not rated should be gray not green, because yellow stars doesn't seem to look good at the red background of Player Control Panel. Greens stars are used to rate tracks in Now Playing and Main Panel, so maybe it would be consistent to use green stars to rate a track in Player Control Panel at the bottom as well ???
Title: Re: Mountain 'DewBee' Skin
Post by: Sarge on February 20, 2011, 12:49:11 AM
Wow  :o I'm really impressed. I've never seen such a fresh skin :D Great work ! Thanks  :)

Things that could be improved:
1. The name is misleading: the skin is called Dew Bee, whereas on the splash screen and on the forum it's called "Mountain Dew Bee";
2. Sentences at the splash screen (really cool  :D) should be written in bold;
3. When I launched help file (?) from the tag Editor the bar to scroll up and down is light blue - it could be green if it's skinable;
4. Rating stars in Player Control Panel at the bottom when the track is not rated should be gray not green, because the you use green stars in Now Playing and Main Panel as active.

Thanx VX for commenting.
1. I changed the name as you mentioned
2. That wasn't the splash screen I had on before..was a mistake .
3 Hmm I couldn't find that. I'll keep looking to find that and change it.
4. I have the ratings stars ok in both main panel and tag edit.. I can't seem to change them in the player,  but will when I can.

And Ha Ha..were you being nice calling it "Fresh"    ;D
It certainly is different.  :o
Title: Re: Mountain 'DewBee' Skin
Post by: jackuars on February 20, 2011, 02:29:16 AM
A M A Z I N G Sarge. This is what i call variations of blending colours and could be my default skin for many more days to come. And as VX mentioned it truely feels fresh. Good Job
Title: Re: Mountain 'DewBee' Skin
Post by: TurboMad on February 20, 2011, 03:21:37 AM
Hey well done. Not my colour choice but I can appreciate the work you put in.
I've been looking at the skinning potential for MB myself; I hope I can be half as creative as you have been  :)
Title: Re: Mountain 'DewBee' Skin
Post by: VX on February 20, 2011, 08:01:48 AM
As far as the name, the Mountain Dew name and logo (at the splash screen) are registered trademarks and mustn't be distributed without written permission.
I'm not a lawyer, but the current name is risky I'm afraid. I suggest you to change the name and logo as well. What about:

A. Mountain Breeze  ???

B. Breezy Bee  ;)  ???

As far as the third, the scrolling bar in Music Bee help file becomes light blue when you hit it. It behaves the same in all other skins, so I think this is not skinable.

One more thing, the buttons in tag editor [...] RGB(255,245,174) should be a slightly darker to contrast better with the field background RGB(251,253,236). Maybe paint it RGB(112,163,142) and make the spots RGB(255,245,174) ???

BTW, I've clarified comment no. 4 in my first post in the topic.
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: VX on February 20, 2011, 04:00:05 PM
I've found small bug in the skin:

<!-- 99-->  <element id="MiniPlayer.StarRating.Default" bg="230,230,230" fg="220,234,276"/> - the last blue value 276 should be equal or lower than 255 and higher than 0.

Sarge, I hope you manage to fix the issues and the skin will be included in one of the next MB major updates.  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: Sarge on February 20, 2011, 05:39:44 PM
Hey VX.

I fixed the issues you described ^
I renamed the skin to 'DoBee'
I changed the splash screen.
And I love a ice cold Mountain Dew on a hot day.  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: Sarge on February 20, 2011, 06:01:19 PM
Thanx Jackuars and TurboMad for the comments. Music and Colors are alike in the way they change with moods.

Maybe I'll do a Beer Bee next...cuz I like Beer also.  ;D
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: VX on February 20, 2011, 06:14:34 PM
Sarge, thank you very much for the improvements.  :) I'm not critical to distress you. On the contrary, I like your great skin and want it to be included with MB installer so that others could enjoy it  :D
To win new users over MB the skins must be vary  :)

Please, do fix the last bug (276). If you think it's not a bug do the following:

1. Minimize MB to mini player view;
2. When in mini player view rate one of now playing songs;
3. Open MB Error log and you'll see the following: 2011-02-19 23:11:57 - Unable to load element: MiniPlayer.StarRating.Default - Warto?? „276” nie jest prawid?ow? warto?ci? dla elementu „blue”. Warto?? „blue” powinna by? wi?ksza ni? lub równa 0 i mniejsza ni? lub równa 255.
(In English it means what I've written above).
I've got about 20 such errors since yesterday  :(
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: VX on February 20, 2011, 06:16:16 PM
Maybe I'll do a Beer Bee next...cuz I like Beer also.  ;D


I can hardly wait for it  ;)
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: Sarge on February 20, 2011, 06:24:30 PM
Sarge, thank you very much for the improvements.  :) I'm not critical to distress you. On the contrary, I like your great skin and want it to be included with MB installer so that others could enjoy it  :D
To win new users over MB the skins must be vary  :)

Please, do fix the last bug (276). If you think it's not a bug do the following:



All fixed thanx for letting me know, It was a typo.. the 276 was supposed to be a 76...anyway done !
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: OrB on February 20, 2011, 07:54:23 PM
Hello Sarge, i'm happy to see a really a good new skin.
In the moment i have small pixel errors at the window buttons.
If you like buttons i use write a PM.
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: TurboMad on February 21, 2011, 05:01:23 AM
Maybe I'll do a Beer Bee next...cuz I like Beer also.  ;D

Oh yeah!  8)
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: VX on February 21, 2011, 10:04:26 AM

In the moment i have small pixel errors at the window buttons.
If you like buttons i use write a PM.

Indeed, when you hover the pointer over the Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons black pixels bars remain under the buttons. Please, fix it.

Again, I'd like to express my gladness that Skinners cooperate and help each other for the sake of users. Thanks  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: Sarge on February 21, 2011, 10:08:11 PM

In the moment i have small pixel errors at the window buttons.
If you like buttons i use write a PM.

Indeed, when you hover the pointer over the Minimize, Maximize and Close buttons black pixels bars remain under the buttons. Please, fix it.

Again, I'd like to express my gladness that Skinners cooperate and help each other for the sake of users. Thanks  :)

The buttons have been fixed, Steven along with OrB also mentioned this. Thanks for all letting me know.
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: VX on February 22, 2011, 08:17:06 AM
Sarge, could I have one more suggestion  ??? Please, look at the address  bar when the Skin is in full screen.

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/1026/adbar.png) (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/adbar.png/)



This red and blue colours doesn't really match the rest of the skin. And the garish red sometimes makes me nervous  ;)

Cheers  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: Sarge on February 22, 2011, 02:06:20 PM
I'm telling Santa that you called Red...garish.
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: VX on February 22, 2011, 02:17:19 PM
I'm telling Santa that you called Red...garish.

Brilliant retort  ;) I'm really amused  :D

Maybe I'll do a Beer Bee next...cuz I like Beer also.  ;D

Here you are:
http://widgets.opera.com/widget/6640/
Title: Re: 'DoBee Skin'
Post by: Sarge on February 23, 2011, 08:55:20 PM
That just might be the splash screen, a nice ice cold mug of beer.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' and 'Go Green' Skins
Post by: VX on February 25, 2011, 09:07:54 AM
Sarge, thank you very much for binging back the Go Green Skin.  :) I find it even better than the previous one.  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' and 'Go Green' Skins
Post by: Sarge on February 25, 2011, 09:24:31 AM
well thanx...it's better because you were a "good critic" . That helped me alot.
It seems better. Smoother feel.
thanks again
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 01, 2011, 08:23:28 PM
Any changes or updates will always be on page 1 (start of thread)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: VX on March 03, 2011, 03:15:17 PM
The Beach Bee skin looks really cool  8)

Thanks, Sarge  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Steven on March 03, 2011, 08:14:59 PM
i only just noticed your new beach bee skin - i like!
my only suggestion would be that something other than grey might be more effective for the window borders (same comment for the do-bee skin as well) - maybe a dark blue for beachbee?
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 03, 2011, 08:18:21 PM
I agree ,well the grey was supposed to be a real pale blue, but i went too pale..so I think i will change it, thanks for feedback
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Steven on March 03, 2011, 08:22:00 PM
maybe i dont have your latest but the windows caption bar for me is around 145,145,145 which isnt pale blue
the bottom bar is green though
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 03, 2011, 08:29:07 PM
i'll fix those issues..i musta borrowed the bottom bar from the green one. ha actually i just noticed when you said it because i never minimized it before and it sat on my taskbar. either that or it got moldy
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 03, 2011, 10:13:09 PM
I made changes to both DoBee and Beach Bee skins (borders and menu adjust)

files updated on page 1
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Steven on March 03, 2011, 10:34:05 PM
the borders on the beachbee and dobee look a lot better.  I would recommend 2 things with it:
- change the min/restore/close button backgrounds also so they are the same blue colour as the caption bar rather than grey
  (and same for dobee)
- a more minor thing, but i find the bottom 5 pixels on the top caption bar being a different blue makes the in-line menu look squashed
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 04, 2011, 08:32:57 PM
the borders on the beachbee and dobee look a lot better.  I would recommend 2 things with it:
- change the min/restore/close button backgrounds also so they are the same blue colour as the caption bar rather than grey
  (and same for dobee)
- a more minor thing, but i find the bottom 5 pixels on the top caption bar being a different blue makes the in-line menu look squashed

fixed menu buttons on Go Green skin and updated...other skins will have updated buttons soon.
page 1 always has update info
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' Skins
Post by: VX on March 09, 2011, 11:29:34 AM
The buttons issue have been finally solved for all the skins with the latest update.  8)

Congrats, Sarge, and thank you for the skins  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 10, 2011, 10:48:30 PM
Added new skin...Nacho Bee (see page 1 for all skins)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 11, 2011, 03:56:42 AM
Fixed download link, for the new skin
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: VX on March 11, 2011, 10:47:34 AM
I've been trying the new Nacho Bee skin for a while and .... it's just fantastic  8)  This is definitely the best one of the four, it looks so professional that I even forgot red is not one of my favourite colours !

Congratulations, Sarge  :)

Give us more such a great Skins, please  ;D

A couple of minor enhancements proposals (the skin is so good that I had to do my best to find them  ;)):
1. The rating stars are invisible in Mini Player View:
(http://i.imgur.com/z8j0I.png) (http://imgur.com/z8j0I)

2. The Auto DJ the only tool that is green (unless it's intended):
(http://i.imgur.com/1Nrov.png)

3. The way that 'Details' and 'Lyrics' buttons behave are inconsistent a little in various places.
Compare:
Now Playing pane in the right in fullscreen default layout:
(http://i.imgur.com/mmOuE.png) (http://imgur.com/mmOuE)

Now Playing from Mini Player View (press playlist icon to see it):
(http://i.imgur.com/aS1uS.png) (http://imgur.com/aS1uS)

I would prefer it to change the colours just like the top menu commands:
(http://i.imgur.com/zEHIH.png) (http://imgur.com/zEHIH)

I've no other suggestions for improvement I'm afraid. ;)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 11, 2011, 02:16:03 PM
I've fixed the Auto-DJ screen, that was a oversight, so thanks for finding that for me.
the new download reflects the change. (page 1)

The other issues with the star rating I have yet to solve..Although we have 3 area (elements) to edit color for star ratings, no matter what I try I can not get the star rating on the mini player to change. I've gone over it a bit with rotem but so far I can't see how -to.

It always takes on the same color as the main player. The other Tab issue..I have yet to find where to change that, and I will when I find it..it's the same as in Go Green, I want to change it, but can't find where to.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: Rotem K. on March 11, 2011, 02:52:25 PM
http://www.mediafire.com/?4iot7keffpw3l3f

Sarge, download this, in the end of the file there are rating settings that do work, mess around with those.
In the miniplayer rating I just placed colors taken from the background of the miniplayer BG1 and BG2.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: Rotem K. on March 11, 2011, 03:12:57 PM
regarding the skin, I do like the autumn colors.
There are things that I think could be improved:
- I said it about Orb's 'Midnight' skin, and i'll say it again, contrary to the way it's done in Windows and in Mac, the scroll bars background colors seems to be backward, the bright side is to the right and the dark side is to the left, meaning the light is coming from the right.
I don't mind if this is conscious decision, but if it's not.. It just looks 'off'. 
- When the now playing list is docked in the center, the tabs are presented on a black background, which is quite harsh.
- In an highlight row in the library the rating color and not-loved icon color aren't the same color.
- In an highlight row the color the loved icon is a bit bright, almost unnoticeable on the highlight background color.

Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: 'DoBee' - 'Go Green' - 'BeachBee' & More Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 11, 2011, 04:57:19 PM
Thanks Rotem that helped me with the star ratings.

As far as the other feedback on colors etc. I'm going to make adjustments as I use the skin.
I need some of the Black..for 2 reasons. 1.is that it's on the doritos bag and 2. it tends to flatten out the Red a bit.
I'm taking you advice and will play with some alternatives.
As far as the Love Icon..to be honest I haven't even used that feature or even yet seen one. I need to turn that feature on and then I will adjust.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 12, 2011, 08:06:11 PM
Updated DoBee skin  3/12/2011  and page 1 has all the current files.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 12, 2011, 08:22:52 PM
I like the updated 'DoBee' look :) But I won't change 'Nacho' for anything else ... at least for now. Well done  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 12, 2011, 08:27:47 PM
Ha ha ha, thanks VX,,  "Ya gotta luv the nachos"

you have to be in the right frame of mind to put on the DoBee  ::)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 14, 2011, 05:21:57 AM
I posted the new "Deep Dark Chocolate with the chewy caramel center skin"

the file is on page 1
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 14, 2011, 01:49:50 PM
Nice try, Sarge, with the Chocolate Skin.  :)

 If I could suggest sth I'd like to see the background You've used with Auto DJ more often. It should be default for all tools and menus to differentiate form Asylum White, furthermore I'd like to see it in Main Panel as well.  8)

Have a look at Player Control Panel when it is located at the bottom of Main Panel (http://i.imgur.com/EdW8e.png) (http://imgur.com/EdW8e)
IMHO the Spectrum Visualiser and Progress bar needs more contrast.

Also:
(http://i.imgur.com/3YHS4.png) (http://imgur.com/3YHS4)

I'm glad someone created a brown skin for MB :)

I hope all Your new and updated skins will be included with the next major MB update as IMHO skins distributed with an app needs more colour diversity to attract newcomers  :D

Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 14, 2011, 02:12:01 PM
Nice try, Sarge, with the Chocolate Skin.  :)

 If I could suggest sth I'd like to see the background You've used with Auto DJ more often. It should be default for all tools and menus to differentiate form Asylum White, furthermore I'd like to see it in Main Panel as well.  8)

I just might do that and change the chewy caramel center the same as auto-dj , like a creamy nugget center like a milky way bar.  ;D
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 14, 2011, 09:15:08 PM
I took your advice and changed the skin body. I left the edit boxes as they were because I like how Rotem has them configured for editing. And I don't feel it takes away from the skin to leave them.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 20, 2011, 04:00:06 AM
Small update to Nacho Bee on 03-19-2011
highlights in track detail now hide  unrated stars in main panel
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 20, 2011, 10:37:59 PM
The Wait Indicator graphic icon has been updated in these 3 skins.
Nacho Bee
BeachBee
Chocolate

page 1 has the updated files.
also the lowlight in track detail no longer shows the Unrated stars
3-20-2011
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 21, 2011, 10:00:36 AM
Sarge, thanks for the update.  :)

I must admit that the bug in the Chocolate skin shown at the screenshot in reply 43 of this topic (hard to see expressions: 'filter:, where the:, are missing:' in the Tagging Tools) are still present :(

UPDATE:
I'd also change the highlight colour for selected Albums view in Main Panel that is currently used in some skins. It looks quite good in DoBee and GoGreen, but it needs more contrast compared to the Album View background for BeachBee and especially for Nacho Bee. IMHO, the colour of the line used to bring the selected Album Cover to light doesn't contrast enough with the background and is in fact useless.

Another issue is with Chocolate skin: the grey line doesn't go well with grey "Unknown Album Covers" ;-)
(http://i.imgur.com/Vkkje.png) (http://imgur.com/Vkkje)
Note that the grey lines around the cover are in fact darker in the skin than the one at the screenshot (that's why I can't provide a screenshot for Nacho Bee).

I'd go brown instead.

Thanks for considering :-)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 01:47:10 PM
VX, the code i'm using in the Chocolate skin for artwork body  bdr  is  92,25,22

and it shows a dark brown on my pc, i wonder if you have a older version of Chocolate ?  same with my other skins, none of them use grey in the artwork body ?

the element is Content[Artwork].Body.Default
maybe you could check for me , or something else wierd is going on
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Steven on March 21, 2011, 01:57:39 PM
i find the same as VX for Tagging Tools/ Show Files with Missing Tags (or any of the files-to-edit filters)
also when you select and album in the Artwork layout i also find the selection border is grey

one comment i have is you cant see the seekbar - i guess its intentional but it means i dont know where to click if i want to jump to a particular part of the song
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 02:07:23 PM
Ok,  I'll try to resolve the gray border, but it's not appearing on mine and the bdr is set to a brown color ? which is odd.

the seek bar was intentional, (it's only going in 1 direction, so I figured people would know where to advance it )  ;D
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 02:16:22 PM
(http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3982/artbdr.jpg)

This is how it shows on my system, I do want it to appear like that to all ?

trying
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 21, 2011, 02:24:02 PM
Sarge, I downloaded all the skins today before posting this. The line in Chocolate skin file is: <element id="Content[Artwork].Body.Default" bg="237,222,201" fg="46,21,7" bdr="92,25,22" />
It's clerical grey not dark brown in my PC.

As for other skins, the lines around selected Artwork are:
red on red background in Nacho
and blue on the blue background in BeachBee.   It needs more contrast IMHO.

When I installed MB on my friend's laptop with Windows XP the colours looked slightly different than in mine PC with Windows 7, so maybe it's just because the Display Properties used, but please check it just in case.

Thanks  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 02:27:35 PM
ok i think i see what happens, it's when you De-select the album that the gray shows up, I have to figure out why and where that is triggered from, I will resolve it when I find where that happens from.

but when I highlight a album it is dark brown
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 02:34:14 PM
it looks like that happens in everyones skin, it's when it's DE selected that gray appears ?
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 02:48:22 PM
I figured out where and why..and I WILL fix ALL  the skins later today.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 21, 2011, 11:12:32 PM
Fixed issue with highlighting in Artwork view on 4 skins
Updated these 4 skins  3-21-2011

BeachBee - Go Green - Nacho Bee - Chocolate

thanks Rotem for help
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 22, 2011, 02:24:37 AM
Sarge, thanks for the update.  :)

I must admit that the bug in the Chocolate skin shown at the screenshot in reply 43 of this topic (hard to see expressions: 'filter:, where the:, are missing:' in the Tagging Tools) are still present :(


I fixed this issue.....

the update is on page 1
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 22, 2011, 12:29:10 PM
Thank you very much  :) I like the fix.
Users who downloaded the skins.zip file from the latest weekly update topic should download the Sarge's skin files once again to use very latest version.

Sarge, what about making one zip file with all Your skins  for faster download ???

I hope Steven update the Credits in favour of Sarge and Greb :)

Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 22, 2011, 08:17:45 PM
Thank you very much  :) I like the fix.
Users who downloaded the skins.zip file from the latest weekly update topic should download the Sarge's skin files once again to use very latest version.

Sarge, what about making one zip file with all Your skins  for faster download ???

Thanks VX i'm going to make a zip file for that very reason, because the current zip Steven put out has the skins prior to some fixes.
I'll either have it later today or tomorrow for sure
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 23, 2011, 09:50:06 AM
I'd name the zip file: Skins.zip and retain the folder structure used by Steven in the latest Skins folder for easier update:

Skins.zip

   - Blue/ BeachBee.xml

   - Multi-Color/ the rest of Your awesome skins.

It would be great if other skin Creators retain the folder structure used by Steven as well :-)

Thanks for considering  :)
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 24, 2011, 06:38:21 AM
All 5 updated skins are available in a download (Muti-Color zip ) file on page 1

I suggest that people just delete the BeachBee skin from the Blue section, because it's only going to add to confusion and keep all mine in the Multi-Color folder.
You only need to extract the zip file into the MusicBee\Skins folder, it will go to Multi-Color from there
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: VX on March 24, 2011, 01:12:15 PM
Great work, Sarge  :) All the improvements you have made with this release are really noticeable and useful. Congratulations  :)

I like the dark blue colour that you have introduced in  the latest BeachBee update for the text instead of white. IMHO, it would match the Now Playing Pop-up Notification text (instead of yellow). I'd change some yellow elements in MiniPlayer View into that dark blue too.

Thank you for all your awesome skins  :)

Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: jackuars on March 26, 2011, 06:28:49 AM
@Sarge:- I admire your creations man. All of the skins that you have created are wonderful and i love multicolored ones personally . Especially NachoBee is a brilliant piece of work and could be my default skin for the forseeable future, the choice of colours is excellent.

About the WTF skin, it would worth be a try if you are viewing it in just the album view. Should say that in the trackdetail view it just sucks! oops :D . It would be better if you changed the violet colour in the main panel column to some other colour.
Title: Re: 'DoBee' 'Go Green' 'BeachBee' & 'Nacho' Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 26, 2011, 06:46:45 AM

About the WTF skin, it would worth be a try if you are viewing it in just the album view. Should say that in the trackdetail view it just sucks! oops :D . It would be better if you changed the violet colour in the main panel column to some other colour.

Here's my answer .........W T F   no  !   ;D

The WTF skin did exactly as it was designed to do..You probably even said in your mind as you opened the Track detail ( W T F )

plus it sucked so bad it made you comment on it.  ;D

thanks jackuars for the feedback is it possible that you can move this thread to the WTF skin topic?
Title: Re: Sarge's 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 28, 2011, 04:45:25 AM
Posted a new skin on Page 1

Mellow yellow
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on March 28, 2011, 09:10:58 AM
Sarge, thanks for the new skin  :) I have no improvements suggestions this time, which means the skin is almost perfect  ;D

The Mellow Yellow  is not my favourite colour, but maybe I'll mellow with age  ;D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Steven on March 28, 2011, 09:40:04 AM
its also a bit bright in the yellow for me. As a suggestion for experimentation, how about a more itunes player panel oriented yellow which is slightly oriented to silver: 241, 243, 212
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 28, 2011, 05:27:19 PM
its also a bit bright in the yellow for me.

I agree with Steven and I'm adjusting it some now, Yellow is a tough color. And if I go too light then it becomes Un-yellow.
So Im experimenting and will post some type of change.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 28, 2011, 06:23:14 PM
I posted a 2nd version of the Yellow, and I will probably end up using only 1.

Page 1 has both versions to try
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on March 28, 2011, 07:41:31 PM
IMHO, the first one is a tad better.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 28, 2011, 08:51:40 PM
IMHO, the first one is a tad better.

After seeing it done I agree with you VX it's more true to the Yellow theme than the 2nd one
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: jackuars on March 29, 2011, 09:14:47 PM
Sarge good job and thanks for creating an yellow skin which is my favourite colour. Mellow Yellow II is better than the first because the first is too bright to handle for daily use, whereas the second looks much professional. Should say II is better than NachoBee because of the yellow elements you used for the writings( library, computer, internet, playlists,title, artist, album, playing track etc). All the colours blend so perfectly, also the highlighing of the minimize maximize close buttons on mouse over looks awesome and should be my default skin for the coming weeks unless someone (or you) comes out with another astonishing one!  ;D

Diana
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 29, 2011, 09:28:44 PM
Thanks for the feedback on that. It was Stevens idea to soften up the Yellow. Glad you like it

Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on March 31, 2011, 09:36:54 AM
Sarge, what about using deep dark brown instead of black in the yellow skin  ??? Maybe it would be more original this way  ???
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on March 31, 2011, 01:54:51 PM
That's actually a great idea. I'm gonna mess with that over the weekend and see how it looks.

I did mess with trying alternating lines in the track detail, but it seems when you add horizontal lines (light color) to yellow it becomes hard to read.  But I am going to try the brown idea, thanks
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 03, 2011, 06:28:12 PM
Chocolate skin has been redone, almost all areas have been re-colored, Skin file and screen shot is on page 1.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 04, 2011, 09:44:50 AM
Sarge, the old chocolate skin was very good, but the current one is just fantastic  8)Thank you very much  :)

You've tweaked and polished every single detail and it's really hard to find something that could be improved. Well done  :)

BTW, as You know I'm very talented in finding things to improve  ;D Well, after hours of searching I've managed to find one minor issue.
Have a look at the volume adjustment bar in Mini Player View - it seems hard to see. I'd replace grey with white to be more consistent with neighbouring buttons  :)

BTW 2, the new chocolate skin is even better than Nacho !!! And this is my default skin for now  8)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 04, 2011, 08:27:29 PM
Thanks VX for the comment and also for pointing that out to me, I've fixed it and the new download reflects the fix.

Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 05, 2011, 07:06:39 AM
Chocolate skin update.
Fixed Tabs Close Buttons and Auto - DJ screen bars now match other areas.

new file on Page 1 reflects changes.  4-05-2011
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Roadrunner on April 06, 2011, 12:48:14 AM
Hi Sarge

I agree with VX: The new choclate skin is even better than the old one, which was already very good! Thx for the great work!

So, because there are just small things, I would change, I write them in small letters:
One thing, I liked more in the previous skin were the small borders between the panels, they structured the three parts better. I tried to give them a chance in the new one with the following changes:
<!-- 4-->  <element id="ApplicationBackColour" bg="133,121,114" />
<!-- 78-->  <element id="Player.Background" bg="46,21,7" bg2="46,21,7" fg="220,220,220" bdr="46,21,7" />

And one thing, that maybe got lost (already in the previous version), was the windows tray player: The title's background is almost als light as the text and the buttons, I tried to mix more chocolate into it:
<!-- 37-->  <element id="Panel.ChildHeader.Default" bg="151,114,84" fg="245,245,245" bdr="46,21,7" />
<!-- 39-->  <element id="Panel.ChildHeaderControl.Highlight" bg="77,174,120" fg="121,121,121" bdr="152,192,163" />
But I haven't found the element/image to change the close buttons color too, it's too tricky for me...

For me the library's background color difference between normal and alternate lines could be larger: On my screen, it's almost invisible, but that's maybe my screens fault...


Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 06, 2011, 03:04:27 AM
Hi Sarge

I agree with VX: The new choclate skin is even better than the old one, which was already very good! Thx for the great work!

And one thing, that maybe got lost (already in the previous version), was the windows tray player: The title's background is almost als light as the text and the buttons, I tried to mix more chocolate into it:

For me the library's background color difference between normal and alternate lines could be larger: On my screen, it's almost invisible, but that's maybe my screens fault...[/size]


Thanks Roadrunner for the feedback and comments. It helps make better skins.

I agree with you on the tray player background titles. so what I did was add a bit of yellow to the brown, using just lighter brown didn't help, so i used some yellow.

On the alternating colors in track view, I added a bit of darker, I realize that all computers might not show the same, but I took your advice.

The updated file is on Page 1, as far as the other suggestions I will play with those ideas.
Thanks again for the feedback

p.s. the close buttons are images. i went with the red (not sure why I did, but it seemed like a good idea at the time)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 06, 2011, 09:18:30 AM
Thanks for the enhancements, Sarge  :)
It seems that there is another one issue to improve:
(http://i.imgur.com/okYzq.png) (http://imgur.com/okYzq)

IMHO, the top bar is too pale (it doesn't contrast with the buttons) and there is no need to use black letters in deep brown chocolate skin  :)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Roadrunner on April 06, 2011, 10:31:17 AM
Hi Sarge

Thx for your thoughts and changes! The color difference is slightly better (could be even more in my opinion), but now it's dificult to see the difference between the darker line and the selected but not highlighted categories.

I agree with you on the tray player background titles. so what I did was add a bit of yellow to the brown, using just lighter brown didn't help, so i used some yellow.
Sorry, I meant the player in the windows tray from which VX made a print screen. The normal "Display in Bottom"-Player was ok for me (not sure about the yellow)...

p.s. the close buttons are images. i went with the red (not sure why I did, but it seemed like a good idea at the time)
No problem with the red color, but in the above mentioned tray player it is different and I couldn't find the place where this was defined...
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 06, 2011, 02:10:04 PM
Thanks for the enhancements, Sarge  :)
It seems that there is another one issue to improve:
(http://i.imgur.com/okYzq.png) (http://imgur.com/okYzq)

IMHO, the top bar is too pale (it doesn't contrast with the buttons) and there is no need to use black letters in deep brown chocolate skin  :)
I don't even know where the track info doo hicky thingy gets it's code from, but I agree and when I find out I will try and change that. Trouble is sometimes it effects another area .
Like in the Tag Manager I still have the problems with the background text, and Stevens over ride only deals with the one set of text.
Certain areas take on the colors/text color of a total different area.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Roadrunner on April 06, 2011, 04:47:21 PM
I don't even know where the track info doo hicky thingy gets it's code from, but I agree and when I find out I will try and change that.
As far as I can see, the heading line comes from No 37 and 39: "Panel.ChildHeader.Default" and "Panel.ChildHeaderControl.Highlight", but as I wrote earlier (including an example of a more readable title), I couldn't find the close button... Good luck!
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Steven on April 06, 2011, 05:00:12 PM
sarge, i'm going to add some new elements as the current defaults dont work well with some of the skins
  <element id="Panel.ChildHeaderPlayerControl.Default" fg="" />
  <element id="Panel.ChildHeaderPlayerControl.Disabled" fg="" />
  <element id="Panel.ChildHeaderPlayerControl.Highlight" fg="" />

i will do this for the next update
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Steven on April 06, 2011, 07:06:18 PM
as described above, this version supports these elements:
http://www.mediafire.com/?d7zugld7lr4lajd
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 06, 2011, 08:38:34 PM
Thanks Steven, I think I fixed the immediate issue, and I will work on the others later.

But now I see from that Tray player,,if you use the Menu for Rating...it's messed up because it uses the same drop down menu stuff, which I don't want to re-arrange and change all that.
Same issue in the tag manager area.. the over ride works well on the one text, But I can't change the other text there seperetly

I cant even spell seperatly right,
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 06, 2011, 08:52:51 PM
I don't even know where the track info doo hicky thingy gets it's code from, but I agree and when I find out I will try and change that.
As far as I can see, the heading line comes from No 37 and 39: "Panel.ChildHeader.Default" and "Panel.ChildHeaderControl.Highlight", but as I wrote earlier (including an example of a more readable title), I couldn't find the close button... Good luck!

hey Roadrunner ..I'm not avoiding your question. It's just that I myself don't exactly know all the areas, and what you might find is that doing one area to your liking, it changes something somewhere else. My best advice is to do what I did with the WTF skin, and use colors that are way-off from what your skin is, and this helps you to find what that element really does.
Like the Tag manager area,, which Steven wrote a Over ride for. That area took it's colors from the Drop Down Menu. so in cases like that, you just have to  Fiddle [email protected]!k with it a bit.
But feel free to PM me if you need anything or help

That's why I like my WTF skin....nothing is right and nothing is wrong.  ;D and every panel and new window is like getting a new skin each click.  ;D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Roadrunner on April 07, 2011, 03:07:49 AM
Hi Sarge

Absolutly no problem! I also tried to find the correct entries with the WTF skin (which is really great for this purpose). Even with that help, I couldn't find the tray player's close button. And because I wish you had more luck, I wrote "Good luck!" ::)

Knowing a very little bit of its complexity, the more I admire your skinnig work and results! Thx and keep on surprising me! ;D :o 8)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 09, 2011, 12:27:33 AM
Rather than have 2 yellow skins I modified the bright yellow and made a Gold skin.

the new skin file is on Page 1
it might have a few kinks yet, it's new
Title: Re: 7 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 09, 2011, 02:38:07 PM
Sarge, thanks for improving the Chocolate skin  :)

As far as MB Gold skin, I suggest to change the name:
- remove 'MB' acronym; it's meaningless since all the skins are made for MB;
- I don't think 'Gold' is suitable name; IMHO it's rather dark (namely: black) skin with Golden elements. It reminds me the Honeycomb skin or some Dark-Variations...

Don't get me wrong, it IS a very interesting and well-done skin, but IMHO to name it 'Gold' it should be more like its Player Control Panel at the bottom: (http://i.imgur.com/Zapi5.png) (http://imgur.com/Zapi5)

I'd swap some dark (black) elements with the golden ones.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 09, 2011, 04:14:52 PM
I removed the Gold skin for a few reasons:
1. Right now I can't think of another name.

2.I thought people liked the darker skins so as I was modifying the bright yellow skin and it kept getting more towards a gold color so I went with that.

3. It was never my intention to make a skin that looked like another members. I like to make mine different. I think you can tell that's true by my other skins.

4. I never used or saw the Honeycomb skin until you wrote this  ( that's a good looking skin, by the way )
and as far as being similar. Using those 2 colors it would be hard NOT to see some similarities.

5. 7 pack of skins...doesn't sound as good as 6 pack. (which I'm going to have right now, a nice cold 6 pack)
 

Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 09, 2011, 06:42:18 PM
Sarge, forget about my last comment and bring back the Gold skin, please  :)

It was not my intention that You have removed the skin. There are a lot of skins distributed with MusicBee that remind one another.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2011, 01:44:43 AM
Mellow Yellow II skin
Posted on 4-09 - 2011
Updated and fixed some highlight issues and the coloring in the compact mode player.

Skin file on Page 1 reflects the changes
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 10, 2011, 12:16:59 PM
Sarge, I'd really like You to bring back the Gold skin, please  :)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2011, 12:35:12 PM
I trashed the Gold skin . I am uploading a new one now. 
But I left a Gold tidbit in it for you.  ;D

It will be uploaded in a bit.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 10, 2011, 12:46:09 PM
I trashed the Gold skin . I am uploading a new one now. 
But I left a Gold tidbit in it for you.  ;D

It will be uploaded in a bit.

Thanks for the tasty morsel ;D I'm hungry now  ;D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 10, 2011, 10:04:33 PM
Sarge, I'd really like You to bring back the Gold skin, please  :)

I re -posted it per your request.
It is now called Black Oro

and Page 1 has the skin file and screen shot
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 11, 2011, 12:29:07 PM
Sarge, THANK YOU very much for reuploading the Gold skin with the new name: Black Oro sounds really great  8) Is the name somehow related to the Polynesian mythology  ???

And what about the Purple skin  ??? Still work in progress  ???

BTW, I'd locate Black Oro and Purple skins in the Dark folder rather than Multi-Color... What do You think  ???

Have a nice day  :)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 11, 2011, 08:47:42 PM
Sarge, THANK YOU very much for reuploading the Gold skin with the new name: Black Oro sounds really great  8) Is the name somehow related to the Polynesian mythology  ???

And what about the Purple skin  ??? Still work in progress  ???

BTW, I'd locate Black Oro and Purple skins in the Dark folder rather than Multi-Color... What do You think  ???

Have a nice day  :)

Oro is Gold in spanish

The purple skin is on hold for a bit, and will use some of the new elements.

I sort of like my skins in that 1 folder, but I suppose that's up to Steven, plus Black Oro was my 1st try witha Dark skin. (probably the last also  :)    peace be with you
P.S. thanks you just gave me another idea for a skin.....Polynesian Bee   ;D
Coral colors and Ivory....and chicks in hula skirts
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: jimmanningjr on April 13, 2011, 08:20:58 AM
What is the difference between Black Gold and Black Oro???????????????
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 13, 2011, 11:29:04 AM
What is the difference between Black Gold and Black Oro???????????????

The spelling.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Roadrunner on April 13, 2011, 02:35:11 PM
I sort of like my skins in that 1 folder, but I suppose that's up to Steven, plus Black Oro was my 1st try witha Dark skin. (probably the last also  :)    peace be with you
Hi Sarge

I appreciate your great skins, but I think, that as long as there's no folder called "Sarge" (what could also be a possibility), they should strictly contain what they promise... Dark is dark, colorful is colorful, independly who worked it out.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 13, 2011, 03:56:55 PM
I sort of like my skins in that 1 folder, but I suppose that's up to Steven, plus Black Oro was my 1st try witha Dark skin. (probably the last also  :)    peace be with you
Hi Sarge

I appreciate your great skins, but I think, that as long as there's no folder called "Sarge" (what could also be a possibility), they should strictly contain what they promise... Dark is dark, colorful is colorful, independly who worked it out.

QFT. I share this point of view. That's why I'd rather move BeachBee skin to the Blue skins folder. It's more blue than some other skins stored there  ;D

BTW, the Black Oro skin that is distributed by Steven in the latest skin folder is a little outdated. It should be updated to the latest version available (and moved to the Dark folder) before the final release.

BTW, the problem is which folder is suitable to store the MetroStyle skin by beistrich ;D

BTW 2, is this grey intended colour for Player Control Panel on the top of Now Playing list and the Compact Player ???
(http://i.imgur.com/7SP33.png) (http://imgur.com/7SP33)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 13, 2011, 08:21:35 PM


BTW 2, is this grey intended colour for Player Control Panel on the top of Now Playing list and the Compact Player ???
(http://i.imgur.com/7SP33.png) (http://imgur.com/7SP33)

That grey on the main player has been fixed and posted, Page 1 has the fixed file.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: jimmanningjr on April 14, 2011, 07:45:33 AM
What is the difference between Black Gold and Black Oro???????????????

The spelling.
For a minute I thought i was ..aaa...Not thinking clearly...Thanx 4 the clarification!!! :)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Greb on April 14, 2011, 10:51:24 AM
What is the difference between Black Gold and Black Oro???????????????

The spelling.
For a minute I thought i was ..aaa...Not thinking clearly...Thanx 4 the clarification!!! :)

In spanish the adjective goes after the name. 'Black Oro' sounds really weird when read from the spanish point of view.

And btw, in spanish 'Oro negro' (Black gold) means 'Oil'.

If you want to give a 'spanish' feeling to the name, I'd recommend u 'El Dorado'  ;D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 14, 2011, 01:04:24 PM

In spanish the adjective goes after the name. 'Black Oro' sounds really weird when read from the spanish point of view.

And btw, in spanish 'Oro negro' (Black gold) means 'Oil'.

If you want to give a 'spanish' feeling to the name, I'd recommend u 'El Dorado'  ;D
Hey Greb thanks for letting me know that. I will make changes to the name and the splash name . I certainly do not want to offend anyone. I was more so trying to NOT name it Gold (for whatever reason)
I might even name it "Notgold" but I will rename it something. thanks again.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 14, 2011, 01:21:18 PM
Do to a error on my part the wrong Chocolate skin was uploaded on 4-5-2011. I since made the correct upload and the newest file is on Page 1, sorry my bad.

Plus as soon as I can I will be renaming the Black Oro skin, since getting the information from Greb on my horrible misuse of Spanish
I don't know what to name it, I'm open for suggestions.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Greb on April 14, 2011, 01:25:44 PM

Hey Greb thanks for letting me know that. I will make changes to the name and the splash name . I certainly do not want to offend anyone. I was more so trying to NOT name it Gold (for whatever reason)
I might even name it "Notgold" but I will rename it something. thanks again.

No offense there, man. It's just that... it really sounds strange if you speak spanish ;)

Another option is to use the latin root 'Aurum'. It's the root for the spanish words 'oro' (gold) and 'aureo' (golden), or for the french ones 'or' and 'aureus'. And nobody speak latin nowadays, so nobody is gonna claim!!!  ;D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 14, 2011, 01:33:40 PM
I think I'm going to re name it "Iron Pyrite" . that's the name for "Fool's Gold...and it might fit the case here .  ;D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 14, 2011, 01:55:30 PM
I have re named the Black Oro skin to > Iron Pyrite (fools gold). because I am a idiot.

the new file is on page 1
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 15, 2011, 12:28:50 PM
Sarge, thank you very much for updating the Chocolate and IP skins  :)

As far as the name, IMHO Iron Pyrite might be a little bit too long and hard to pronounce.

I think Black Gold is simple yet powerful name that clearly explains the dual nature of the skin in plain English  ;D

BTW, Greb's 'Aurum' concept is interesting too  :)

Update:

I can't see the difference in the Player Controls. It's still grey in Compact Player just like at the screenshot above.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 15, 2011, 05:45:42 PM

Update:

I can't see the difference in the Player Controls. It's still grey in Compact Player just like at the screenshot above.
That's wierd because I am using it now, and it doesn't show gray on mine. I wonder if the link got messed up and rfered to a earlier one. Anyway I re  re uploaded it and please let me know if it's fixed

Maybe someone else could also confirm for me if it's ok now ?
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 15, 2011, 07:10:48 PM
Just tested the reuploaded skin and nothing has changed  :(
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 15, 2011, 08:24:35 PM
Just tested the reuploaded skin and nothing has changed  :(
That's so wierd this is my view same file. I wonder if someone else could help confirm.

(http://img576.imageshack.us/img576/8845/myviewt.jpg)

I hate computers, if it wasn't for this Music program I'd throw the damn thing in the lake.

Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Steven on April 15, 2011, 09:03:50 PM
sarge, unless i'm missing something here, your screenshot has exactly the same colours as reported by VX and same as what i see when i use the skin (its colour: 50,50,50)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: Sarge on April 15, 2011, 09:07:30 PM
I thought he was referring to the Indicators on the controls, those were gray at one time, but yes the bg is 50,50,50 , I don't see that as a problem?

look at his 1st screen shot, and they were gray when disabled, that's what i thought this was all about

Edit to last few comments.
I darkened that background area. sorry for the confusion I thought you meant the Controls, because those were gray.

  :)  )--->                                         :o VX
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ha ha ha ..just kidding
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 16, 2011, 08:41:18 PM

  :)  )--->                                         :o VX
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Don't worry  --->       Be happy  ;)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins
Post by: VX on April 16, 2011, 08:46:38 PM
And the issue with Iron Pyrite skin is fixed  8) Thanks  :)
Title: Re: Purple skin
Post by: Sarge on April 21, 2011, 08:43:23 PM
Something different ..PURPLE skin posted on Page 1.
Screen shot available soon.
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: Utew on April 22, 2011, 04:13:47 AM
Moby Grape-tastic! hehe.. Nice blending of Purp/Yellow on the player panel... somehow makes me think of dessert.
Must resist the desire to lick my monitor...

.. and somehow I missed the Pyrite skin... v. nice, Using it right now.
Sarge You're a Master of the high-contrast.

I tend more towards the more monochrome, grays and blues usually... but your designs are really eye catching.
Thx for the great work.. and for sharing your ever expanding mufti-colored extravaganzas..  :D
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: Sarge on April 23, 2011, 05:11:07 AM
Moby Grape-tastic! hehe.. Nice blending of Purp/Yellow on the player panel... somehow makes me think of dessert.
Must resist the desire to lick my monitor...

.. and somehow I missed the Pyrite skin... v. nice, Using it right now.
Sarge You're a Master of the high-contrast.

I tend more towards the more monochrome, grays and blues usually... but your designs are really eye catching.
Thx for the great work.. and for sharing your ever expanding mufti-colored extravaganzas..  :D
Thanks for the comments Utew
The Pyrite skin is a remake of the Black Oro skin and should replace that 1. I like the monochrome skins also, like for editing and sorting etc. But I like to mix up some colors when i'm just playing the music, and colors can be like the different moods for songs.
Plus sometimes a bit of un-normal is a good thing  ;D
I've got a new one soon that everyone is sure to hate. peace be with ya and thanks for the feedback
Title: Re:Purple skin
Post by: Sarge on April 24, 2011, 07:16:29 PM
Uploaded a screen shot of the purple skin on page 1
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: Sarge on May 08, 2011, 03:31:42 AM
Updated and fixed many issues on the Mellow Yellow skin, including the drop down menu and mini player.

Updated new file is on Page 1
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: VX on June 25, 2011, 10:53:41 AM
I just noticed a little bug with some skins when the Player Control Panel is located at the bottom and it plays a track with no stars.

With some skins (Iron Pyrite and Mellow Yellow II) the stars to rate the played track on the Control Panel have the same colour as the bottom Control Panel background, so one can't see it:

(http://i.imgur.com/uB8sk.png)

Could you also have a look at the bottom Control Panel in skins such as Beer Bee, Nacho Bee, Purple and Watermelon ???
When a track with no stars is played the rating stars could be hard to see (at least with some monitor settings).
Consider increasing contrast of the stars at the bottom Control Panel background.

Thanks for creating so many great skins  :)

Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: Sarge on June 25, 2011, 06:10:44 PM
I just noticed a little bug with some skins when the Player Control Panel is located at the bottom and it plays a track with no stars.

It's not a bug, it's done intentionally . if the song is already rated of course it shows as should be. But if it's not I assume that people know where the star ratings go.
I like the cleaner look on the display face, without the unrated star outline.
I try to do the same in Track Detail, and not show the empty unrated stars. (in some skins)
Title: Re: 6 Pack of Skins + 2
Post by: VX on June 25, 2011, 10:01:06 PM
OK, thanks for the info. I just want to let you know  :)