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Title: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 06, 2012, 10:22:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ktjIhl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ktjIh.png)

download Jistme the Bee (http://bit.ly/Jistme_the_Bee)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 07, 2012, 01:38:02 AM
I really like this one. However, I noticed that if you dock the player at the top of the window you lose all the colours you have set. This seems to be the same for your other skins as well.

Also, if you have tabs in the top bar they are pretty much the same colour whether they are selected or not so it is hard to see which one you are in. I love the yellow selected tab in your screenshot though.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 07, 2012, 08:50:02 AM
I'm having some trouble getting everything working as expected.
I am probably doing something wrong with the xml files (not really my expertise).
(or my notepad++ is messing something up?

When I pick-up the courage again, I'll try to learn some more.
I will then probably be in need of some help from the likes of Lnminente, Rotem and other experts though.
(maybe one of those guys can already take a look at the xml's?)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: Steven on July 07, 2012, 09:22:51 AM
i havent looked at the skin or its settings but it might be the PlayerTop override settings.  These are all set in the default skin as an example, starting from
  <element id="PlayerTop.Background" ...
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 07, 2012, 09:32:30 AM
I've been wondering about this 'playertop'.

What is it? Compact- or MiniPlayer docked to the top of screen? MusicBee always on front of others windows, even when inactive?
I couldn't find it...
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: Steven on July 07, 2012, 09:46:56 AM
in the Layout preferences/ player controls panel
it can be docked to the top (PlayerTop override colours apply for this) or bottom of the application (default)/ or right sidebar
also relevant is the: use "flat layout" setting which changes the standard display style for the player controls panel but i expect in this skin no setting overrides would be needed for that
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 07, 2012, 10:44:44 AM
Got it.

I also solved a problem with tabs in configuration panels and main panel 'edit tags' not showing the expected colors.
This proved to be because of a small error in the default.xml you posted last week.
(http://getmusicbee.com/forum/index.php?topic=6778.msg39045#msg39045)

The three entries for "id="Controls.TabHeader" were duplicated (I now removed lines 213-215)

@Lnminente, Rotem et al, no need to check my xml's for now, I think I now have all the info for the next steps.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 07, 2012, 02:34:40 PM
I don't think I understand, the tab which is active is orange, the ones which are not are brown?

never mind, I get it now ;-)
I'll see if I can fix that.


(http://i.imgur.com/ricOsl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ricOs.png)

Also, if you have tabs in the top bar they are pretty much the same colour whether they are selected or not so it is hard to see which one you are in. I love the yellow selected tab in your screenshot though.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 07, 2012, 08:00:53 PM
Loads of fixes.

(see startpost for link)

Any suggestions or remarks are welcome.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 07, 2012, 08:11:55 PM
Fantastic, that's much better!
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 10:53:54 AM
I just now posted the latest version which I believe has no more irregularities.

This is a request to 'powerusers' and 'skin-affinados' to test this skin out, especially with non-standard display settings.
If there are any irregularities or possible improvements left, I want to fix them so they won't show up again in other skins I might derrive from this one.

Thanks!

Fantastic, that's much better!
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: Steven on July 08, 2012, 11:06:09 AM
i also really like this skin
i only did a really quick test - this might be intentional but the album rating stars (Album & Tracks or Artwork layout), the lowlight star is blue which makes difficult to tell its not part of the rated value
one thing i did find slightly distracting is the Now Playing panel tabs is indented - suggest you try it with this element to see if it works better:
  <element id="NowPlayingTabsLeftFlush">true</element>
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 11:20:09 AM
If red, blue, or green show up somewhere, it is because there were enties in my xml which I couldn't find out where they'd show up. So I used "255,0,0" "0,255,0" "0,0,255" to make it easier to find them back later.
Proves useful now, I myself see no blue stars, but I should be able to fix this now, I will also check your other suggestion.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 11:39:35 AM
Both fixed.

- the album rating stars (Album & Tracks or Artwork layout), the lowlight star is blue which makes difficult to tell its not part of the rated value
- the Now Playing panel tabs is indented - suggest you try it with this element to see if it works better:
  <element id="NowPlayingTabsLeftFlush">true</element>

Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 11:58:36 AM
One other thing I might wish for is to have the vertical panel scrollbars a little less wide.
Is there an element for that too?
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: Steven on July 08, 2012, 01:12:04 PM
  <element id="InputScrollBarMargin">1</element>
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: beeing good on July 08, 2012, 02:35:28 PM
As you're looking for issues, there is still the one with having the player docked to the top losing all the colours:

(http://i.imgur.com/kURI9.jpg)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 02:37:17 PM
That's close but no cigar ;-)

That will change from pic.1 to pic.2
I would really like pic.3

(http://i.imgur.com/wf4xKs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/wf4xK.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/Hqdmes.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/Hqdme.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/TTjn2s.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/TTjn2.png)

 <element id="InputScrollBarMargin">1</element>

Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 02:38:15 PM
Thnx, keep looking!

As you're looking for issues, there is still the one with having the player docked to the top losing all the colours:
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: lnminente on July 08, 2012, 02:45:34 PM
As you're looking for issues, there is still the one with having the player docked to the top losing all the colours:

You're showing there the flat player controls, that could be the reason for the different colours
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 08, 2012, 04:22:37 PM
Fixed.

As you're looking for issues, there is still the one with having the player docked to the top losing all the colours:

You're showing there the flat player controls, that could be the reason for the different colours
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 09, 2012, 09:10:30 PM
Following the line of thought in striving for absolute perfection; I found both renderings of these tabs dissatisfying and it kept itching.
After a restless night, many sketches, drawings, very complicated mathematical calculations, and a bottle of Lagavulin I think I got it.

pic.3 should do it....?

(http://i.imgur.com/yZr4xl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/yZr4x.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/RwK1xl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/RwK1x.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/603whl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/603wh.png)
 
   

one thing i did find slightly distracting is the Now Playing panel tabs is indented - suggest you try it with this element to see if it works better:
  <element id="NowPlayingTabsLeftFlush">true</element>
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 10, 2012, 10:23:37 AM
Buttons improved, some small finetunings & splashscreen added.

(http://i.imgur.com/ktjIhs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/ktjIh.png)

See startpost for link.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: SimonBRT on July 12, 2012, 02:50:17 AM
that splashscreen is great!
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 12, 2012, 10:32:45 AM
Thank you Sir!

a variation:

(http://i.imgur.com/JTPBzl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/JTPBz.jpg)

;-)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: SimonBRT on July 12, 2012, 06:51:44 PM
ha!
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: VX on July 14, 2012, 11:07:36 AM
Thank you Sir!

a variation:

(http://i.imgur.com/JTPBzl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/JTPBz.jpg)

;-)

Thank you for that skin. Looks really professional. The new splash screen is a good start for another one ;D
I like it  :)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 14, 2012, 04:22:13 PM
You're welcome,

At the moment I am buzzzy creating a darker version for the 'wee small hours' (and a nicer viewing on larger plasma/lcd screens).
When that one is finished, maybe I will derive a 'Death Bee skin' from that one ;-)

Quote
Thank you for that skin. Looks really professional. The new splash screen is a good start for another one ;D
I like it  :)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on July 22, 2012, 12:02:31 PM
Or another probably easier and elegant option for the 'tabs flush problem':

Element "NowPlayingTabsSpacing" effects spacings starting after the leftmost tab:

(http://i.imgur.com/tUIjUl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/tUIjU.png)

Maybe make it so that it also effects the spacing left of the leftmost tab?
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on September 15, 2012, 03:07:09 PM
Updated with some small refinements.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on November 16, 2012, 07:49:58 PM
Updated.

- Added customized colors for the wave bar. (v. 2.1.4702 or higher required)
- Several small improvements
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: jistme on February 09, 2013, 06:54:38 PM
Updated
(support for new spectrum visualizer in Now Playing panel)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on July 05, 2017, 09:37:51 PM
Updated.

One of my older skins, but still kinda nice, and it's still getting downloads.
So I gave it a make-over, and made it completely up-to-date for MB v3.1, whilst trying to keep some of the nostalgic look and feel of MusicBee v1.x

The download link is in the startpost.
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on July 29, 2017, 02:54:07 PM
updated

(and probably final for MB v3.1)

the download link is in the startpost
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on September 03, 2018, 06:16:45 PM
updated
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on March 11, 2019, 03:26:44 PM
updated for MB 3.2
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on April 07, 2019, 06:40:12 PM
minor update
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on December 25, 2019, 01:41:02 PM
Updated, minor tweaks, device icons added.

(these device icons will only show up in MusicBee v3.4> which is not yet available at this moment)
Title: Re: Jistme the Bee skin
Post by: hiccup on December 27, 2019, 07:11:06 PM
Updated again, the Mini Player has been improved.
(needs MB 3.3.7299 or up to display as intended)

My apologies for this forum bomb (again ;-) , but it's probably useful to users of these skins that have subscribed so to get notifications on updates.