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Title: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on August 25, 2012, 08:52:29 PM
A little bit encouraged by Bee-liever I made a start to transform a King Penguin into a bee. (or the other way around?)

Maybe somewhat funny, but looking at it I think I would not be using it myself.
Continuing and perfecting it would take a lot of time.
So, unless somebody really likes the idea, and would really actually use it, I will let this penguin die. (sniff)

edit:
Spurred by Bee-liever who wants a southern partner for his Polar Bear, King Penguin is being finalised.

(http://i.imgur.com/xwp8Ll.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/xwp8L.png)


And I added a version with a little less golden & yellow:
(King Penguin toned down)

download King Penguin (http://bit.ly/King_Penguin)

edit: new screenshots & toned down version added 15-09-2012
edit: slight tweaks to 'toned down' version 18-09-2012


And his Northern mate by Bee-liever:

(http://i.imgur.com/UEmgCs.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/UEmgC.jpg)

download Bee-lievers 'Polar Bear Dreams' (http://www.filedropper.com/polarb1-1)



(last update 09-02-2013)
Title: Re: King Penguin?
Post by: Bee-liever on August 25, 2012, 10:16:12 PM
Looks good.

You nailed the golden yellow tone, without it being hard on the eyes. I'm actually liking this better than Brighter Bee (I prefer screens with a good bit of colour, something you would probably have never known from my own skins  ::)).

Would I use it? Yellow is not my favourite colour,, (I have only five yellow-flowered plants in my entire garden) so probably not, but it would be my first choice out of all the other grey/yellow schemes so far  :)
Title: Re: King Penguin?
Post by: Bee-liever on August 26, 2012, 02:10:26 AM
I just had an idea!

You finish your Penguin skin and I'll do one For Polar Bears and we put a series together as
(I can't believe I'm gonna write this)   "My Millencolinny Baby"   :-X
Title: Re: King Penguin?
Post by: jistme on August 26, 2012, 08:57:37 AM
Apart from the distance, are you sure you would want to bring them together?
http://i.imgur.com/Hdtac.gif

(not being a native English speaker, Millencolin is some punk band, what's the link with the Poles?)
Title: Re: King Penguin?
Post by: Bee-liever on August 26, 2012, 10:16:28 AM
Millencolin had a song "Penguins and Polar Bears" and
"My Millencolinny Baby" was an extremely bad pun on the jazz standard "My Melancholy Baby"
Title: Re: King Penguin?
Post by: jistme on August 26, 2012, 08:39:46 PM
Ah, I got the second part, now also the first part.
I'll download 'Penguins and Polar Bears', have a few whiskeys, and then laugh about the joke ;-)
(and will continue work on King Penguin)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 10, 2012, 01:08:20 PM
Finalising it, see startpost.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: beeing good on September 10, 2012, 04:53:06 PM
jistme, the link is dead  :-\
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 10, 2012, 04:56:03 PM
Could you check again?
(Sorry, I was doing some quick maintanance)

jistme, the link is dead  :-\
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: beeing good on September 10, 2012, 06:03:24 PM
Working now!

I think my set up loses the penguin theme a bit:

(http://i.imgur.com/r7n7u.jpg)



The assigned buttons are quite hard to read, that's the only issue I can see so far.

(http://i.imgur.com/cfssg.jpg)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 10, 2012, 06:44:19 PM
I think my set up loses the penguin theme a bit:
If you refer to the grayish player controls, that's on purpose when selected 'flat' layout.
(to offer a choice for those that don't like brightly colored controls)

 
The assigned buttons are quite hard to read, that's the only issue I can see so far.
(http://i.imgur.com/cfssg.jpg)
Strange, it looks like currently there are no elements to adjust those colors. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
I will post a request for this later on.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: beeing good on September 10, 2012, 06:49:13 PM
If you refer to the grayish player controls, that's on purpose when selected 'flat' layout.
(to offer a choice for those that don't like brightly colored controls)

Not the player only, just generally. With the tabs on top and the player flat and on the bottom you lose the effect of the penguin a bit. I don't think there's much you can do about that and it still works as a skin, it was just a passing comment really, not feedback or criticism in any way.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: Steven on September 10, 2012, 07:42:56 PM
Strange, it looks like currently there are no elements to adjust those colors. (someone correct me if I'm wrong)
I will post a request for this later on.
i've included
  <element id="Panel.CommandButtonOverride" bg="235,1,135" fg="5,255,255" />
it will be in the next v2 update and included in the final release
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 10, 2012, 07:46:47 PM
Anybody ever told you you're great?

[i've included
  <element id="Panel.CommandButtonOverride" bg="235,1,135" fg="5,255,255" bdr="255,255,2" />
it will be in the next v2 update and included in the final release
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 10, 2012, 07:57:35 PM
Any feedback welcome means...  ;-)

The problem is I started this skin for fun, but the more I got it to look like Penguin skin (phun intended), by using more color and gradients, the less functional it got (and I'm a sucker for functionality)

So it's created on two thoughts, wich usually isn't good.
I'll await some more response. Maybe an option could be the more creative Bee-liever adopts this Penguin and improves it in a more creative and life-like way, and I'll make a more functional but less 'fun' version?


 
If you refer to the grayish player controls, that's on purpose when selected 'flat' layout.
(to offer a choice for those that don't like brightly colored controls)

Not the player only, just generally. With the tabs on top and the player flat and on the bottom you lose the effect of the penguin a bit. I don't think there's much you can do about that and it still works as a skin, it was just a passing comment really, not feedback or criticism in any way.
Title: Re: King Penguin?
Post by: Bee-liever on September 11, 2012, 01:51:28 AM

Would I use it? Yellow is not my favourite colour,, (I have only five yellow-flowered plants in my entire garden) so probably not


Just downloaded it and will have a closer look, but it looks great from the screenshots, so good that I might have to change that earlier statement  ;)

I'd better get my splash screen finished and post the companion "Polar Bear" ASAP!
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: Bee-liever on September 11, 2012, 05:59:08 AM
I really like this and I WILL be using it one of my computers!

I have to say though, I find the flat player just a touch to grey, making it hard to see the track/duration items.

But I think it deserves (http://pasteboard.s3.amazonaws.com/images/1347339393950724.png)

Nice Work  :)

(and I'm not even going to ask about the camel)  :o
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: VX on September 11, 2012, 10:36:24 AM
I must admit that's a great skin. It's clean and polished with very good colour selection. And the splash screen is masterpiece  8)

I'm going to use it as the default for a while
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 11, 2012, 09:33:11 PM
Thanks for the kind words dear sirs!

@beeing good, the assigned buttons should now look o.k.
(also needs Steven's latest patch)
 
Later on I will try to brighten up some grey parts in the best possible taste.
(without hurting more Camels)

 
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: beeing good on September 11, 2012, 09:54:49 PM
That's much better! Thanks again, another great skin  ;)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: lnminente on September 11, 2012, 11:07:39 PM
It was difficult to select these colours, but you did it very well. I like the latest update Jistme :)

With my setup the flat player doesn't looks so well. Is this:
(http://s17.postimage.org/t0uvr4rwf/penguin.png)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 11, 2012, 11:19:11 PM
I think you are right, I rushed the flat players a little bit.
Will try to improve them.

With my setup the flat player doesn't looks so well.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 12, 2012, 10:59:01 PM
With my setup the flat player doesn't looks so well. Is this:

Could you tryout and give some feedback on this new version I'm working on?

On my setup it now looks like this:
(http://i.imgur.com/6gcGvl.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/6gcGv.png)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: lnminente on September 13, 2012, 11:23:21 AM
Lot better now, thanks!
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 13, 2012, 07:13:30 PM
Finetuned it a little more.

See startpost for download.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 14, 2012, 05:19:04 PM
Revised and improved some more.
I think the Penguin is mature now.

Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: beeing good on September 15, 2012, 12:03:21 AM
Good work jistme, looks very polished now.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: Bee-liever on September 15, 2012, 03:39:24 AM
Very nice, but I kinda miss that little bit extra gold.

But to quote Messrs. Jagger and Richards

Quote
You can't always get what you want.
But if you try sometime, yeah,
You just might find you get what you need!

 ;)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on September 15, 2012, 12:26:51 PM
Very nice, but I kinda miss that little bit extra gold.

But to quote Messrs. Jagger and Richards

Quote
You can't always get what you want.
But if you try sometime, yeah,
You just might find you get what you need!

 ;)

Yes you might....

(see startpost)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on November 16, 2012, 07:50:16 PM
Updated.

- Added customized colors for the wave bar. (v. 2.1.4702 or higher required)
- Several small improvements
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: jistme on February 09, 2013, 06:53:49 PM
Updated
(support for new spectrum visualizer in Now Playing panel)
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: hiccup on July 29, 2017, 02:52:27 PM
updated

(and probably final for MB v3.1)

the download link is in the startpost
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: hiccup on March 11, 2019, 03:27:36 PM
updated for MB 3.2
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: hiccup on December 25, 2019, 01:41:29 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: King Penguin skin
Post by: hiccup on December 27, 2019, 07:10:43 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.
Title: Re: King Penguin skin
Post by: hiccup on June 21, 2020, 12:30:26 PM
updated

Main changes:
- The Jukebox view is skinned.
- The readability/contrast of sub-text fields in 'Album and Tracks' view and in the Expanded Album panel is improved.

note: both these updates only function under MusicBee 3.4
(which is currently under development and in alpha release state)