Author Topic: modern skin  (Read 30938 times)

cooljazz

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I would be very excited to see custom controls as Steven talked about, it would definitely give Musicbee a more polished look, as well as giving us skin creators something else to play around with :)

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soundmill

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Wow cooljazz, those mock-ups look awesome, tight as a bees butt :)

It would be wonderful if Steven could implement these.

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cooljazz

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:-) Here is a mockup with some different modern ideas: http://musicbee.amasongs.de/index2.html
Make the browser window fullscreen to see how it would integrate within the screen at the left top corner.
Last Edit: May 29, 2011, 01:45:21 PM by cooljazz

VX

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The mockup is very promising. I wonder if in the next revision you could check into consideration an option to locate the Player Controls Panel at the top as it's impossible with the current skins.

Have look at the topic - the feature request is quite popular.

As a solution, I'd suggest to move all player control buttons form the bottom bar (which IMHO seems a little bit too wide in your last mockup) and locate them at the top main menu bar ( between the search field and Minimize/Maximize/Close button).
Saving the space makes GUI less cluttered and allows to work comfortably with the application on low resolution or small displays.
This approach is becoming more and more popular with Internet browsers design.

cooljazz

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I made the changes as suggested by VX  :)
http://musicbee.amasongs.de/index2.html
Last Edit: May 31, 2011, 03:05:02 PM by cooljazz

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<?xml-stylesheet href="common.css" type="text/css"?>

is this an option?? it will be easy to include css.
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VX

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I made the changes as suggested by VX  :)
http://musicbee.amasongs.de/index2.html

Thanks  :) The mockup looks really great   8)

I hope those who would like to locate Player Control Panel at the top have finally found the solution with the future MB updates...
I like the current MB layout, but I guess some new ideas, such as those presented by cooljazz, could attract newcomers :)

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Hi cooljazz

I have to say I prefer this one http://musicbee.amasongs.de/index.html over the new one.
Don't get me wrong, number 2 still looks good and your work is greatly appreciated.

kr
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cooljazz

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New idea inspired by Google. I will try my luck, when the new bitmap based skins are available with musicbee.
Last Edit: July 02, 2011, 03:08:16 PM by cooljazz

douglasoares

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keep the great work cooljazz, nice mockup!

cooljazz

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Dark Version with idea of how to present aditional information from wiki, last fm together with library information. Inspired by Google.
The covers dissovle at the top and the bottom like in the Android App Menu. Currently I'm working on some ideas of how to present the settings page, equalizer and visualizer  in tabs as seen in Google Chrome.


Last Edit: July 08, 2011, 06:55:33 PM by cooljazz

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I really like the dark version, well done :) Maybe instead of the red, a yellow/orange colour from the musicbee logo could be used to make it in keeping with the brand and website?

cooljazz

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Excellent idea  ;)
I used the exact color of the MusicBee Logo.
By the way: The yellow bar on top is the track progress bar.

Last Edit: July 08, 2011, 07:43:43 PM by cooljazz