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Bee-liever

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ATTENTION!
This skin has been updated for MusicBee 3.3.
For backwards-compatibility some code and icons have been retained from earlier versions but, compatibility is not guaranteed.

Here is a series of skins I've put together, based on the colours found at various times in the seasons of the Northern tundra.




Aurora


Caribou Migration


Ice Floe


Summertime


No Artwork
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Look closely and you will see the images used for the borders and the source of the majority of colours used.


Unknown Artist



Updates

June 19, 2019:
  • MusicBee 3.3 'slim icon' changes incorporated;
  • 'Aurora' is now a dark skin;
  • skins are no longer 'dependant', can be moved to other folders;
  • themed background images supplied;
  • play/pause indicator (for playing tracks) updated to match icons;
  • icons updated.

September 24, 2016:
  • MusicBee 3.0 release version changes incorporated;
  • 'No Artwork', 'Unknown Artist', splashscreen and caption bar images optimised for smaller file size;
  • play/pause indicator (for playing tracks) updated to match icons;
  • icons updated.

February 4, 2016:
  • MB3 beta update
  • skinned border top updated
  • various icon changes
  • changed some colours to soften some hard-on-the-eyes contrasts

August 23, 2014:
  • MB 2.4 additions now supported;
  • added themed 'No Artwork' and 'Unknown Artist' images;
  • Preferences, Edit and other input panels now darker colouring;
  • several icons changed and used for full series.

February 25, 2014:
  • Compact Player elements added;
  • MB 2.3 additions supported inc. alpha to Command Icons, new MiniPlayer design and Thumbnail Browser;
  • decreased translucency of tabs-in-captionbar for users of non-skinned borders.

February 4, 2013:

December 9, 2012:
  • Wavebar and Spectrum elements added;
  • playlist icons updated;
  • highlight added for toolbar icons;
  • "picture" style skinned borders upgraded for smoother look.

September 28, 2012:
  • some colour changes for improved visibility to mini-player;
  • new download indicator added.

August 31, 2012:
  • "picture" style skinned borders added;
  • minor element changes.

August 29, 2012:
  • minor fix to some missed elements.



Download:

Download from Skins section of MusicBee Add-ons here

Skin installation instructions and other information can be found on the wiki

With thanks to Rotem K. for his skinning guide, Steven for the default skin, jistme for ideas from his Bee skin, and NameName for the inspiration
Last Edit: June 19, 2019, 08:49:44 AM by Bee-liever
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Pics not showing for me and no download link?

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Thanks, always good to have more! I love that splash screen.

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I love that splash screen.

Thanks :)
I think it turned out quite good, but my favourite is still my minimize button :D
(you have to mouse-over to get the full effect)
Last Edit: August 24, 2012, 06:38:46 AM by Bee-liever
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my favourite is still my minimize button :D

 :o I didn't even notice that, very nice touch. Quite a lot of originality in these skins  ;)

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Wow, they are, eh different ;-)
Looks like some dare to be different and out of the box thinking has been going on.

Also very glad no penguins were (directly) hurt...
Penguins are great. I've had a similar idea a while back to maybe someday make a skin based on their colors:



Bee-liever

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I've had a similar idea a while back to maybe someday make a skin based on their colors:


You've really got to do that! The silvery grey, the golden yellow, and that not quite black/not quite yellow piece on the left of the throat would be amazing.

I found this tool
Instant Color Picker http://www.youngsmarts.com/index.htm
invaluable for selecting just the right colour you need
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Ok, I might.
If you are inspired by the penguin, I'm curious how you would do it.
(Needless to say the idea is not patented ;-)

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I see from your other post that you have already been inspired and moved too quick for me  :D

I find a lot of yellow on screen can be hard on the eyes, so I would use the strong yellows as background and border colours, using several tones of the silvery grey in the panel body, with a liberal use of black.

The yellow/black colour on the neck would probably appear as an unusual green (when viewed separately), so I would use that for the text.

Now onto King Penguin.....
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Update!

Refer to first post.
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Can't download. The link only takes me to filedropper.com.

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Updated!

New link in first post
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Updated again
See first post  :)
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Thanks for these, I think it's been a while since I updated and they look even better now.

Just wondered, is there any reason why you don't centre the player bar text, do you prefer it that way? I used a skin with it centred for quite a while and I have to have it now, it seems really out of place without it.

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Just wondered, is there any reason why you don't centre the player bar text, do you prefer it that way?

It wasn't a conscious decision either way.  I sort of started out doing the normal skins non-centered and the bitmap skins centered, and I've kept that pattern going.
I suppose I should pick one way and stick to it.  ;)
 
You can edit the "Aurora" skin, just add the new entry in the settings after line #300

<element id="PlayerInfoCentered">true</element>

and it will be picked up by all the skins in the series


OK. It's easier for me to update that line, especially for someone that always has something good to say about my skins. :D
And since I'm updating all my skins with new elements, I'll make them all centered.

File updated in download link.
Last Edit: December 09, 2012, 06:55:31 AM by Bee-liever
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