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Bee-liever

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ATTENTION!
Compatibility of this skin with version 2.5 or earlier is not guaranteed.


A pale light blue/white/gold skin predominately based on polar bear fur.
Originally created in conjunction with hiccup's (jistme) King Penguin.

Polar Bear Dreams




UPDATES

August 13, 2017: now XMLC extension skin
  • MusicBee 3.1 changes incorporated;
  • updated icons for high DPI screens;
  • updated border for high DPI screens;
  • highlighting scrollbars added.

July 22, 2016:
  • MusicBee 3.0 changes incorporated;
  • window border squared and re-coloured;
  • tab colours adjusted for Player Bar at top;
  • 'No Artwork', 'Unknown Artist' and splashscreen images optimised for smaller file size;
  • icons updated.

January 26, 2015:
  • integration of MusicBee 2.4 changes;
  • major update of missing 2.2 and 2.3 changes;
  • all icons updated using the previous version playlist style icons;
  • minor darkening of preferences and editing panels;
  • colour change to Windows buttons;
  • minor alteration to scroll bars;
  • removal of panel border.

February 4, 2013:
  • support for new RH sidebar spectrum added.

December 10, 2012:
  • Wavebar and Spectrum elements added;
  • playlist icons updated;
  • highlight added for toolbar icons;
  • "Picture" style skinned borders upgraded for more "fur-like" look;
  • title centered in player bar;
  • gradient added in editing screen to make it easier to see different areas.

October 4, 2012:
  • fixed spectrum and progress bar mistakes and made suggested changes (thanks Jistme)

October 1, 2012:
  • made minor changes to download panel;
  • if you have the old "Polar Bear" installed, please delete it as the new file is correctly titled "Polar Bear Dreams" and won't overwrite the old .xml.

September 12, 2012
  • made forum suggested changes (see body of post for details).

DOWNLOADS
If updating from the old .xml skin, please delete that skin before installing the new .xmlc version

Download from Skins section of MusicBee Add-ons here.

More information and other skins can be found on the wiki

Like always, any comments or criticisms (hopefully constructive)  :) , or any mistakes found, please let me know.
Last Edit: August 13, 2017, 12:33:42 PM by Bee-liever
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beeing good

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That a nice one! Love all the little touches you've done to it and it's easy on the eye.
Good work!

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Well done  :) But I'd appreciate slightly darker fonts for better readability.

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I'd appreciate slightly darker fonts for better readability.

Do you realize how hard it is to find dark shades on a polar bear!!!!  :P

Joking aside, is that in general or in a specific area?


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Pick the colour of some dirty nails :D (+1 for darker fonts too)
Last Edit: September 11, 2012, 09:33:52 PM by lnminente

VX

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Joking aside, is that in general or in a specific area?


I mean slightly darker fonts in general, but it would be particularly useful for Now Playing list.

jistme

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A very nice addition, and again some out-of the box thinking from you.
Smart using the top bar that way.

Some comments:  (only to show I have an opinion about almost everything ;-)

- doubts about the 'music' icon. Blue is a choice, but it's looking a little too sketchy compared with the rest.
- tabs when shown in captionbar could be better in style with top bar.
- I like the way you created the top bar. The small horizontal brown line in it stops a little abruptly on the left side, more clearly showing pix width of image element used.
- What happened to the Penguin and his wife after he woke the Icebear? He never returned!



 


lnminente

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- tabs when shown in captionbar could be better in style with top bar.

I add a quote for completing that:
to override the tabs bar when docked in the caption bar and the player is docked at the top:
  <element id="TabsBar.TabInCaptionBarTop.Default" bg="15,215,215" fg="30,30,130" bdr="170,10,170" />
  <element id="TabsBar.TabInCaptionBarTop.Highlight" bg="145,245,5" fg="220,220,20" bdr="10,10,190" />

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I'd appreciate slightly darker fonts for better readability.

+1 for darker fonts too

I've darkened the fonts several shades while still preserving the "golden" tone I was trying to achieve.
I could go a few shades darker, if needed, but anymore than that and they start to just look brown.


- doubts about the 'music' icon. Blue is a choice, but it's looking a little too sketchy compared with the rest.

Was trying to be consistent across my skins, but have compromised by changing the one in the tab.
Might suggest to Steven that if <element id="MusicLibraryInTab"> is defined, it also changes the one in the main body?

- tabs when shown in captionbar could be better in style with top bar.

Had that in the code and somehow had the colours round the wrong way  ???

- I like the way you created the top bar. The small horizontal brown line in it stops a little abruptly on the left side, more clearly showing pix width of image element used.

Another one I had done and then didn't update. doh!

Enjoy the improved "Polar Bear"  8)
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After the update it looks much better and it's more readable. Thanks  :)

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Yep, a lot better and easier to the eyes. Thanks :)

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No problems. That's why I always ask for feedback.  :)
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Updated

Details in first post
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- I think you've overlooked the colors of the spectrum analyzer when the player is on the bottom in 'flat' layout.
- also the progress bar and background then seem to have indistinguishable colors.
- the almost black borderline around the docked edit-window might be nicer if it had the same color as the border below.



For the rest it's very smooth and unique.

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- I think you've overlooked the colors of the spectrum analyzer when the player is on the bottom in 'flat' layout.


Hmmm.  Could be time for me to get new glasses. "Overlooking" something that bright  ::)

Thank you Jistme, have made changes as suggested and does blend together better (IMO)
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