Author Topic: Fireside skin  (Read 24383 times)

Bee-liever

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ATTENTION!
This skin has been updated for MusicBee 3 and later.
Compatibility with version 2.5 or earlier is not guaranteed.


This is one I've been kicking around awhile.
I'm not 100% satisfied with it, but I can't work out why  ???
So, for better or worse here is:

And I think I've finally got it right (at least, for the moment  ;)  )

Fireside





Updates

August 25, 2017: now XMLC extension skin
  • MusicBee 3.1 changes incorporated;
  • added images for high DPI screens;
  • reduced contrast on edit screens to reduce eye strain;
  • themed No Artwork and Unknown Artist images updated;
  • icons updated.


July 11, 2016:
  • MusicBee 3.0 changes incorporated;
  • tab colours now change for player bottom/top positioning;
  • 'No Artwork', 'Unknown Artist' and splashscreen images optimised for smaller file size;
  • icons updated.

September 9, 2014:
  • "picture" style border removed;
  • intergration of MusicBee 2.4 changes;
  • navigation icons changed to gradient style;
  • Preferences menu colouring changed
  • removed some gradients form Preferences menu;
  • added new colouring for Player Controls when in Top Pane.

February 5, 2013:
  • Wavebar and Spectrum elements added;
  • Playlist icons updated;
  • Highlight added for toolbar icons;
  • Support for new RH sidebar spectrum added (from Vers:2.1.4782 onwards).


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.

Installation information, and more, can be found on the wiki
Last Edit: August 25, 2017, 04:25:01 AM by Bee-liever
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beeing good

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Looks good to me. I wasn't expecting to like it but after trying it I have to say it is a good one.

jistme

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A fun and creative addition again!

I'm not 100% satisfied with it, but I can't work out why  ???

My 2cnts:
If you'd aspire the 'look' of a fireplace, I feel the source of the fire should be on the bottom.
Then e.g. the player could be on the bottom with brighter yellow/orange tones, and the higher in the skin you get, the darker it'll have to become.
And in the caption bar then you'd need to have some miniscule family portraits picture frames and two candles ;-)


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Thanks jistme. You reminded me what was wrong!
I meant to have the family crest and some crossed swords....
Oops. No . I was going to use a gradient at the bottom but there is a problem with the LH/RH panels. So it's off to the developers board for me.
Last Edit: November 11, 2012, 01:50:45 AM by Bee-liever
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The screenshot seems to be broken/missing?
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The screenshot seems to be broken/missing?

In the process of updating this one. Will post new shots (on a more reliable image host) when update is done  :)
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Updated

see first post for details
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i have been looking at stealing your method for form border top 384x28 but it doesn't seem to work for me. even the border when im using your fireside skin isn't the same as in your pictures.



am i missing something?

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That's strange

Does redwing's Darknight Blue have the same problem?
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That's strange

Does redwing's Darknight Blue have the same problem?

it does, i haven't bee able to figure out why.

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I wonder if having the tabs in the title bar changes how the border is generated?
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I wonder if having the tabs in the title bar changes how the border is generated?

nope, just checked and the result is the same.

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what DPI or font scaling eg. 110% do you have set in the windows control panel

Control Panel\Appearance and Personalization\Display


check the above, seems it's an issue if your settings aren't 96 DPI / 100% scaling
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I'm not 100% satisfied with it, but I can't work out why  ???

I think I worked it out  :)

new version (that I'm much happier with) uploaded
details in first post
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