Author Topic: A Sophisticated Bee  (Read 35102 times)

jistme

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My take on a comfortable and well-behaved skin.

(no loud music on this one please!)




There are two download links:

- Skin version 2.5 which is compatible with MusicBee v2.x releases.
  This one is final and will be no longer maintained.

- Skin version 3.x which is only compatible with MusicBee v3.x releases.


download A Sophisticated Bee 2.5

download A Sophisticated Bee 3.x


edit Jan 2016:

The version for MB 2.x is finalized and won't be maintained any longer, a new version for 3.x only is added.

Please feel free to comment, be it good or bad.
Last Edit: January 16, 2020, 08:48:28 PM by phred

beeing good

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Very nice Jistme, I like what you've done with the selection highlighting.

Bee-liever

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Nice work again jistme.
Very restrained and understated.
The splash screen made me chuckle though, very "old world"
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Iasc

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really like this. i have been looking for a nice light skin. thanks

jistme

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The splash screen made me chuckle though, very "old world"

Yeah, but it might fit your Bee78 better ;-)
Btw, don't chuckle out loud, his hearing is still 20/20, and he might feel offended and defend his honor properly.
http://i.imgur.com/MR1nQ.jpg

jistme

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really like this. i have been looking for a nice light skin. thanks

Thnx, I was also triggered a bit by a suggestion/request from somebody (maybe you) a while back for an 'easy on the eyes' light skin to do some mileage on.
I made 'Jistme on the Outlook' for that purpose, but I suppose after a while you might get some slight blue poisoning from that one.
Last Edit: August 30, 2013, 06:20:56 PM by jistme

jistme

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Small update: 'feature enhanced' repeat and shuffle buttons.

jistme

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Small update: set override text and background color for new Album view.
(MB v.2.1.4731)

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Updated
(support for new spectrum visualizer in Now Playing panel)

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jistme

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Updated.

No big changes at first glance, but a vast amount of small fixes and improvements.

A request to the experimenting types with some spare time on their hands;
Please give it a test drive with different settings and layouts. I completely revised the xml, and if this is working well, it will also be the template for my other skins.
(it would be a pity if any possible flaws would be copied to those too)

Thanks in advance!

download 'A Sophisticated Bee'
Last Edit: March 29, 2013, 01:01:42 AM by jistme

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Love that blending on the Player display panel, and the Command buttons just pop, but it's those repeat and shuffle buttons that really get me. I still think they are one of the best (if not the best) designs anybody has come up with for their skins.
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jistme

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Thnx Bee-liever.

So not stumbling onto any bugs either?

- "just pop" is good, right?
- I have yet some doubts about the vertical placing of the shuffle/repeat icons. Maybe better make it horizontal? (like I did in 'Ebony and Ivory')

I'm still waiting for your (no-doubt even more creative) implementation of such sort of shuffle/repeat buttons...