for crying out loud people stop it already. gee.
you like that he likes this she likes that other way, they like this other way.
its all up the the person using the program, as i said before thats why i try to make as many
different skins as possible.
i'm upset at the other skinners to a point but i never say any thing to them any more, cause its up to them
on what they want to make, i've gotten use to the only one that does theme skins. but since i am not making
anymore mm 4 skins only trying to update my mm 3 skins to work in mm 4, i was hoping some of the others
with mm 4 and win 7 would take up the task of making some pleasing skins for every one.
with that in mind you can see the whole point of the gui is to please every one by having a choice of gui fronts to use.
so stop with the this is better then that. all of us skinners get that you all like different things.
but please feel free to learn how to skin mediamonkey and make your own ideas in to real user gui's for every one
that will get tons of people using mediamonkey because they will all like a skin at some point that was made by one
of the other users that is you, whom started making skins. its not hard to make them it really is not.
how many times have i said that before? about 100 i think. but it is just like putting new photos on the back of playing
cards. you just skinned those cards with new photos.
you have to learn the in's and out's of the theme engine for mediamonkey skins. i've given you a fast walkthrough on
how to make the theme mskn file and some other walkthroughs on the players the other skinners here have made
walkthroughs that you read to learn if that is how you need to learn. mine are learn as you do walk through's
rusty has made the list of items to use in skins and others have updated it so it is getting very detailed info on it there
you can read that if you need too.
but reading and doing them all will get you taught very well in how to make the mm 3 skins. and we are using the same
theme engine for mm 4 skins there is just some new tricks you can add in mm 4. so you will have to ask one of the
skinners here making mm 4 skins for that list of tricks. any other help for items not said in the theme engine just ask for
or find another skin you see has that item in and take it apart to see how it was done.
so doing all that
and making your idea for the best skin
and making it able for other user's to download.
will be best to express your ideas as pictures are worth a thousand words.
but check in to the cool down room on this my idea is better or that program is better posting.
and do something useful on your idea make it a skin.
yes the learning curve is a long one on the skins if you are use to make tough skins like modern winamp skins.
because you will need to relearn the classic style of winamp skins and combine winamp modern with it,
then you will see its the way mediamonkey is skinned. there are six player skins now and one theme/explorer style shell skin.
for mediamonkey skin files.
theme skin is the windows style shell skin.
main player is connected with the theme but it is made in its own file.
floating player / called mini player in mediamonkey program, is made like the main player but is like the modern winamp to a point which is it floats on the screen unconnected to the shell/theme.
full screen player is for video use when you view them in mm 4 and it does not use all the same features as the main player.
this is of course not needed in mm 3 skins.
task bar player called micro player in the mediamonkey program, is in need of two player files one for horizontal and one for vertical
the proper one will show according to which way you have the task bar viewed on your screen.
so there you have it those are all you need to learn to skin.
and the hardest one with the most images is the theme skin, you learn it you got most the know how on making the skins learned.
SO GET OUT THERE AND MAKE YOUR IDEAS IN TO SKINS
i'm sure 90% of us memebers would rather view new skins then images of other programs skins and be told they are better
then our's because of this or that.
its easy to fall in to that trap of who's better,
but its more rewarding to make your own skin and share it with others that might like it.
as said yes it takes time to learn it took me about a solid week of every day to get most the quarks of the theme engine down.
but the more skins you do the faster you get at them, and then you can just change images with your new ideas.
i was making 4 or 5 skins a week there when i was making them. it only takes me 4 hours of making the ones with very little design changes to the layouts.
the harder ones like concert sking took me solid 72 or more hours to get it and tweak the images.
you don't have to make those hard ones just make them how you can or as simple as you want.
BUT MAKE SOME NEW SKINS and stop bashing mediamonkey's look.
or risk the long posting of mine again.