At the moment it looks like that non of the dark skins works/looks nice with the new aero frame support from MM4
That would be a shame. In the little time I've messed with MM4, I find that I'm not liking the addition of Aero effects. There are some programs where it looks nice, and others that to me just makes it look horrible. I was glad when I found the 'guide' on how to disable the Aero frame for Windows Live Messenger 2009, and thus far MM4 is looking like a program that could stand to not have it (personally speaking of course). I would hope some way of overriding it would be offered (either to the skinners or users).
DreadM wrote:well, Mizery_Made at the moment i have no plans to make any change to the MM3 Skins,
still waiting for the official MM4 release , than i will convert some skins to MM4 ,but not all ! (but Ion/7on for shure)
That's completely understandable.
But you can overwrite the tree and list background,
post a screenshot with some background colors you like ,and i look what i can do ,
but can't promise anything !
I can't really say that I have anything specific in mind. Perhaps something maybe in a similar vein as UMP (which is quite neat, just a little too... weird looking for me) in terms of color scheme perhaps, with the darker grays. Then again, seeing the Ion-V mini player (for the first time, only ever looked at the main screen shot for it prior), it looks quite beautiful (except your choice of color of course
). Would it be possible to skin the tree, main panel, etc in a similar manner? Like I mentioned before, I really like the way that the Ion-V player looks, it just seems a little weird that it's as if the skin doesn't expand to the main panel, tree, etc. almost like it wasn't completed. You know?
That all said, I still do like regular Ion so it's no problem if you don't release any other variations. Besides, the less time you spend on variations for this skin or that, the more time you have for new original skins, right? Haha.