Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0.0.1(update Alt version)

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by rovingcowboy » Tue May 12, 2009 12:30 pm

colors / colours did somebody say colors? :D
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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by Lowlander » Tue May 12, 2009 1:52 pm

And here I'm wondering why the Podcast button has color whereas no other buttons do.
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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by mmfan » Wed May 13, 2009 2:04 am

Vyper wrote:
mmfan wrote:Very good! Tho the gray theme is getting boring. Plz change to other colors if you have a chance.
Are you serious? That's the whole point of the skin. If you want other colors, there are dozens of great skins to choose from. :roll:
This has to be one of the best skin for mm in my opinion, but only wish it could be oh i don't know...blue. Gray sometime just doesn't light up my day ;D
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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by DreadM » Fri May 15, 2009 11:03 am

Greetings
Lowlander wrote:And here I'm wondering why the Podcast button has color whereas no other buttons do.
Well the answer is easy ,i don't know how to convert this icon .
Looks like there are two images inside an 32bit and 8 bit,the 32 bit image is showing in the tree(converted) and the 8 bit image is showing in the ToolBar(can't convert correct).

@mmfan:
Like i say before i got no plans to make other versions from this skin.
Maybe somebody else want to do?

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by KorkyKat » Mon May 18, 2009 7:04 pm

I've been chopping and changing skins all night long to get the right look. This has to be one of the best. I like the minimalist style - after all it is the content we want to see. Some of the old ones are really fug ugly with enormous tops and bottoms. This looks clean and tidy.

Like the other poster I too would like to see other colours but certainly not black. Maybe keep the light grey borders and lift the dark grey colour. You should have named it "Nautilus" after the famous battleship! :lol:

Certainly better than Morten's itoons which is still not working!

I appreciate the time and effort.

:D

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by DreadM » Tue May 19, 2009 10:57 am

Greetings

so you don't like the color,but the skin style.
me like the color ,

but tell me what you think, what makes this skin clean and tidy?

The theme itself is not so diferent to other skins(got also scrollbars,headers,borders,etc)
just the Frame around is diferent.

or is it the pur player without many buttons and info fields?

If we find out what makes a skin clean and tidy i can make maybe a new one but in diferent style, i prefer more orginal design by myself,

i'am always search for a clear look. :wink:

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by KorkyKat » Tue May 19, 2009 5:14 pm

Tschus Dread,

I like it for the following.

1. The slim light grey line at the top. It breaks it up
2. The top bar is almost flat which makes it easy on the eye
3. The buttons are very neatly arranged to the left.
4. The bottom controls are easy to understand and access
5. The header bars i.e. Artist-Title-Album are perfectly sized with the correct font. Excellent!
6. With the new Monkey 3.1 and the sliding closing tree it looks even better.

I think any change to the colour would have to be subtle. A pastel shade otherwise it would spoil the clean look.

Needless to say I use Opera browser and am able to change the skin colour to match other applications. And of course Opera fits your skin design perfectly.

As I said. I appreciate your hard work and time. At least you have one happy user - but probably many more who are too shy to post :D

Almost forgot: The tree looks superb in matching colours. It doesn't stand out so badly.

Take Care - Enjoy The Summer. I'm off to France, Switzerland and Italy soon on my motorbike.

:D

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by DreadM » Wed May 20, 2009 11:42 am

Greetings

1:ok this design i like also
2:Hm, the high is in any MM skin the same,this we can't change
3+4:so you don't need more buttons?I miss a PL and autoDJ button,continios button i don't need,but your a right less buttons make it easy to creat a clear look.
but what controlls the user need realy in the player skin?
5:yes i also prefer slim header sections
6:MM3.1 is great!!
KorkyKat wrote:
As I said. I appreciate your hard work and time. At least you have one happy user - but probably many more who are too shy to post :D

Take Care - Enjoy The Summer. I'm off to France, Switzerland and Italy soon on my motorbike.

:D
Thanks, and yes i know ther are some more happy monkeys there outside. :lol:

have fun, and i'am not crossing these Streets, i go to Greece :D

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by mmfan » Thu May 28, 2009 3:15 pm

blue color overlay, or some other color.
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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by KorkyKat » Fri May 29, 2009 8:22 am

Perfect

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by DreadM » Fri May 29, 2009 10:11 am

Greetings

Nice one :wink:

Is it a working skin ?

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by mmfan » Fri May 29, 2009 7:21 pm

sorry for the confusion, lol. That post was meant to be a request. I have no idea how to even make an mm skin :lol:
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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by rovingcowboy » Sat May 30, 2009 3:18 am

mmfan wrote:sorry for the confusion, lol. That post was meant to be a request. I have no idea how to even make an mm skin :lol:
that would not be too hard to do just change all the colors on the all the images to have that light blue overlay.
then put them back in to the mskn file and zip them up in the msz file bingo you got the color changed skin.

not unlike what was being done by blake in making the color overlays for the first default skin in mm 3. 8)
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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by MartinDK » Sun Jun 21, 2009 5:54 pm

I am absolutely loving this skin - big time!
99% of the time, I run MM as Miniplayer in always on top mode - perched at the top edge of my screen near the right side (just far enough from the side that I can access the mini/maximize and close buttons on my other windows).

So what I like (love!) about the mini-player part of this skin:
- no surplus buttons - next, previous and play/pause is exactly what you (I) need.
- volume slider
- time slider
- possibility to do one-click rating
- that the player is slim vertically, so it fits within the titlebar of the windows it's on top of and doesn't cover up anything
- that the player is slim horizontally. My resolution is 1280x800 and I would estimate I have the player set at approx 400px. That way I can read the title of background windows (and access the button that are I have placed in the titlebar in Word 2007!).

What I don't like very much, and what I miss:
- The very fast-paced scrolling of the title in a white font is constantly screaming for the attention of my eyes - it stressing me out! :-P I'm gonna edit the ini-file for the floatplayer and change the font colour (perhaps to total black since being able to read the song title is of little importance to me). What I would really like, however, is a slower scrolling pace of the song title and artist name.
- When hovering with the cursor over said song title and scrolling with the mouse wheel, the volume is adjusted. I would prefer to do a time seek instead when using the mouswheel above the song title (as when hovering over the seekbar), and only adjusting the volume when hovering over the volume slider. I mention this b/c the seekbar is quite slim and I sometimes miss it and wind up cranking up the volume in stead of fast-forwarding :(
- I would like a button to open the Playlist from the miniplayer. I believe this is what AndréVonDrei also asked for in one of the first posts when he mentioned a "Now Playing" button in the mini/micro player mode. - This is atm. the closest thing I have for a jump to file dialogue from Winamp, and I am sorely missing it in this skin.

All in all you did a splendid job, DreadM - two thumbs up! ^^

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Re: Songbird (Gonzo) Skin v1.0

Post by DreadM » Mon Jun 22, 2009 10:38 am

Greetings

Well the scrollspeed is not in the skinners hand,but you can just disable the scrolling text in the miniplayer with this entry ( Scrollable=0 )
also not this mouse wheel thing.

micro player got an PL button , in the right uper corner from Microplayer info popup.

For an PL button in the mini player you can make this entry in the ini file:

[PlaylistButton]
Type=Button
Resizable=1,1,0,0
Pos=0,3
Size=16,16
Transperent=1

now you got not realy a button but a press area before the PrevButton.

and thanks !

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