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Ableton Live Style

Posted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 4:42 pm
by BrokenDoll
I've been toying around with the idea of making a skin that has the sort of minimalist feel you see in the user interface for Ableton Live, (http://www.ableton.com/live if you don't know it). Basically it's functional, clean and simplistic. I know a bit about coding - enough to get me by here and there, but I'm comfortable with graphic design. Generally, I've never been a fan of the shiny-glass, embossed, flashy sort of stuff. If anyone else is interested in this let me know.

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:12 pm
by DrinkLifeUp
Please please please make a skin like MMD3 for Winamp. It's been the top-rated winamp skin for over 5 years, and it just keeps getting better. It doesn't look that spectacular on the website, but some of the color options they have for it are amazing! Here's the link. If you have winamp, I would highly suggest installing it and taking a look. http://classic.winamp.com/skins/details/122902

Re: Ableton Live Style

Posted: Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:56 am
by DreadM
Greetings
BrokenDoll wrote:I've been toying around with the idea of making a skin that has the sort of minimalist feel you see in the user interface for Ableton Live, (http://www.ableton.com/live if you don't know it). Basically it's functional, clean and simplistic. I know a bit about coding - enough to get me by here and there, but I'm comfortable with graphic design. Generally, I've never been a fan of the shiny-glass, embossed, flashy sort of stuff. If anyone else is interested in this let me know.
Looks nice ,clean and simpel,I play a bit with some screenshots from Ableton to look if it works with MM, and looks good.
Got you any ideas or pictures for the player layout?

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Mon Sep 01, 2008 10:04 pm
by BrokenDoll
Sorry I've been away - I have kids and college and whatnot. I'll try to figure out a bit more with the player and get back to you - so far I hadn't put much thought beyond the initial idea as I didn't know if anyone was interested. I'll look into it more this week and post on here when I come up with something

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Tue Sep 02, 2008 2:22 pm
by DreadM
Greetings

@BrokenDoll
In the last days there are growing some players in my PC here is the last one.
Image
Let me know what you think about

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:10 pm
by BrokenDoll
DreadM

That looks very nice. Once again, sorry it's taken me so long to get back here. I think this would work, but I need to get started on it myself and figure out where I need to go from here.

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 11:48 pm
by Dreadlau
Just an idea (not by me)

If it inspire someone...

http://www.code2-design.com/image-view. ... ion%20Zero

Request: A simple skin for radio DJs

Posted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 5:14 pm
by badjeros
I regularly use my laptop as a backup music source when I do my cheesy college radio show. My software of choice is MediaMonkey (want to manage a dj-sized collection? Get the monkey.)

I would really like to have an easy-to-read, easy to operate skin that I can use when I'm fumbling with the CD decks and the turntables and the playlist notes and such. If I was clever I would make it myself, but I've never done any skinning and I'm way daunted about starting. And time-starved. Too many projects already.

So here's a request for the skinners: is somebody interested in knocking together a skin for DJs? It would *NOT* have to be slick or graphically pleasing in the least. All it would need is:

- big fat high-contrast start button.
- big fat high-contrast stop button.
- big fat high-contrast "time remaning" display
- big fat position-in-track slider to back that up
- alternating (but subtle) background colouration in the playlists, to make it easy to read across artist/title/etc.

It would have to NOT have:

- distracting textures, gradients, glosses, flourishes, geegaws, baubles, fringes, sparkles, anything to clutter the interface or distract from the core information.

Right now the closest I can find are:

The un-skinned ("Override Skin theme with Windows System theme") version. Good, but the play and stop buttons are too small, and the time remaining could be bigger, and the position-in-track slider could be higher contrast. I could forgive all that but: no alternating backgrounds in the playlist windows is killer.

Morten's iTunes v7. Close, but the time remaining and track position displays are too small, and it doesn't have a "stop" button, which it turns out is key. And the play button could be bigger. It's beautiful of course, but that's lost on me when the Tom Waits vinyl develops a skip and I'm stabbing for the play button on whatever Boards of Canada comes up first in the search results.

Can anybody help a poor DJ blast his tunes on the radio without screwing up too much?

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Thu Oct 02, 2008 1:03 pm
by nohitter151
If you'd be willing to make some mock-ups of the skin I'd be happy to help you with the skinning, but as a skinner I can't read your mind in terms of what you want out of the player.

As I understand this thread is a place where anyone can show their MM skin design, and then someone familiar with the skinning process can do the actual coding work, not somewhere to just describe what you want in words, hoping that someone will do all of the work for you. I've already started development of 2 new skins where other users dedicated their time to actually creating what they want the skin to look like (through image editing programs). Unfortunately the development has stalled due to time constraints on each of their ends, but it just goes to show that if you're willing to put in some work, your dream skin can be a reality without having to learn the intricacies of MM skinning. Just see the first post of the thread:
Morten wrote:1) Give us the needed image-resources, we don't have to make all the work when it's a team effort.
Just my two cents, sorry about the rant!

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sat Nov 29, 2008 12:02 am
by afbyorb
Would one of you experts care to help me with my player? I have posted my player.mskn and player.ini on
http://drop.io/medmonk -- please use that service to communicate with me. Thanks for any and all help.

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:59 pm
by Electric Dragon
I would like a custom MediaMonkey skin made if possibe, using my alias logo. I can supply all images and a rough idea of how I'd like it to look.

You can email me at electricdragon (at) ymail (dot) com or electricdragon (at) e-mail (dot) ph and I will supply all the images and basic idea.

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 4:21 am
by rovingcowboy
Electric Dragon wrote:I would like a custom MediaMonkey skin made if possibe, using my alias logo. I can supply all images and a rough idea of how I'd like it to look.

You can email me at electricdragon (at) ymail (dot) com or electricdragon (at) e-mail (dot) ph and I will supply all the images and basic idea.

don't email this guy / gal. its been a week since i did and i have got no reply. only a lot more spam in my email inbox.

:x

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 2:59 pm
by qcmonkey
I really love Mediamonkey, it made me give up on itunes and even foobar basically because of its really good tagging qualities, i love it...

However, There isnt any really nice clean looking skin for it. I would love to see something made from

http://www.aeonproject.com/gallery.html

or something like this

http://leuchtstoff.deviantart.com/art/W ... -128383153

(The bottom-part where the player is, but with buttons included in the frame instead of floating)

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 3:28 pm
by nohitter151
qcmonkey wrote:I really love Mediamonkey, it made me give up on itunes and even foobar basically because of its really good tagging qualities, i love it...

However, There isnt any really nice clean looking skin for it. I would love to see something made from

http://www.aeonproject.com/gallery.html

or something like this

http://leuchtstoff.deviantart.com/art/W ... -128383153

(The bottom-part where the player is, but with buttons included in the frame instead of floating)
sKins like that just aren't possible with MM's theme engine.

Re: Need your design made?

Posted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 4:05 pm
by qcmonkey
too bad, thanks by the way for the fast respons. Appreciate it...


Howabout a skin based on Vuze;

http://www.vuze.com/

a bit like itunes but nicer i think...