NouveauDark v.2.0

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CoachUK
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NouveauDark v.2.0

Post by CoachUK » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:16 pm

First released: 28-01-2009

Current version: 2.0

Last Update: 14-02-2010

Version 2.0

I've found time at long last to update the NouveauDark skin and here's version 2.0 which includes things such as revised look/feel, unique icon set, skins for MonkeyRok/Lyrics Viewer/Song Information Panel, and a combination of player/mini-player sizes to fit todays screens/notebooks, etc.

Main Theme with 'standard' player:
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Main Theme with 'slim' player:
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Minplayer (Standard skin and Slim skin):
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Miniplayer (SlimDouble skin):
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Microplayer with Info Pop-up & NowPlaying:
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MonkeyRok, Lyrics Viewer & Song Information skins:
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Downloads:
NouveauDark2 (Large Player/Standard Miniplayer) http://www.box.net/shared/092nrt9ilh
NouveauDark2_Slim (Slim Player/Standard Miniplayer) http://www.box.net/shared/x5eajkyq3m
NouveauDark2_SlimDouble (Slim Player/Slim Miniplayer) http://www.box.net/shared/1isosfgqd3

NouveauDark2 for MonkeyRok http://www.box.net/shared/drce0hk7qi
NouveauDark2 for Lyrics Viewer http://www.box.net/shared/9zqsdaubh3
NouveauDark2 for Song Information Panel http://www.box.net/shared/d56h53gkn5


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Version 1.0


Main Screen:
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Mini Player:
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Micro Player:
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If you'd like to try NouveauDark, the .mmip Installer can be downloaded here
http://www.box.net/shared/5drzcn5yvu

If you want to install the skin manually, the .msz file can be downloaded here:
http://www.box.net/shared/prvd9xoo09
(paste NouveauDark.msz into your MediaMonkey Skins folder e.g. Program Files\MediaMonkey\Skins)


The Inspiration for this skin came from DreadM's 'Noir' skin and full credit and thanks should go to him for providing an excellent base to work from.

Thanks also to those who answered requests on this forum for help and clarification whilst I was trying to get my head around the Theme Editor.

(1st Feb 2009) NEW ADDITTION: Added new colours: NouveauBlue, NouveauRed, NouveauGrey and NouveauOrange.

NouveauBlue
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Download NouveauBlue here: http://www.box.net/shared/6kzt0x8o7z

NouveauRed
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Download NouveauRed here: http://www.box.net/shared/xmzpz8btx7

NouveauGrey
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Download NouveauGrey here: http://www.box.net/shared/ulsxyx49tz

NouveauOrange
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Download NouveauOrange here: http://www.box.net/shared/t52tfxnm5q

(2nd Feb 2009) NEW ADDITTION: Small Player version added for NouveauDark.

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Download NouveauDarkSP here: http://www.box.net/shared/yh9jrxnxe8
Last edited by CoachUK on Sat Feb 13, 2010 8:35 pm, edited 7 times in total.
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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by Bex » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:35 pm

Nice one, I like it!

1. I just need to have the player at the top but I noticed that it couldn't be moved. Could you please make it movable?

2. It would be nice with an installer!
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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by Dreadlau » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:23 pm

Nice skin!
Makes me think of steel or chrome somehow.
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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by DreadM » Thu Jan 29, 2009 10:56 am

Greetings

Nice work CoachUK, :D

you've beaten me,
looks like we got the same idea,it's unbelievabl but look at this:
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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by justin_f » Thu Jan 29, 2009 11:19 am

Bex wrote:Nice one, I like it!

1. I just need to have the player at the top but I noticed that it couldn't be moved. Could you please make it movable?

2. It would be nice with an installer!
Agree with both of these. I could see myself using this skin regularly if the player was movable.

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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by CoachUK » Thu Jan 29, 2009 2:47 pm

Thanks for the comments.

@Bex and justin_f I've put a link to a .mmip installer in the original post as you suggested. The player isn't movable at the moment as this seems to present a few problems with the graphics when it re-sizes to fit in various panels. I believe DreadM had similar problems with his Noir skin (that also has a fixed position). Now that the main leg-work of designing the skin is over I'll take a closer look to see what could be done to make the player movable. It may mean a slight change to the player layout.

@DreadM Two minds working on similar wavelengths!!! :lol: I've been following your comments regarding panel borders and I saw the scrollbar design/constant background colour as a way of disguising the problem. Clearly you saw it too. Nice looking skin btw..I look forward (as always) to the finished product.

If the skin proves popular I was thinking of producing a couple of different coloured variants (blue, red etc.).
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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by rovingcowboy » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:12 pm

i seen some nice ideas.
but in locking the player at the bottom of the theme. its limited to those that only use that style of screen.

yes the player will grab the images when you undock it to move it around.
that is a long time error in the skin. but it can be fixed. and or made less noticeable

go back through you codes in the ini file and make sure you don't have any overlapping locations for things.
over lapping will cause some troubles. i know theres none when it is stretched out. but make the project working skin one that will be stretchable to the left and right. then make it as short to the left as you can and check for the overlapping in the codes. and also some messing with the 0,0,0,0 code of certain items can fix some things.
and mess it up best way to see what can be done is by checking it out. but remember that you are to have fun doing them and you will do good. :D
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New Skin: NouveauDark - movable player

Post by CoachUK » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:05 pm

Thanks RC, I'll look at any overlaps asap.

However, I've made a couple of quick tweaks and now unlocked the player. Whilst it doesn't look it's best in some reduced sized panels, it looks and reacts no differently to other themes that I've tested.

The only thing that would be needed is a small player version if one was to want to place the player in a very small panel such as under the navigation tree....(adds another job to the to-do list.)

The link in the top post now points at the movable player version.

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Re: New Skin: NouveauDark

Post by monkey hi fi » Thu Jan 29, 2009 6:41 pm

in looking at your last screen shots i see you got the buttons and the eq image off the player in the small size.

that is telling me you did not make the center section to slide. if you make that to slide you can keep the whole player skin with all the buttons. you will of course be limited in the smaller size to about 750 wide it looks like but
making the center section slide will lose some of the room and make the titles scroll but the users of the skin that put it in the smaller panels expect. that way of operation.

in doing that you then come in to the overlapping issue i said. so you got to make sure that does not happen.

you can make the title scroll area 25 pixels wide and then tell it to stretch with the 0,1,1,1 code that will give you more room in the player skin on the other side, but then you start needed to fix buttons and stuff on the left so they don't stretch but stay in their place. but every thing as you know has to fit in the set size of the skin by the player's skin code which is at top in the ini file. all that is basic just reminding you. 8)

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Re: Skin NouveauDark v.1.0

Post by VALIS666 » Sat Jan 31, 2009 7:26 pm

I really like this skin. It has become one of my favorites. I'd love to see it in more colors.

One suggestion, maybe you can make the scroll bars a slightly different shade or outline them just to give the skin some more clearly defined areas. The tree kind of flows into the main panel and playlist since there's nothing between them that marks the boundaries. Know what I'm saying?

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Re: Skin NouveauDark v.1.0 (plus Blue, Red, Grey & Orange)

Post by CoachUK » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:08 pm

VALIS666 wrote:I really like this skin. It has become one of my favorites. I'd love to see it in more colors.
No sooner asked than answered....Just added NouveauBlue, NouveauRed, NouveauGrey & NouveauOrange. Links to the new versions are shown in the original post for this thread.
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Re: Skin NouveauDark v.1.0 (plus Blue, Red, Grey & Orange)

Post by Eyal » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:00 pm

Nice colors, CoachUK.
I particularly like the red one.
It would be great if more parts of the skin were also red. Like the menu, tab bars, text selection, etc.

But you did a great job for a first skin. There's place for amelioration, Like Valis suggested.
One thing I've noticed is the Eject button (Open File) should be a Button, not a StateButton.

Thanks :)

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Re: Skin NouveauDark v.1.0 (plus Blue, Red, Grey & Orange)

Post by CoachUK » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:34 pm

Added a new 'Small Player' version for the NouveauDark skin (download link in original post on this thread).

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@Eyal - Thanks for your comments and suggestions. I'll look at incorporating as many changes/suggestions as I can when I produce an update to the skin. I see what you mean about the eject button and I'll incorporate that too.
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Re: Skin NouveauDark v.1.0 (plus Blue, Red, Grey & Orange)

Post by GeraldB » Tue Feb 03, 2009 9:03 am

Very nice work, Coach.
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Re: Skin NouveauDark v.1.0 (plus Blue, Red, Grey & Orange)

Post by CoachUK » Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:21 pm

Thanks, GeraldB...nice to receive the comment and I'm glad you like it. :D
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