Metro Player Layout Poll

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Metro Player Layout

Poll ended at Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:22 am

Layout A:
36
18%
Layout B:
16
8%
Layout C:
20
10%
include Album Art:
41
20%
include Reaped:
29
14%
include Shuffle:
34
17%
include Playlist:
25
12%
 
Total votes: 201

DreadM
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Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by DreadM » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:22 am

Greetings

I'm working on a Windows 8 matching metro style skin ,but I'm bit unsure for the player layout.
Please help me to find a nice and useful Metro Player layout .

Player should be touch screen friendly ,this means big control buttons and enough space around the objects,
also it's necessary to reduce the numbers of control elements (should be work also on smaller screens).
So please vote for a layout you prefer A, B, C,
also for AArt and control buttons ,that you think there should be include.
I plan to made a light and dark version from Theme and different colors for the Player (like in example B: ,or similar )

Metro Player Layout's
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Current the dark metro theme look like this:(include a new metro matching icon set)

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If you have any ideas about a different layout let me know!

happy voting :D
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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by Peke » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:41 pm

I like A and C, BUt due the touch features in A I would move Ratings above track title and in C I would put Time Above track progress bar.
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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by Stigg » Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:13 am

'A' for me, mate. With all buttons.

The only choice. :)

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by dnats » Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:24 pm

I voted for C. The seeker is too close to the playback buttons in the other design that it might be accidentally touched.

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by rovingcowboy » Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:58 am

if that is what windows 8 looks like then they have gone back to kindergarden.

it looks like chalk lines on different colored boards. i dont' care for it. glad i'm on xp yet. :-?
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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by sirandar » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:16 pm

Hi Dread

As usual your skins are well laid out and functional with a good pleasing neutral colour scheme.

My only suggestion is to make the song title as big as feasible so those with remotes can see it from the couch.
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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by sirandar » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:24 pm

rovingcowboy wrote:if that is what windows 8 looks like then they have gone back to kindergarden.

it looks like chalk lines on different colored boards. i dont' care for it. glad i'm on xp yet. :-?
Actually the colour schemes aren't that bad but I doubt I will be going with Windows 8 any time soon.

I too held out with XP for the longest time even though I had a fairly recent homebuilt computer. I was forced to learn and use Windows 7 to serve my clients and despite my distaste for everything M$, they actually got it right with 7. I can think of much to complain about except the price and the different version BS.

Never crashes, quick and not a lot of crapware, and fairly well laid out. Audio also handled quite well. is No reason not to upgrade unless you have a stable system and really like XP. I have a feeling that Windows 8 is going to be a disaster for anyone over 20 years old.
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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by extra_lion » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:15 pm

I love metro and I love your approach to it.
Doesn't look like chalk lines at all. Finally people stop putting gradients fancy fonts and other unnecessary stuff everywhere. Why does everyone love the Iphone-design but so few people realize hopw beautiful metro is.

Thanks for doing this. Please finish soon. I hate working with badly designed programms.

I like C but they all are good.

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by DreadM » Mon Oct 08, 2012 3:29 am

Greetings

Hm,votes don't give a clear direction as i expected,
but one looks to be clear, Player should have AArt and all Buttons ,when i look to the votes!

At the moment the player look like this:
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the smallest size the player have to work is 1024 pix,
right and left side button areas have 270 pix (540 pix)
info area on the center have 480 pix and is not re sizable ,but stay at the center,
i think this is a good compromise from layout and space breakdown and don't look to empty on large screens.

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by Stigg » Mon Oct 08, 2012 4:05 am

Yes mate, I want all buttons. Why not? They are there for us.

'A' looks to be the most functional, but if you can come up with something better, then all good.

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by Lowlander » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:06 am

I think so too, although I'd prefer to have the Art to either side instead of in the middle like the last screenshot.
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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by DreadM » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:04 am

What's about this Alternative A: version

Rating below track info,
AArt on left side with volume below

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I slowly running out of ideas ! :lol:

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by extra_lion » Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:13 am

I like it. Actually I'd say it's pretty perfect.

Ah - I'll look at it again .....

After looking at it again I still think it's perfect.

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by Undertone » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:17 am

This Alternative A is excellent. Plus I'm glad you kept the album title in the infos :) great job!

Hope you keep this one.

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Re: Metro Player Layout Poll

Post by Lowlander » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:40 am

I prefer it too.
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