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shocked.gif posted on 7-4-2007 at 07:29 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
PREVIEW: eJ Crimson 4 Skin!

Until now my last improvements (since eJ Crimson 33, the last public version..) are on the Left panel: New no cover images, Playlist Highlights..



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posted on 7-4-2007 at 08:53 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Guys,

Do you prefer the no cover guitar image in blue or orange??




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posted on 7-4-2007 at 08:55 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
..or else with no guitar at all?!

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posted on 7-4-2007 at 09:08 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Without guitar would maybe be the best? Nice picture, looks like a holy item or something in space :)



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posted on 7-4-2007 at 09:19 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy,

I could remove the light beams if you don't like them, and just keep the cd on the guitar? Orange or blue?




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posted on 7-4-2007 at 09:24 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
No, no I liked the image as it was :)



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posted on 7-4-2007 at 09:37 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
OK Fishy.. you can replace the old nocover.png in my eJ Crimson33 skin with this new one, if you want to try it:



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posted on 7-5-2007 at 08:20 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Nice, but could you make the cd transparent so it blends better with the rest of the now playing region? A release is soon overdue Pirk :)



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posted on 7-6-2007 at 02:37 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy,

The cd is already transparent.. but as the rest of the now playing region is very uniform, you just can't see the transparency!
My first pre-releases (with the guitar) use the same cd: You can see the guitar strings behind it, so it is transparent! But as you don't like the guitar..




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posted on 7-7-2007 at 12:39 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
hmm what resolution are you running ej at? 1600x1200? I can see a rectangular red wine color around the cd, while the rest of the now playing area has a more light red color. I will post a screenshot tomorrow. Right now I enjoy, you guessed it... red wine :b



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posted on 7-7-2007 at 09:26 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Yeah, post a screenshot.. and don't abuse red wine, except if it is from France!



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posted on 7-7-2007 at 09:12 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Pirk: As you can see the red color is somewhat lighter around the cd than for the rest of the now playing area. Hence making a rectangular shape around the cd. By the way Pirk, how do you get those cool scrollbars? I can not get those, even if I choose the scroll buttons instead of scrollbars. Am I missing something?



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posted on 7-7-2007 at 09:46 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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how do you get those cool scrollbars? I can not get those, even if I choose the scroll buttons instead of scrollbars. Am I missing something?


Fishy,

First, enable the ScrollButtons. Below that there are 2 checkboxes for the 'Sliders'. One to show it over the Artist list and one for on song and album lists.

BTW the sliders are pretty easy to skin. Just add an artistslider.png image in the skin folder.
Also v4.70 added the new visor .png skin files that Pirk has over the artistlist up and down buttons and the carousel.




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posted on 7-7-2007 at 10:06 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Aha! Thank you. The new scrollbars look really, really neat. I think I may have found a bug related to them though? When I minimize and restore ejukebox the new scrollbars (not the scrollbuttons) disappear from the albumlist/artistlist/songlist.

Edit: Restarted ej and now they are present when I minimize and restore ejukebox. They do however blink and disappear for a second or two when minimizing and restoring the program.

Edit2: And after a while they disappear again...




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posted on 7-8-2007 at 03:50 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy, do you have eJukebox v4.70 or v4.71 installed?



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posted on 7-8-2007 at 09:58 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
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posted on 7-8-2007 at 10:26 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy,

Thanks a lot for your screenshot. OK I see your problem in 1600x1200: I'm 1280x1024 only! It's very interesting for me to figure how ej looks in 1600x1200, because I plan to buy a such screen possibly, if it brings something more for ejukebox..
I will see if I manage to "remove" the lighter red color around the cd. I know that Audiosoft is working on a new "Super EDV" mode where the artistlist and the full songlist (with genre and year columns) are displayed at the same time: I think that should balance the left panel..

Besides, I don't know if your screen can rotate in portrait mode? Could you possibly post a screenshot in 1200x1600?

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The ScrollButtons sometimes disappear for me too.. I have 4.71 installed. I think they already disappear with 4.70.
I've not repported this bug because as I run ej via a Remote Desktop Connection, I still suspect my display problems are due to that.. But in fact it seems my client display is very accurate!




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posted on 7-8-2007 at 10:51 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Here is my last work on the now playing panel: I've added drums in the background. (in the DIV {} section)

Do you like it more than the guitar guys?

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posted on 7-8-2007 at 11:19 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Pirk, sorry but this is an ordinary crt-monitor. I plan to get hold of a HD widescreen tv soon, so then I will give you a shot :)
1600x1200 is worth it. I would hate to run ejukebox in lower resolutions than that, after getting used to it :)

Interesting that you also experience disappearing scrollbuttons. Hopefully Audiosoft can stop this magic.

As for the drums, I am a fan of abstract skins without too much objects and distracting elements. Prefer patterns which blend together over the different panels. But that is my personal taste, and it is your skin :)




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posted on 7-8-2007 at 12:02 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy,

Well, in fact LCD monitors are more usually in 1920x1200! 16/10 instead of 4/3.. I think 1920 is very large for eJ, too much large for the infos we currently have in eJ. But in portrait mode 1200x1920 I think eJ would have enough height to display the songlist and the albumlist fully expansed.

Otherwise, OK for your personal taste concerning skins..
I like your new avatar "blue fishs". :)

PS: I have a game for you: http://www.freegamesway.com/online_games/online_fishing.html :P

Thanks.




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posted on 7-8-2007 at 08:58 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy or Audiosoft,

I've seen on your screenshot of my eJ Crimson skin in 1600x1200 that your Artistlist is different from mine when you use the scroll bars: It looks better for you! I have a unwanted empty space on the right side that I can't remove.. (cf my screenshot).

How do you managed to get ride of this empty space?

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posted on 7-8-2007 at 10:21 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
My current work..

Subtles changes on the songlist: :)



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posted on 7-8-2007 at 10:25 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
I did not move a finger to get rid of it. That is how it looks in 1600x1200, no dirty tricks from me :) I like your skin better and better Pirk. Is there a plan for albumseperators for the next revision as well? ;)

Are you sure about the drumset. I think it steals too much attention from the important stuff (the album cover). I hope you consider my critics as constructive :) Feel free to send over a test version, then I can check out how the skin looks at higher resolutions before you post it.




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posted on 7-8-2007 at 11:08 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Fishy,

Ah! really? so you did not edit the artistlist at all?! weird..

I never really removed the album separators: they are just disabled! You can enable them very easily editing each songlist .dis files. At to end you just have to change a 1 in 0:

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DisableAlbumRule=0

I'm glad you like my skin better and better! And I appreciate your critics too!
I personally like the drumset.. it scrolls behind the cover on song changes! But if not, what do you think I could put behind the cover instead? Just a color shading?
A chance you not noticed the guitar behind the songlist yet! :D
I will see.. and may post a "RC" version.

Thanks. :)




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posted on 7-9-2007 at 02:11 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
need critics

I love your skin the colors are great and nice work on the buttons. I think your use of the transparency effects add some real class to the skin. I agree that the graphics in the background mess up the album art. I think a simple nondescript background would be better than graphics guitars and such.

My opinion as asked for in the previous post.
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posted on 7-9-2007 at 08:27 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Thanks for your critics crlove. It's still very interesting for me to know how users perceive my skin so that I can try to improve it..

OK for the guitars and such.. but if I put them it's I don't know what "simple nondescript background" I could put instead? I would need something very contrasted for the songlist background, but what?

Feel free to post any backgrounds you would like to see in my skin.

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posted on 7-10-2007 at 08:33 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
Pirk,

Please add "cursor: hand;" inside the .title .titlehi and .titleedithi in your songlist.dis file. The large and extra-large songlists have the hand but the normal one is currently showing the arrow cursor over the song titles instead.




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posted on 7-10-2007 at 09:28 AM Edit Post Reply With Quote
OK Audiosoft, the hand will be added in the next release!



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puzzled.gif posted on 7-17-2007 at 10:59 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
when will there be a 4.0?

I'm excited about the enhancements to your skin. When can we get our copy? I think you've created a great looking skin and can't wait to see what the latest version looks like on my system.
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posted on 7-18-2007 at 01:56 PM Edit Post Reply With Quote
crlove,

I still need to find a new background image for the now playing panel since the guitars or the drums I planned to add seem to don't suit.. Maybe I will not change the background this time, so should I post the skin update as version 4 or just 3.4?
Moreover I must confess that I have other unplanned worries at the present time, so I don't have much time to devote to eJukebox. But I hope for the next week!

Thank you very much for your interest to my skin.




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