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  • HELP - big RR skin site (a new one)

    I'm working on a site that could help get all downloads for RR skins, and possibly more roadrunner stuff together in one place. (it's in an ISP, so should be nice and fast too!)

    I'm working on the content management system at the moment, it's not rocket science, but I'm having to tweak it some.
    I could use a couple of skinning volenteers with work completed and in progress to help me test and configure the site so that people who work on files can easily upload new bits to the site, and make sure that it's still got some security on the download side!

    With no users on the site, it's a ***** to test, and I'm not sure at present what sorts of files skinners need to mash about to make all this stuff, so some real world advice would rock.

    If you've got msn/yahoo messenger, and ever work in UK time, you'd be perfect! anyone else would be a huge help - debug by email just takes longer :P

    anyhoo - PM me if you can help.

    Ta
    Cat
    Cat
    Woot, or something.
    Epia M10000 (less rubbish than the 800) :: LCD touchscreen
    GPS :: 80G drive :: Not enough ram... Never enough..

  • #2
    Files types most skinners would upload, jpeg to show on the site the skin, a zip of all the files and possibly the PSD should they wish others be able to alter the skins.

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    • #3
      we need some dedicated skinner right now to be able to make new brushed metal screens for all these new RR features! anyone workin on this?
      '05 Acura TL w/ Navi & Bluetooth, JL Audio Cleansweep, JL Audio XR650 CSI, JL Audio XR650 CXI, JL Audio 300/4 Speaker Amp, Eclipse SW6123.4 12" Sub, JL Audio 250/1 Sub Amp, Optima D35 YellowTop Battery http://www.cardomain.com/ride/2184473/1

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      • #4
        i have made a new menu skin for brushed with a lot of new buttons for new features to day u can get it under the skin thread
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        Carweb 2.0 NOW FOR DOWNLOADING

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        • #5
          Heya Cat, if you're still doing this project I'm gonna need somewhere to host my CONSOLE_RR skin and PSD files?

          Stoo
          A calm approach in a troubled world...
          http://www.inside-guide.co.uk/CarPC

          CONSOLE_RR Project in progress...
          DC UK Forum

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          • #6
            I have two sample skins that need to be hosted. If this project is still up let me know.

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            • #7
              Hey guys, I'm working with Caitlin on this, I'm currently writing a Web Based Skin Managerto allow the authors to upload their skins with both source files and screenshots. Others can then download these skins. If you need any skins hosting in the meantime, let me know and I'll provide you with some ftp details so mp3car users can download.

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              • #8
                Hey UK_MP3Car,

                I was thinking about writing some stuff for this, but since you are doing it let me give my suggestions form the developer point of view...

                - Make it open to more than one frontend (This can be disabled if the person hosting it wants to keep size down)
                - Make the author upload 1 or 2 zips (skin/source) and the softwar can let us look at screenshots of all screens by pulling all JPGs and sizing them for thumbnails,,,

                Basically those were my ideas!
                Roy

                2005 Range Rover 4.4
                Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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                • #9
                  It was going to be frontend independant, i.e to allow for any skins for any frontend. the zip idea is a good one, I'll have to see how simple it will be.

                  I could do with some logos being done if anyone is up for it

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                  • #10
                    What is your language of choice?

                    I know in PHP (this is what I'm used to) there are a ton of example of zip manipulation and of image manipulation (for resizing thumbs and such), and it wouldnt be that complex.... Just have to see what you are going to do it in it shouldnt be that hard... good luck!
                    Roy

                    2005 Range Rover 4.4
                    Any ideas for putting a PC in this? :)

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by UK_MP3Car
                      Hey guys, I'm working with Caitlin on this, I'm currently writing a Web Based Skin Managerto allow the authors to upload their skins with both source files and screenshots. Others can then download these skins. If you need any skins hosting in the meantime, let me know and I'll provide you with some ftp details so mp3car users can download.
                      Is this done yet?
                      A calm approach in a troubled world...
                      http://www.inside-guide.co.uk/CarPC

                      CONSOLE_RR Project in progress...
                      DC UK Forum

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                      • #12
                        I'm busy testing at the moment to make sure everything is working. Hopefully have an update in the next couple of days.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by UK_MP3Car
                          I'm busy testing at the moment to make sure everything is working. Hopefully have an update in the next couple of days.
                          A calm approach in a troubled world...
                          http://www.inside-guide.co.uk/CarPC

                          CONSOLE_RR Project in progress...
                          DC UK Forum

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                          • #14
                            Any news on the site yet ladies & gents?
                            My Nissan 200SX @ Silverstone
                            NOW SADLY WRITTEN OFF!

                            My Car's spec list + pics

                            Stealth CarPC fab'ing...

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                            • #15
                              Sorry guys, got so much on at the moment, I'm juggling 20 different jobs at once, will get this live asap .....

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