This is my personal artistic/usablility opinion, to be taken with our without salt:Originally Posted by P2k
The above screen with less buttons is much better, but that huge VW sign is just taking up precious space. BTW can you post the full image of that VW sign, i drive one too and havent seen one as high quality as that one. But back to the skin. I would remove the half circle (VW logo) completely from the player screen. I llike the logos up top and play buttons on the bottom are all a nice size. The Dir and playlist windows are too small. After removeing the VW logo you would have more space to make these areas bigger.And also make the menu button take up the extra space. I would also do something with the vis window very similar to this skin New Skin
make a toggle and fullscreen button. Unfortunately the links to the download for this skin are broken If you need it let me know and i can send it to you so you fully understand what im talking about.
Other than that, everything is cool as far as the player screen goes.
One minor (and this is minor) thing i would do with the exit screen is to move the exit button to the lower left or right, only for the sake of being symetrical. Just looks funny with the extit button by itself all alone
You could make the big red shutdown button the exit button, and maybe put some cool text in the bottom white bar, remove it, or leave it blank and people can put there own text there or not.
Oh, just noticed. 1 thing you are going to have an issue with when you start making the .ini files is that the sliders in FP dont support trasparency. So the scroll up and down buttons, middle slider and volume slider all have to have a solid color. Which in turn makes the gradient background look bad because you have these solid bars sitting on top of them. One of the reasons a lot of FP skins dont have a gradient in the dir and playllist windows. It can be done and look ok, its just usualy not what you expect when you start to create the .ini files. Just thought id give you a heads up on that part and not have to chage it later when you see for yourself.
Cant wait till your done with the skin, i really like the style. Keep up the good work.