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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    I never recieved the email with your PSD file. Send it to
    Sorry cpjolicoeur, I just resent to you once again. Don't know what went wrong with the first time. Cheers!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    So we will need some "push down" graphics to overlay when the user actually selects each option.
    I was thinking about some wave effect (like when you add dashboard widgets) instead of push down effect. What you guys think about that idea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    I've been working for the past few months on a new frontend for OS X. Due to the slow "death" of C-Car Project and the limitations of the i3 front end, I created my own. I've been a developer for the past 9 years and have some heavy OS X development experience.

    I have most of the backend for audio and video completed, as well as several other features as well.

    HOWEVER, I don't have any kind of usable "eye-candy" GUI yet. I'm a developer, not a designer. I'm looking for some input and help on the graphics before I release this to the public here on the forums.

    Basically, I'd appreciate any help if anyone is interested. Some photo mockups for the main interface, buttons, backgrounds, music player, video player, etc...

    I obviously am familiar with all the other frontend for Windows. I have used most of them at one point or another on my mini-ITX machine. But I don't want to just flat out copy those GUI's.

    Any help and/or feedback is appreciated.
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    Sorry for the silence guys. I was on business Saturday and then dealing with the blizzard here yesterday.

    I appreciate all the great feedback so far. Really, its been more than I expected and has really helped.

    Macuser > I don't know about doing the wave effect. I'll have to look and see if I can find some examples of how Apple does that with the widgets. It's got to be some kind of core image functions. Also, the wave effect doesn't happen on the mac mini because of the lower graphics card that is installed. So if most mac cars are using the mini, the wave effect wouldn't even been an option.

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    > I agree that the OEM look is always nice and a classic look. I'm just trying to get more ideas to see if we can improve on the standard look. I don't want anything absctract or so graphical that its annoying and not functional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpjolicoeur
    Also, the wave effect doesn't happen on the mac mini because of the lower graphics card that is installed. So if most mac cars are using the mini, the wave effect wouldn't even been an option.
    I did not know that as I still don't have a Mini yet (awaiting on Monday, next week). In that case, we should go for "push down" effect.

    I agree that the OEM look is always nice and a classic look.
    100% agree with that and that's why I'm trying to make it as OEM as possible. I think, with all the appropriate buttons and icons it’ll look like just like an OEM. I think a bit of “OS X like” gonna be cool. Most of the available carputer s/w are Windows based. So the look & feel gonna be a bit different.

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    Guys,
    I've updated the graphics a little bit......



    Do you like it? Intentionally I’ve kept the right-hand side icons a bit different than the left ones for you guys to decide which one looks better. I'll keep working on it if you do otherwise I'll stop or will look for different ideas.

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    Nice hope you could add the movie option

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