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    Quote Originally Posted by az1324 View Post
    Sounds good but wouldn't it be more optimal if the volume button was in the center and then you tap for mute or hold and drag left or right for volume up or down? That way you don't have to activate the volume slider, move your finger, then drag...
    While that sounds easier in theory - for everything other then the main menu (and even the main menu if the skin was changed) the center of the screen will be in use by whatever module is open.

    If you were referring to the top center - then I have to say from actual testing I find it much easier to locate a corner of the screen without looking then to find the top center but I leave that open for other users opinions.

    Also, the volume slider will more be gesture based then a slider - sliders require you to locate the current position - which requires looking at the screen. Volume control will be done by touching anywhere in the left quarter and gesturing up or down. Anyone familiar with the concept of inertial scrolling should have a better idea what im referring to.

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    Yeah i didn't mean the exact center just a point on the screen where you can start the gesture and then be able to move in two directions. Because it would be gesture based, the volume icon could be a small subtle reference point and not a big ugly icon. Tapping in the corner then moving my finger down just so I can swipe back up doesn't seem ideal to me.

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    Prelim. EQ Screen
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    Could you start sending me the individual images - or at least the basics for now so I can work on the first version of the rendering engine. A button, a highlighted button, one of those tabs, and a highlighted tab.

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    Here are some images, i have them in three formats, not sure which one you want:

    Home_Button.png


    Home_Button.gif


    Home_Button.jpg


    And here are the highlighted buttons

    Home_Button_Highlighted.png


    Home_Button_Highlighted.gif


    Home_Button_Highlighted.jpg


    I have included PNG, JPG and GIF copies of the images, the only one that supports transparency is GIF. But I know nothing about graphic engines, so i dont even know if this is the format you want, or what to do with them. Let me know. Also, can you please PM me an email address? That will make it much easier than uploading them here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnusuallyGenius View Post
    I have included PNG, JPG and GIF copies of the images, the only one that supports transparency is GIF. But I know nothing about graphic engines, so i dont even know if this is the format you want, or what to do with them. Let me know. Also, can you please PM me an email address? That will make it much easier than uploading them here.

    Thanks.

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    Thanks! I've been using PNG images because they support alpha channels so you can do partial transparency but the engine will support jpg, png, tiff, gif and bmp. Its really personal preference though...

    As far as transparency im pretty sure the engine will support transparency for all image formats so you can load a jpeg and set the control to 30% transparency. Should have another demo posted by next week that will let you play around with all that stuff....

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    I have revised the theme...again.
    Every version looks better than the one before.
    So here are some of the images.
    This uses the 980x510 resolution, I very much welcomed the larger image size to work with. Everything seemed to fit better.
    Also included is a search bar, pending Justchat_1's approval.

    Home Screen: Much Cleaner Look


    A possible third column of buttons:


    Media Plugin Beta Preview, thanks to gothate for the inspiration:


    Revised Volume Bar
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    I thought I replied to this but I guess not...

    New look is great....it almost has a futuristic/liquid kind of theme going. Only thing I would change is that background - it looks a little out of place

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    Quote Originally Posted by justchat_1 View Post
    I thought I replied to this but I guess not...

    New look is great....it almost has a futuristic/liquid kind of theme going. Only thing I would change is that background - it looks a little out of place
    I'll change the background, it was just a personal preference. also, i am doing everything at the new resolution we discussed on the other thread. I will have all the images to you in a hour or so.

    Also, a thought, can we put a universal search in the bottom middle? my images will include it. i personally think it is a good idea, but this is your brainchild, so let me know.
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    Only thing I ask of is animated background potential! Ive been curious why nobody has done a visualization in the background of the various front ends on this forum.

    The animated background in Streedeck has turned every head I have shown my carputer to. In my few minutes browsing through the info on this project is seems very promising.

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