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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelGR
    Right.
    But add a new factor... you'll be using that on a car, sometimes when you're driving. The skin must have clear and big buttons, they must be placed on the same point always, the different screens must be "coherents" between them... so I think your taste is not the best for a car-PC.
    as i said, making a skin look "flashy" doesenīt mean that you canīt make it easy to use, iīm not talking about making a skin thats hard to USE, just nice to look at, of course the skin shouldenīt be more looks than functionality but thatīs where the skinners come in...
    my style/taste may differ from what you like, but that doesenīt make your taste better/worse, just different...
    this CAN be done, and has been done....how do i know that? have you EVER seen a pioneer, alpine, kenwood etc etc stereo with a look even similar to a car pcīs? for example the brushed skin in mediacar? i shure havenīt...
    the problem is not making the skin, itīs coming up with a working concept that combines both style and usability in an enviorment like a car...and THATS a big challenge...

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    The Febsperanza BrushedMetal skin has got success because looks good and is very easy to use. AngelGR, i think that we can try to improve that skin! I agree your political.
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    im skinning myself.. this is the skin i use
    if u need help.. just mail me
    i've done alot of graphics for homepages in my time so...
    and by the way this is my first post so hi all

    all the submenus have the buttons in the same places so its easier to use (like audioplayer window) when u'r driving
    only spend 2 hours on it so i used some of the graphics from brushed metal

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    sub menu adiuo_player

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    my style/taste may differ from what you like, but that doesenīt make your taste better/worse, just different...
    But that's what I was trying to say... maybe it's my bad english. The criticism was about your previous example, it's not something... personal with your style/taste.

    this CAN be done, and has been done....how do i know that? have you EVER seen a pioneer, alpine, kenwood etc etc stereo with a look even similar to a car pcīs? for example the brushed skin in mediacar? i shure havenīt...
    mmmm, I donīt understand. So youīre saying that the pioneer, alpine, etc look is the way to go... and I agree. But the most similar thing that we have now is the Febsperanzaīs skin. And of course, your first example was not that style...

    the problem is not making the skin, itīs coming up with a working concept that combines both style and usability in an enviorment like a car...and THATS a big challenge...
    I don't agree again. The problem isn't the concept, it's MAKE the skin. The concept is clear, at least for me. Of course, Iīm not talking about ONE skin, the different styles and needs can be reflected on a lot of different skins, but I think that you can see what I want to do... something that look like a dash board, clean, easy of use, with a point of "beauty" and realistic. Maybe it's not original, you can say that it's an updated Brushed Steel, but that's what I need.

    Let's work. If somebody that likes what I'm doing could help me with the icons... Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by AngelGR
    But that's what I was trying to say... maybe it's my bad english. The criticism was about your previous example, it's not something... personal with your style/taste.
    haha, no problem =) your english is about as good as mine

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelGR
    mmmm, I donīt understand. So youīre saying that the pioneer, alpine, etc look is the way to go... and I agree. But the most similar thing that we have now is the Febsperanzaīs skin. And of course, your first example was not that style...
    No, what iīm saying is that there are layouts/designs that can be both flashy and still have their user-friendly side intact..

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelGR
    I don't agree again. The problem isn't the concept, it's MAKE the skin. The concept is clear, at least for me. Of course, Iīm not talking about ONE skin, the different styles and needs can be reflected on a lot of different skins, but I think that you can see what I want to do... something that look like a dash board, clean, easy of use, with a point of "beauty" and realistic. Maybe it's not original, you can say that it's an updated Brushed Steel, but that's what I need.
    yeah shure i do! i donīt think your skin looks bad or anything but what iīm saying is that we might need more skins then just 3-4, just so that the software can reach out to as many different people as possible..
    then people can choose a clean, easy to use setup if they like it, or maybe they can have an abstract, more fuzzy like if they want that! this thread is from what i understand, a collection of ideas, sudgestions and thoughts, used to make a variety of looks for a terrific software, and by doing so, it wonīt matter what the "client" wants his software to look like, the software will be great because we can let every user reflect his taste of looks in this software. The functions are already there

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    You guys do realize that I have done an Alpine skin.......right?
    It's the cake having/eating thing.

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    people know.. it's actually one of the best...
    but think of this.... i just sold my alpine HU... is a nice and very very good looking HU
    but why make a skin that looks just like the alpine HU when u got a lcd screen in your car.. if u wanted that look hell why not just buy the headunit instead?

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    Quote Originally Posted by holistic
    people know.. it's actually one of the best...
    but think of this.... i just sold my alpine HU... is a nice and very very good looking HU
    but why make a skin that looks just like the alpine HU when u got a lcd screen in your car..
    Why not? I like the look, and also the continuity with my headunit.
    Quote Originally Posted by holistic
    if u wanted that look hell why not just buy the headunit instead?
    Because a headunit cant do all that a PC can, and the headunits that I have seen with lcd's are very expensive and the GUI looks like crap.

    It really doesn't matter what kind of skin you choose, as long as you like it.
    It's the cake having/eating thing.

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    @more mods: Hey, best skin around. I mean it. Brushed Metal is just too conservative for me. Just wish you could keep up with all new features of RR (like TV screen).

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