is the background interchangeable?
just some screenshots of my current skin that i've been working on. so far it works with ms streets and trips. i also couldn't get a screenshot of video playback, for some reason it just came up black. but the video player does work. it's still a work in progress but let me know what ya think.
i'm open to suggestions
I wondered if you had gave up on this. Still looks good. Is the RR logo hard coded?
hehe nope haven't given up. just haven't had much time. plus it's my first skin so i'm still learning. yup the rr logo is hard coded. was going to put the name of the skin there but haven't really decided on one yet hehe
I like the direction this skin is going in.
I found that if you plan to make the skin transparent, it's best to do it before you get too far in creating the image files. If you have the PSD's for your skin so far, I can help make it transparent, send me a PM about it.
not sure if i will be making the background interchangeable or not. right now i'm just focusing on the main skin in red/black
It's your skin, so it's really up to you, I think it would be good to release it as a transparent skin so those of us who want to change the background can.
Like I said, I can help with that part of it. If you send me the Photoshop files, I can mod them and send them back. (I actually already started with the audio browser screen, just to see what it would look like.)
Otherwise, I do have a few suggestions for you;
Font is a little bland and doesn't really match the theme. I suggest some kind of LCD or digital font.
The OSK has square keys, but is the only thing with sharp corners. Round them out to match the radius of the rest of the skin. Also, there's a lot of wasted space IMO, so maybe moving the "Shift" and "Enter" keys to next to the space bar, and moving the "ESC" and "Back" keys to the number row, this would allow you to have the keys fill more space (in turn making them easier to target on a bumpy road) and lastly, the bar that shows what you've typed is kinda big, here's what I would do with the layout (I only have MSPaint here at work, so it's rough: )
And lastly, a common audio control bar at the bottom would help make it easier to use.
(You don't want to have to exit the GPS screen just to change to the next song would you?)
These are just some ideas though. Otherwise, this is a great looking skin.
Instead of wasting up all these PM's, I'll post the answer here:
Originally Posted by gmcmillanOriginally Posted by monkeyracerThe VISU is something that is defaulted to be off when RR starts, but you can set a command to load it when RR loads. Send me your skin folder as well when you send the photoshop files, and I can show you how to do this. To set it transparent, you would change this in RRConfig to about 100 or so.Originally Posted by gmcmillan