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    Got some new screens. I am going to finish the dark version (night) before I go and change all the colors to the day version you see above.

    If anyone wants to test out the visibility in their car it would be great. (The audio and video directories are hard coded to the structure on my PC. Not likely to show up on yours.)

    Right now only the audio/video/visualization screens work fully.










    Download link: http://rapidshare.com/files/102418233/Immortalis.zip

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    I think it is a good start, but it is looking a little dark to me. I assume this is the night skin since you have a lighter one, but at the same time the darker screen doesn't have the "life" as does the light screen. I would like to suggest changing the gradient on the buttons so that the light is on the top, and angle it. The way it is currently is "unnatural" to the human eye, because most things are lit from on top, not from the bottom. I would also suggest either getting rid of the dark, black outlines on the buttons, or substituting it with thinner, white outlines. That should help brighten up the skin much more, and make the buttons "pop". I like the grey background though, and how it's subtley different. I also like the layout and positioning of the screens. Good start!

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    Yes, this is an awsome start, I would also try to brighten it up a little though. ANother cool thought would be to make it have a transparent background. This skin looks like a good candidate for that.
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    Thanks for the input. I will experiment with all that in mind.

    I'm not sure how much I will get done on this skin in the next couple of days. I am supposed to get my PC delivered today.

    Well..all of it except the touch screen. I have to wait a while for that.

    So I will probably be installing windows and apps on it all day tomorrow.

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    Nice start alright ... some of the elements on this skin are very good. I particulalrly like the 3D effect of the browse/list windows and the buttons on these screens. The layout and idea is good - very clean and simple.

    Personally I think keep it as it is .. do not go transparent - sorry Thunderstick !
    The effects that are achievable with non-trans skins are much more OEM and cleaner ... but that's just my opinion.
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    yeah... That little 3d effect made big difference.. Looks very modern and clean... Perhaps, u can try those buttons on the main menu with that same effect and see how that works out...

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    Very nice Arcane! Back to basics with a fresh clean look, I like it!

    I added iList to it and agree with thunderstick that this is a perfect candidate for GDI+ since there is a lot of open area.
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    I kind of agree with val, not every skin should be transparent. Some just look good with a sold color background. (Remember this is coming from the guy that helped get the custom font color changer to work so that users can choose a custom font color to compliment whatever background they choose; I like the ability to choose different backgrounds based on my current mood, etc.) Some skins just have that clean and simple look that is lost with a custom background.

    I haven't tried this one yet, but it looks good. Keep it opaque, but release the PSD's so those who want to make a transparent version can.

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    I just tried it and it's a good start, keep up the good work.
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    Thanks for the comments. I hope to get it fully working in a week or so..with updated buttons and the like to make it more visible in car.

    Right now I am trying to get my PC boot time to a reasonable amount. >_<


    Any ideas on how to get the visualization in my skin to run better? Right now you have to click to activate it. I would rather it be automatic. And on some occasions the winamp program itself pops up in front of the visualization.

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    "audio||VISU" ==> open audio and start vis.....

    optimization... ===> http://www.mp3car.com/vbulletin/rr-f...ad-runner.html pay attention to #6

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