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Just thought I would draw some attention...
I am starting a new skin.. I have a lot of cool ideas for this that will hopefully draw in some more RR users.
This will be a simple skin geared for fast menu changes and small download. I love my new age skin, but personally I only use about 20% of it. It has a lot of functions but alot that I dont even use. So this will keep it simple, easy to use and install.
Anyway, here is a teaser
Top Left button operates as overlay button display and exit button (using press and hold)
Next buttons operate as next and fast forward, previous and rewind
1st release May 24th 2008
LOT'S MORE TO COME...
that's an awesome splash page. Can't wait to see how this turns out
I am currently working on a layout for the menus that will allow one image for all menus.
Which will keep the download very small, along with this feature Menu selections such as GPS, MUSIC, GAS Price Finder, ETC... will be available as a menu overlay using using El Camino's Plugin...
This will reduce button pressess allowing you to get to any menu option with only 2 buttons pressess from any screen.
Truly it will not be anything too spectacular I am sure, but there will be a few things that have not been tried in other skins.
Chances are if you are in front of your computer you dont have pants on to hold on to right now. So make sure you close out all those sex cam websites before you leave the room.
I think that is the key with skins, have something functional, but something that doesn't kill the hard drive or processor in the process.
I'm interested to see where this one goes.
Havent checked out your white room skin, but I think this will probably be about 5-10mb download.
My new Age skin is a 35mb download mostly due to high quality images, plugins included and the background images downloaded with the skin.
Now that RR has a universal location for background images set with in RRconfig, I can drop the background images from the download freeing up about 5-8mb, Also there wont be as many bells and whistles at the first release anyway. If all goes well and I am satisfied with the skin, I may create Lite and Full Featured versions. But for now, I am looking for fast menu changes, minimal button presses, satisfactory amount of functions with good image quality. When creating new age I used the highest quality images, but this really isnt needed when displaying on a 7" touchscreen, so I may be able to save at a lower quality to reduce image size.
My aim with the images is high contrast and interchangeable. I am off to a good start so far with the menu lay out and I think I will have a good preview of the main menu with in the next week or so.
Since I have a good functioning skin allready I am not as pressed to get this one out, but I still am looking for something better and hopefully this will be it.
mAv1c is under 2mb total. And it supports most of the functions that we use on a daily basis. Whiteroom is still being developed, but I have one image for each screen, and elcamino's overlays when I need buttons. That one is designed more for use with a CAR2PC adapter or a non-touchscreen and is stripped of play/pause/stop/ff/rr and other buttons.
Here's the thread:
A no-touch skin at 800x480
I'm working with bes51659 on this since he is using a non-touchscreen.
I think that john and LS are making some freaking awesome skins, but they may have more than necessary for what people really use on a daily basis. Simple small skins like this and mAv1c and others are what really work. I haven't had any major bugs or glitches reported to me about mAv1c, and understandably john has double digits worth of post pages and half are bugs (he's pushing the envelope with his skin and learning as he goes, so he gets a lot of credit for that.)