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    ITLs skin

    don't quite have a name for it yet, but saw drewdizzy's preview of his bongo skin and wanted something like it, but he's holding onto the PSDs

    Everything's going good...I'm not crazy about the audio_browser so far, but I'll post a screenshot of it anyway. Let me know if you have any suggestions. Can't wait to see drewdizzy's completed.
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    Nice, How 'bout an Orange and Blue version. lol

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    I like it but just like the other one, I think it's too RED. I think a combination of red/grey/blue etc will work very nicely. As for the fonts I think you should use a bolder font. I like this skin because it's very practical and basic. Again we should remember safty first as we'll be using this in a car.

    Wish list:
    1. Sirius option
    2. TV

    These are the once I will be using the most!! You have the rest there already. I'm currently testing the other one too and love it; just wish it was finished.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gixxer
    Nice, How 'bout an Orange and Blue version. lol
    maybe that can be the night skin I like the way you think.

    Quote Originally Posted by Civic03
    I like it but just like the other one, I think it's too RED. I think a combination of red/grey/blue etc will work very nicely. As for the fonts I think you should use a bolder font. I like this skin because it's very practical and basic. Again we should remember safty first as we'll be using this in a car.

    Wish list:
    1. Sirius option
    2. TV

    Keep up the good work.
    Any suggestions for where to put the blue and what shade? Perhaps the AU orange and blue would do quite nicely. Sirius and TV could be added pretty painlessly, just got to figure out where to squeeze in two more buttons.

    If you know of a good, free, EASY file host I suppose I could put what I've got of the skin out there for you to play with.
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    If you like I can host it for you for a while. email me and I can do it for you today.

    As for colors, I like the use of red; I'm just not sure if it should be the dominant color. How about the Grey on the outsides like you have it now but less; blue background and red buttons or shading. I don't know how that will look but just an idea. I do like the red because my car uses red lighting!!

    I also think you need to re-think the audio browsing screen. To tell you the truth I like the other one as it is. I just would like to see the fonts bigger. Also make the fonts on your main menu bigger and bolder.

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    okay, I'll have to get it to you this evening when I get home from work.

    I'll see what I can do with the blue. The audio browsing screen definitely needs work. Ultimately, I'd like to get rid of the playlist and just make the directory list bigger. The only way I believe I'll keep the playlist item is if I could make it pop out from one side like the Mappoint or Video screen of the skins.

    If the fonts on the main menu were bigger/bolder, I'd have to make the buttons larger. I think I'll leave these as they look pretty good in the car.
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    You've tested this in the car and visibility is good? That's what matters. Are these menu layered as the other one? Clicking on one menu will bring options to other screens etc?

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    yep, I'm actually using it in the car now. Once I get a screen in working order, it goes in the car so I can test it. I'm mainly concerned with comfort and utility to the driver so you'll see the most used buttons towards the bottom left corner.
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    cool, yes I think driver usability is key. Needs to be easy to read, menus has to make sense (making most used options easy to access). Most will use GPS and MP3 the most so those should come first or to the left etc. Me personally, I will never use my carpc for games so that can go away or hidden in another menu; like apps but I take it you will be doing some gamming!

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