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Need your design made?

Post by Morten » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:58 pm

Contribute with a skin - we can code it for you!

This thread is for you that have a design, but isn't eager to learn how to code.

Well first of all, MM3 is supporting many new features - the most noticeable is the new player-skinning module which is at this stage very customizable. If you have ideas for a MicroPlayer, MiniPlayer, Main design or all at once; members here are willing to code it for you. But before you ask for this, please take a look at the existing documentations.

How can I help?
1) Give us the needed image-resources, we don't have to make all the work when it's a team effort.
2) Give is ideas and concepts to work from. Wishes may be fullfilled!

Now let the skins come MediaMonkey's way as well!
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jorgent

Post by jorgent » Fri Jan 11, 2008 5:14 pm

Hi.

Why have no one replied on this thread? I thought it would be popular to develop skins. But maybe no one want to code them? I'm not a coder, but maybe I could make an ok skin in photoshop. But is it likely that anyone want to code my skin if they think it's ok, or is it too big of a job to code?

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Post by Morten » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:23 pm

It seems to me that people aren't aware that graphics design and coding can be seperated if some people are better at one of them. I will of course focus on skins I see have a potential. And I really think people should take advantage of all the great coders here.
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jorgent

Post by jorgent » Fri Jan 11, 2008 6:36 pm

Great. I my self is mainly a web designer, but I really love this program and would love to contribute with a skin. The available skins are of course great, but it would be cool with some more.

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Post by rovingcowboy » Fri Jan 11, 2008 7:45 pm

jorgent wrote:Great. I my self is mainly a web designer, but I really love this program and would love to contribute with a skin. The available skins are of course great, but it would be cool with some more.
join in me and morten and the others have been wanting more skinners to get the feeling to create some. we all know there are more ideas out there.

this thread of mortens is just the third try at getting people to partake in the skin making process. morten is right about the two being sperate. coding and graphics. i can't do a bit of programming except on web pages in html. but i can do the graphics for the skin. morten is able to do a little to a lot of both when he gets finished with his school tests..
and he is the one that made a lot of the feature requests to add to the skins.

if you ever made a winamp skin or are good with graphic's then you should pick this up in a hurry. but check the wiki site out there is my newbie lesson for skinning and that is light and fast,
it just tells you how to recopy new images over the old skin and how to make it a zipped skin to work with mm3.

then go to mortens heavy duty detail lessons to check for features you what to learn about.
or if you need that detail to learn from first.
it is just that there is several ways to learn those two are up to teach you.

i hope you get skins made to really knock us off the chairs. :D

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Post by MetalaxeKeith » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:11 am

This sounds like fun. I skin by profession.

I started off skinning IPB as a hobby, so now that it's my source of income it's not as fun to play around with it when I'm not doing work. This may be the escape I've been looking for. ^_^

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Post by Morten » Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:22 am

MetalaxeKeith wrote:This sounds like fun. I skin by profession.

I started off skinning IPB as a hobby, so now that it's my source of income it's not as fun to play around with it when I'm not doing work. This may be the escape I've been looking for. ^_^
Sounds great!
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irshjet35

Theme Skins Ideas

Post by irshjet35 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 12:56 pm

Maybe someone could take on the task of making some sport team skins, or maybe band skins I have tried to use the theme editor but havent had much luck, dont really understand it. I myself would like it if someone could come up with an Irish Themed Skin with a small player.

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Re: Theme Skins Ideas

Post by nohitter151 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 2:12 pm

irshjet35 wrote:Maybe someone could take on the task of making some sport team skins, or maybe band skins I have tried to use the theme editor but havent had much luck, dont really understand it. I myself would like it if someone could come up with an Irish Themed Skin with a small player.
Its good to see users with new skinning ideas. I'd be happy to help you out but you're going to have to put a little more work in than just suggestions. As Morten stated in his first post:
Morten wrote: 1) Give us the needed image-resources, we don't have to make all the work when it's a team effort.
2) Give is ideas and concepts to work from. Wishes may be fullfilled!
Provide some images of what you think the program should look like. Here's an example of an image that gege sent me:
Image

a month or so later this was the result (and we're still working on it!). So as you can see, its very possible to get the skin that you want, its just a matter of being a part of a team and showing the skinner exactly what you want.
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Post by irshjet35 » Wed Mar 05, 2008 12:49 pm

Hi Nohitter, thanks I will look for images to use.

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MoDementia's Cube

Post by MoDementia » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:09 pm

I have converted my original theme to MM3 and would like the player duplicated as a cube 200 x 200 with the added features MM3 players bring.
Here is the original post
Original Skin

Original Player
Image
Base Image for the new player
Image
Idea for the layout
Artist - Mini Player
Title
Album - Micro Player
Bit Rate - Rating - Year
Postion - Seek Bar - Remaining
Small Album Art
Player Controls (prev, play/pause, stop, next)
EQ - Play list - Volume - Shuffle - Repeat
Image

I sort of had a play with it but I dont have the skill to 1. use theme editor. 2. recreate the buttons using the base image.
Image

I have chosen a cube shape 200 x 200 because that is roughly what I have my album art frame set at.
As a cube shape it is eay to dock horizontal or vertical
200 x 200 is optimal for side by side use with a lyrics or other script windows.
A resizeable version could use the cube dimensions to add a 200 x 200 Album art or a visualisation etc possibly replacing both frames.
Just Embossing the original image for buttons etc opens up a whole range of new players with base images of anyones choosing.

If anyone is willing to take this project up I think it would be a bonus for the MM community.
Of course I am available to help in anyway I can, and once it is functional I can certainly help with modifications.

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Post by magicalpig » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:54 pm

When you say "image-resources", what does it mean exactly? What format would you want etc...

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Post by nohitter151 » Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:03 pm

magicalpig wrote:When you say "image-resources", what does it mean exactly? What format would you want etc...

Victor.
Preferably something with layers (a photoshop file (psd) or paint.net (pdn) file). If not, then a .png at the very least.
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monkey hi fi

Post by monkey hi fi » Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:11 am

nohitter151 wrote:
magicalpig wrote:When you say "image-resources", what does it mean exactly? What format would you want etc...

Victor.
Preferably something with layers (a photoshop file (psd) or paint.net (pdn) file). If not, then a .png at the very least.
only png file i got that i could save with layers was one made in microsoft picture it. where it calls it a png plus.

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Post by magicalpig » Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:59 am

Hmm, I see...

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