M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,1,1,0 14.05.2011

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DreadM
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M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,1,1,0 14.05.2011

Post by DreadM » Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:46 pm

M-Plexx Skin MM3 Skin

First released: 19.01.2011

Current version:1.1.1.0

Last Update: 14.05.2011

Greetings

Here is my new skin / project ,i try to simplify the player layout and the theme ,
follow strictly the round corner design and try to give everything a bit more space ( to look more clear ) and use just 4 or 5 colors !

The Chrome Tab is just a background for the Monkey text ,and beside it's the RollUp/Switch button.
I use also Dreadlaus wonderful Pulse IconSet that match's perfect this skin .

Theme: with MonkeyFlow
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MonkeyRok Skin:
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Splash screen:
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Downloads:

M-Plexx v 1,1,1,0.mmip M-Plexx Skin for MediaMonkey 3

MR M-Plexx v 1,0,0,0.mmip M-Plexx skin for MonkeyRok

Splash.png Splashscreen for Media Monkey (store in MediaMonkey / Brand folder )

When you have any Suggestions for the M-Plexx Skin ,let me know!

Enjoy!
Last edited by DreadM on Sat May 14, 2011 12:50 am, edited 5 times in total.

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by Mizery_Made » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:29 pm

Looks like another nice skin from you, Dread. There are aspects of this that are quite nice. I love what you did with the faux tab for instance. Goes to give an idea of what MM4 could look like if the Devs were to give some more options in regards to tabs (ie, allow them above the menu like some have requested). It is simple, which you were aiming for... just a touch too simple for my taste. The player in particular is a little too "flat" in my opinion, but that may be just because I'm used to the more "3D buttons" if you will. All in all, a nice simple, yet elegant, skin from you.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot the little suggestion/inquiry I had. Regarding the headers in the main panel, they look a little strange to me. Maybe you could try to do them similar to that of the scroll bars? In that you have the light gray background behind them, with the headers in the white "bubbles" like they are now. Then, you could still possibly have the darker gray border around the currently sorted header (though not a fan of it myself)? Just an idea.

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by Lowlander » Wed Jan 19, 2011 5:40 pm

It's a very nice skin and I do hope this can ported to MM4 in regards to the faux tab. Keep the skinning requests coming to allow this to happen.
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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by Dreadlau » Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:26 pm

Yet another fabulous skin. With creativity and design as it's finest. <3

And thank you for the credit for the icon set.
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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by vpsaxman » Wed Jan 19, 2011 11:39 pm

This... is... just... AMAZING!!! :o
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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by heartofhate » Thu Jan 20, 2011 7:20 am

nice and simple skin! i esspecially like the tab on the top. i like the pulse one more though ;)
i didn't know that you can create a new splash screen for the monkey. it's quite nice to have a lighter one when you prefer lighter skins.

one suggestion maybe: i kind of dislike the look of the columns. maybe the design of the pulse skin would fit there (those just look beautiful). that's the only thing i have to say :D

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by DreadM » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:41 pm

Greetings

Thanks ,glad you like it , :D
This is somehow a concept skin ,where i try to use strictly 2pix borders ,2 pix empty space between objects ( if possible! ) and 3-4 pix rounded corners ,
and reduce the number of colors !
so i don't want to change the form of headers / columns , but i can look for the header colors again.

and yes indeed this skin is inspired by some post's about tab and aero handling on MM4,
and i want to show how the monkey can look like :wink:

actual i try to convert this skin to MM4 ,but it looks horrible, :(
looks like this at the moment:
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There are 2 main problems !
1: Aero frame around the theme , it destroys the hole layout :cry: :cry: :cry:

2: Handling of tab layout , no option to move or skin the close button!

I think to create a modern Tab layout we need a advanced Tab object ,
with a Main, Left and Right side Tab objects!

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by Mizery_Made » Thu Jan 20, 2011 2:58 pm

You're right, that does look aweful.

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by pkw115 » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:50 pm

Looks good. Will there be a M-Plexx Monkey Rok skin?

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by sirandar » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:51 pm

Another very well laid out and attractive skin ....... too bright for my eyes so I will continue using Vision
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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by DreadM » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:02 pm

Greetings

I overwork the player and give a bit more contrast to play buttons and info display ,
also i switch the ContinousButton to the AutoDJButton.
looks like this :
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what you think about ?
pkw115 wrote:Looks good. Will there be a M-Plexx Monkey Rok skin?
Yes ,but at the moment i have no right idea for a matching theme,
sirandar wrote:Another very well laid out and attractive skin ....... too bright for my eyes so I will continue using Vision
Thanks ,maybe i make also a darker version (there are not so much images to change)but can't promise anything !

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by heartofhate » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:41 am

didn't you release a screenshot in a different post where you had a monkeyrok layout with this skin?
when i remember right, it looked really cool because it was different to other skins...

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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by Dreadlau » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:46 am

DreadM wrote:Greetings

I overwork the player and give a bit more contrast to play buttons and info display ,
also i switch the ContinousButton to the AutoDJButton.
looks like this :
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what you think about ?
Both excellent ideas!
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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,0,0,0 19.01.2011

Post by Shiny Rabbit » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:16 pm

another great theme from Dreadm, not a pixel wasted.
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Re: M-Plexx [MM3 Skin] v 1,1,0,0 29.01.2011

Post by DreadM » Sat Jan 29, 2011 8:50 am

Greetings

Version 1,1,0,0 is now available (see first post )

changes:
darker frame around Playbuttons, Infodisplay, theme, floatPlayer
also darker volume and seekbar sliders
switch Continuous to Auto Dj button
new mute button and Tree Collapse icon
add new NoAlbumArt ( it's part of a hole set i made for MM4)

I hope you like the changes ( i think it looks more clear withe a bit more contrast )

Current MM4 status ,looks like this at the moment: ( win 7 in XP compatible modus )
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New set of NoArts , :D

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