PDA

View Full Version : Skin question.



joche
2005-04-04, 03:29 PM
I haven't looked into the skin jungle at all, I've learned to not mess with UI untill backend is up. And as a fact, the backend just never really is perfect in this hobby.

I wonder therfor if it's possible to get such a good looking main screen as mythTV has? If it's possible, has anyone done it?

http://logiciels-libres-cndp.ac-versailles.fr/IMG/mythtv.jpg

pauly666
2005-04-04, 04:33 PM
From looking around the MythTV site, I think this GB-PVR skin is far better than anything MythTV has to offer:

http://www.bladerhq.com/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Plugin/SkinBlueMCE2

Tulex
2005-04-04, 04:40 PM
I think it would be cool to be able to have more than a square button in GB. It doesn't change what GB will do, just makes it more fun. To be able to call up jpg for button fill would be neat.

reboot
2005-04-04, 05:01 PM
Not that difficult to do, especially on the main screen.
You mean something like this?:
http://mythtv.sourceforge.net/mc/bluetvmenu.png

Tulex
2005-04-04, 05:25 PM
Wow, that is cool. How do we do that?

joche
2005-04-04, 05:38 PM
Wow, that is cool. How do we do that?

Yes, that's what I'm talking about four posts above....

reboot
2005-04-04, 05:47 PM
Although a lighter footprint with composite images, it could be done with .png graphics.
Maybe I'll do something like that...gonna take awhile tho...

joche
2005-04-04, 05:56 PM
For me personally it's very important that all skins are 100% compatible with the intentions of a skin. That is, it should work from an MVP etc.

reboot
2005-04-04, 06:21 PM
The button graphics aren't so bad, it's the screen placement that's difficult to manipulate...
If there's a definite audience for this type of skin, I'll try it, but otherwise it's extremely time consuming.

Tulex
2005-04-04, 06:52 PM
It seems to me that if you did as simple of one as possible, it would give us something to play with to try to make our own. I am very interested.

reboot
2005-04-04, 06:59 PM
Simple is to take the existing blue skin, and just modify the buttons.
Size and placement are fairly easy to figure out.
Download and unzip this and replace everything in the "Main Menu" folder of the default BLUE skin, and you'll see what I mean. Be sure to BACK UP the current contents of the Main Menu folder first!