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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #15 on: September 30, 2010, 11:16:31 am »
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Will post some pics later.

Karel

i really am looking forward to them  ;D

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2010, 01:45:14 pm »
I'll put them up after the weekend.
What would users want on the "Home" or "Main" screen?
There is buttons for each category "Media, Lights. Climate, Telephony, Security and Advanced".
I've placed a button for room and user. Time is displayed, thinking of a "Now playing status screen" and maybe a volume control?

Any suggestions welcome.

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2010, 09:26:47 pm »
HI,

Well here is the screenshots of some of the menu's. There is still alot of work to be done before its complete. More than I initially thought. These pics are taken from my laptop running the windows orbiter.
I need some suggestions for the main menu. What to place in it thats useful for users.
I did put a "cd cover display" in that shows the thumbnail of the movie playing at the moment, but it's not working at the moment.

Any suggestions welcome.

Karel

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2010, 09:28:46 pm »
Two more.

Edit: I realised i need to put floorplan buttons on all the menu's to.
« Last Edit: October 05, 2010, 09:31:37 pm by DragonK »

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2010, 09:36:50 pm »
Good job! keep going.

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2010, 09:39:36 pm »
Thom,

Thanx..... I must admit, this is much better than the first ones...

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2010, 09:41:40 pm »
Keep in mind, that the button array for the reset buttons will create a button for each media director in the house. It doesn't look like you have much room for it below.

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2010, 09:52:57 pm »
One very minor observation from an appearance point of view:

The graphics within the lighting, security, climate, and settings circles all contain diagonal objects (light bulb, key, thermometer, and wrench, respectively). They are mostly all 45 degree rotated, except for the thermometer which is a bit off. Dunno if you can rotate it to match...

Otherwise looks great!

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 09:54:27 pm »
are you using graphic icons from different designers/sources?

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2010, 10:06:42 pm »
Dave, will look at the thermometer. Thanx for pointing it out.

Thom, its the H2O icon set from KDE-look.org.

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2010, 10:22:01 am »
DragonK this looks amazing, superb work!
if i may make 1 suggestion, make the background a very dark color (almost black),
for instance very, very dark purple. this will give your great design a very classy and high-end look.
looking forward to using your skin,

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2010, 10:48:15 am »
HI Raymond,
I'll experiment with the background colors and see what I come up with.

Anyone got some suggestions for the MainMenu???
It looks a bit dull at the moment..

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #27 on: October 06, 2010, 12:05:50 pm »
Two more.

Edit: I realised i need to put floorplan buttons on all the menu's to.

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #28 on: October 06, 2010, 01:55:30 pm »
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Anyone got some suggestions for the MainMenu???
It looks a bit dull at the moment..

i would say, very basic control-buttons for media playback and lights, so that you have quick access to them.

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Re: New UI1 Orbiter skin
« Reply #29 on: October 06, 2010, 02:55:59 pm »
I would say, on the main menu a button <now playing>
So if you are in lightning screen you can quickly go back to your movie
etc etc