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tschak909

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Skin Development: Onyx
« on: August 27, 2009, 01:27:05 am »
Hello all,

I have sketched up an aesthetic test for a skin that I will be working on after the 0810 release, a dark skin, appropriately titled, Onyx, shiny black base, with crisp lines.

This one will take a lot more time, due to the fact that each button needs to have a language-skin-designobj override in Designer to do the proper text alignment and kerning. A font will also be required.

the following is a quick (throw some stuff onto a canvas) test:

http://www.localeconcept.com/pub/onyx-screenies/onyx_aesthetic_test.png

What do you all think?

-Thom

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2009, 03:43:37 am »
Honestly, I thought the titanium was a bit meh.  Better than the original, but just marginally.

The mini-preview of Onyx looks great, a huge improvement!

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2009, 10:57:06 am »
Looks good :)

Mind you, I'm waiting for the Star Trek skin, although that's mostly to impress a geeky friend. Once they've seen it, Onyx looks cool.

I'm a bit of an old fart, but have noticed my teenege kids using the term
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please translate into something approximating English!
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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2009, 12:28:23 pm »
Nice stuff I like it. Personally I much prefer the slick look of the black interface. Looks more professional somehow.

wierdbeard65 - "meh" pretty much equals indifference, or unimpressed ;)

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2009, 02:05:24 pm »
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I have sketched up an aesthetic test for a skin that I will be working on after the 0810 release, a dark skin, appropriately titled, Onyx, shiny black base, with crisp lines.

Looks good so far, can hardly wait to see what it looks like when it is done.

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Mind you, I'm waiting for the Star Trek skin, although that's mostly to impress a geeky friend. Once they've seen it, Onyx looks cool.

Only one or two screens left for both UI 1 and two. I have to do some new buttons still for UI 2. So Close... I think I need a good 2 or 3 hours to finish. Was hoping to have it done by tomorrow but it may be a few days more.
Core: Broken :(

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #5 on: August 27, 2009, 04:36:34 pm »
Nice stuff I like it. Personally I much prefer the slick look of the black interface. Looks more professional somehow.

wierdbeard65 - "meh" pretty much equals indifference, or unimpressed ;)
Unimpressed may sound a bit insulting, it wasn't meant to be.  Indifference is more accurate.  It was a slight improvement over the original version, just fairly similar and nothing to get excited about.  Onyx IMHO will be a noticeable visual improvement.  Looks like it's going to be very slick and give the UI a whole new feel, not just a slight color change.

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2009, 12:40:48 pm »
Guys, please do not hijack my thread.

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2009, 01:01:39 pm »
Yes, please start another thread if you would like to discuss the Italian Skin.

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2009, 01:31:10 pm »
Sorry Thom was not my intention, I really have shown our skin because I thought we could work together to create a better look at ui1

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Re: Skin Development: Onyx
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2009, 01:31:29 pm »
Have split out those posts into a new topic to keep this tidy.