Mindows
Average Rating: 8
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Mindows

Updated Jun 29, 2004 by CerebroJD


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MikeB314
Comment #1 Thursday, June 24, 2004 7:50 AM
Great work! I'll give you 10 points just for originality. I'd give you a few more for the nice, clean graphics, but 10 is as high as it goes. Well done.
Hawkeye666
Comment #2 Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:02 AM
Very well done. Clean sharp look. Creative layout without sacrificing usability. Does it support color changing?
Hawkeye666
Comment #3 Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:22 AM
I just loaded th eskin and noticed one issue. The pinned and MRU program lists both have the Icon names truncated. Now I have mine set to "small icon" does that make a different on how the start menu appears. I have noticed the same thing with the right pane in some "compact" skins as well.
MGiff
Comment #4 Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:25 AM
I love this but I would prefer to see the program menu and the places menu switched, as in size. Also, with the min/max buttons on the side, a strip of the desktop shows on the right. Other than that, this is a great skin! I love the detail and the smallness.
MGiff
Comment #5 Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:29 AM
OK, disregard the comment about the start menu. I'm beginning to like it now that I reset the icons to large.
I.R. Brainiac
Comment #6 Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:39 AM
has some neat features CJD...clean and minimal...good work.(pooh on that blue tho ,hehe)(I know...you can change the color with WB )
crissy14
Comment #7 Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:25 AM
Very unique! I really like it, all ecept for the start menu. I cant get used to the narrow program list, it looks kinda funny. I tried a little size adjustment. Also, just FYI, the shutdown flag on the "please wait" screen is off kilter. It doesnt fit right. I found it much better to hide it by reducing it to 1X1 pixel, then you can put whatever graphic you want there, then all three screens will align properly. Again, very nice skin. Its clean ,simple, and unique
Essencay
Comment #8 Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:59 PM
First WB skin and a nice one at that. Here's a couple of tips or tendencies that I found with SKS that this skin is experiencing....

First one is setting colors....anywhere that you can set a color, usually happens with black, if the 0,0,0 isn't showing the skin will show the previous skin's color setting. You have this problem with the Text-Normal under the Window attribute in colors. The little square showed it was supposed to be black, but everything was white on my system, because of the last skin I was using.

Second one is a color issue with the control panel header color not being set so it's magenta with a dark blue gradient.

Also, crissy14 made a good point about reducing the shutdownflag to a 1x1 pixel. A trick I didn't learn until after I did my first skin.

About the startmenu, don't worry about it. Set it up the way you use yours. It doesn't work with 16x16 icons or 48x48 icons, the two other options here. Alternative, if you want would be to include a single substyle with the default startmenu size showing text.

About the color, I agree with IR about the color blue, but that's a personal thing and it doesn't take away from the overall quality of the skin

For future skins, if you haven't created toolbar icons or animations, delete them and the skin will use the default on the user's system. It'll shrink yoru file size around 250K. Hep us poor folk who still be on dial-up and save WC a little bandwidth costs

The graphics are great, the clean and everything is easy to read and use. Has a nice classic look to all the buttons and scrollbar. This skin is very minimalistic and I can see you put a lot of work and thought into it. Good Job. BTW....hope your apetite is up for eating a few floppies LOL you know skinners are going to take you up on it....at least I might, if I can dig up one of the big old floppies, maybe one of those one's you find stuck to the bottom of some mildewy old box, where some little rodent made it's home for the past 10 years yum!! I'm sure I can find one of those
CerebroJD
Comment #9 Thursday, June 24, 2004 1:46 PM
Holy cow! Clearly this is more popular than I thought it was gonna be! Thanks for the tons of comments guys. I really appreciate the feedback. I'm already working on an update for it, and I'll try to fix as many issues as I can, today and tomorrow.
Joan Polishan
Comment #10 Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:19 PM
Great skin
EventHorizon
Comment #11 Thursday, June 24, 2004 4:20 PM
Essencay, this is his 2nd skin. And a very good one at that...

Nice job Cerebro.
XavierTodd
Comment #12 Thursday, June 24, 2004 5:15 PM
Nice. Very clean and creative. A much needed quality that is neaded here. Something that does not look so "bandwagonish".. WONDERFUL. LOL
XavierTodd
Comment #13 Thursday, June 24, 2004 5:19 PM
As for a more minimal skin. I beleve there is one. However it is for the great Enlightnment window manager for Linux. There are two versions.
1.) Hacker Purple
2.) Hacker Green
Just being freindly. In no way bashing your wonderful, rule bending skin!
Essencay
Comment #14 Thursday, June 24, 2004 5:47 PM
DOH MyPod....

Essencay crawls under a rock
Essencay
Comment #15 Thursday, June 24, 2004 5:49 PM
Hmmm red text don't work here.....well I'm 0 for 2.
Hus
Comment #16 Thursday, June 24, 2004 6:16 PM
Cool start menu, and a very original skin design. Good stuff Cerebro...
CerebroJD
Comment #17 Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:13 PM
Wow...I'm thrilled by all these awesome comments! Yep, this is my second skin ever, so I'm glad I'm getting this kind of feedback.

Bugs update: So far, I've managed to halve the file size, and fix the Please Wait dialog thinger. Havent uploaded it yet, since I'm fixin a couple other things first. Thanks for the help!
CerebroJD
Comment #18 Thursday, June 24, 2004 8:54 PM
How should I fix this More Programs menu issue?
Brian Smith
Comment #19 Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:44 PM
I never comment on skins although I love thme and use them all the time but.... this time I will.
No title bar-aah finally someone got it right. This is great.
I ask you if you could include a few more color options as the blue is a little hard on the eyes at times but.....this is a GREAT skin!!! my favorite
CerebroJD
Comment #20 Thursday, June 24, 2004 10:49 PM
You can force the custom colouring in WB config. That will let you change it to whatever colour you want.

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