Average Rating: 9
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Updated Jul 01, 2004 by Pixtudio

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The Headmaster
Comment #21 Monday, March 15, 2004 4:16 PM
As The world already knows that Alexandrie is the best skinner out there. I just won't say Alexandrie is the best of Pixtudio team because all the guys are great. The Skins Factory always start with rip-off Sh.... I can post a millions links of the complainning.

Alexandrie is best best.
Comment #22 Monday, March 15, 2004 6:54 PM
I don't see the similarity between this and bionic dot. Looks pretty original to me.

I don't think anyone would consider this and bionic dot to be that similar.
Comment #23 Monday, March 15, 2004 7:17 PM
Another classic Alexandrie, you did a great job!
Comment #24 Monday, March 15, 2004 8:09 PM
Since you've been making it clear from before the contest even kicked off that maybe, if you could find the time, you would do a WB from another in-progress project, I think we're all quite clear that TSF will be submitting only one WB entry.
Comment #25 Monday, March 15, 2004 9:07 PM
How bout a compact start menu option?? I'm lovin this!
StillWater Skins
Comment #26 Monday, March 15, 2004 10:14 PM
To be fair, I have to say that I agree with TSF that this skin is more similar to Bionic Dot than Dream. It shares that characteristic white-'bubble'-title-thing with Dream, but little more.

Though it shares a few things with Bionic dot: the thin sides, thick top&bottom, similar lighting styles at the top, and similar texturing on the bottom (also weighing to the left side). So I think it's unfair to TSF to deny any similarities.

HOWEVER, I think that's all they are: similarities. I'd say that a very large proportion of the skins submitted here (or anywhere else) have similarities with some other skins out there. There are only so many shapes, so many lighting effects, so many button styles, that can be done, and no skin will be 100% totally fresh and new in every respect, stylistically speaking.

I don't think that Alexandrie, or any skinner, deserves this big fuss that's been made, and I don't believe that TSF should have allowed himself to be drawn into making such a big fuss about it.
Comment #27 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 1:02 AM
I agree with StillWater Skins' comments entirely... well put.
Comment #28 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:59 AM
Nice we have another GUI Olympics drama now (NOT!). Very nice for the community also(NOT!). I can imagine some site owners and a well known bunch from another site sharpening their knifes already. TSF, You have done Yourself AND the community no favour by doing this in public instead of mailing Johanne first. But I remember You attacking her on that wmp skin also. Personal issues perhaps ? Don't know...
Comment #29 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 5:04 AM
I think The Skins Factory want to flatter themself, Pixtudios work is and always have been original, at least to me
Comment #30 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 6:27 AM
I'm a bit desapointed to read what's going on over here ...

Apart of that , i like the skin, rounded, and for my point of view, some parts would be better if rounded also Johane : the MenuBackground.bmp, with a rounded item to go with , same for StartMenuGrouback.bmp and items for Start Panel + Bar Items Toolbar like + a dialog bitmap for those who have the option checked ... (Thinks that's all LLLLLLLLLOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLL)
Comment #31 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 8:36 AM
There are similarities, but enough differences to make them both individual. I expect that people will use which ever one they prefer. I think the titlebar of Alexandrie's skin has more texture besides the reflections, whereas the TSF skin uses a 'nested' inner contrasting border as part of the frame. The bubble in the tilebar (which is the only thing I was refering to im my original post) does look similar to the 'Dream' skin, but not in it's shape, which is rounder, rather than the more 'angular' bubble in that skin. I like them all!

The thing is TSF, someone posts something that looks like what you are doing, and you don't like it. Alexandrie wasn't to know that you were doing a WB version of Bionic Dot was she? And your language suggests that you think she might have stolen the idea ("Fitting name for this skin..."), after which you mention that "This is clearly not a rip". ?? Again, it seems you have a talent for putting people's backs up.

Then you say "and hell if i'm going to be called a "copycat" by anyone because of this skin because it was supposedly out first" - well, if you were posting a Bionic Dot WB skin to match your own WMP skin, then people won't be saying you copied Alexandrie's skin will they, as you have based it on your own design!

If you look at most of the recent Pixtudio designs, they regularly use reflections, like in this skin. I hope that if ever I use a 20pix rounded corner, reflections, and a set of colours that someone else has used, you won't hold it against me!

Let your Bionic Dot WB skin stand against the other skins in the competition - including Alexandrie's! If it's as good as the WMP skin, people will love it!
Comment #32 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:05 PM
I like this skin, so there! Would love to see maybe a mauve or plum color. bTW, I'm cheering for all the teams. Good work evey one.
Comment #33 Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:34 PM
Oppsie! Sorry, I didn't see the red skin.

Could ya please add purple? Thanx.
Comment #34 Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:24 PM
Peach & red. Very clean elegant skins.
Comment #35 Sunday, March 14, 2004 6:23 PM

And I love purple, so a purple variation would be nice.
Comment #36 Sunday, March 14, 2004 5:56 PM
This one's another winner!!! If you're still lookin for another color to add, well I'd like to see maybe an Orange.
Comment #37 Sunday, March 14, 2004 5:24 PM
wow! Great job. This is definitely a winner!
Comment #38 Sunday, March 14, 2004 5:05 PM
Very nice!

Lots of good stuff here!
Comment #39 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 2:02 PM
That's the spirit SpicyGirl!
Comment #40 Tuesday, March 16, 2004 4:04 PM
Quality skin..Thank You !~!

You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself !~!

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