[vlc-devel] Vote for the VLC 1.0.0 default skin

jpd at videolan.org jpd at videolan.org
Thu Jun 18 09:47:38 CEST 2009

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 02:00:19AM +0200, Jean-Baptiste Kempf wrote:
> In order to choose a new default skin for the skins2 interface,
> and ship it with the upcoming VLC 1.0.0, we would like your opinion.
> The skins can be tested and you can vote on:
> http://www.videolan.org/vlc/contest/

Without testing but from looking at the set for a minute or two I think
I'll take subX on the grounds that a default skin should look spiffy but
present nothing fancy so that the least amount of people gets confused.
SIMPly is perhaps a bit too minimalistic for a default but with a bit of
pixel tinkering could be fairly nice nonetheless.

Failing that, I dislike the brown in dark pepper (if that's really
transparant it's not an issue) and the layout needs a little work
but it does show promise.

I like a layout of |< << |> >> >| better than |> [] <<>> |<>| especially
because in the latter the back-and-forth buttons' layout is inconsistent
with the playlist navigation buttons (<<=>> vs. <<>> and |<>|) and also
because it deviates from what you usually see nowadays (ICBW here).

Here one could venture  << |\ ++ >>
to do something like :  |< |/ ++ >|

(You need to use a fixed-width font and to not reflow messages
for the above to be intelligible.)

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