Show some love to UGN

Posted by: §intå×

Show some love to UGN - 08/08/04 06:09 PM

Well we have all learned a thing or 2 in here. So why not give something back. I am starting a skining team. First thing I would like to skin is Winamp. This idea has Gizmo's stamp of approval. If skining gets bigenough he is willing to open a skins section on the site.

The idea is to showcase some of UGN's talent. Kind of get our name out there. If you are intrested post here.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/08/04 07:51 PM

Generally, skin wise, we need GFX engeneers and "idea people".

The GFX engeneers will be responsible for building the seperate elements of the skin's.

The "Idea Guys" will be responsible for sketch pad design's of what the skins will, rather should, look like.

We will also need people to draw up instructions and piece together differant skin's.

So far some quick software which accepts skinning:
WinAmp Classic
WinAMP 2
KaZaA
Trillian
Weather Watcher (although not showing HOW to make skin's it is still worth a look though).

Any others? Post here...
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/08/04 08:37 PM

Well Windows media player is skinable but I am not sure if you can make your own. Mozilla is skinable as is fire fox.

For Winamp 5 there is some XML knowlage needed also.
Posted by: Red Mage

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/08/04 10:38 PM

It would be nice if there were more skins for FireFox, the ones they have now are all the same.. Kazaa needs some new ones 2. You should take that logo/banner thing at the top of the screen (Underground news/bottle thing) and make it into a winamp skin
Posted by: Jaspel

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 01:01 AM

what about windowblinds? :p
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 01:09 AM

Lol; true...
Posted by: IceMyst

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 07:59 AM

yahoo used to be skinable well the older versions still are but the newest one isnt. but if some one could get very easy to understand directions on how to make skins for winamp i will make a whole bunch. i used to have a shit load for yahoo...
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 10:01 AM

Well near as I can tell ther are 2 types of skins you can make.

http://www.winamp.com/nsdn/winamp/skinning/classic/
http://winamp.com/nsdn/winamp/skinning/mode...s/Skinning%20Tutorial.pdf

What this amonts to is 1 you can make withot transparencys and without changing winamps shape.(classic)

The other you can do all kinds of cool stuff for but it is much more complicated.

The links are the instructions for both.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 11:12 AM

I don't like classic skin's since the new system; classic skins at most times don't wish to resize...
Posted by: Ntd

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 03:43 PM

What about making a skin for the valve client "steam" . Steam for you people who dont know is a program that allows gamers to use valve resources more easly ( and allows them to advertise and sell products , not that i am complaining, just keep it free!) and that will get your name "out there" and plus it is really easy to do!! vist http://www.cstrike-planet.com/steamskins/ for more info.
Posted by: Shinobi

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 03:52 PM

I like a windowblinds skin, A ugn one for that would be PIZIMP hehehe
Posted by: §intå×

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 11:19 PM

Soooo Who waants on the team. All these posts are great but we need a team. IceMyst I will take your post to mean you want in. NTD if you want to make a skin for "steam" and show us we might back it. Never heard of steam though.

Who wants to be part of this team.
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/09/04 11:55 PM

I have no problem joining if you can find a job for me heh; i'm usually off on sideprojects though heh
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/10/04 04:13 AM

Also, PostNuke allows skins as "Theme's". These Theme Engines are Xantia and AutoTheme. AutoTheme is pretty straight forward, simply various calls in the template file to show where data is to be loaded.

Special kudos to those CSS AutoThemes
Posted by: Red Mage

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/11/04 08:29 AM

Someone should make a phpBB theme that looks exactly like the UGN forum
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/11/04 06:50 PM

Lol... The bitch thing is... I have to redo the theme here when we move over to "the new" infopop product as their not working on UBB.Classic any further ...
Posted by: Ghost

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/12/04 03:04 AM

Quote:
Originally posted by Gizmo:
Also, PostNuke allows skins as "Theme's". These Theme Engines are Xantia and AutoTheme. AutoTheme is pretty straight forward, simply various calls in the template file to show where data is to be loaded.

Special kudos to those CSS AutoThemes
I should learn autothemes
Posted by: Gremelin

Re: Show some love to UGN - 08/12/04 03:24 AM

there a big market with themes; their not difficult at all too