Skins

There are a lot of comments related design, look and feel, window size and so on. Yes, this is important. Via proper design one can express his mood and his view on the reality. :)

The problem is that I’m not a designer – not even near to it. :)

So, designers! I’m inviting you!

In the latest version you can find a folder “Skins” inside the application folder.

A skin is just an xml file called “skin.rsn” inside skin folder and images around it. Very simple. Structure of XML is also very simple, you can play with it. One note is – the color code is like this “A,R,G,B”, where A is alpha (means transparency), R,G,B is a color.

And you can press F5 when you change the XML, so it will apply the changed skin. A skin can be choosen in options on page “Advanced”.

You can edit this XML file with this free tool: Free Microsoft XML Editor.

I know few people will like to create profesionally looking skins just for free. So, if you want to create very nice looking skins and want to sell it here please let me know I will think how we can do that.

Let’s start to create nice and beautiful skins! 😉

Click here to see Full List of Skins.

If you want your skins to be published, please send me a mail with following information:

1. Skin Name – short name of the skin

2. Description – a discription for your skin, preferably 2-5 sentences.

3. URL to small image for skin preview (size 150×100)

4. URL to full size preview image

5. URL where to download the skin file (should be ZIP archived file only)  

You can use http://tinypic.com/ to store images and http://www.box.net/ to store your skin archive for downloading.

If you wand to sell your skins, then you need to do following steps:

1. Create seller account here: http://www.plimus.com/

2. Create the product for selling (the skin) and tell me the name of this product.

Send me following info:

3. Skin Name – short name of the skin

4. Description – a discription for your skin, preferably 2-5 sentences.

5. URL to small image for skin preview (size 150?100)

6. URL to full size preview image

7. ZIP file with the skin for testing.

152 thoughts on “Skins

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  2. 1.8.847 now has two-states “Always on top” button. Base names for pictures are “OnTop” and “OnTop-2”. Enjoy! 😉

  3. admin :
    1.8.847 now has two-states “Always on top” button. Base names for pictures are “OnTop” and “OnTop-2?. Enjoy!

    that sounds good to me :)

  4. For few days, I will make new skin with all supported features with new buttons. 😉

  5. LeLeon :
    Leon-retro: Skin made for v 1.8.846.
    Brings a 70’s wallpaper look to your player. Have fun!
    normal: 500?290 / mini: 180?80
    Preview: http://i44.tinypic.com/2cy30aa.jpg
    Download: http://www.box.net/shared/5vebpeu4hy

    The retro skin has a very nice layout in its expanded form. Love the clear white text – very easy to read. Love that the Mute and the Record buttons are placed away from the others for easy quick access. For me there is too much brown, yelloow, and dark colours – perhaps a sky blue background for the station list in the middle.

    In the contracted form, I love the compactness. The animated graphic seems to throw off the balance of the design and I feel is not needed here. Again the brown-yellow combination does not appeal to me like your purple skin really does. Again perhaps another more vibrant color in the middle?

    Thanks again for producing such great skin designs and for doing such a variety and adapting them so readily to the changing skin system.

  6. thx for the comments Dwayne.

    Next skin will have a theme like:
    – 50-60s (a juke or an radio)
    – abstract colorful (mandelbrot, other forms)
    – a flower theme
    – season

    I don?t really know what will happen if i begin.

    @colors of retro: yeah i know the darker skin, but i?m not a fan of mixing too many colors. A brighter yellow (sand) is what i can try as list background. Your blue idea is too much for me. 😉

    @ The animated graphic seems to throw off the balance of the design and I feel is not needed here.
    -> yeah think so too, but it indicates the record state, that?s all it should do.

    i will rework retro and show the result here.

  7. Thanks for your comments LeLeon. I am looking forward to your next creations. BTW LeLeon Purple is still my favorite skin visually.

  8. Following changes comes with build 848:
    1. Specrum Analyzer can be without frame – parameter “Frame”.
    2. Text items could have background color – parameter “BkColor”.
    3. Volume control can be skinned with images – “VolumeThumb.png”, “VolumeThumbHot.png”, “VolumeChannel.png”.

  9. admin :
    Following changes comes with build 848:
    1. Specrum Analyzer can be without frame – parameter “Frame”.
    2. Text items could have background color – parameter “BkColor”.
    3. Volume control can be skinned with images – “VolumeThumb.png”, “VolumeThumbHot.png”, “VolumeChannel.png”.

    Wow – the skin system is becoming very flexible. Already love the Leon-Purple, the BlueDot, the classicMac, and the Neutral. Keep up the great work LeLeon, Vek4Noid, SimplyFree, Victor, etc.

    Radio?Sure is such a great internet radio radio program already that now we can concentrate on the aesthetics.

    Here are some more suggestions from the non-programming sidelines from a dedicated user:

    1. Make Song/Artist when available (ie Audio Book Radio) stand out by using slightly larger, bolder text well spaced from other features. Check how WunderRadio for the IPhone does it here:
    http://www.wunderradio.com/ to see what I mean.

    2. Make R?S!’s tray icon wider and more colorful. Love the red dot when recording but otherwise it gets lost in the tray.

    3. Access to skins is buried a bit. Now that we have such great skins being developed make the skins accessible from the top display.

    Oh yeah and do all this and keep Radio?Sure’s! elegant simplicity and clean design. :)

    Thanks for listening to my suggestions even though you are doing fantasically well already.

    Love the program and rhe skins!

  10. Hi Dwayne! :)

    Thanks a lot for your feedback and your suggestions!

    1. Right. Need to add font size and font type parameters into skins.

    2. Sorry, this is not possible. Icon size cannot be changed in the tray.

    3. Yep, need to think how to do that. For now there is F6 key you can press to switch to the next skin… :)

  11. LeLeon, you are now able to edit your own posts about your beautiful skins!

    Also we can vote for the skins we like!

  12. working on the missing buttons, after actually project is finished.

    I hope worldpress has a manual for me. i don?t know where i can change the content of my posts in admin menu. 😉

    @AlwaysOnTop: A great missed option, but now we have it. Thx!

  13. Finally I got little time to make my first serious skin. Past two skin was experimental. Now I present to You “Smooth Operator” skin for RadioSure. You can download and see it in my gallery in deviantART.com here -> http://vekanoid.deviantart.com/art/Smooth-Operator-v1-0-119513580 or from mirror here: http://www.box.net/shared/rgcpon01ao
    Preview mirror: http://i39.tinypic.com/2mibl0.jpg
    I worked few days and few nights on this one. All parts are manually created and original. So please do not modify without permission.

    Enjoy 😉

  14. respect VEk4NO1D! i see, lot of time?s gone for that. great result.

    and a nice photo show at an grey system theme. 😉
    Can you change the foundnumber position about 20-30 pix more to left. for example at german language it cuts the number of the found stations.

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