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O.P. [Release] Metro 1.01.3
Releasing my next skin, Metro.

It incorporates many hints from Microsoft's own Metro schemes, like the one found on its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system. It currently comes with three colours -- Blue, Grey, and Black -- and the contact list allows for full colorization. It's minimal and simplistic, which is great on small or low-contrast screens, yet at the same time offers a multitude of options to choose from. Just remember: try winning some coffee!

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It's probably by far the most time I spent working on a skin (particularly how annoying it is to skin WLM 2011)...I even redid the contact list 4 times from scratch... but I have to say, I really like it myself, and some of my friends requested for it while I was working on it during class.

Some features include:
  • a variety of PSM locations to choose from
  • pick from 3 standard colours, or choose your own
  • compact and simple-perfect for netbooks
  • NEW: conversation taskbar can be hidden--via the gripper or the button
  • NEW: change the font of Messenger (not stupid looking ones, but sexy fonts)
  • a chance to win 'free coffee'



This isn't the final version yet, so stay tuned.

Download it at: http://www.msgplus.net/Downloads/Download-Details/DocumentID/13203/





<Preview post>

Anyways, it's in a usable state now, but it's missing a proper option panel, and some 'features' break when things are sized properly. One feature I would like to mention is the SuperButton, which merges all the buttons and icons into one compact menu. Everything works now, and the SuperButton has been removed because I found a better way :).

Customization of some things will be quite exhaustive for some things, but yet limited in others to maintain the aesthetic appeal. Scenes, for instance, I have (tentatively) hid altogether, as those are actually quite annoying to skin around. EDIT: Scenes can be turned on or off.

I'll be posting screenshots as time goes on, depending how much time I have to skin, seeing I should be study for exams right now :)

Constructive feedback is requested!

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*feature incomplete, design not complete.

This post was edited on 05-26-2011 at 01:13 PM by Nagamasa.
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04-03-2011 03:40 AM
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RE: [Preview] Metro
Nice, I like it!


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nice start. looking forward to seeing where this is going.
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I really like it!!!! Finally a skin i might be using! :) keep it up, it's awesoem!
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I really like it!!!! Finally a skin i might be using! :) keep it up, it's awesome!
Agreed!
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O.P. RE: [Preview] Metro
Oh btw, most of it is complete. Just doing some finishing options for the skin itself, and of course the option panel is missing still.
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Hey!

The only thing I am not fond of is the outlining of the tabs... Not sure if this has been changed since the second version I downloaded or not.
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One of the most usable themes I've seen, this and SWITCH are my favourites :)
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god, yes. finally a MINIMAL skin
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Great skin, but how can i download it? not finding a link anywhere.
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