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Roadie
halpwr
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎21-09-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

I just created an account, check out these two links. (old versus new). The quality on the screenshot isn't good enough to really see the difference though.

 

http://img831.imageshack.us/img831/4256/spotifynew.png

 

http://img827.imageshack.us/img827/7627/spotifyoriginal.png

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Marco
Posts: 1,658
Registered: ‎26-10-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

Ok looks pretty much the same as mine, guess it's really in the detail then.

I must admit, I don't use Photoshop but a freeware program to change the icons.

 

This light version I've made was kinda tricky because I had to change the sidebar icons from light to dark and vice versa when they are highlighted. There are a lot of them and maybe I didn't put up the time to make it perfect for everyone. Thought it's good enough, but of course if you look closer you might see it's not a pro's work. ;) Also some icons can not be changed because they are web-based (e.g. radio/what's new icon), same like the artist/album/search page.

 

Another thing that might look "blurry" is the font, because I'm using shadows there. I've tried without shadows but it just looked too sharp - simply unnatural.

 

However if you want to perfect the skin you can always have a look at the download folder, there's a description on what I've changed + the changed bitmaps, including every changed icon. Maybe you can make those sharper then! :)

Roadie
halpwr
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎21-09-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

Hmm. I really wish I had a career in graphic design, but unfortunately I build Excel models all day, so that's my specialty. I think maybe the shadows are what did it. Fonts are really important these days, and getting it right is a tough task. Maybe someday Spotify will let us customize these skins, similar to a product like Gmail.

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Ash2k80
Posts: 10
Registered: ‎12-03-2013

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

hi,

 

works this with the Mac-version of spotify as well?

 

where is the resources.zip located on mac?

World Tour
Marco
Posts: 1,658
Registered: ‎26-10-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery


Ash2k80 wrote:

hi,

 

works this with the Mac-version of spotify as well?

 

where is the resources.zip located on mac?


As I've said a couple of times already, I do not own a mac, hence I don't know the location or if you can change it.

But I do know, that you couldn't use my skins for mac since you'd need to change other code lines than windows.

 

Maybe some OSX user will make skins for Mac sometimes, but so far everyone just keeps asking and no one is trying. :P

Songwriter
katsumii
Posts: 113
Registered: ‎02-04-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

Hiya Premify! Awesome skins -- I saw your post somewhere else and followed your link, luckily landing here! ;-P

 

I am with Idanne, who'd said that your dark theme is "too dark," and we just want the regular dark gray theme back.  ;-) Are you working on something, or as you mentioned earlier, it is now impossible?

 

Another question. I've been using a dark-gray theme for my Windows UI since ... years ago (it merges very perfectly with the dark gray Spotify theme). I use Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as well. Is it possible / can you allow the main frame of Spotify to adapt the "Aero" Win7 look? (So I can see my custom Windows skin in place of the "iTunes" gray/brushed-metal look).

 

Ok, great work!! That's all for now :-)

 

kat

Without music, life would B♭
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Aitchy
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎05-03-2013

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery


katsumii wrote:
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Another question. I've been using a dark-gray theme for my Windows UI since ... years ago (it merges very perfectly with the dark gray Spotify theme). I use Windows 7 Professional 64-bit as well. Is it possible / can you allow the main frame of Spotify to adapt the "Aero" Win7 look? (So I can see my custom Windows skin in place of the "iTunes" gray/brushed-metal look).

 

 

kat


Hi kat,

 

Saw something about transparency the other day. Here's a link http://uselesspuzzles.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/fix-windows-snap-to-hotkeys-for-spotify.html

 

Hope it's useful, H.

Songwriter
katsumii
Posts: 113
Registered: ‎02-04-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

Hi Aitchy!

 

Thanks for the link; I checked it out, but it does not... really address my issue. :3 

 

(I'm looking for a skin that adapts the native UI framework element...) But thanks!!

 

kat

Without music, life would B♭
World Tour
Marco
Posts: 1,658
Registered: ‎26-10-2012

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

Hey kat!

Glad you like the skins! To answer your questions:

If I knew how to change the white artist/album pages in the new version, I would of course provide a normal grey version too because that's what most people want. However it is not possible since those elements are web-based. I'm still trying to figure out a way (any help appreciated) but so far sadly to no avail.

 

About the aero design. I know what you mean but that is also not possible.

With this method here I'm just changing some bitmaps and color codes. Adding an aero frame would be altering the actual program - which I'm not sure if it's even legal to post it then, besides the fact that I got no idea how that would work. I'm not a programmer. ;P

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AnRchi
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎21-11-2013

Re: Spotify Skin Gallery

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Dude you freaking rock bro! The spotify team should look into hiring you and add skins to the awsome player they got. Do any of the skins work with the latest version? I have version 0.9.6.72.ge389c074 so i downloaded the versions the skins are for and I keep getting this message even after following the steps addBitmap(MainlistRowExpandBg_upper,<NULL>) fail

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