Which skin should be the default?

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Which built-in skin do you like?

Aluminum
9
10%
AthenX
4
5%
Dream
12
14%
Nexos
0
No votes
Nexos2
0
No votes
Nexos3
2
2%
Nexos4
1
1%
Nexos5
0
No votes
Nexos6
0
No votes
Monai XP
1
1%
Office Adaptive
6
7%
Office C
0
No votes
Office XP
8
9%
Roma
1
1%
SentimoX
1
1%
Stripes
0
No votes
Tristan
1
1%
Whidbey
0
No votes
Windows Traditional
15
17%
Xito
18
20%
Zezio
0
No votes
None of the Above
9
10%
 
Total votes: 88

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Which skin should be the default?

Post by Anderson » Sun Aug 13, 2006 2:51 pm

Which built-in skin do you like?

Sorry Anderson, I made an addition--Sara

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Post by frosty1433 » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:33 pm

I like the good ol' Windows Traditional. :P

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Post by MysteryFCM » Sun Aug 13, 2006 3:57 pm

AthenX gets my vote .....

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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by Dreamer » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:23 pm

Some skins don't have active tab highlighted enough, also very nice Tristan.

Xito is nice, suitable as default.

But I vote for Dream - and not because of my nick. ;)

However, I miss dark skins, why no default dark skin? Black background, silver buttons. Also something similar to "about AB" logo, it's beautiful.
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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by josephrot » Sun Aug 13, 2006 4:24 pm

I like as a Default for any application, Windows Traditional.

But I can see that it might be nice to "show off" another overall nice skin as a default, so as to show new and established users what AB 11 can look like.

Hard decision ! :D

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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by HarryP » Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:15 pm

My default skin isn't in the selection!

I use a blue skin.

But a second default could be "Windows Traditional"


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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by Sara » Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:20 pm

I'm still using Hornakapopolis' Yahoo! skin with real system buttons and the Yahoo! icons replaced with Avant icons.

How about a default skin that doesn't have the black system buttons?

Sara :)

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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by HarryP » Sun Aug 13, 2006 6:23 pm

Sara wrote: How about a default skin that doesn't have the black system buttons?
That's a very good suggestion, Sara! :P :)


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Post by crom » Sun Aug 13, 2006 8:28 pm

Xito got my vote
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Post by Sergei » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:10 pm

I'm for Xito too. It's not the skin I use most, but I think it has the best balance between being attractive, having no niggling faults, and not being startling for a new user.

As a second choice, I think the most new-user-friendly is probably Office Adaptive.
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Post by bigC » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:44 pm

Sergei wrote:I think it has the best balance between being attractive, having no niggling faults, and not being startling for a new user.
I put down xito too, I agree.

But why have we switched to these firefox icons?

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Post by ADukes » Sun Aug 13, 2006 10:53 pm

Office XP gets my vote, but I use a user created (don't remember the name) one I change a little bit.

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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by bigC » Sun Aug 13, 2006 11:14 pm

I made the original of that one ^ Crystalsvg

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Post by Sergei » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:06 am

Oh please not Windows Traditional! It's utterly flat and dull; looks like Windows 95.
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Post by frosty1433 » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:07 am

Why not allow user to select a skin on first startup, and if skipped or canceled it uses what ever default one you decided to use?

Also, it can show a small part of a screenshot as a preview like on first startup for Dev-C++.

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Post by Sergei » Mon Aug 14, 2006 1:25 am

Because there's already a succession of choices to make on first install, another would start to get frustrating.
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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by mutterer » Mon Aug 14, 2006 10:31 am

BlueHayze2 or Noia Warm, won't use anything else.

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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by Dreamer » Wed Aug 16, 2006 11:44 pm

Windows Traditional (24%) looks really 'old'.

Xito (10%) would be the best for default skin - it looks neutral, very nice and not so old as "Windows Traditional". Dream (16%) is almost the same as Xito, but it's more colorful, so I'd choose Xito as default, even if I have voted for Dream.

BTW Since Xito and Dream are almost the same, it's more than Windows Traditional - 10+16=26%. ;)
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Re: Which skin should be the default?

Post by Tekk » Thu Aug 17, 2006 4:48 pm

No matter which skin is default, I would hope it's one that wouldn't be too bright or too dark on my eyes. Some of the colored texts also make me feel like I'm going blind or seeing double after several hours of uninterrupted reading. White is too much for my CRT screen (Nexos0-6) because of shadows that I never noticed on my LCD screens which I don't have anymore, and the silvers tend to play tricks with the depth of field with the bright and dark shading to the top and bottom of UI bars, ( for instance Tristan). I don't notice any of the selections above having black with neon text. Ever tried to read a blog with lime green text on black background?

I like Hornakapopolis' pre-Avant 10 skins like Longhorn, and Explorer XP(Gray), but with the colored raised 2 dimensional buttons on the Windows functions like 'Cascade Windows', 'Maximize Window', 'Restore Window', and 'Previous' 'Next'. I hope he makes those available again for the Avant 11 skin developers, as he did when Avant 10 builds introduced the black buttons. The only thing I didn't like about the black window-functions buttons is they have thin lines, no color, and just appear plain when the toolbar buttons have depth and color. The raised color ones have a brighter technical appearance I like better.

For a temporary default skin, the Windows Traditional with the grey/blue-grey color and gray menus, bookmarks and File, Edit, are easier on a CRT screen than white, and also a nice balance between light and dark on my eyes. That's what I voted for. I will get used to living with the standard windows-function 'Hide' and 'Close All Windows' buttons for a temporary default skin. I hope someone will develop the old Avant colored ones soon. Is http://getskinned.org/ going to host future skins for Avant 11 as well?

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Post by RakuPL » Thu Aug 17, 2006 5:10 pm

Xito is the best in my opinion :)
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