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Support and General Use => Theming and Appearance Customization => Topic started by: countach on March 21, 2009, 07:49:26 PM

Title: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on March 21, 2009, 07:49:26 PM
Hi.

This is my second theme.

- Big fonts to easy reading while driving.
- Uses large AlbumArt. (Up to 200 px)
- Retro LCD WPS icons.
- Line by line documented sources.
- BitBucket.org's Mercurial Repository available.
 - This RockBox theme maker ;D driving an S2000 in the backdrop screen (Easy interchangeable...)



Snapshots:

(http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/pub/Main/WpsIpod5g/DriveBox-320x240-wps-1.png) (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/pub/Main/WpsIpod5g/DriveBox-320x240-wps-2.png) (http://www.rockbox.org/twiki/pub/Main/WpsIpod5g/DriveBox-320x240-menu-1.png)

Enjoy!

UPDATE: V1.1 (Dec 20, 2010)


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Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: soap on March 21, 2009, 08:01:36 PM
Very nice theme, clearly licensed, only thing I ask is that we open a discussion on where you put all those so-nice-explicitly-making-text-files-for-every-aspect text files in the .zip package.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on March 21, 2009, 08:14:06 PM
Thanks soap!



About the text files thing you say, sorry if I don't understand your advice, (I'm not english):

Is there something I have to change in my package? Is there some new rules about the packaging?

I'll fix whatever if so!  :D
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: soap on March 21, 2009, 08:40:56 PM
I wasn't trying to tell you to do anything.
I just wanted to discuss your placement of those text files.
It seems to me that if everyone placed similar text files in the root directory like you did that quickly a user's root directory would become a cluttered mess.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on March 21, 2009, 08:44:28 PM
I agree with you.

What directory should be used?

'themes/' maybe?
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: Chronon on March 21, 2009, 10:01:05 PM
Nice theme.   :)

It looks like the wrong font is listed in the DriveBox-FONTS.txt, by the way.

One thing I was thinking is that placing the text files in /.rockbox/wps/DriveBox/ would keep things a bit more tightly confined and therefore easier to remove.  It buries the license stuff a bit deeper, but you could always mention their location in the comment block of the theme file.  On the other hand, it seems more logical to keep them in the /.rockbox/themes/ folder because they don't only pertain to DriveBox.wps.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on March 22, 2009, 04:51:09 AM
Fixed!

· Fixed font reference in file.

· A reference of the license files location is placed in the wps header.

· Verbose comments even more.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: BdN3504 on March 22, 2009, 07:09:22 AM
Nice theme indeed! i didn't know the volume display could be used to display an extra image for 0dB, very nice. As you only use 11 viewports, would you mind considering to use conditional viewports to display the info on the whole screen when no AA is present?
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: giles on March 31, 2009, 09:13:22 AM
Superb theme, thanks very much. Is it possible to show play count in there, when on-hold maybe? I've seen  it on other themes.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on April 05, 2009, 05:16:04 AM
Thanks for the feedback!

I will make all this suggestions soon.

BTW, I've set up a Mercurial Repository hosted in BitBucket.org (http://bitbucket.org/countach/drivebox-rockbox-theme/). It's very cool to have it there, as all docs and sources al available in a proper way.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: soap on April 05, 2009, 08:04:38 AM
What is the persistence of bitbucket files?
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on April 05, 2009, 08:24:26 AM
As far as I know, there is no limit, as bitbucket is not a rapidshare-alike thing, but a very geneorus (sic) hosting to programming projects managed with Mercurial.

Mercurial is a SVN, GIT, CVS... alternative. It works pretty well and I am using it to some php projects, too.

Firefox itsefs is managed using Mercurial, (but not hosted in bitbucket).

So, I think the only risk of that account being terminated would be the shutdown of the site.

PD: There is a Windows shell extension to manage HG repositories (HG = Mercurial). It is TortoiseHG and it's hosted in bitbucket, too.
http://bitbucket.org/tortoisehg/stable/wiki/Home
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: fallenturtle on October 24, 2010, 04:59:16 PM
Hi. I hope you don't mind, but I was going to modify and use some of your graphics in a theme I'm working on (mostly the volume and battery images). I was curious though, I want to match a few new images to those images and I wonder how you went about adding the LCD's vertical lines to the graphics. Is it just a pattern overlay in Photoshop?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on October 25, 2010, 04:15:12 AM
Of course I don't mind.
Here you have all PSD files used in the theme:
http://bitbucket.org/countach/drivebox-rockbox-theme/src/abc42cb7ea27/_wrk/
See how its the pattern done by yourself.  :)

Title: Re: Theme: DriveBox. (200px AlbumArt, Big Fonts) [iPod 320x240]
Post by: countach on December 20, 2010, 12:48:29 PM
UPDATE: V1.1 (Dec 20, 2010)


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