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Colour Column .FOO. by chiwou Colour Column .FOO. by chiwou
couldn't sleep so I worked on my foobar2k config.

it's far from finished and still has some bugs, especially with the zero0 colour config etc.

It's a simple columns ui config with a
  • Playlist switcher
  • Playlist view
with the columns
  • Album/Album Artist/Genre/Year
  • Title
  • Rating (blue=5 green=4 orange=3 etc.)
  • Artist
  • Time
  • Replaygain Track/Album (Present/Missing)

Really need some input, what about the colours and the layout?
Still don't like the rating column (but I don't want to use this stupid star rating)

Okay take care Bye Bye

PS: yeah yeah I switched to Arch but still have Windows on my main PC, it's not like there will be a Photoshop/Illustrator for Linux in... well ever ;)
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4nt1p0p Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I dont really like the colors of the rating system. Not sure if its the best UX practice at all, stars might be overused, but its hard to get use to something like this. I would still prefer other way to manage rating system. Maybe typographic (Awesome=5, Great=4 etc. with mono colors) or just use other symbol then star f.e just some dots or so.

The combination of rusty orange and grey works great together, I am using same combination just now as my VS. Dont even think about changing it, this would lost part of its originality.
I am sure you will work more on that currently flat look when you get more into styling background elements aswell.
Somehow, the font doesnt seems to work that good when creating lines. Play little more with that vertical spacing etc. so it looks best possible.
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chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Interface Designer
[link]
correct link
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chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Interface Designer
what about this [link] I hope you can see the different shades in title texts that represents different ratings
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chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Interface Designer
Like the idea with the text (awesome, great ...) or maybe I can colour the text it darker when the track gets a lower rating.

About the font, I really like the monospace font and if I increase the vertical padding it looks really bad ;)
In foobar I can't change the background, you can't add an image.

thanks and take care
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4nt1p0p Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
looks cooler now, keep working on it. I am sure you will find the solution.
If adding higher value on vert. spacing mess it up, maybe you can look for some monospace font/typeface alternatives.
I forgot to add something into the layout. Somehow I still miss basic controls, at least for pause/play, next, prev, progress bar and volume. I myself use keyboard shortcuts anyway, but just for the case you know.. :)
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DJwaski Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Visual aspect is very important. The font and colours are not really the best. Improve it please :)
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chiwou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012   Interface Designer
Thanks that was really helpful
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