I’m a newer OSMC user but a very long time user of XBMP in that i was using XBMP on my original modded XBOX back in the days and am amazed at where it has gone since then!
So I’m now back into the Raspberry Pi3 and OSMC worlds and am building several setups for older relatives. With that in mind, I also decided it was time for me to get back into the GUI/UI/Skinning world and have noticed a need for a possible update skin for OSMC based on the OSMC skin. My main issues with this default skin was the blue transparency on a custom background and limited views when in videos, tv shows and movies. mainly, no view that shows the plot when selected.
With that in mind, what are some things you want to see in a skin? What are things you hate in skins that authors do?
Here is my project/skin goal list/criteria:
Early builds of skin will be purely based on the latest OSMC skin over at https://github.com/osmc/skin.osmc
Skin will be a ‘night’ type of theme initially and optimized for night viewing. i may try to work with themes to build a light and dark theme
Views for movies, tv shows, music, pictures, generic videos. My goal is to have more views than you need.
Futuristic UI look without being over the top. Minimal graphics and transparency; must run good on a Pi 3 is my baseline hardware i’ll be testing on.
If i can accomplish all of the above, i’d like to look at possibly making a way to build one’s own skin via a custom script, etc.
Thanks and I’ll post any skin updates to this topic.