How Showtime could expand visually

Added by Girish Patel almost 10 years ago

While researching for a new design I came across Mede8er. It has some similar visuals to Showtime. Look familiar???

Now the one below is the layout I like. The Showtime block view could be shortened so information could be placed in the area below. So basically merging the fileview with the block view.

Anybody else like the layout?


Replies (8)

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Raiden LT almost 10 years ago

I like the second picture.
But i think the way how a new UI is implemented should allow to create new themes easily by designers.

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Ploggy .. almost 10 years ago

Would it be possible to make the ui so skins for XBMC could be easily ported over.

something like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMWv-yewA5k&feature=related

or maybe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axx8U5vYFQw&feature=related (this in particular I would love to see on showtime)
I think this skin would make a brilliant emuloader for the PS3 too.

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by noobie best almost 10 years ago

yeah those looks really good but is there anyone actually working on them?

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Andreas Smas almost 10 years ago

I doubt it would be such a good idea to add XBMC theme support to Showtime.
It's probably a LOT of work (much more than actually rewriting the themes themselves)

I have some ideas for how to get some traction on Showtime's UI.

I'll try to outline that in a post of its own quite soon

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Andreas Öman wrote:

I have some ideas for how to get some traction on Showtime's UI.

I'll try to outline that in a post of its own quite soon

Andreas, any movement on some ideas?
Thanks in advance :-)

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Girish Patel over 9 years ago

Hi, I'm just seeing if anything has been thought about regarding this please?

My personal opinion is that this is the last major update for Showtime. It would be great if this got started. I would have been happy with the simple video covers but it does not work over the network. What options are there?

Thanks :)

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Andreas Smas over 9 years ago

Hi

Actually got a lot of news here.
There is a mockup of an entire new UI theme here: (designed by opium)

http://imgur.com/a/cZpIo#0

Looks very promising I must say.

If you want to discuss more about this, please join #showtime on efnet IRC.

RE: How Showtime could expand visually - Added by Ajith Thampi over 9 years ago

love the layout... just hope bits and pieces of this design start making into show time builds.

Maybe adding some tron like lights around the UI would make things more catchy.

Can't wait to see a working ui build.

Also if there was only a way to start showtime automatically when the ps3 starts. :-)

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