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Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LightMan on February 28, 2004, 05:25:21 PM
Been away for quite a while ... anyway here's my new skin :)
This skin was designed for my personal use, trying to combine as a compact look as possible, maintaining all my most important areas immediately accessible, while trying to avoid too much clutter.
I like the "old" look and I needed to have 4 things on screen at all times (weather, quicklaunch with tabs, agenda + tasks and system info), while allowing enough space for 2 other today plugins (GPRS Monitor and VBirthDay).

So, here are some features of this skin :
- very compact Weather section (manual refresh by tapping city name, 2 new graphics for sunset/sundown)
- 1 line quicklaunch, with 3 possible tabs, 2 pages each (possible total of 6 lines of 10 shortcuts each)
- minimizable agenda section, with compact look (displays a maximum of 6 appointments at a time)
- Tapping on the tasks icon will launch the default calendar app. For this you need to map your calendar.lnk to position 11 on the 1st section of the quicklaunch.
- minimizable tasks section, can display a maximum of 3 appointments at a time (use filter 1 to show overdue).
- Tapping on the tasks icon will launch the default task app. For this you need to map your tasks.lnk to position 12 on the 1st section of the quicklaunch.
- new system info area, very compact. By default, it shows battery uptime (per charge) , battery percentage , free program memory , free space for storage 1 and storage 2. When tapped, it shows soft-reset uptime , battery estimate (hours/minutes) , free storage memory (RAM) occupied space for storage 1 and storage 2.

This is the "Basic" version of my skin. When I have time, I'll begin working on a "Pro" version which will feature :
- Timezone section with new clocks
- RSS section (I have several surprises planned for this one)
- Filters menu for Agenda section
- Filters menu for Tasks section

p.s. I also added a config.exe for v0.11 to which I added an icon, so that it can look nice when mapped as a shortcut, instead of displaying that ugly white shortcut box.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LightMan on February 28, 2004, 05:28:29 PM
And here's the zip file :)
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LawofA on February 28, 2004, 05:42:16 PM
Quote from: "LightMan"And here's the zip file :)

I have been waiting on when your skin will be ready. I will be trying this now. Welcome back.

Thanks.

LawofA
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: brewabel on February 28, 2004, 09:06:39 PM
Lightman,

Awesome skin.  Will definately be trying this out.  Even after tomorrow   :D

Thanks again for applying your awesome 'skin' abilities to this program as well as the ppc in general.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: rbg08 on February 28, 2004, 09:12:30 PM
WOW!!!  :shock:   Great job, LightMan! :)  I love how clean and attractive evrything looks.  Can't wait for the Pro version.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: joelw135 on February 28, 2004, 11:34:44 PM
Nice skin, have strange question! How did you add an icon to config file? I have a few programs I would like to do it to.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: ya1950 on February 29, 2004, 01:49:59 AM
LightMan

Nice  :D Boy do I like your skins!

ya1950
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: Yerakon on February 29, 2004, 04:09:51 AM
:cup:

TNX! LightMan!!! Very Nice!! Good Work!
(Grazie! LightMan!!! Veramente Bello!! Buon lavoro!)
Roberto.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LightMan on February 29, 2004, 06:55:03 AM
Quote from: "joelw135"Nice skin, have strange question! How did you add an icon to config file? I have a few programs I would like to do it to.

I used a freeware tool called Resource Hacker ;)

Thanks all for the nice comments. I've been using this skin for quite a while, but do let me know if you run into any bug/issues.

btw, the Wisbar Advance skin you see in the screenshots is nearly finished, I'll post a heads up when I have it available on my WA skin site.
Also, HandyPlus Pro is already underway, although it will take a while to finish :roll:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: today+ on February 29, 2004, 08:09:55 AM
Nice skin Lightman! I especially like how you added Lordtwisted's weather icons. Nice touch. When will pro be ready?
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: fdroms on February 29, 2004, 09:00:31 AM
Lightman, Great Skin!!!  I have an ipaq 5550 without a cf card.  Do you have abmp or png that I could use to replace the CF icon and matches the small size of your other system area icons.  The only ones I have that would be appropriate are larger and look "awkward" next to your smaller one.


Thanks!
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LightMan on February 29, 2004, 10:05:52 AM
Quote from: "fdroms"Lightman, Great Skin!!!  I have an ipaq 5550 without a cf card.  Do you have abmp or png that I could use to replace the CF icon and matches the small size of your other system area icons.  The only ones I have that would be appropriate are larger and look "awkward" next to your smaller one.

Well, I can "rename" the CF icon to IF (Ipaq FileStore) for instance. Then, you could add filestore as your 2nd storage (in the config panel) and have its info there as well. Would that do it?

@today+ :
yes, LT's icons are awsome, my favorite so far :D As I said, Pro will be ready when its ready. I usually have very little time to skin, so I can't possibly foresee an accurate release date.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: craxim on February 29, 2004, 11:46:25 AM
Lightman great skin, one of my favorites.  I was wondering how, or if,  I could remove the agenda section of the skin.  I do want to keep the tasks and everything else.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: fdroms on February 29, 2004, 05:42:11 PM
An icon with IF would be fine
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LightMan on February 29, 2004, 05:50:01 PM
Quote from: "fdroms"An icon with IF would be fine

Here you go. I named it FS (FileStore). It looks better than "IF" which sounds more like a programming command :D
btw, I kept the filename compactflash.png, so that you only have to copy it into the Images\HandyPlus dir and you'll be set ;)

@craxim :
Here you go, I removed the agenda section. Let me know if it's working ok for you :roll:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: craxim on February 29, 2004, 06:19:28 PM
Worked great Lightman thanks for effort.  If I wanted to increase the Task area can I do that with the no agenda file?  Went to you webpage earlier great stuff!!!
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: fdroms on February 29, 2004, 06:23:06 PM
Thanks Lightman
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: freckles on February 29, 2004, 07:20:37 PM
wow!! thanks so much for this skin!!

i've only just installed tp+ after being intimidated by the looks of it for several weeks - i was about to begin cutting and pasting my way into a custom skin, but HandyPlus suits my needs best.

here's my question regarding this skin -- i've got an ipaq 1945 with only an sd slot so i decided to (butcher the beautiful code :cry: ) try replacing that little section with a few icons/shortcuts would be very useful to me, namely backlight setting, today screen settings, and tp+ config.

(it's pretty obvious that i have no clue what i am doing...)
when i first tried to change the area with those 3 buttons, only half of the icons were visible, but when pressing on any of them the other half would then be visible:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: freckles on February 29, 2004, 07:29:55 PM
besides adjusting the button width of region 19 and shifting the other icons/text/meters over by a few pixels, this is the code i added to the bottom.
Quote//=====================================================
// TOP BAR REGION 20, PAGE 1 : SYSTEM SHORTCUTS
//=====================================================
region,20,1,-1
   defregion,20,189,0,50,19,1
   offset,offset_-1,offset_-1
   imagebutton,189,1,backlight.png,t,,0,%apps-3-11,
   imagebutton,206,1,today.png,t,,0,%apps-3-12,
   imagebutton,223,1,today+.png,t,,0,%apps-3-13,
offsetadd,0,19
endregion,20,1
//============= END SYSTEM SHORTCUTS =============\\
i know i must've done this all wrong -- please help...
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: JS on April 29, 2004, 08:13:35 PM
Hey Lightman -

Very nice skin!

A couple of questions/problems:

1)  I tried your suggestion for my tasks/appt links, but cannot seem to get PI to open up when I tap on the icons in the agenda section.  Other programs open instead.

2)  How (if possible) might I change "Tomorrow" to show tomorrow's date instead of the text?  In English, the text takes up too much space and it would work fine to show the date instead - i.e. Apr 30.

3)  Which line should I change to move the due date text over that is immediately to the right of the check box in the TASKS section?  I have several tasks that show double digit numbers for due dates next to the checkbox and they are touching the right edge - I'd like to move that line to the right just a bit.

I've made a few minor modifications for English with the times (12-hour) and such, and added an updated time line under the todays weather info section - works great.

Again, nice job and thanks for the skin  :o
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: gabo on May 01, 2004, 02:38:35 AM
Woah ! Thanks a lot for your work !
I discovered  today+ 3 hours ago and finally, i manage to make it work and now, with your skin, i think it's perfect!

Exept for one thing :
I'd like the number of viewed agenda entries and tasks being changeable.

For me, i'd prefer seeing 6 tasks and 3 agenda entries ... :)

Anyway, i can't wait for your next release !
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: LightMan on May 01, 2004, 08:25:11 AM
Quote from: "gabo"Woah ! Thanks a lot for your work !
I discovered  today+ 3 hours ago and finally, i manage to make it work and now, with your skin, i think it's perfect!

Exept for one thing :
I'd like the number of viewed agenda entries and tasks being changeable.

For me, i'd prefer seeing 6 tasks and 3 agenda entries ... :)

Anyway, i can't wait for your next release !

Thanks :)

This release here is quite old already. I've been posting all updates to this skin over at PDACorps forums here (http://www.pdacorps.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2318&PN=1&TPN=34) (mind that the thread is 34 pages long, so you'll have to back-track a little)
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: gabo on May 01, 2004, 11:32:19 AM
Ok thank you !
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: Dima Vodjanitskij on May 07, 2004, 06:46:50 AM
First of all - thank you for a great skin!
And here is my question. In your skin there are buttons to switch agenda/tasks to business, personal, other. How can i use them? Now they don't work.
As I have understood, I have to write filters in POOMfilters section of config, but this doesn't work for me. Maybe I am doing this in wrong way.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: Broesel on May 07, 2004, 09:01:47 AM
Take a look at the thread in pdacorps.com:
http://www.pdacorps.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2318&PN=1

There you will find the newest version of the skin and also a description
of the poom-filtering.

Greetings Broesel
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: ebeyonder on May 08, 2004, 02:38:44 PM
Great skin!
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: jhollin1138 on May 08, 2004, 08:38:29 PM
Quote from: "ebeyonder"Great skin!
IMO, it is the best one ever made.

Look for LightMan's latest skin, HandyBasic Pro.  See this post over on PDA Corps (http://www.pdacorps.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?PID=16925&FID=15&TID=2584&TPN=7#16925) for a teaser!
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: hkgd5gd on May 11, 2004, 12:54:20 AM
I just say "THANKS"
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: Dima Vodjanitskij on May 20, 2004, 06:20:18 AM
How can I reduce vertical size of this skin? I only need 2-3 pixels.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: grayme on November 01, 2004, 08:59:15 AM
Quote from: "LightMan"
Quote from: "joelw135"Nice skin, have strange question! How did you add an icon to config file? I have a few programs I would like to do it to.

I used a freeware tool called Resource Hacker ;)

Jim, I was sure that I got LightMan's improved config.exe file from here, if so could you please reattach it? :pray:

Thanks
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: uk_skinner on November 01, 2004, 09:28:07 AM
Try

http://www.pdacorps.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?PID=15328&FID=15&TID=2318&TPN=25#15328

:wink:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: grayme on November 01, 2004, 09:40:43 AM
Quote from: "uk_skinner"Try

http://www.pdacorps.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?PID=15328&FID=15&TID=2318&TPN=25#15328

:wink:

Pretend I'm blind, I can't see it!  :oops:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: uk_skinner on November 01, 2004, 09:46:20 AM
My bad, the link to Pdacorps worked, but the download link to LightMan's website is not working.

Sorry, I guess, you have to wait Jim or LightMan..

:oops:  :doh:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: grayme on November 01, 2004, 09:53:35 AM
Lol, I thought it was me!

Thanks anyway.  :approve:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: jhollin1138 on November 01, 2004, 11:28:59 AM
Quote from: "grayme"Jim, I was sure that I got LightMan's improved config.exe file from here, if so could you please reattach it? :pray:
I reattached LightMan's files, so go back to here (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=8897#8897) and see.

CharlyV created a similar thing in this thread (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1460).  I looked and couldn't find the correct attachment here at work.  I might have a copy of the actually file on my home PC.  I try and look for it when I get home this evening.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: grayme on November 01, 2004, 12:13:12 PM
Jim thanks, I can see a config.exe in the skin download, so that should be it.  :approve:
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: ya1950 on November 01, 2004, 12:14:29 PM
Jim


I believe this is CharlyV's config exe. I hope it's ok with him to post it here. If there is a problem just delete the file
Title: RSS feeds to handyplus
Post by: roritodayplus on January 25, 2006, 08:03:51 PM
Can it be possible to mix two different skins like BREEZE and HANDYPLUS to improve HANDYPLUS and include an RSS switchable part?

Like the one in BREEZE 1.0?

I dont know if already exists?

Can I try to doit without hurting anybodys rights?

THANKS
Title: Re: RSS feeds to handyplus
Post by: jhollin1138 on January 25, 2006, 10:15:18 PM
Quote from: "roritodayplus"Can it be possible to mix two different skins like BREEZE and HANDYPLUS to improve HANDYPLUS and include an RSS switchable part?

Like the one in BREEZE 1.0?
Sure it is possible, it might take some work.

Quote from: "roritodayplus"I dont know if already exists?
I was once working on it, along time ago.  I don't even have it any longer.

Quote from: "roritodayplus"Can I try to doit without hurting anybodys rights?
I don't think Lightman would mind.  If you plain on releasing it, just make sure to give credit were credit is do.
Title: [SKIN] HandyPlus Basic 0.11
Post by: neokn on March 09, 2006, 03:04:31 AM
Hi,

Firstly, thank you.
Secondly, I runs the skin on my new 02 Atom but I realised that there's 2 icon displaying the storage media status - SD and CF. My question is which one is the correct one?