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Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:11:32 PM
UniSkin 1.0    (http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/more/bigs/c005.gif)

Hi Everyone,

Finally I'm done with my new skin, and would like to share it with all who want it !!   I call it "UniSkin", which is another way of saying "oneskin"..  I came up with this name because I have put most Everything TP has to offer into this skin !!  Much time has gone into this skin, and it has been tested in both v.11 & v.12, and works Great on my device !!  I can only hope that you all get great use and enjoyment from it...  (I know I do !!)

First of all I want to say THANK YOU !!!! (http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/more/bigs/c017.gif)

To: UK_SKINNER - For many hours he has helped me with ideas & troubleshooting..  For his donation of ImageViewer, many .exe files he has created, some new code never before seen, and his willingness to spend his time helping all....  Thanks !!

To: WICHTEL - For allowing me to use a few of his images in my skin, and helping me to "squash" a few bugs along the way !!

To: GEEZER - For allowing me to use his "Great" Zodiac pics, and working with me on skin issues we both had !!

To: EEMOND - For his donation of his PHP Scripts, that many of us now use !!

To: JHOLLIN - For providing this Great Forum, and making all this Fun Possible !!

Also Thanks To: ROTALUS - For the Great Radar.exe........  To: TIMMY - For his contributions and some nice Icon Images
And thanks to Everyone out there who contributes to the Great TodayPlus+ ! ! ! ! !


Ok, Lets get started !!  The next few posts will show screenshots of my skin, with a detailed instruction of its function..  I know there will be many questions, cause my skin is "very busy" and packed with features..  Try it, and then "ask", I am online almost daily !!
The "UniSkin.txt" file and all the associated images will be attached in this first post !!!

IMPORTANT NOTE :  BEFORE INSTALLING ANYTHING "BACKUP YOUR DEVICE"
Although this skin works well in my device without problems, I cannot guarantee the same for everyone else !!

> FOLDER PLACEMENT;
1)  "UniSkin"  =  /Todayplus/Images
2)  "Radar2"  =  /Todayplus/Images
3)  "Traffic"  =  /Todayplus/Images
4)  "Photo"  =  /Todayplus/Images
5)  "Zodiac"  =  /Todayplus/Images
6)  "Apps 8 Uniskin"  =  /Todayplus/Images
7)  "Weather Icons"  =  /Todayplus/Weather Icons  (Place individual icon sets in Weather Icons Folder)

* "UniSkin.txt" skin file is placed in /Todayplus/Skins

> Needed Programs and Misc Files:
1)  "ImageViewer" - Needed for display of Radar & Traffic Images..  Available for download on this forum !!
2)  "IMVclose.exe" - Needed to close the displayed image when leaving sections of the skin..  Available for download on this forum , and stored in the ImageViewer Folder !!
3)  "Radar.exe & Radar.txt" - Needed for image download and updating..  Stored in \my documents folder.. Included with this skin
4)  "IMVwinControl02.exe" - Needed in traffic section to move map to the rear of the display, and show description..  Available for download on this forum, and stored in the ImageViewer Folder !!

The following Posts will show screenshots of my skin, and give detail on use..  There instructions are also packaged with the skin.txt file !   Sorry the quality is not so good on the screenshots..  When converted to .gif file, the quality degraded..  Looks much better on ppc !!

Update #1: 1/17/05 - Fixed Radar Path in Skin !   The Path does still point to "Storage Card2, which is where I have TP stored !  If this is different on your device, the path in the Radar section of the skin must be changed.. Please ask if you need help with this...

Update #2: 1/17/05 - No Longer Needed !!

Update #3: 1/20/05 - UniSkin 1.0.1 - Skin Revision[/color] = Bug Fix on Main page with system "popup bubbles", which would Freeze TP when another button was pressed..  Deleted un-needed code lines throughout skin..  Changed Radar Code Path, from "storage card2" to "program files" !!  PLEASE DOWNLOAD UNISKIN 1.0.1.TXT, IF ORIGINAL WAS DOWNLOADED BEFORE THIS DATE...

(http://www.webdeveloper.com/animations/bnifiles/alert.gif)Update #4: 3/26/05 - Skin file was Deleted by accident during forum crash..  It has been re-attached below, and is the same file as before !  For all that already have it, there is no need to re-download !!  If downloading for the first time, this is needed with the rest of the package !

Get the Goodies Here !!     (http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/smilie/musik/h010.gif)


Get "Uniskin" Images Here >http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/files/uk_skinner/UniSkin_1.0_Images.zip

Get ImageViewer & associated files Here  ! (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1705&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=0)
For Traffic & Movie Theater ID Info, see This Post ! (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1725)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:19:34 PM
>HOME (Main) PAGE

1)  Displays the "Shortcut" Group [Name]..  There are (3) groups setup in the skin, and each can contain up to 18 shortcuts..  The groups represent the first (3) positions of the shortcuts tab in the config file...

2)  "Today Theme" is a button which, when pressed, will display the background image for the current selected Today Screen Theme, as set up in the settings of the device...

3)  "Updated xx:am/pm" is a button which, when pressed, will update the Weather and RSS sections...

4)  "City [Name]" is a button which, when pressed, will toggle between, and display, the cities as entered in the config file...

5)  "Battery / UpTime" display will auto toggle between the two displays..  Also a button, that will open the battery display in the settings section of the device...

6)  "Left / Right Arrows" will change the background theme to one of (5) preinstalled backgrounds, which are stored in the main UniSkin folder, and named as 1-5.png..  They are 240x269 pics, and can be replaced to the owners preference...

7)  "Up / Down Arrows" will switch between the (3) groups of shortcuts that are available on most screens...

8]  "System Display Buttons", when pressed, will display a quick view of Prog. Memory, Storage Memory, SD Card, CF Card, shown in a "Popup Bubble"...

9)  "Calendar Display Button", when pressed, will display a calendar with changable months in a "Popup Bubble"...

10)  "System Bubble Display", shows Total, Free, & Used system info..  "X" will close, or bubble will close automaticlly when page refreshes...

11)  "Calendar Display Bubble", has changable months, "X" or page refresh to close, and refresh button to return to current date...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:22:23 PM
> AGENDA & TASKS

1)  "Week Display" - Displays current week of the year..

2)  "Day Didplay" - Displays current day of the year..

3)  "Title Bar Text" - This is a button, when pressed, will toggle current Day & Week of the year to "Remaining" Days & Weeks left in the current year..

4)  "Up / Down Arrows" - Will scroll POOM filters (5) Days forward or backwards..

5)  "Calendar Image" - This is a button, when pressed, will display a "Popup Bubble" of a Calendar..
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:26:38 PM
> WEATHER & FORECAST

1)  "City Display Button" - Tap to choose and change city and associated weather info..  Skin is setup for (4) cities in the config file...

2)  "Weather Icon Changer" - Image Button, when pressed, will change between displayed weather image icons..   Weather Icon sets can be replaced to the owners preference, and renamed in the skin...

3)  "Update Time" - Displays last update time, and when tapped, will update weather and RSS sections...

4)  "Sun Rise Display" - In TPv.11, this will do nothing..  In TPv.12, the sun image will Rise & Set behind the mountains during the daytime hours, and change to a Moon & Star background image after sunset..  Skin code is commented-out for TP version not used...

5)  "Radar Button" - Tap to change display to the Radar section...

6)  "Forecast Button" - Tap to change display to the Weather / Moon Forecast section...

7)  "Traffic Button" - Tap to change to the Traffic info section...

8]  "X-Button" - Tap to close Weather / Moon Forecast section, and return to Main Weather Page...

9)  "Forecast (Page-1)" - Displays Forecast info for days 1,2,3...

10)  "Forecast (Page-2)" - Displays Forecast info for days 4, & 5, and Moon Forecast...

11)  "Moon Phase Forecast" - Displays Moon Phase images and dates..  This info will automatically change on the first day after the "Last Quarter Moon Phase" each month, and display the following months info...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:31:30 PM
> RADAR / SATELLITE DISPLAY

1)  "Radar Refresh Button" - Tap to download current images using Radar.exe & Radar.txt...

2)  "X-Button" - Tap to close Radar section and return to Main Weather Page...

3)  "Radar / Satellite Thumbnails" - Thumbnail buttons to change map display..  Include: "National Satellite, Regional Satellite, National Radar, Regional Radar, & Local Radar"..  Thumbnail pic size =28x20..  Map pic size is defined in ".IMV" file..  Map and thumbnail pics can be replaced to the owners preference...

4)  "ImageViewer Program" - Image adjustment settings for ImageViewer Program...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:34:00 PM
> TRAFFIC RSS

1)  "Traffic RSS Titles" - Displayed (5) titles for traffic accident and construction info...

2)  "X-Button" - When tapped will close the Traffic RSS section and return to the Main Weather Page...

3)  "Traffic Refresh" - Button, which when pressed, will update all images as per Radar.exe & Radar.txt...

4)  "Up / Down Arrows" - Will change the available RSS Traffic titles.. (5) titles are displayed on each page, with (15) total available...

5)  "Refresh Button" - Will Refresh the current display...

6)  "Traffic Image" - Displayed image using "ImageViewer" for current downloaded traffic map...

7)  "RSS Description" - When any RSS title is tapped, the associated description will replace the map image..  Tap again anywhere in the description area to return to the current traffic map...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:36:13 PM
> RSS FEEDS

1)  "Page Change Button" - Tap to change page for available RSS titles.. (5) titles are displayed for each page...

2)  "RSS Group Image" - Tap to change between (3) RSS Groups..  Include "News, Movie & Forum, Zodiac...

3)  "Left / Right Arrow Buttons" - Change between available RSS Feeds within each Group...

4)  "Update Time" - Displays last update time..  Tap to update feeds (will also update weather)...

5)  "RSS URL Connect" - Tap to connect to URL for the displayed RSS feed thru PIE..  When connected, "Red Dot" will turn "Green"...

6)  "Up / Down Arrows" - Tap to change display for additional RSS titles..  (5) titles are displayed for each page...

7)  "Zodiac Sign Thumbnails" - Exotic pics for each zodiac sign, when tapped go to the Horoscope page for that sign..  (PLEASE NOTE:  These pics are "R" rated, and are not for everyone..  Anyone offended by this can comment out this area in the code !)

8] "Zodiac Sign Horoscope" - Page with current Horoscope for the selected sign...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:37:51 PM
> SYSTEM INFORMATION

1)  "Battery Info" - Displays Battery info, and when tapped, will open the system battery section in device settings...

2)  "BackLight Button" - Button, when pressed, will open the system Backlight adjustment in device settings...

3)  "Program / Storage" - Displays full info on system Program & Storage Memory..  Tap on images to open system memory section in device settings...

4)  "SD & CF Cards" - Displays full info on SD & CF Cards installed.. Tap on images to open storage card section in device settings...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:39:25 PM
> WORLD TIME

1)  "Clock Image Display" - Time display for (6) cities as setup in the config file..  Tap anywhere on the display to open the device clock setting section in the device settings...

2)  "Left / Right Arrows" - Will change display between Analog and Digital clock images..  Additional images will be available in future skin revisions...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:40:52 PM
> PHOTO ALBUM

1)  "Left / Right Arrow Buttons" - Changes display between (3) groups of (6) Picture Thumbnails.. 18 total pics are available in the album at this time..  Additional code can be added to expand to unlimited...

2)  "Photo Thumbnails" - Tap on thumbnails to display the pic..  Pics and thumbnails are contained in the "Photo" folder, and can be replaced to the owners preference..  Pics are named "Pic1, Pic2,..etc", and thumbnails are named "Pic1_Thumb, Pic2_Thumb,...etc"..  Thumbnail size =25x25..  Pic size =178x210...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 16, 2005, 08:46:03 PM
> CONFIG SETUP

1) "City Setup" - Section in config file for cities to be displayed within the skin...

2) & 3)  "RSS Feed Setup" - RSS Feeds used within UniSkin, include (in order) as follows:
* RSS-1 = "Top News Stories" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/topstories
* RSS-2 = "World News" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/world
* RSS-3 = "Stocks" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/stocks
* RSS-4 = "Technology" = http://rss.news.yahoo.com/rss/tech
* RSS-5 = "TP Forum" = http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/rss.php
* RSS-6 = "Movies" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/listings_rss.php?theater1=(enter your own local movie therter ID here)
* RSS-7 = "Movie Review" = http://feeds.feedburner.com/moovgoog-onlinemovieguide
* RSS-8 = "Horoscope" = http://www.live-astro.com/partner/pages/daily.rss
* RSS-9 = "Traffic Report" = http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/traffic_rss.php?metro1=col

4) "Shortcut Groups" - Group 1,2,3 can be named anything at the owners preference, and will contain 18 shortcuts each for display on most screens within the skin...

5)  "Add Shortcuts" - Add 18 Program Shortcuts for each of Groups 1,2,& 3..  Less can be added, however it is suggested to fill all 18 positions for each group so that the skin design will look correct !!

6) "Apps-8 Group" - Create a group in the 8th position, and name "apps 8"  This is very important for proper shortcut function in the skin...

7)  "Apps-8 Shortcut Files" - Enter the name and Proper Path which points to the "apps 8 folder location" in your device, for each shortcut..  This is needed to open device settings for each item...

8]  "Calendar POOM" - Enter catagories as follows:
Position-1 = 365,       ...  Nothing else
Position-2 = 365,[catagories]="Business"
Position-3 = 365,[catagories]="Personal"
Position-4 = 365,[catagories]="Anniversaries"

9)  "Tasks POOM" - Enter catagories as follows:
Position-1 = 365,[overdue],         .... Nothing Else
Position-2 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Business"
Position-3 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Personal"
Position-4 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Jobs"
Position-5 = 365,[overdue][sort-duedate],[catagories]="Schedule"
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 16, 2005, 09:05:16 PM
Great job!!!!
I wish I could say more but my English is limited..

I am glad your skin finally out..

(http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/more/bigs/a063.gif)  (http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/more/bigs/c011.gif)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 16, 2005, 11:59:43 PM
My english is great and Im speachless  :shock:
Great job Zapme! :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Wichtel on January 17, 2005, 12:37:30 AM
Wow  :shock:  :approve:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: HighTymes on January 17, 2005, 12:59:37 AM
:o Great stuff man, thankz. Going to install it now  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Broesel on January 17, 2005, 02:30:41 AM
Well done Zapme1 :approve:

it's very ... coloured, but there are some nice ideas
to play with. :D

Regards Broesel
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Abram on January 17, 2005, 03:50:39 AM
Beautiful and well thought out!  :approve: Well done, mate! :clap:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on January 17, 2005, 06:14:20 AM
Dude!  I go to sleep for awhile and the whole world changes.  Most excellent skin!   :clap:   :dance:   :clap:

Glad it worked out and I'll tell ya, it runs great on my 2003 FE OS; using Version 11.  I'm glad to know all the hard work is paying fruit.  Now if I can just get my update out, we'll have 3 very active skins in here again.

da Geezer..
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 17, 2005, 01:50:19 PM
Thanks Everyone for the Great Replies !!  :D
I'm glad everyone likes it !!

I made a change just before I released the skin, and realized today that I had the path to the Radar Images Wrong..   In the "Radar & Satellite" section, I had the path pointing to "Radar1" folder, when this should be changed to "Radar2"..  I made these changes in the skin file, and re-attached in the first post !!  Please change in the skin file, or download again from the first post !!
Also, the path in the Radar section is pointing to "Storage Card2", which is where I operate TP from..  If this is different in your device, you must change the path...  Please let me know if anyone needs help with this !!!

The ".imv" files for the radar images also contain the wrong path, as well as the radar.txt file.. I have attached the replacement files in the first post for those who have already downloaded !!

Enjoy !!!!!!!!   :dance:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on January 17, 2005, 02:13:44 PM
Dude...  

 I hope your're going to be online in a little while.  I have some questions.  I just can't remember what they are at the moment.  Yes, its an age thing...  TTYS
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Timmy on January 17, 2005, 02:40:16 PM
Zapme1,

Congratulations with your funny, selfmade skin!!! I notice that you enjoy this nice hobby.

Well done! It's a creation I've not seen on other boards! I'm glad with you, that you've succeeded in making this skin!

Timmy
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 17, 2005, 02:47:53 PM
Timmy,

Thank You !!  :D

Yes, I do enjoy this stuff...  It makes me think, and keeps the brain sharp !!

Ok, who am I kidding... I'm Hooked on TP !!  :approve:
Title: Quick Tip
Post by: uk_skinner on January 17, 2005, 03:17:28 PM
Quick Tip for UniSkin:

1) In UniSkin.txt, there are 7 places you need to edit if your file pathway is not \storage card2\....
   Use notepad to open the skin, then "Edit"-->"Find", type in "storage card", find each one of them and change to your file pathway.

2) You also need to change the file pathway in imv files.

\Images\Traffic\ColumbusTraffic.imv (note, you could change the file name into other name but you need to edit in the skin file too).

\Images\Radar2\LocalRadar.imv
\Images\Radar2\NatRadar.imv
\Images\Radar2\NatSatellite.imv
\Images\Radar2\RegRadar.imv
\Images\Radar2\RegSatellite.imv

 Copy them into your PC and rename the extension to .txt.  Open the files in Notepad and change the pathway, save and rename back to .imv.  Move all these files back into the corresponding folder.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 17, 2005, 04:57:44 PM
QuoteQuick Tip for UniSkin:
Thank You Once Again Mr. UK_Skinner !!!   :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ya1950 on January 18, 2005, 01:51:55 AM
Very nice indeed - I can only imagine how long it took to do all this. Great work!  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 18, 2005, 06:42:47 AM
Sorry to be a slow learner but I tried all off last night to make the needed changes from storage card 2 to program files in the skin as well as the imv files and still cannot get it to work. Also when I changed the imv files to txt that was fine but when I went to change them back to imv files they still remained as a txt document. Tried to do it on my own but I must have cranial feces (S for brains). Please help or if someone wants to post his corrected files it would be greatly appreciated
          Thank You RJK
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 18, 2005, 06:44:25 AM
Quote from: "hollywood"Sorry to be a slow learner but I tried all off last night to make the needed changes from storage card 2 to program files in the skin as well as the imv files and still cannot get it to work. Also when I changed the imv files to txt that was fine but when I went to change them back to imv files they still remained as a txt document. Tried to do it on my own but I must have cranial feces (S for brains). Please help or if someone wants to post his corrected files it would be greatly appreciated
          Thank You RJK

Hollywood:

What is your file pathway?
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on January 18, 2005, 06:47:27 AM
Quote from: "hollywood"Sorry to be a slow learner but I tried all off last night to make the needed changes from storage card 2 to program files in the skin as well as the imv files and still cannot get it to work. Also when I changed the imv files to txt that was fine but when I went to change them back to imv files they still remained as a txt document. Tried to do it on my own but I must have cranial feces (S for brains). Please help or if someone wants to post his corrected files it would be greatly appreciated
          Thank You RJK

I had the same problem.  I just copied the .imv files over to my desktop and then dragged them into/opened them in a text editor.  I didn't rename them or anything.  Made my corrections and then saved them.  This was the only way I could get the files edited and work.  Just my 2 cents for this old guy....
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 18, 2005, 06:51:02 AM
That would work too...... :approve:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 18, 2005, 07:11:18 AM
I am assuming it to be Program Files by looking at the HammerSkin files. (No problems with the radar downloads on HammerSkin) I keep all of TP in my ( main )Program Files folder. I'll try Geezer's way  and let you know. Thank you all for your prompt replies. RJK
My sig says it all.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 18, 2005, 07:28:44 AM
Thanks UK, & Geezer !!

Hollywood,
Also make sure you change ALL (7) code lines in the skin / Radar section from "storage card2" to "Program Files" .....  :!:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 18, 2005, 12:40:07 PM
Sorry I did'nt reply sooner but had to go. I'm mobile now so when I get home I'll let you know how things turn out.
Thank You.
Title: Great Skin
Post by: Harpoon on January 18, 2005, 09:06:34 PM
Excellent stuff. Really liked it.
The screen is packed with a whole lot of useful stuff
Title: UniSkin for UK
Post by: uk_skinner on January 18, 2005, 09:09:52 PM
One user asked me to see I can modify for users in UK.  I don't know how many users will need it.  But here is a screenshot shows what I am working on.  All 8 weather images are for UK (as for United Kingdom, not me  :lol: ).
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Abram on January 19, 2005, 04:30:23 AM
Looking good! :dance:  Please don't forget the North-west!  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 05:31:02 AM
Quote from: "Abram"Looking good! :dance:  Please don't forget the North-west!  :D

Can you post the url here?
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 06:34:37 AM
OK this is what I have. I changed the pathway in the skin ,in the imv. files , and radar txt. to program files. When I go to the radar page I can tap local radar and the image veiwer pops up with the original Nov 25 pic of Columbus. It does not update to current, as for the rest of the icons I can tap them and nothing happens except the key at top will change. When I had tapped refresh before I had gotten an error msg. now I do not, it appears to download but where. I have Image viewer in the Program files folder, I have radar exe. & radar txt. in the TP folder as well as my documents ( I assume I have to remove it from one or the other) and the updated imv. files I put into the radar2 file which is in the Images folder. What am I doing wrong?
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 06:48:26 AM
In order to get radar image display correctly, there are steps below:

1)  Radar.exe will download the image based on the parameters you set in radar.txt.  Open the radar.txt (the one in /my documents) in notepad, you will see the url and file pathway of dowloaded image.  In Zapme1's default, the images will go to the /storage card2/... You need to change the url and pathway to match yours.  After changing it, I would suggest you test it just tap radar.exe under the file explorer.

2)  ImageViewer is used to display image and the parameters are in XX.imv file.  As mentioned before, you can change them using notepad too.

3) Then TP skin will connect these two actions together.  By tap the icon, the corresponding .imv will be opened by ImagViewer.exe and the image will be displayed.

If your image is not updating but you did not get any error message from radar.exe, most likely the file pathway for downloading imag is not right.  Open th radar.txt and check it.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 07:05:43 AM
The radar txt. was the original sending them to radar1 folder, I changed it to radar2 but now I get error msg. (invalid FORM parameter for dataset1)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 07:13:58 AM
Quote from: "hollywood"The radar txt. was the original sending them to radar1 folder, I changed it to radar2 but now I get error msg. (invalid FORM parameter for dataset1)

Uniskin will call the radar.exe and radar.txt in the /my documents/.  Can you upload your radar.txr here?  What is your base pathway, default one?
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 07:26:54 AM
The base path in TP config? if so it is the TP folder in (main) program files. I do not have a screenshot utility so the surl's are original,
STOR=\Program
Files\TodayPlus\Images\Radar2\1.jpg
Form=
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 07:38:31 AM
Can you try this file?  I changed the file pathway in the file.  If it works, you can compare mine to yours.  Make sure, no extra space at the end of each line.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on January 19, 2005, 07:51:39 AM
Zapme1,
 I'm missing something here.  Did you post a message on the city codes for the traffic script?    :?:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 07:54:22 AM
OK downloads no problem, in radar2 folder are currentor updated imv. images, but only one displaying from radar page is still local radar, all others when tapped remain blank. When I changed the path in the imv. files I R-clicked on the imv. files went to properties and changed (open with) to Notepad to make the corrections and then saved them, is that OK.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 08:01:19 AM
It should be fine as long as the final saved file is xx.imv.  Did you edit it in PPC or PC?  Can you double check again the XX.imv in notepad to see the change you made is still there?  If you did in the PPC, I would suspect that you saved in .txt not .imv.  You can chack weather you got xx.txt in yhe folder.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 08:10:17 AM
I will check if the corrections remain ( I did it on PC) I dont mean to be rude but I must leave for work. I will post findings later. THANK YOU!!!!
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Abram on January 19, 2005, 08:10:45 AM
Quote from: "uk_skinner"
Quote from: "Abram"Looking good! :dance:  Please don't forget the North-west!  :D

Can you post the url here?

Hi uk,

How about this or anything similar?
Thanks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/maps/mancf1801051200t024symsxxxx.jpg
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 09:31:34 AM
Abram:

          That will be tricky, I will try to see what I can do.  The urls I have so far are:

http://image.weather.co.uk/images/sat/uksat_277x187.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/brradar1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/brsat1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radnirl1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radscot1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radwale1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radseng1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radneng1.jpg
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 09:32:43 AM
Quote from: "hollywood"I will check if the corrections remain ( I did it on PC) I dont mean to be rude but I must leave for work. I will post findings later. THANK YOU!!!!

No problem..

Let me know after you checking your .imv file.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Abram on January 19, 2005, 09:44:31 AM
Quote from: "uk_skinner"Abram:

          That will be tricky, I will try to see what I can do.  The urls I have so far are:

http://image.weather.co.uk/images/sat/uksat_277x187.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/brradar1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/brsat1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radnirl1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radscot1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radwale1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radseng1.jpg
http://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/live/radneng1.jpg

Thanks, uk! These will be more than enough!  Well done! :clap:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 19, 2005, 10:25:58 AM
QuoteOK downloads no problem, in radar2 folder are currentor updated imv. images, but only one displaying from radar page is still local radar, all others when tapped remain blank. When I changed the path in the imv. files I R-clicked on the imv. files went to properties and changed (open with) to Notepad to make the corrections and then saved them, is that OK.
Hollywood,
Did you remember to change the file path also in the skin / radar section..   Try this, go to the Top of the skin, and in notepad, do a "Find"..  Type in "storage card2"..  Each one that it finds, change to "program files"...  That should do it !!

The skin will also look in the \my documents folder for "radar.txt", and "Radar.exe"
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 19, 2005, 11:34:04 AM
QuoteZapme1,
I'm missing something here. Did you post a message on the city codes for the traffic script? Question
Instructions for Traffic Map & Traffic RSS Setup

1)  Start HERE ! (http://autos.msn.com/everyday/trafficreport.aspx?zipcode=&src=LeftNav&metro=COL)
2)  Find the Traffic Map for Your City !
3)  Make a note of the "3-Letter City Code" at the end of the URL at the top of your browser..  This is also used in the Traffic PHP Script for Traffic RSS !!
4)  Using This URL : http://fp.images.autos.msn.com/images/mymsn/COL_2.gif, replace the code in RED, with "Your" City Code..
5)  Copy the URL with your city code into the "Radar.txt" file for the Traffic Map Download !!
6)  Use the PHP Script for Traffic RSS;  http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/traffic_rss.php?metro1=COL, again replacing the City Code in RED, with your city code, and copy to the TP Config / RSS Tab !!

That's it !!  You are now setup for Traffic Map & RSS !!!!  
:D

Note :  For future reference, these instructions are also posted in this Thread ! (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1725)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on January 19, 2005, 12:13:28 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
QuoteZapme1,
I'm missing something here. Did you post a message on the city codes for the traffic script? Question
Instructions for Traffic Map & Traffic RSS Setup

1)  Start HERE ! (http://autos.msn.com/everyday/trafficreport.aspx?zipcode=&src=LeftNav&metro=COL)
2)  Find the Traffic Map for Your City !
3)  Make a note of the "3-Letter City Code" at the end of the URL at the top of your browser..  This is also used in the Traffic PHP Script for Traffic RSS !!
4)  Using This URL : http://fp.images.autos.msn.com/images/mymsn/COL_2.gif, replace the code in RED, with "Your" City Code..
5)  Copy the URL with your city code into the "Radar.txt" file for the Traffic Map Download !!
6)  Use the PHP Script for Traffic RSS;  http://todayplus.jhollin1138.com/rss/traffic_rss.php?metro1=COL, again replacing the City Code in RED, with your city code, and copy to the TP Config / RSS Tab !!

That's it !!  You are now setup for Traffic Map & RSS !!!!  
:D

Note :  For future reference, these instructions are also posted in this Thread ! (http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1725)

That's IT!.  When I read the original thread in your note, it doesn't let me know WHERE to find the city code.  But you provided that here.  And I was wrong about my city code.  I was hoping it was FTW but NOOO!.  They gotta include all of DFW region.  That will make my file a bit larger.  :shock:   Thanks again.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 06:23:38 PM
Sorry for the great pause. I looked at the imv. files all are corrected to program files. I also did as zapme instructed and it found no instances where I did not make the change from storage card2 to program files. Are the corrections case sensetive? In skin I used (program files) in  imv. files I used (Program Files)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 06:25:27 PM
Can you upload your imv file here?  Maybe there is something we "under-look"...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 06:41:24 PM
I hope this works. It says local but contains all five imv. files.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 06:52:34 PM
They looks fine to me..

Can you try these?

1) Run the radar.exe in /my documents/
2) After it finishes, go to /Program Files/TodayPlus/Images/Radar2 and check the time of the image files match the time of downloading or not.
3) If 1, and 2 are fine, then go to /Radar2? folder and tap any of .imv files to see you get the image display.

4) If they all go well, then go to Uniskin and try again.

Let us knoe what do you see and we can try to find where the problem might be.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 07:02:55 PM
Ran exe. in my docs. downloaded fine ,went to radar2 imv. files on radar pic shows they were within the last 20 min. they open fine in radar2 image veiwer runs and displays image, but still nothing appears on radar page of skin when any radar icons are tapped except local, it appears just fine.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 07:15:52 PM
Sounds like the codes in the skin were not correct.  Can you find these codes and post them here?  Or you also can upload here.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 07:24:01 PM
Here is my skin file.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 07:34:30 PM
Found the problem.

You have extra "return" between "program" and "files".  Try this one.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 19, 2005, 07:50:37 PM
Sorry I was away...  Hollywood, did UK's fix work ??
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 08:03:41 PM
That was my fault thought I needed to put that in there. It works like a charm! Sorry for all the fuss over a stupid mistake. Maybe I should change my screen name to (extra return) so I wont forget. THANK YOU soooooo much for your time and expertise. The Greeks had their gods we have ukskinner. Cant thank you enough. RJK
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on January 19, 2005, 08:09:51 PM
We should all thank these skinners (Wichtel, Greezer, ZapMe1..and others not included me, I am a skinner without skin).  They put a lot of times and efforts to make all these wonderful skins...
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 19, 2005, 08:36:12 PM
I agree,  I thought better of it after I posted it. But you are at least the god of the hour.
Title: Nice job!!!
Post by: qianbi0000 on January 20, 2005, 11:42:32 AM
Thanks ZapMe1, we have another excellent skin.
By the way, uk_skinner, when can we find a skin named "uk_skin" from uk_skinner?
Title: Re: Nice job!!!
Post by: uk_skinner on January 20, 2005, 11:45:49 AM
Quote from: "qianbi0000"Thanks ZapMe1, we have another excellent skin.
By the way, uk_skinner, when can we find a skin named "uk_skin" from uk_skinner?

No, I don't have any plan to do any skin.  I don't have the talents those guys have.   :oops:

I think I should change my screen name, but I don't know jollin will allow me.

:lol:
Title: Is it a bug or ....
Post by: qianbi0000 on January 20, 2005, 12:41:52 PM
When in Home page, if I touch any of the icons of the botton then without close it and then touch any other main icons(weather,tasks,rss,system,clock,camera), TP will freeze but the PDA is still working.
Is it a bug of V1.0 or a bug of my device?  I use Dopod 696(O2 Chinese version) with WM2003SE.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 20, 2005, 12:53:45 PM
QuoteWhen in Home page, if I touch any of the icons of the botton then without close it and then touch any other main icons(weather,tasks,rss,system,clock,camera), TP will freeze but the PDA is still working.
Is it a bug of V1.0 or a bug of my device? I use Dopod 696(O2 Chinese version) with WM2003SE.
Hi qianbi0000,

Just tried this myself and had the same thing happen !!  I will work on fixing this and post the results !!!  :!:
Title: Re: Nice job!!!
Post by: Wichtel on January 20, 2005, 02:49:43 PM
Quote from: "uk_skinner"
I think I should change my screen name, but I don't know jollin will allow me.
:lol:

> S.. or?
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 20, 2005, 05:37:47 PM
UniSkin 1.0.1 - Skin Revision[/color]

Bug Fix on Main page with system "popup bubbles", which would Freeze TP when another button was pressed..  Deleted un-needed code lines throughout skin..  Changed Radar Code Path, from "storage card2" to "program files" !!  PLEASE DOWNLOAD UNISKIN 1.0.1.TXT, IF ORIGINAL WAS DOWNLOADED BEFORE THIS DATE...

Please Download Revision from the First Post in this Thread !

@qianbi0000,
Bug fixed, please re-Download !!  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on January 20, 2005, 07:34:34 PM
ZapMe1;
I dont know if it is just me but the new version of the skin (1.0.1) nothing shows up below the title (Current Conditions) on the weather page. If I flip back to previous (1.0) it appears.
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 20, 2005, 08:35:10 PM
QuoteZapMe1;
I dont know if it is just me but the new version of the skin (1.0.1) nothing shows up below the title (Current Conditions) on the weather page. If I flip back to previous (1.0) it appears.

Thanks for finding that quick, Hollywood !!

I squashed one Bug earlier, and created another at the same time !!  It is fixed now, and the txt file has been replaced... There were (2) other downloads other then yours, Hollywood.. I hope that they read this post and re-Download..

Get your updated copy, Hollywood...  Thanks for finding that for me !!  :D
Title: Great Skin!
Post by: pcweenie on January 26, 2005, 05:57:30 PM
ZapMe - this skin is awesome!
I've been using TP since it first started and boy, has it come a long way.
This is the first time I've tried the traffic and radar functions.  They are  impressive.  But I need help.  I followed your instructions and got my traffic feed to work.  But I don't know how to change the radar pictures.  I live in the SW, and your pics are of the NE.  Can you help me out?  Thanks. Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 26, 2005, 06:39:06 PM
Hi pcweenie,

Glad you like the skin !!  :D    Your right, TP has come a long way, and we're not done yet..  Still working on more, and it will just get better from here !!

As far as the Radar images, I used This Site ! (http://www.accuweather.com/pda/pda_5dy.asp?thisZip=cincinati%2C+ohio)  
You can use other sites, but this is what I used..  Just  find the maps that you want to use, "right click" on the map, and choose "properties"...  When the properties box comes up, copy the "url" related to that image...
Then you need to open "Radar.txt", which should be in your "\my documents"  folder..  You will see the current url's for the radar images..  Just paste the coppied url from your new map to the proper place, and re-save the radar.txt file..  Just make sure that you have NO extra spaces at the end of each line in the radar.txt, with the exception of a "return" after the very last line !!

That should do it !!  You may also want to change the "thumbnail Pics" on the radar page...  I just used a graphics program to shrink the maps, and make little images for reference !!

Hope I didn't confuse you !!   Post back here if you have more questions...  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 26, 2005, 06:53:30 PM
pcweenie,

Also wanted to remind you to change the "path" in the .imv files to point to \program files...  Right now, the path is set to \storage card2..  If the storage card is where you run TP from then you are fine, otherwise this needs to be changed !!!
If you need to change the path in the .imv files, I can help you with this also..  Let me know !!!  :wink:
Title: That did it.
Post by: pcweenie on January 26, 2005, 06:58:31 PM
Thanks, ZapMe.
I think I've got the right satellite map and radar images now.  I'll check them later to see if they are actually updating.  This is really something!

Now, if you could make the traffic map work like the one on msn (tap the number and the accident/incident pops up), that would just about make this skin unbeatable.

Now I've got some customizing to do.  May need your help!  
Thanks again.   Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 26, 2005, 07:17:08 PM
Your Welcome !!!

As far as the "MSN type map", who knows..!  Look thru this forum, and see all that we've made happen with TP !  That just may be comming....

Let me know if you need more help...   :D
Title: Traffic question
Post by: pcweenie on January 27, 2005, 11:56:05 AM
ZapMe-

Thanks again.  Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

I am curious about a couple of things -
1.  What is the difference between your Coltraffic.imv file and the ColumbusTraffic.imv file?  Do we need two of these?

2.  The RaAlbum file - what does this do?  It seems to point to Storage Card 2 - should I edit it to point to program files?

Thanks for your help. Dori
Title: Re: Traffic question
Post by: Geezer on January 27, 2005, 12:57:30 PM
Quote from: "pcweenie"ZapMe-

Thanks again.  Can't wait to see what you come up with next.

I am curious about a couple of things -
1.  What is the difference between your Coltraffic.imv file and the ColumbusTraffic.imv file?  Do we need two of these?

2.  The RaAlbum file - what does this do?  It seems to point to Storage Card 2 - should I edit it to point to program files?

Thanks for your help. Dori

I dont think ZapMe will mind me answering this, I hope  :lol:   I just asked him about the traffic files last night.  They basically are dupes.  You can edit one of them and change the name for your city.  Just make sure you have edited the skin correctly for the new name too.  Of course, once you get exactly what you need for your file, you can delete these two examples.

The RaAlbum file is a database for for Resco Imageviewer.  It's not needed at all.  Probably something that just got overlooked.  I hope that helps.

Geezer
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 27, 2005, 04:11:50 PM
Exactly what Geezer said  !!!  (http://www.cheesebuerger.net/images/more/bigs/c013.gif)

Thank You Sir !   :D
Title: Thanks!
Post by: pcweenie on January 27, 2005, 05:00:41 PM
..for the answers to my questions.  I'm having a lot of fun with this skin.
Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 27, 2005, 05:29:09 PM
Quote..for the answers to my questions. I'm having a lot of fun with this skin.
Dori
I'm really glad to hear that !!  :D

I'm already starting on the next version, and maybe soon, a VGA version !!  :wink:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ArcaTaurus on January 28, 2005, 04:05:44 AM
I've installe the skin but i don't see the contact's age in the agenda section.

What I wrong?

(excume for my english)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 28, 2005, 05:12:50 AM
QuoteI've installe the skin but i don't see the contact's age in the agenda section.

What I wrong?
Hi ArcaTaurus,

Welcome to the TP forum !!

Your Contacts are setup in "Outlook" and not seen in the Agenda section !   Please see the first page in this thread for instructions on setting up the "config" file, which will display the items in the Agenda...   There you will also find use instruction for Agenda & Tasks !!!

:D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Broesel on January 28, 2005, 05:28:39 AM
Quote from: "ArcaTaurus"I've installe the skin but i don't see the contact's age in the agenda section.

Welcome ArcaTaurus, :)

As Zapme said, you can setup your poomfilters to show the birthdays,
but TodayPlus unfortunately  doesn't support to show the age like in other calendars.

Greetings Broesel
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ArcaTaurus on January 28, 2005, 06:13:59 AM
Quotebut TodayPlus unfortunately doesn't support to show the age like in other calendars.
.

I've ask because in this screenshoot

(http://www.jhollin1138.com/forums/files/main.gif)

I see the agenda countdown in this format:

date countdown eventicon subjet age (perhaps)

What's the last number?


Thanks for the answer
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Broesel on January 28, 2005, 06:51:47 AM
Quote from: "ArcaTaurus"
What's the last number?

Yeah, don't know, if that was taken from the contactlist or if Zapme1
did that in the Skin or in his Outlookcalendar, so he has to answer this.

Greetings Broesel
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 28, 2005, 02:17:48 PM
QuoteWhat's the last number?

If you mean the number (17), then that is my son's birthday, and he is 17 !!  Sorry if there was confusion !!!
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on January 28, 2005, 02:49:26 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
QuoteWhat's the last number?

If you mean the number (17), then that is my son's birthday, and he is 17 !!  Sorry if there was confusion !!!

That's just the outlook text "Mike's Birthday (17)" that you have there, correct?  I think that's what the confusion is.  In other words, that's what you typed in outlook.  Right?
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on January 28, 2005, 03:49:42 PM
QuoteThat's just the outlook text "Mike's Birthday (17)" that you have there, correct? I think that's what the confusion is. In other words, that's what you typed in outlook. Right?

Exactly Correct !!!  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ArcaTaurus on January 30, 2005, 05:08:22 AM
OK; I've understand. :approve:

Thank's for the answer  :bow:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on February 10, 2005, 03:39:32 PM
(http://www.cheesebuerger.de/smiliegenerator/ablage/93/486.png)

UniSkin 2.0 VGA

:arrow:   Many new images, and color modifications..  (all VGA of course)
:arrow:   All the latest new features, that have been introduced at this forum !
:arrow:   Many sections expanded for greater changability..

I am still a few weeks away from release, and want to ask for opinions, changes and ideas that anyone would like to see in this version !!!  :!:

8)   And once again to say THANKS to everyone on this forum who has in the past, and continues to create new additions for TodayPlus, keeping it alive and strong, and making all of this FUN possible.....
(http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/23/23_30_109.gif)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on February 13, 2005, 12:42:35 PM
QuoteI am still a few weeks away from release, and want to ask for opinions, changes and ideas that anyone would like to see in this version !!!

No Comments ??  :?:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Broesel on February 13, 2005, 02:06:07 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
No Comments ??  :?:

I love surprises  :D , so let your ideas grow in the new skin  :lol:

Regards Broesel
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on February 13, 2005, 02:15:37 PM
Quote from: "Broesel"I love surprises , so let your ideas grow in the new skin

You've Got It !!  There will be surprises !!  :D    Just wish I could make all of my ideas work, but we are limited with TP...

But with all of the talent we have here at this forum, who knows what tomorrow will bring !!  :!:
Title: changes to Uniskin
Post by: pcweenie on February 15, 2005, 02:14:21 PM
ZapMe - will the changes you make for the VGA skin also be available in the QVGA skin?
Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on February 15, 2005, 02:57:38 PM
Quote from: "pcweenie"ZapMe - will the changes you make for the VGA skin also be available in the QVGA skin?
Dori

The conversion to VGA is taking a lot of time..  Many new color themes, many new and improved icons and images, and a few new surprise features !!   Also expanded selection of backgrounds, larger photo album, and changable text colors !!

But to answer your question, I most likely will follow up with a QVGA version after the completion and release of the VGA...  Conversion back to QVGA won't take as long once all the changes and new features are done !!!  :D

But it will be still a few weeks before all is done..  I wish I could spend more time on this stuff, (this is fun), but I have to keep my day job for now!! :roll:

I'm still looking for more ideas of what everyone wants to see in the upcomming versions !!

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Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on February 28, 2005, 12:40:24 PM
Making Progress !

UniSkin 2.0 is about 65% complete !

Just finished my "System Information" Page...  Here is a preview !! (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/4/4_1_218.gif)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: uk_skinner on February 28, 2005, 12:43:47 PM
Zapme1:

 Looking good!!!

Your SD image is the wrong one.   You need 512MB one... :mrgreen:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on February 28, 2005, 12:53:20 PM
You see, that is the "Problem" with VGA...  You can see the numbers too clear !!  :lol:

Well on that note, my CF is a 128MB card, and the pic is for a 256MB !  :knownot:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on March 12, 2005, 10:04:10 AM
Hi All,
Moving right along (slowly) but getting there !!
UniSkin 2.0 - VGA is 80-85% Complete !

Just wanted to ask once more if anyone has any requests or suggestions for content  :?:
Please let me know if there is, so I can work on it soon !!

For now, here is a pic of the updated "World Time" section....

Enjoy......  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Geezer on March 14, 2005, 07:41:14 AM
tis looking v'ry good mon...   :lol:  I just might abandon mine of jump to yours..  naa...   :roll:   But I do like your direction, icons and WA theme.  :wink:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on March 14, 2005, 04:30:42 PM
Quote from: "Geezer"tis looking v'ry good mon...  I just might abandon mine of jump to yours.. naa...  But I do like your direction, icons and WA theme.
Thanks..  If you need / want any of the icons, just let me know !!  :wink:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Timmy on March 14, 2005, 04:36:00 PM
ZapMe1,

You've put very much information in your new skin! Thanks to VGA this things are possible.

As far as I can see, it must have cost you many, many, many hours to fix all those things!

Congaratulations with the result!

Timmy
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on March 14, 2005, 04:48:37 PM
Quote from: "Timmy"ZapMe1,

You've put very much information in your new skin! Thanks to VGA this things are possible.

As far as I can see, it must have cost you many, many, many hours to fix all those things!

Congaratulations with the result!
Thank You, Timmy !!

Yes, many, many hours is true..   :shock:   But VGA is very nice, and has let me much improve the quality of the images..  Most of the images in the new UniSkin 2.0, are new and custom made !

My free time is limited, but hope to have it done soon !!  :D
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on March 19, 2005, 12:11:30 PM
Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that I deleted the Additional Radar Images that were attached to the first post !!  These were no longer needed, and removed to eliminate confusion !!  Update#2 statement was also edited..

Enjoy !!  :wink:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Timmy on March 19, 2005, 12:33:15 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"Hi All,
Moving right along (slowly) but getting there !!
UniSkin 2.0 - VGA is 80-85% Complete !


Enjoy !!  :wink:

ZapMe1,

It's high time for a new .exe, showing us how complete your skin is at this moment..  :wink:  :wink:  :wink:

Don't hurry, and enjoy your work! Till the last 'blank' and 'zero'...

Timmy
Title: Suggestion/Request
Post by: pcweenie on March 22, 2005, 01:15:14 PM
Hi ZapMe!

I know this is late in coming, but your picture above reminded me that I hardly ever use the World Time/Clock feature, but I do use the traffic report quite a lot.

So, my suggestion (wish list) would be - could you replace the clock with the Traffic function and make it a separate module, accessible from the home page?   That would be great!

Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on March 22, 2005, 03:54:58 PM
@Timmy,

I'm at about 90% Complete, and still some main items to go !!  I'll start working on the "UniSkinStatus.exe" right away !!  :wink:   I may have to enlist some help from the "EXE_Master" (aka UK_Skinner)...  :D


@pcweenie

I'm not sure I could "replace" the world Time section with Traffic without a lot of work, but I can add the best of both worlds !!   I'll leave the World Time section alone, and add an additional icon on the main page to jump directly to the Traffic section !! Will that work for you ? :wink:

I think you are looking for the QVGA version, but please be patient..  The VGA skin is almost complete, and I will start on the QVGA as soon as it is done..  The updates will already be made, so the conversion will be much quicker.... (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gif)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Timmy on March 22, 2005, 04:45:49 PM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"@Timmy,

I'm at about 90% Complete, and still some main items to go !!  I'll start working on the "UniSkinStatus.exe" right away !!  :wink:   I may have to enlist some help from the "EXE_Master" (aka UK_Skinner)...  :D

IMAGEMETER SAYS: 90% READY NOW


Please: don't hurry and take good care of yourself!!!

Timmy
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on March 22, 2005, 04:53:47 PM
Quote from: "Timmy"IMAGEMETER SAYS: 90% READY NOW


Please: don't hurry and take good care of yourself!!!

Thank You, Timmy !!!   I will..  I'm with much Good Company !!! :approve:
Title: Uniskin suggestion
Post by: pcweenie on March 24, 2005, 02:29:56 PM
ZapMe -

Thanks for offering to put a traffic link on the main page.  I was hoping I could 'substitute' something else for the world time section, but I see that it would be a lot of work.  I actually tried to do this sub myself, but it didn't take.  I could get it to display, but it kept 'disappearing' - the window would close by itself and go back to the main page.  So, I missed something in the code.  Anyway, a link would be nice.

And yes, I know you are working on the VGA first.  I'll be waiting for the update.  Thanks.
Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 01, 2005, 04:59:22 PM
UniSkin 2.0 - VGA Completion-Meter Reads : 98% Complete !

I will put the final touches on it next week, (busy schedule permitting), and possibly release it by next weekend !!

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Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 14, 2005, 05:45:58 PM
QuoteI will put the final touches on it next week, (busy schedule permitting), and possibly release it by next weekend !!
Ok, so I'm a week later !!  :roll:   My schedule has been busy..  But...  I'm done !!  UniSkin 2.0 VGA is complete, looking & working well !!

I'm in the process of making the screenshots, and will write the instructions (and there are a lot), after that..

If all goes well, I should be able to release it by Sunday !! (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gif)

Hope you all enjoy !!!!!
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Broesel on April 15, 2005, 02:53:51 AM
Quote from: "ZapMe1"
I'm done !!  UniSkin 2.0 VGA is complete, looking & working well !!

:approve: Well done :approve:

QuoteIf all goes well, I should be able to release it by Sunday !! (http://smileys.smileycentral.com/cat/29/29_3_16.gif)

Hope you all enjoy !!!!!

Everytime fine to look at something new :D

Regards Broesel
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: Timmy on April 15, 2005, 04:19:48 AM
UniSkin 2.0 - VGA Completion-Meter Reads : 99,99% Complete !


ZapMe1,

Much luck with your last 0,01% !!!

Timmy
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 15, 2005, 03:47:12 PM
Thank You
Broesel & Timmy !!  :D

I hope that everyone will get much use from it and enjoy it !!  :approve:
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 17, 2005, 03:57:29 PM
For all that are interested, "UniSkin 2.0_VGA" has been posted and found Here ! (http://forums.jhollin1138.com/viewtopic.php?t=1867)

There are many differences between UniSkin 1.0, and UniSkin 2.0 !!  Please let me know of all who are interested, and if enough of you want, I will start on a QVGA version of UniSkin 2.0 soon !!  8)

Enjoy !!
Title: Uniskin
Post by: pcweenie on April 18, 2005, 12:54:58 PM
Yes, please - we'd love to see an updated Uniskin 1.0 for QGVA!
I really like your new graphics
Thanks. Dori
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: hollywood on April 18, 2005, 02:16:57 PM
I would like a QVGA version also whenever you find the time. Great job as always  :)
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on April 18, 2005, 02:22:17 PM
Quote from: "pcweenie"Yes, please - we'd love to see an updated Uniskin 1.0 for QGVA!
I really like your new graphics
Thanks. Dori
I'll see what I can do here soon !!  The conversion from VGA to QVGA should go much faster, but I have to work around my "day job" !!  :D
Title: look
Post by: orloj2 on August 17, 2005, 02:22:15 AM
Im not sure about great look, sry.. But it worked good.. It is looking little bit like children work (graphic) -too much colurs and not lead and unified idea. But you must spent lot of time by working on it.. My respect..
Title: UniSkin 1.0 (By ZapMe1)
Post by: ZapMe1 on August 18, 2005, 09:41:15 PM
QuoteIm not sure about great look, sry.. But it worked good.. It is looking little bit like children work (graphic) -too much colurs and not lead and unified idea. But you must spent lot of time by working on it.. My respect..
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