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Title: Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 23, 2004, 05:49:51 PM
Hello everyone !

This is new one (yes, again)... and it really dedicated to all those avast! users out there who wants their antivirus program to look bit more professional, but I must say, RejZor is the main one who keeps pushing me to make something like this... so, that's why...

This skin is dedicated to RejZor, and it will "wear" name "RejZor-Sharp"...

Thanks bro, I hope you like this one...

Sasha
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: techie101returns on June 23, 2004, 06:30:13 PM
Sasha,

Just when I think you have outdone yourself....

you come up with something like this new skin!

Absolutely grand!  I like it.

"The spirit of Avast"....plain, simple but effective!
 ;D

Techie
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: RejZoR on June 23, 2004, 06:58:33 PM
Lite-On was very close,but this one is incredible. I cant wait for final version ;D
I wanted such skin so those whiners will STFU forever and consider avast! as very professional product!
Great job Sasha!
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: DavidR on June 23, 2004, 07:11:53 PM
Excellent work as usual, very clean and professional looking, our only problem is choosing which one of your excellent skins to use.

Perhaps we can cycle through them a week at a time and not get too used to one skin.

David

Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Lisandro on June 23, 2004, 07:47:19 PM
I envy a skin with my name  :'(
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: MWassef on June 23, 2004, 08:05:08 PM
nice skin Sasha (as always  ;D )
you could add a link on it for direct d/l of AEC   ;) ;D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Vlk on June 23, 2004, 08:09:35 PM
BTW avast 4.5 will have a feature of "random skin selection" so you won't have to decide which one to use... :)
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Lisandro on June 23, 2004, 08:16:57 PM
BTW avast 4.5 will have a feature of "random skin selection" so you won't have to decide which one to use... :)

If I'm not wrong, that was an old suggestion of mine  ;D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 23, 2004, 08:26:31 PM
Thanks guys for your opinions... it means a lot to me...

Vlk - what about you ? Do you like this one ?

Technical - I'll see in the future what I can do for you my friend... don't worry...

Right now, I'm at customer's, but as soon as I come back to my apartment, I'll start to work on compiling this skin.

Thanks again !

Sasha

Edit: ...and I don't wanna hear about shrinking that avast! logo  ;D I want it to be as large as it is, 'cause I want everybody to see what excelent application I'm "skinning"... avast! must be there as big as it is... period !  ;D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Vlk on June 23, 2004, 08:29:54 PM
I like it. But it doesn't beat my current favourite (the Bionic) :P
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 23, 2004, 08:36:58 PM
Ha-ha-ha... (*ironic*)

You're kidding me my friend, right ? Now, all of a sudden, "gamey" skin is better looking than "professional" one...

Joking... I know that you like all those skins, and I'm so happy 'cause now, everyone has something for him/herself...

Cheers !
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: RejZoR on June 23, 2004, 08:46:32 PM
I like this skin so much i decided that i'll figure out that ActiveSkin and make a skin! (i'll use Lite-On Skin as base,so i'll know where to place something) I also don't have the name yet,but i'm collecting and cuting graphics :) Maybe Crystal or something since icons and buttons will have crystal look. Anyway keep up the good work and i hope i'll be able to demonstrate the "preview" soon :)
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 23, 2004, 09:19:09 PM
OK, good luck, but don't steal !!!  ;D  ;D  ;D

Kidding, just learn and if you can make something better out of Lite-On, go ahead... of course, use your own graphics... no one needs same skin with two different names, right ?

You don't seem like you are too happy about this one... I though you will be so happy 'cause I'm naming this one to you my friend... find me someone else who would do that for his friends and best users in the world - avast! users !!!
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: RejZoR on June 23, 2004, 09:21:49 PM
Actually the layout and size of all object will be different,but it would be very hard to add all these things from scratch.
I don't even know what to select so you get that sub-object hehe.
I'll learn,i'll learn ;)
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: .: Mac :. on June 23, 2004, 10:10:41 PM
Nice as always. Cant wait to see the finished skin
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Tipton on June 23, 2004, 10:38:44 PM
I like it. But it doesn't beat my current favourite (the Bionic) :P

Oh no....Black Liquid is the best skin yet! Where in the world did you get the idea for that one Sasha? ;)

Douglas
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 24, 2004, 02:15:01 AM
OK, "RejZor-Sharp" skin is finished and here are preview screenshots... first one when not in motion (sliding panels), and second one when in motion...

Enjoy people !

P.S. I have to do all those tests and I'll send it to Vlk tomorrow...
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 24, 2004, 02:15:33 AM
Second screenshot... blah, blah, blah...
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: shgoh on June 24, 2004, 06:58:17 AM
nice...but where's mine my friend?!?!?!? >:( :P
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: RejZoR on June 24, 2004, 09:19:49 AM
Wooooohooo rushing for download!!! :) :) :)
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: niko on June 24, 2004, 09:48:14 PM
Hi Craftec !
Oh yes this is a good skin indeed (as usual) !
You're the Picasso of skins, don't stop my friend :D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Vlk on June 24, 2004, 09:58:44 PM
Interesting, on my system the font looks different (bigger). What font do you use in the skin, Craftec? Maybe it's not standard part of Windows (it's not installed on that machine)...

Isn't it Arial Black? I think that font is part of MS Office (which is not installed on the machine I'm testing it...).
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 25, 2004, 02:34:22 AM
Arial Narrow size 11 - I think it's a standard Windows font.

Why are you asking Vlk, do you think it would be good to replace that font with some other ?

See attached pic...
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Vlk on June 25, 2004, 08:31:11 AM
I see, Arial Narrow (Arial Black is nonsense, it's the bold Arial, not the tall one).

Well... one thing is for sure: Arial Narrow is not part of Windows. On my WinXP SP2 there's no Arial Narrow. And that's why the fonts in the skin look so huge on that machine -- because the system substituted the font with regular Arial.. :)

I think Arial Narrow is installed as part of MS Office.

Vlk
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Darren on June 25, 2004, 09:34:35 AM
 :o I like "RejZor-Sharp" skin.
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Jeccu on June 25, 2004, 09:46:23 AM
WOW!!! That's what I call a "Pro" skin!
Great job Sasha, as always! I can't wait to download it!


-- Jeccu ---
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 25, 2004, 12:32:43 PM
I see, Arial Narrow (Arial Black is nonsense, it's the bold Arial, not the tall one).

Well... one thing is for sure: Arial Narrow is not part of Windows. On my WinXP SP2 there's no Arial Narrow. And that's why the fonts in the skin look so huge on that machine -- because the system substituted the font with regular Arial.. :)

I think Arial Narrow is installed as part of MS Office.

Vlk

OK, but you didn't say should I fix it or not... I would like to know, so no one else will have problems with displaying those fonts...

Btw, Vlk... is there any chance I can send you font that I use for dispaly area, so you can somehow integrate it somehow with skin download. I mean, Arial Norrow looks so nice on that skin. I tried with regular Arial, but it's ugly...

I don't know what should I do now... Let me know, please !

Regards !
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: igor on June 25, 2004, 12:36:22 PM
It's not possible to bundle the font with the skin - the font is Microsoft's property and it cannot be freely distributed.
In my personal opinion, the font could be listed on the download page as "requirement" for this skin and everything would be OK... but it's up to Vlk I guess.
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Vlk on June 25, 2004, 12:41:23 PM
Not a bad idea... :)
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 25, 2004, 01:12:12 PM
Ok, Vlk, while you are here... is there any chance you guys can put something like DATE info in one column right next to skin preview pictures like Technical has suggested ? That way, everyone would be informed about possible skin updates. I'm not going to make new skin versions out of existing skins, of course... but somethimes, you remember last skin (Black Liquid), when we uplaoded skin up there, and after all those testings we found some minor cosmetic issues that should be changed... now, in skins download section, there are latest versions, but some people who already downloaded old version can not possibly know that... unless they accidently found one of those skin-change-info threads in this forum...


Regards !
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Lisandro on June 25, 2004, 02:00:16 PM
With the increased number of skins, I'll think about a reformat of the web site and add Categories  ;D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: shgoh on June 25, 2004, 02:01:47 PM
yes...getting overloaded :P...but then how to sort them into categories?
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Le Doc on June 25, 2004, 02:04:21 PM
What about simply alphabetical order ?

Or best, release date order. So we can go directly to the latest.
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Staind on June 25, 2004, 06:49:29 PM
Holy crap! That is one nice skin.  I can't thank you enough!  I wish Vlk would hurry up and upload it ;) the tension and excitement is killing me.
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: MWassef on June 25, 2004, 09:16:28 PM
skin uploaded  ;D ;D
http://www.avast.com/eng/download/skins/index.htmll
so cooooool  ;) ;) ;D ;D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 25, 2004, 11:15:41 PM
One correction... (Mina, you made typo...)

http://www.avast.com/eng/download/skins/index.html (http://www.avast.com/eng/download/skins/index.html)

Cheers !
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: RejZoR on June 26, 2004, 08:45:33 AM
Very nice skin :D I got it loaded yesterday :)
I'll post it to Wilders forums for all those whiners that were saying that avast! looks unprofesional mwahaha suckers ;)
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: S.Z.Craftec on June 26, 2004, 02:22:46 PM
Ok, give me a link to see when it's there...

I wanna see those comments now...  ;D

And by the way, how can anyone call "BIONIC" skin unprofessional ? What do they want ? As long as we gather here and use our computers, like it or not, we all live in virtual world... we all like to pretend that we already live in some far future (Start Trek, Galactica, AlienBreed et.)

What could be the possible reason for someone to hate skins like that ? Jealousy maybe ? If we are trying to kill those "virtual" pests all the time, I like my avast! shell to look exactly as Vlk explained it... Level 4 of Biohazard lab...
If someone hates how avast! can (the key word is "can", like possibility or option, not a MUST) look like, they can always go back to Norton... Norton looks very professional... results ? I don't know about that...   ::);D
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: MWassef on June 26, 2004, 03:34:46 PM
One correction... (Mina, you made typo...)

http://www.avast.com/eng/download/skins/index.html (http://www.avast.com/eng/download/skins/index.html)

Cheers !
sorry  :-[ :-\
Title: Re:Skin Dedicated to RejZor
Post by: Staind on June 26, 2004, 05:28:00 PM
Norton, Mcafee look very professional, but I like your new skin better.

For some reason though I love Bit Defender's interface/skin...