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Description/Overview of Modern Skinning
Modern or Freeform skins were originally designed to work with Winamp3. What separates them from the average skin is the fact that they are not confined to the classic rectangular shape. In fact they can be any shape you want them to be and you can put the Winamp control buttons anywhere you want. Some skinners have even added extra buttons that extend the functionality of Winamp right there on the skin. Sounds too good to be true huh? Well these skins require a bit more coding to make and some of the graphics that go into them are quite large. Consequently, Freeform skins may take a bit longer to download from our site and they may take a few extra seconds to load when you switch from one skin to another. But trust me when I say that Freeform skins are worth the extra time and effort. Skin developers have done some incredible things with these skins. You have to check them out.
Here is your reference guide for XML coding.
Tools Needed to Build a Modern Skin
- Winamp 2 to Winamp 3+
- Simple Skin Tutorial
- XML Intro
- Simple Skin Tutorial (Continued)
- Relative Positioning
- Complex Skin
- Non-Rect Player
- Layer Composition
- Alpha Channels
- Snap Points
- Skin Scripting
- Drawer Scripting
- Animating a Skin
- Maki Overview
You can download the tutorial in PDF format for quick reference anytime