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Subject: Re: Stylishness of Rockbox GUI

Re: Stylishness of Rockbox GUI

From: Jonathan Gordon <>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2006 16:01:38 +1100

On 06/12/06, Stephan Chudowski <> wrote:
> Hello everybody,
> I'm new to this list and there are some questions that came up in the
> last days I tried Rockbox successfully for the first time. The first
> thing I want to say is *Thank you* to all of the devellopers of this
> piece of great software out there. This makes my iAudio X5 really
> usable the first time. I love to search Music by id3-Tags, a feature,
> iAudio Firmware doesn't support. And I love much more features about
> it, iAudio doesn't want me to use.
> But there is one thing, that makes me wonder: Are there no other ways
> to make RockBox look 'chique' than WPS? I reallized, that WPS is a
> possebility to make the interface of the player in 'playing mode'
> stylish in any kind I like, okay, but what about the menues? What
> about Fonts? Okay, there are some shipped in the fonts-Package, but
> hey - has never anybody reallized, that the majority of those are
> serife fonts, which are hardly readable on mini-pixel-displays? That
> most of them are unnatural small or unnatural large for displays of
> MP3-Player-Size? I already found out, that there are ways to export
> fonts and to use them in RockBox. But I found no way to make menues
> more stylish, more glossy, more 'as a gift for ladies' like, as
> noticed in the thread about the perfect gift player ;) No way, if
> there are possebilities to use chique icons in the menues. No way, if
> there are possebilities of using graphics for the cursor-lines
> instead of the simple colored ones.
> I would like my girlfriend to use RockBox on her iPod Nano too, she
> cries everyday, that it can't play OGGs... But I showed her RockBox
> on my iAudio and the result was a little reservedly. She would like
> to use it, but she doesn' want the look of it on her iPod and I can
> understand her. I know that less can be more, but a little more can
> be a little more beautiful sometimes ;)
> So: I know that this is an OpenSource Project and i would like to
> know, if there is an interest in improving the 'stylishness' of the
> RockBox GUI at all. I would like to help at this job in creating
> graphics and ideas for a more stylish RockBox GUI. And I would like
> to know, what has to be done for this.
> --
> mit freundlichen Grüßen, kind regards,
> Stephan Chudowski
> Leitung Marketing
the main goal or rockbox is useability, not looking good, so for the
moment you will have to suffer with only a very customizable WPS and a
background image for the rest of the ui.
Received on 2006-12-06

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