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thanks w411y ;) been trying to figure out for ages how to do it right, and just cant seem to do it lol

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Can you guys help me i have a HTC tornado (qtek 8310)

I want to design a similar home screen to this one, and here is a picture of what I want to get or do exactly:

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Can someone design me a home screen xml ;) or help me to do one or help me to find one like the one of my dreams.

I sux at XML :?:

Edited by frem, 02 January 2006 - 09:06 PM.

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try the tutorial and see how things go. just take it bit by bit.I might whip something up for you when my pc is fixed

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try the tutorial and see how things go. just take it bit by bit.I might whip something up for you when my pc is fixed

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I tryed already ;) but XML and me are just not getting allong lol. But i'll try again thank you.

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Can you guys help me i have a HTC tornado (qtek 8310)

I want to design a similar home screen to this one, and here is a picture of what I want to get or do exactly:

Posted Image

Can someone design me a home screen xml ;) or help me to do one or help me to find one like the one of my dreams.

I sux at XML  :?:

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What sort of screen? Whats the res on your phone?

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What sort of screen? Whats the res on your phone?

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Its a QTEK 8310 i think the resolution is 240*320

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Edited by frem, 03 January 2006 - 12:44 PM.

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Its a QTEK 8310 i think the resolution is 240*320

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Wat sort of background do you have in mind??? Design wise, colour bkg image etc??!!??!!!???!!??

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Wat sort of background do you have in mind??? Design wise, colour bkg image etc??!!??!!!???!!??

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Ok here is exactly what i want size is the same as the folowing picture.

I d'ont want you to design a backround for me i just want the homesecreen with the options and i will design with paint the backround :

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I hope you have enough informations

Edited by frem, 03 January 2006 - 01:42 PM.

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Ok here is exactly what i want size is the same as the folowing picture.

I d'ont want you to design a backround for me i just want the homesecreen with the options and i will design with paint the backround :

Posted Image

I hope you have enough informations

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Ah riiiight, sorry mate wasnt with you for a second there..... Back at work today...only a smdge tired ;)

Will c what i cn do for you!

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Ah riiiight, sorry mate wasnt with you for a second there..... Back at work today...only a smdge tired  ;)

Will c what i cn do for you!

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Thank you so muchhhh :D

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Ok here is exactly what i want size is the same as the folowing picture.

I d'ont want you to design a backround for me i just want the homesecreen with the options and i will design with paint the backround :

Posted Image

I hope you have enough informations

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Colour Scheme?

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Colour Scheme?

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i'm using a green i'm trying to find the theme i'm using where i got the colour from

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i'm using a green i'm trying to find the theme i'm using where i got the colour from

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It's call green_gradient but i can't find the site where i got it from at the begining the green i use on the image is the actual plain backround that was use for it.

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It's call green_gradient but i can't find the site where i got it from at the begining the green i use on the image is the actual plain backround that was use for it.

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OK FOUND IT at lastttttt

I'm using the green that came out from this theme :

http://www.pdagold.c...tail.asp?t=5040

(I reajusted the background to fit my resolution)

Edited by frem, 03 January 2006 - 02:43 PM.

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Is there any way to anchor a plugin to a set location on the screen? Working with my smt5600 for a relatively simple homescreen mod kinda like so:

date
time
call status
voicemail
profile
sms/email unread

Date and time are simple enough at the top. Call status and voicemail are set as default to be hidden if there is no call or voicemail. My problem is that when they hide, profile and sms/email unread climb up the screen to just below time. I'm trying to find a way to make it appear like this:

date
time
|
| (empty space)
|
profile
sms/email unread

Being a dirty XML hack, I've tried looking at other's files to see how it is done. So far I've only seen homescreen designer make it sorta work, but it does so by setting the height of profile to take up any empty space above it. This can work okay, but if you try this method with a selectable plugin, like say the email/sms unread one, you'll highlight the whole screen when you select it.

Hopefully this makes sense, any advice? Will continue hacking away and post if I find anything. Perhaps there is a way to make the other plugins transparent or something rather than hidden, thereby keeping that screen space in use?

Thanks all for your great work here at modaco.

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Is there any way to anchor a plugin to a set location on the screen? Working with my smt5600 for a relatively simple homescreen mod kinda like so:

date
time
call status
voicemail
profile
sms/email unread

Date and time are simple enough at the top. Call status and voicemail are set as default to be hidden if there is no call or voicemail. My problem is that when they hide, profile and sms/email unread climb up the screen to just below time. I'm trying to find a way to make it appear like this:

date
time
|
|  (empty space)
|
profile
sms/email unread

Being a dirty XML hack, I've tried looking at other's files to see how it is done. So far I've only seen homescreen designer make it sorta work, but it does so by setting the height of profile to take up any empty space above it. This can work okay, but if you try this method with a selectable plugin, like say the email/sms unread one, you'll highlight the whole screen when you select it.

Hopefully this makes sense, any advice? Will continue hacking away and post if I find anything. Perhaps there is a way to make the other plugins transparent or something rather than hidden, thereby keeping that screen space in use?

Thanks all for your great work here at modaco.

phnb

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There is inddedy....


All you have to do is change the positioning in the xml file like so.....

    <!-- Date/Time/Carrier Plugin -->

         <plugin file="sysplug.dll" clsid="{E09043DF-510E-4841-B652-388316977A7A}" height="52">
         <background b-border-width="0">
	</background>
         <label bgcolor="transparent" halign="left" font-weight="normal" y="35" x="112" w="118" font-size="16"  fgcolor="#000000">
	<text><carrier/></text>
	</label>
	<clock>
         <time font-weight="bold" font-size="25" bgtext="transparent" halign="left" fgcolor="#000000" mode="24" y="15" x="112" w="240"/>
	<date font-weight="normal" fgcolor="#000000" font-size="16" valign="top" halign="left" mode="short" y="22" x="175" w="240"	</clock>
	</plugin>

y="22" x="175" w="240" />


The red section is what you need to change.... the Y corresponds to the Y axisi is N amount of pixels from the top down

and

X coresdonds to the X axis which is N amount of pixels from the left side...

N being a number no bigger than the resolution of the phone screen!

Hope this helps, if not just give me or any one who does skins a shout and im sure we can help you!

Edited by nevawlkalone, 04 January 2006 - 08:52 AM.

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hello, nevawlkalone

I was wondering if you needed more information for my dream homescreen ? ;)

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hello, nevawlkalone

I was wondering if you needed more information for my dream homescreen ? ;)

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nope am just about to upload it! into this topic... wont bin a minute

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Here we go, hope this works and is what you want!

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